Wayne Scott Farley

Wayne Scott Farley

 Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
BandPopAcoustic

Wayne's unique fingerstyling technique on electric and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars provide an incredibly rich and diverse soundscape for the many styles that he presents. It is very musical, lyrically intelligent and very entertaining.

Biography

Wayne's love of many different styles of music has resulted in his having an extra wide harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary. Drawing from these many influences keeps his music fresh and exciting! He feels the particular fingerstyling approach he uses on the guitar gives him greater control over the emotional content of the material. Wayne would rather say more with one well-placed note than rely on the usual flurry of riffs. He wants to give the audience something new everytime he performs. Although the compositions are highly structured, he always leaves room in them to apply something improvisational and unexpected!

A sound engineer recently wrote: "It was the usual interaction, save for the quiet demeanor and sense of peacefulness that surrounds this gentleman. He then began to play. I was immediately struck by the cascade of precisely executed notes filling the room.

This was not just some technically savvy guitarist ripping lines, but a virtuoso delicately creating a tapestry of intricately woven sounds. Mr. Farley brings to mind players such as John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, and Steve Morse. His vocal style is reminiscent of Michael Hedges. Should you have the opportunity to see him you will be struck by the sense of quiet power flowing from the stage as this wall of sound pours through your being.

Wayne Scott Farley is a truly rare and unique artist that should not be missed. He is sure to make his mark on this industry and on many more music lovers."

Lyrics

Monterey

Written By: Wayne Scott Farley - (copyright 2004)

We're on our way
to Monterey.
A royal road,
a sure decree.
A princely portion
for you and me.
Boldly fashioned
without a flaw.
We're on our way
to Monterey.

We're on our way
on up the hill.
Every step
will turn a page.
A living hope
for every age.
Banners waving
destined to win.
We're on our way
to Monterey.

To the mountain
of the King.
We lost our shoes
but we donned our wings.
We shouted victory,
held up the staff.
The victory came,
we had to laugh.
'Cause the sorrows
we really knew,
they broke our hearts,
but they made us true.
But we as warriors
can't help but be glad,
to sell our fields
for that one great pearl
that buys our way
to Monterey.

We're on our way
to Monterey,
as the saints
go marching in.
In full array
of everyone,
banners waving,
destined to win.
We're on our way
to Monterey.

Build c2006

Written By: Wayne Scott Farley

Build, build, build foundations
sure to honor God.
See His truth proclaimed,
glorify His name.
There is peace on earth
when we stand
in one accord
and build our lives upon
the Word of God.

It is time to
heed the call,
build foundations
strong and tall.
Strong enough to last
for generations yet to come
so they will know what God,
they will know what God,
so they will know
what God has done.

So we will love
each other well,
for it is Christ
we serve and honor.
In our hearts,
Lord make us one
so they will know what God,
they will know what God,
so they will know
what God has done.

It is time to heed the call.

Steps of Nehemiah c2006

Written By: Wayne Scott Farley

As for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord.
As for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord.

We will be true,
Lord, to You, all our days.
We will stand tall,
build this wall,
where we live,
in the steps of Nehemiah.

Ancient of Days c2006

Written By: Wayne Scott Farley

I will rejoice,
I will be glad,
because the kingdom
of heaven is near.
I will rejoice,
I will be glad,
because the kingdom
of heaven is here.

He will be
our God and King,
lead us out, lead us in.
He will be
our endless praise,
He is our Ancient of Days.
He is our Ancient of Days.

Discography

*SEIZE THE DAY* NOW AVAILABLE on www.cdbaby.com

*Beyond A Star LP
*Razor Edge of Passage
*State of Wonder
*Bloom in the Desert
*For the Soaring Heart (Instrumental)
**Soon to be Released CD "Lassoing the Moon"

WBPH TV 60 - Allentown, PA
Background music for television program.
Advertisement jingles for Christmas season.
CD Commercial that airs four times daily.

Tracks are currently played on:

WVIA 89.9FM Radio (PBS)
www.radioACOUSTIC.com
www.live365.com/stations/chris_ferrante
http://ny.neatness.net/
http://www.live365.com/stations/308646

Set List

Typical set list of original music:

Be Strong Be Tough (Instrumental)
Monterey
Current Distraction
Present Incognito
Fisherman's Theme (Instrumental)
I Was Not Expecting You
When Comes the Spring
The Raven
Lassoing the Moon

Typical repertoire for covers:

Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
Magnolia (J.J. Cale)
Watchtower (Bob Dylan/Hendrix)
Crossfire (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Crossroads (Cream)
Message In A Bottle (Sting)