About

I’m a guitarist, recording artist, composer and computer nerd. I’ve appeared in Guitar World (Mike Varney’s Hometown Heroes column March 1994) and Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine (1995). I’ve been playing for over 27 years and have recorded well over 60 songs. I’ve released muliple singles and 7 CD’s. I’m in a band called Continuous Audio Transmission with Jeff Smoots and Nick Valenz, former members of the early 90’s Seattle band Axis,we have reunited after nearly twenty years to form Continuous Audio Transmission. Lots of new music coming out and YouTube videos – watch for more because I’m not done!

When I’m not shredding in my studio you can find me working in the technology field being a computer nerd!

Wayde plays: Carvin Guitars, Ibanez Guitars, Schecter Guitars, Carvin Amps, Peavey Amps, Ernie Ball strings, Dunlap Jazz 3 Picks, Wampler pedals, Morley pedals.


Favorites Bands:

Adagio, Aegaeon, Alice In Chains, Allegaeon, All Shall Perish, Angelus Apatrida, Apocrypha, Arch Enemy, Arsis, Blue Murder, Born Of Osiris, Between the Buried and me, Cacophony, Centaurus-A, Daath, Dio, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Extreme, Freak Kitchen, Fates Warning, Gojira, Havok, Helstar, Horrorpops, The Human Abstract, King Diamond, Loudness, Magnitude 9, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Mr. Big, Meshuggah, Nevermore, Nile, Obscura, Periphery, Planet X, Psycroptic, Rainbow, Racer X, Scar Symmetry, Solution .45, Spawn Of Possession, Symphony X, Thulcandra ,Testament, Toxik, The Creepshow, The Winery Dogsand, Van Halen and many more!


Favortie Musicians:

Allan Holdsworth, Akira Takasaki, Andy James, Andreas Oberg, Brett Garsed, Bruce Bouillet, Brett Stine, Billy Sheehan, Buckethead, Charlie Christian, Christian Muenzner, Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, Derek Sherinian, Derryl Gabel, Derek Taylor, Devin Townsend, Django Reinhardt, Dave Martone, Dweezil Zappa, Eddie Van Halen, Eliot Fisk, Eric Johnson, Fabrizio Leo, Francesco Artusato, Frank Gambale, Greg Koch, George Bellas, Greg Howe, Glenn Proudfoot, German Schauss, Guthrie Govan, Jarle H. Olsen, Jason Becker, Jeff Loomis, Joe Satriani, Joscho Stephan, Joey Tafolla, James Byrd, John Sykes, Kiko Loureiro, Mattias ‘IA’ Eklundh, Marty Friedman, Michael Angelo, Michael Dolce, Michael Lee Firkins, Paul Gilbert, Paco de Lucia, Prashant Aswani, Per Nilsson, Ray Riendeau, Richie Kotzen, Rob Johnson, Russell Malone, Scott Henderson, Stephen Ross, Sean Hall, Steffen Kummerer, Steve Vai, Scott Stine, Stéphan Forté, Tom Quayle, Terry Syrek, Todd Duane, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, Wes Montgomery, Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few.


Movies:

Star Trek, This is Spinal Tap, Underworld, The Princess Bride, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Matrix, Bourne Movies, Halloween series, X-Men series, The Dark Knight series, and Nightmare on Elm Street – I really like supernatural movies and horror movies (not mindless slasher films).


Meal/Food:

Vegan, but not an asshole Vegan.


Books:

Kim Harrison -the Hollow series, Faith Hunter – the Jane Yellowrock series, Jim Butcher – Dresden Files series, Patricia Briggs – The Mercy Thompson series. Stieg Larsson -Millennium Trilogy: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Rick Yancey.


TV shows:

Lucifer, The Following, Broad City, Being Human, Witches of East End, Archer, Star Trek Original, Deadbeat, Bobs Burgers, Firefly, Stargate SG-1, Farscape, Doctor Who, Oddities – Discover Channel, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, Nova, The Walking Dead, Warehouse 13, Hemlock Grove, How I Meet Your Mother, Ghost Hunters, Brad Meltzer Decoded, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia..


Hobbies:

Hiking and Camping, well working out. I love pushing myself to my limits!


Fun:

Love going to Roller Derby! I go to the bouts as much as possible to cheer on the Arizona Derby Dames (Banked Track), AZ Roller Derby, Arizona Roller Girls, Desert Dolls Roller Derby.


Most memorable concert:

Allan Holdsworth live 1994 at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA.