Bryce Wastney
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Bryce Wastney

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | MAJOR

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | MAJOR
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" Bryce is an artist of great integrity working in the NZ and Australian music scene. " - Paul Ubana Jones - Bryce's mentor artist and one of the most toured artists in NZ.


“Bryce Wastney & his smooth acoustic style rocked the connection lounge! The Lounge was packed! An engaging storyteller, Bryce mixed humour with heart-felt examples from his own life’s journey. He left each performance with the crowd wanting more! Can’t wait to have him back!” - Chris Morgan - Director of the Connection Lounge NSW


“Bryce Wastney’s performance in Christchurch in early January 2011, for a conservative Christian audience of some 600 people, was warmly received & enjoyed by all, young and old alike. Bryce and his beautiful accompaniment Aly, were able to create a very relaxed, entertaining and enjoyable atmosphere as they performed some well known songs of worship, along with many of Bryce’s own pieces of music that reflected his own life journey. I highly recommend this talented young musician”
- Craig Gilles. President of Seventh Day Adventist Church Conference NZ


“The crown jewel of the album though is the title track “A perfect day for travel”. On this slow masterpiece Bryce gives you a performance that makes you shiver – in a good way. It’s the kind of song you find yourself humming to when you wake up in the morning. ” - Henrik Kiviluoto. - Music reviewer www.amplifier.co.nz


“We had the opportunity of hosting Bryce in our cafe in melbourne. It was an amazing experience! While not just a top bloke, he is a genuine & authentic musician who writes, sings and plays from the heart. The journey with him is inspirational, captivating and one that leaves you wanting more.”
- Greg Pratt – Senior pastor Church gig review Melbourne 2010


” This is some of the most beautiful music I have ever listened to. I play it just about every day!!! Still !! It’s uplifting, inspiring, joyful, thoughtful, heartful, real…. his guitar is stunning….bright, clear, easy and rich. The songs speak of a life lived authentically and feelings considered deeply, and they help me recognise my own journey more clearly..” - Jude Waters. A Perfect Day For Travel Album Review


” Windsor Park cafe was fortunate to have Bryce come and entertain us with an acoustic set that showcased his talent. A mix of covers and original songs highlighted his songwriting and excellent musical ability. Thanks so much for playing, spending time with the fans, and being an all round nice guy! You’re welcome back anytime.”
- Brendon Smith - Windsor Park Baptist Church. Akld NZ.


“If you enjoy natural from the heart type of music, then you must go an see Bryce Wastney performs live. I got Bryce’s CD and I thoroughly enjoy it, but when I went to the live performance in Melbourne, the raw emotion and heart throbbing background story that Bryce brings just multiplies the aural experience elevating it into another level. A must see performance.”
Edwin Tejoz, CEO/founder/janitor of www.starfishmusic.net - Edwin Tejoz, CEO/founder/janitor of www.starfishmusic.net


Discography

- BRYCE WASTNEY EP - 6 acoustic tracks released 2005

- Debut Album, A PERFECT DAY FOR TRAVEL 2007 - 11 Tracks. Remastered by Mike McCarthy + re released via ODE Records & Futures Entertainment 2011.

- Miscl radio airplay, interviews + live performances MORE FM, Classic hits, LIFE FM, in NZ & Australia. A Perfect Day For Travel, is featured on Rhema FM nationwide playlist. Bryce has developed a strong web following via social media.
- Currently ranked #9 on the Reverbnation folk charts (Melbourne)

- 6 songs included in the award winning Last Paradise movie (Voted NZ Top 10 / Banff Film Festival Favourite) incl artists Cat Stevens.

- SURF THE SKY - Music Video by TVNZ director Paul Sparkes, featuring scenes from Last Paradise Film, 2011

- LIGHT MY WAY - Music Video by Gabor Kukuska, 2008

- A PERFECT DAY FOR TRAVEL - Included in NZ music industry charity compilation called We Will Rise Again - all funds went to NZ Red Cross Canturbury Earthquake Appeal.
Artists incl were Lionel Ritchie, Frankie Stevens, Gray Bartlett, Hollies, Midge Marsden, Ray Columbus. 2000 copies sold in partner supermarkets so far.

- Limited Edition ACOUSTIC SESSIONS EP (physical CD only) - 6 solo acoustic tracks with rockin harmonicas released on NZ tour with TEAR fund 2011.

- HOPE MOUNTAIN - (Latest Album) Plans to be released summer 2012

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Bio

THE STORY OF BRYCE WASTNEY

Journeyman Bryce Wastney is an engaging & highly creative individual, who writes beautiful heartfelt songs, filled with rawness & honesty. After touring extensively in NZ & Australia over the years, he's a seasoned live performer, and instantly engeges any audience with heart warming stories.
His style is smooth, emotive, and authentic. Bryce's stage craft is well honed as he performs both solo + with a backing band. Ideal for all types of venues & festival situations.

New Zealanders are world famous for their innovation and ‘’just do it‘’ attitude, and Bryce is no exception. Raised in an environment where he was encouraged to explore his creativity, from working in his father’s joinery factory in Nelson NZ, building r/c planes, surfboards, sailing yachts.

Bryce worked as a qualified boatbuilder but unf had to battle a year of toxic poisoning from the fibreglass fumes, and decided to sail his creative pathways in another direction. Skills learnt have helped him apply his hard working & professional approach to songwriting & survival in the music industry as a full time independent artist for over 6 yrs.

Bryce has a huge passion for helping young people, and is involved in many charity events in both NZ & Australia incl youth organizations (Bridge Builders in Melbourne) & is a key TEAR fund / Compassion artist, recently completing his 2nd TEAR fund NZ tour in Sept 2011 with a backing band, sharing the message of child education & healthcare sponsorship in oppressed countries. Something very close to his heart.

He has released a well respected debut album titled ‘A Perfect Day For Travel’. Jam packed with tasty songs, and a big sound, this album has sold well + gained favorable reviews.

6 songs off this album feature alongside Cat Stevens, in the multi award winning NZ feature surf film – Last Paradise.

The first single is a duet called ‘Surf the Sky’, featuring sultry vocals of NZ country & blues singer Aly Cook. The music video was produced by TVNZ editor Paul Sparkes, and shows the breath taking hang gliding scenes off Last Paradise film, with the artist shots filmed in the epic cliff tops in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand.

With a passion for live performance, Bryce has gigged everywhere from luxury cruise ships to churches, from intimate venues, headlined winery events to major festivals.

Born with natural ability to connect with any audience, 3 years, he has been invited to mc acts on main stage at WOMAD festival, in NZ (80,000 ppl)

An accomplished guitarist in his own right, he has developed his unique style, and is proudly endorsed by NZ’s largest music store – Musicworks.

You can hear it in his voice – his music comes from a very deep place, and makes you feel good about facing the day.

With a great story up his sleeve and trusty acoustic in hand, Bryce is at home on the stage. He performs both solo and with his super talented backing band.

Now based in Melbourne, Australia, he gigs every week in a range of both secular and church venues + tours regularly between NZ & Australia.

Be prepared for an entertaining & heart warming experience.