Saturday: Wayland

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Wayland is a four piece rock n’ roll band consisting of Mitch Arnold on vocals, Phillip Vilenski 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 Phillip Vilenski’s hometown of Wayland, MI.

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 current single “Get A Little” peaked at #6 on the iTunes rock chart and was labeled the “Friday Song” on radio stations nationwide. 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, 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 high demand.

The guys from Wayland have found national success on the radio but still owe not just their name but a lot of their initial splash to their homegrown fans in Michigan.  When guitarist Phil Vilenski and singer Mitch Arnold started working together as midwest transplants on the west coast they quickly learned that their hearts and music were calling them back to the middle of the country.

After relocating back to Michigan, a unique breakfast for airplay bribe landed them local radio play and a substantial hit followed, “Welcome To My Head”.  They haven’t look back since and have become a mainstay on concert stages both as headliners and support for other national acts





Date Time Event Location
July 16, 2016 09:30 pm Wayland Mainstage
July 16, 2016 08:15 pm 4U2NV Mainstage
July 16, 2016 07:00 pm Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish Mainstage

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