Wade Egan separates himself from the crowd with his strong voice and unique, rhythmic phrasing. A blend of rock, folk, funk, and blues permeate the wall of sound behind his deep bass vocal.
Wade played his first gig at the age of thirteen, and hasn't looked back since. He studied song-writing, performance, and music business at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. A gifted storyteller and an outstanding musician, he plays the guitar, saxophone, piano, and percussion, along with his rich voice which pumps at the heart of his music.
His eclectic roots shine through in his songs which range from hard rockin' anthems, to intimate, soul-full whispers. He eloquently blends his melodies with humor, angst, and raw passion into a plain 'ol groove everyone can understand.
He has won the West Coast Songwriter's Association's "Best Performer" title twice, and "Best Song" for his song "Super Hero." He is currently performing up and down the California coast.
West Coast Songwriter's Assoc.
April '04 ("Super Hero")
Broadjam Top 10 Regular:
July/Aug '04 ("Super Hero"- Rock/Indie-Lo-fi)
August '04 ("these days'- Rock/Indie Lo-fi)
Sep '04 ("10,000lbs."- Folk Rock)
Oct '04 ("10,000lbs."- Folk Rock)
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Singer-songwriter, Wade Heydlauff, separates himself from the crowd with uniquely strong vocal style, soulful melodies, and solid hooks backed by an edgy groove you won't be able to stop tapping your foot to. Eloquently blending angst, humor, and vivid imagery, Wade's songs leave a lasting impression. Clearly an up and coming songwiter, he continues to delight audiences up and down the California coast. His first release, "Well, here we are..." is a stunning blend of styles from folk to rock to funk, held tightly in place by the truly distinctive, rich voice, which confidently pumps at the heart of the music.
Wade has been performing for most of his life. As a saxophone player he played his first show at the age of thirteen, toured Europe with a jazz group at seventeen, and was playing all over the country by age twenty. He then attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he studied songwriting, performance, and music business. Soon after Berklee, he picked up the guitar and began honing his skills as a performing songwriter. Along with his strong, deep voice, he plays the saxophone, piano, guitar, harmonica, and percussion. He is an extremely talented writer and performer whose adventuresome life, old soul, and sense of humor blend in to make an eclectic and truly gifted storyteller and entertainer.
The West Coast Songwriter's Association voted him "Best Performer" twice and awarded him "Best Song" for his song, "Super Hero."