Wayne Reedman


Been in the industry for 40 years: Began writing comedy for stand up comedians and interactive patter for cabaret artists for the first 15. Running alongside and overlapping this discipline, my work developed into writing comedy sketches, sit-com, which developed into radio presenting; writing (3) musicals and (2 short films). Now in pre-production for a choir version of the musical "Boudicca: First Britannia Queen." currently looking for a DJ/Producer to do the music for a musical version of my short film, "The Violent Majority" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8nkxel6yhs&t=14







What is music to you? What does it give you?

A living history of our lives.

What is your music dream?

Get my musical/s produced; liked by cast & musicians, their family and friends; crew and audiences.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Homelessness & Poverty.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Michelle [Lennon / McCartney]

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Artists: 40's: Frank Sinatra; 50's: Tommy Steel; 60's: Mick Jagger; 70's: Kate Bush; 80's: Elton John; 90's: Sting; 2000: KT Tunstall; 2010's: Ed Sheeran. Bands: 40's: Glenn Miller; 50's: Cliff Richard & The Shadows; 60's: The Beatles; 70's: The Police; 80's: Level 42; 90's: Take That; 2000: Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra; 2010: Jury's still out....

What inspires you to make music?

Eva Reedman. (My late mum)

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Now THAT'S clever and a bit different.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

When I watched others do my work - fantastic!

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Idea: Musicians Union could engage a high profile celebrity to act as a torch bearer for their organisation. A link in with PRS regarding artists money revenue could be a positive move.

What do you think of Drooble?

Never heard of it until today. I hope registering provides me with some contacts and friends who are positive artists.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Through Writers & Artists Year book over a few decades, I've struggled finding representation as one who initially wrote comedy and more latterly writes musicals.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Over the years I've followed local artists such as bands:- The Buzzcocks; The Lottery Winners; Jeremiah Ferrari and The Swingtime Big Band with Andy Prior.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

To get an artist to a larger audience isn't just about the artist/musician. An artists needs to be open to working as part of a team. It's a team that wil be required as the musician/artist becomes more popular or recognized. So for the individual, self drive, self belief and constant motivation. It's not necessarily a larger audience that helps an artists develop for the long haul; its the longevity of that large audience; the quality of that audience - and that the artist being booked is in the right place at the right time-slot in the right venue - with an apt atmosphere developed.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

The Lottery Winners; Jeremiah Ferrari; The Hat's; Jane Harvey; Hooper.