Monday, March 11, 2013

Our March Band of The Month--- The Wiley One

The Wiley One

Emerging onto the Southwest music scene arrives an acoustic hip hop groove band with music as original as the band members themselves, THE WILEY ONE , blend of Acoustic, Hip Hop, Reggae, Blues and many other styles that fill the soul with a fun and relaxed vibe. Established in 2007 and rooted in Arizona, The Wiley One has evolved into one of the most impressive bands in the Southwest. Their unique bouncy-bluesy string style riffs combined with creative lyrical poetry have attracted audiences far and wide from Los Angles to New York - Seattle to Miami.

The Wiley One have been featured in many ad campaigns, TV shows, theme music for featured projects, as well as several local and national publications including Billboard Magazine's Green Issue in 2010. The band is well known for taking a powerful stance on spreading environmental awareness, working with many prestigious environmental companies and organizations such as Zero Hero, ACE Alliance for Climate Education and Disney's Planet Challenge. Their music can be heard through numerous platforms around the world including a variety of College and West Coast radio broadcasts, television networks and Web Sites. The Wiley One's first album "No 7 Kid" and their new single "Never Bored on a Board" have recently attracted the world of entertainment and many of their songs have been featured on Television channels such as Fuel TV and ESPN.

The Wiley One has shared the stage with many artists from around the World. Over the last two years they have toured around the United States performing on Main Stages for Major Music festivals as well intimate venues for select groups and parties. Whether they are performing on top of a Bio Diesel Bus, playing acoustically at local bars, small music venues, big theaters or Major Festivals, The Wiley One performances are exciting, fun and interactive.

"The Wiley One is a great band with real talent and something to say. They give me hope and faith in the new generation of Ecologically responsible bands." - Gardner Cole - Multi Platinum Producer (Madonna, Glee, Brittany Spears,)

"Wiley's guitar-playing harks back to the hard pick-and-pluck style of players like Nick Drake (minus the morose vibes), but all the songs here are driven by springy reggae beats and positive panache" -Niki D'Andrea - Phoenix Newtimes

Check out a some of their key performances over the last few years:-

* NFL Network Super Bowl Party - 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ (Main Stage Hotel Valley Ho)
* Winter X Games - 2008 - Aspen, Colorado (Main Stage X Fest)
* Summer X Games - 2008 - Los Angeles, CA (Kroq Stage Home Depot Center)
* Jocks That Rock Super Bowl Party - 2009 - Tampa Bay, Florida
* New York Songwriters Circle 2009 - New York, NY (Bitter End)
* House of Blues 2009 - Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Hotel)
* Hempfest - 2009 - Seattle, WA (Headliner, Main Stage) - 80,000 people in attendance
* Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers - Circus Mexicus - 2009, The Marquee Theater Spring 2010 St Patties day 2012
* The Dirty Heads - Spring and Summer 2010 - Tempe, AZ (The Marquee Theater)
* Surf Roots Tour 2010 with Anuhea, The Green, Tamarama, Stranger (The Roxy)
* Connect The DOT's Bio bus Tour 2010 - California Coast performing on a Bio Fueled Bus with Solar Powered Performances
* Summer X Games 2010 - Kids Day Co- Host - Los Angeles, CA (Coliseum) *Guinness Book of World Records - Largest Field Trip
* Authority Zero - Fall 2010 - Tempe, AZ (The Marquee Theater)
* Flogging Molly - St Patties Day - 2012 Tempe Beach Park (15,000 in attendance)
* Coast To Coast Tour Presented by Guinness Black Lager California Coast to New York and Connecticut Feb-March 2012
* Phochella Music Festival - Sail Inn With TMI on KWSS 106.7FM April 2012
* KJACK DAY Music Festival - Heritage Square April 2012 Flagstaff, AZ
* The Growlers - June 2012 The Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
* Oak Creek Music Festival - Sedona, AZ July 2012
* Apache Lake Music Festival 2012 - Tortilla Flats, AZ October 2012

Press Links:

Album Review Kill It With Love - Java Magazine
Album Review Kill It With Love - Echo Cloud TV
Album Review No 7 Kid - Phoenix Newtimes
Go Green - Phoenix Newtimes
Never Borred On A Board - ALLI Sports

You can hear The Wiley One's music on these Radio Stations:

Kwss 106.7FM
Modern PRoblems Radio Show
Roots 1 Radio
Surfroots Radio
Last FM

Sam Wiley- Lead Vocalist / Guitar / Piano
Jay Nottingham - Slap Funk Master Bass Guitar / Vocalist
Josh Montag - Drums & Percussion Specialist
Phelan Parker - DJ, Saxophone

Band Interests:

Spreading the love and having fun! Writing, recording and performing original music. Creating environmental awareness. Supporting the arts and music in schools.

Artists We Also Like

A Life of Science, MC Criterion, Identity Crisis, Katastro, Catfish Mustache, Kush County, Sublime, Rome, The Beastie Boys, The Dirty Heads, G Love and the Special Sauce, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Zee Avi, Mason Jennings, Matt Jennings, Keeton Simons, Decker, Fayuca, The Veragroove, Banana Gun, What Laura Says, Mergence, Kongos.

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