Brothers Dave and Christian Parker with Michael “Scruffy” Scriminger and Connor Pelkey have joined forces...To create this unique sound to the northeast called Waydown Wailers... “The songs have somewhat diverse styles yet, when combined it all makes sense,” says singer and songwriter, Dave Parker of Waydown Wailers. The rhythm and groove of the tunes are highlighted with songs turning in a different direction at times to create a jam feel that is associated with many popular bands past and present. Lyrically, the songs range from present day observations on a National level, to recounts of past relationships and desires of us all at one time or another. “Songs such as, State of the Union, reach into the observations of what is going on right now in our world,” commented Dave Parker. “The lyrics of this tune are more topical in nature rather than solving any issues. It really is just an observation of the way things seem and calling them out on it”. Other tunes such as, Video love and My Gurl, are songs of relationships in different realms. Throughout most of the tunes you hear an underlying blues rock sound that is not only portrayed by the guitars but by the solid eclectic rhythms of drummer Michael “Scruffy” Scriminger. One of these tunes is Money Grabbers; it is a song that Scriminger and Parker collaborated on in previous bands as they shared the stage with national artists. This tune is electric blues rock, all the way, with some nice innovative sections that keeps your feet stomping until the end. Guitarist, Christian Parker adds a totally retro feel to the band with signature guitar riffs and excellent melodies to carry the songs. “These tunes wouldn’t have the same effect with out my brother’s great ability to take a song and give it life,” Christian commented. “We’re brothers and we have always jammed but really never had a band together.” “Christian is an excellent songwriter of his own and will add tunes to the set list also,” replied Dave, “He has worked with some outstanding musicians and has recorded a number of solo albums.” Another song entitled, No Mercy, is the edge of the swamp sound with slide guitar coupled with an Americana rhythm and lyrically tells the story of discrimination that’s still is with us today. Bassist, Connor adds a sold blend of rock, funk and jazz to these songs, Connor is the glue that keeps the songs together and his style is unlike any other bassist around. Truly an artist, Connor adds that extra punch to the lineup as we fuse together. Waydown Wailers are sure to please the soul for good rhythmatic beats and songs that make you feel like your part of the band.
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