Junkyard Mars simply defined, is uniquely Rock-N-Roll.. Powerful good time Rock-N-Roll with Soul!! Thunderous, well articulated rhythms, punchy groove driven guitars and powerful, diverse rock vocals will guarantee these guys to be a favorite among rock enthusiast of all ages!
Drummer, Bryan Wakeland began playing drums at age 8 in his native home of DeSoto Texas. A multi-instrumentalist and an accomplished singer/song writer, Bryan parlayed his passion for music into a thriving career traveling the globe as the drummer with former bands, Tripping Daisy and Polyphonic Spree. Some of Bryan's more notable performance appearances include: Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, MTV and VMA awards, UK Hall Of Fame and television appearances on Scrubs and Las Vegas.
Guitarist, Don LaPenna has been playing the Dallas area since High School. A New York native, Don moved to Dallas Texas in his teens and hit the local music scene head on. Playing with bands such as: The Programs, Easy Money, Skin, The Darts, Mason Ruffner, Strangleweed, Number One Son, Black Armored Locusts, Lance Lopez and more! Don also played guitar in the "pit" for the play "Axis poet" with members of Refuge and Tribe.
Vocalist/Lyricist, Cody Wells' passion for music and the visual arts began at a very early age. Entertaining tourist at, 4- 5 yrs., Cody would sing a cappella, to the tourist at the Fisherman's Warf in California. Cody is also an accomplished guitarist/song writer and visual artist with a number of bands and song recordings to his credit. Cody delivers prolifically with passion and professionalism. A true Rock-N-Roll presence with a style and identity of his own.