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Not to be confused with a heavy metal band that is also called Wayne, the focus of this bio is a very melodic and accessible alternative pop/rock band from Birmingham, AL. Despite its Deep South roots, this Wayne is not overly Southern-sounding; no one would mistake the Alabama quartet for Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Black Oak Arkansas, or any other bands that have had a stereotypically Southern sound. The Southern band that Wayne has the most in common with is Georgia's R.E.M.; like R.E.M., Wayne shows a healthy appreciation of the Beatles and British Invasion rock. But not all of Wayne's influences are British Invasion or Brit-pop influences; the artists who have influenced Wayne come from North America (Neil Young, the Beach Boys) as well as Great Britain (Elton John, Radiohead). Wayne is a perfect example of a band that has both Baby Boomer and Generation X influences -- there are plenty of '60s and '70s influences on Wayne's debut album, Music on Plastic, but there are also plenty of alternative rock influences (including R.E.M. and Radiohead). Wayne was formed in 1997, when lead guitarist/singer Michael Swann started working with lead singer/guitarist Rodney Reaves(who wrote all of the songs on Music on Plastic except a cover of Elton John's 1973 classic "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road). Wayne's two other members are Justin Johnson(bass, vocals) and Jon Hornsby(drums). Playing around Birmingham, AL, and elsewhere in the Southeastern United States in the late '90s, Wayne created a buzz and developed a small regional following. In the early 2000s, Reaves landed a publishing deal with EMI, which funded the recording and producing of Music on Plastic. Thanks to EMI, Wayne had a finished product and began shopping it; TVT liked what it heard and signed the band. ~ Alex Henderson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Here Iam
  3.   Shelter Me
  4.   Lesa Katebebe
  5.   Slow Down
  6.   Take Control
  7.   Closer to You
  8.   Lesa
  9.   Holy Ghost Fire
  10.   Whisper
  11.   Longing
  12.   Anything for You
  13.   Its Alright,Its Okay
  14.   Ambuye Yesu
  15.   Worthy
  16.   Mubumi Bwandi
  17.   Calling on Your Name
  18.   Nobody Else
  19.   With Regards
  20.   Let Me See You
  21.   The Best Thing
  22.   Mwe Lesa
  23.   Tata
  24.   I Do,I Love
  25.   Imwe Lesa
  26.   Yesu
  27.   Umweo
  28.   Letterbox
  29.   Keep It Shinning
  30.   A Question
  31.   Ndekula
  32.   Emmanuel
  33.   Jesus
  34.   In My Life
  35.   If You Leave
  36.   One Day
  37.   Be This Way
  38.   Automatic
  39.   My Rock
  40.   Lift Jesus Higher
  41.   Ina Diferent Style
  42.   Ala Talalika
  43.   I'm Saying No!
  44.   Love Songi
  45.   Incredible
  46.   Drop D
  47.   Ni Munkumbu
  48.   To Praise You
  49.   Head Up
  50.   We Praise You
  51.   Figure It Out
  52.   Hands Up
  53.   All in All
  54.   Jehovah
  55.   Everyday,Every Night
  56.   Yaweh
  57.   Lovely
  58.   Temporary
  59.   Glorious
  60.   It Feels Good
  61.   Shooting at the Stars
  62.   Take Me Home

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