Rock Band Wayland will hold Concert to Benefit WUHS Music Programs

December 15, 2016

For Immediate Release

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Contact: Laurie Zywiczynski, Director of Community Relations,

 Rock Band Wayland will hold Concert to Benefit WUHS Music Programsband-waylandWayland Union Schools, MI– Nationally known rock band Wayland will perform at the Wayland Union Fine Arts Center on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7pm.  All proceeds will be donated to support the Wayland Union High School’s band, choir and orchestra programs.

Wayland High School musicians will be special guest openers for the concert.  Tickets will only be sold at the door, general admission the day of the concert starting at 6pm.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, cash or checks accepted.

Wayland is a four piece rock n’ roll band consisting of Mitch Arnold on vocals, Phillip Vilenski (WUHS Grad) on guitar, Dean Pizzazz on bass, and Tyler Coburn on drums.  All four members have deep roots in the Midwest and the band is named after Phil’s hometown of Wayland.

Managed by Jesse James Dupree, (Jackyl, Full Throttle Saloon) the band released their first album (self-titled) in 2010. They have since released a four-song EP, “Welcome To My Head.” The title track had a successful run on Active Rock Radio. The bands 2nd single Reno won many “best of” radio awards in 2013 all across the country. Wayland’s next single “Get A Little” peaked at #6 on the iTunes rock chart and was labeled the “Friday Song” on radio stations nationwide. In late 2015 the band released their latest single “Bloody Sunrise” which rose to break the Top 40 mark in the Active Rock Format.  With the release of this single, Wayland was honored to perform at the 2016 Contraband Media base Radio Conference in Las Vegas. Wayland is currently in the studio working on a new album.

Staying true to their Midwest work ethic, Wayland has a reputation for high energy live shows. . “Always on tour,” the band averages 200-300 shows a year. They have shared bills with some of rock’s biggest acts such as Alice in Chains, Volbeat, Halestorm, Rob Zombie, Brett Michaels, Sammy Hagar, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Seether, Hinder, Shinedown, Buckcherry, Jackyl, Slash, Alice Cooper and many more. Perfect harmonies, riveting guitar solos, and lyrics that connect to working class America, keeps this band in demand.

Since first hitting the road in January 2012, the band has steadily built a grassroots following. Wayland is very true to staying connected with their fan base, the Wayland Warriors, and is active on many Social Media platforms.