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WAYNE FINDLAY / Bio

WAYNE FINDLAY: International Recording Artist, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Guitarist, Bassist and Keyboardist for:THE MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP/TEMPLE OF ROCK/ULI JON ROTH/NO SKY TODAY/SLAVIOR/VINNIE MOORE BAND.
Hailing from San Diego California, Wayne Findlay has become one of the most sought after Guitarist/Keyboardists in America. This classically trained shredder has toured and recorded with some of rock's most historic legends: Michael Schenker(Scorpions/UFO/MSG), Uli Jon Roth(Scorpions),Vinnie Moore(UFO), Carmine Appice(Rod Stewart/Cactus/Ozzy/Blue Murder),Vinnie Appice(Black Sabbath/Dio), Kelly Keeling(Blue Murder/Guitar Zeus/John Norum), Spencer Davis(Spencer Davis Group), Pete Way(UFO/Wasted), Gary Barden(MSG), Chris Glen(Sensational Alex Harvey Band/MSG), Chris Slade(AC/DC/The Firm/Uriah Heep/Manford Mann Earth Band), Herman Rarebell(Scorpions), Ted McKenna(The Sensational Alex Harvey Band/MSG), Robin McAuley(MacAuley - Schenker), Neil Murray(Whitesnake/Black Sabbath), Simon Phillips(Toto/Jeff Beck/Stevie Wonder),Francis Buccholz(Scorpions), Doogie White(Rainbow/Yngwie), Mark Zonder(Fates Warning), Philip Bynoe(Steve Vai), Lenny Wolf(Kingdom Come), Gregg Analla(Tribe of Gypsies), and many more.
Wayne has also had the privilege to perform on stage with such heavyweights as: Thin Lizzy, Leslie West(Mountain), Uli Jon Roth(Scorpions), Rudolf Schenker(Scorpions), Warren DiMartini(RATT), Frank Hannon(Tesla), Robbie Crane(Vince Neil/Ratt/Slash), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Foreigner), Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren(Queensryche), Kofi Baker(Cream Tribute), James Kottak(Scorpions), Paul Raymond(UFO/MSG), Ryo Okumoto(Spock's Beard), Jeff Scott Soto(Yngwie/Journey), Barry Sparks(Dokken/Ted Nugent) and Shane Gaallaas(Yngwie) among many others.
He was recently in the Mar. 2011 Issue of Guitar World Magazine, Nov. 2010 Carvin Catalog, The Nov. 2009 issue of Premier Guitar Magazine and Carvin Catalog, Mar. 2009 issue of Guitar World Magazine, the Feb.2009 issue of Guitar Player, Featured in Nov. 2007 issue of Young Guitar Magazine, and Nov.2007 issue of Beatleg Magazine. Recently, he was asked to do a spotlight article, "Betcha Can't Play This!" and DVD, for the Aug. 2007 issue of Guitar World Magazine.
Wayne currently stands as the longest member of the Michael Schenker Group. Also contributing as Music Director, he has recorded and toured the world with M.S.G. for the past 16 years.
His band NO SKY TODAY is:
Wayne Findlay(Michael Schenker Group/SLAVIOR) on Guitarz / Keyboardz, and Paul Jones(Robot Lords of Tokyo) on Vocals...
These two founding members are the core of the NST sound. With Wayne Findlay writing and producing the music, and Paul Jones writing the lyrics and vocal melodies, these two have really made a sound that stands on their own, as the next band to watch out for...
Within a month of releasing their debut CD, it was chosen by Touchtunes digital jukeboxes to be played in 40,000 nightclubs, resteraunts and bars across America...
Not an easy task for an independent band!

While in the studio recording their debut album, NO SKY TODAY was asked to record an unreleased track of Tommy Bolin's(James Gang/Deep Purple) called "Jump Back", as part of a compilation CD called "Mister Bolin's Late Night Revival".
Wayne arranged, produced and performed all guitars and keys on the song with guest Fin Muir(Wasted) on vocals. Proceeds from the album go to a local drug recovery center in Sioux Falls, Tommy Bolin's Hometown.
NO SKY TODAY's version of "Jump Back" was also chosen for the "Tommy Bolin Tribute" video.
See the video section for the video...

NST have already begun refining the band and have recently made some changes to the line-up.
Now adding bassist/engineer Joe Viers(Robot Lords of Tokyo) and Pete Holmes(Black N Blue/MSG)to the mix, they are gearing up for some upcoming tours this year.The 2nd NST CD is already being written and will begin to be recorded in the next few months!!
Check out their debut video for "FINAL HOUR" in the video section.
They are currently booking tours for NO SKY TODAY in the US and Europe...Stay tuned here for more info...

General Info

Band Members
WAYNE FINDLAY: All Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Composer, Producer.
Artist Name
WAYNE FINDLAY
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/waynefindlay
Active Since
01/88
Genres
Metal / Rock / Progressive

Contact Info

Location
San Diego, CA
Manager
Lisa Chiarenza

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