bad words & big voices.
Wayne and Novak released Rise on November 10, 2019 and Sonrise on November 29, 2023. More music is on the way.
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This musical duo and couple blends their combination of styles and talents to hit a piece of everything. With a repertoire spanning The Grateful Dead to Chris Stapleton to TLC to Sublime - paired with dozens of original songs from each - this team has something for everyone.
Ben Wayne's room-stopping voice is enough to grab the attention of any crowd. That along with his incredibly catchy songwriting and deft acoustic guitar skills and he's a powerful one-man show. Mixed with Jess Novak's smooth violin work, equally accomplished songwriting and similarly strong voice and this is a team of equals - but each offer something unique and always exciting to the combination. Wayne and Novak don't just sing into the mic, they sing across it, often sharing songs for and about each other. That intimacy adds something stand-alone to their show - one that's infectious with sincerity.