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Wayland rocks Token Lounge

Posted by risefromtheashesmusicnews@gmail.com on February 18, 2017 at 6:20 PM


Last Saturday, Wayland finally made a return to southern Michigan when they took the stage at The Token Lounge in Westland.

The show was opened by blues/rock band Finders Fee and rockers Stompbox, who helped get the crowd warmed up.

Up next was Chasing the Sun, who had a number of enthusiastic fans in the building.  The band quickly fed off that energy, putting forth a energetic set mixed with some originals and a number of classic rock covers.

Mane Coarse also presented a number of covers, but unfortunately, the vocalist was hard to hear at times and the band quickly lost the interest of the crowd.

Finally, it was time for Wayland to take to the stage.  Wayland is known for their fantastic live sets and thier hardworking lifestyle, which coined the phrase, "always on tour". Their dedication has earned them a rabid fanbase known as the "Wayland Warriors".

The band once again pulled out a impressive set filled with their hits from "Welcome To My Head" to "Back To Life" to "Get A Little".  They also played some new material from their forthcoming 2017 releaes, as well as their fantastic covers of Bob Seger's "Fire Down Below" and Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love", which allowed vocalist Mitch Arnold to show how his massive vocal range while the rest of the band got to showcase a rousing jam session.

The set not only satisfied their local fans and those who drove down from the western side of the state, but it also made quite a impression with those who hadn't seen them before.  

At the end of the evening, Arnold thanked everyone for coming out and asked if they'd come back and see them again if they returned to the Token Lounge and this time bring more people with them.  Judging by the response from the crowd, it was a definite yes.

The band closed things out with their popular hit "Reno".

Wayland is vocalist Arnold, guitarist Phillip Vilenski, bassist Dean Pizzazz and new drummer Nigel Dupree.

And check out Katie Crocket's pics from the show here:


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