Dig Wayne

Past Acting Shows Dig Has Been on 

COLD CASE Television show October 18, 2009 on CBS
DARK BLUE Television show July 22, 2009 on TNT
CSI
 Television show Nov 8, 2007 on CBS
ER  Television show Nov 14, 2007 on NBC

 

DIG Wayne's first release in fifteen years IS OUT!!!
 Shack Rouser
released world wide in May 2007 by
Rhythm Bomb Records.

Dig Wayne hails from Cambridge, Ohio, a small town of 10,000 people in the 1950ís and 60ís.
After singing and playing the drums in several high school rock bands, he decided to move to
New York City as soon as he could raise the money.  Arriving in NYC in 1976, Dig was
surrounded by punk rockers and B-boys.  Growing up on Ray Charles and various other
rhythm and blues records that his mother played constantly, Dig knew he wanted to play music that
reflected the 1950í- specifically rockabilly music.  Gene Vincentís Bebop-a-Lula was one of the
songs that captured the sound and spirit that Dig was after.  Not being able to find a guitar player in
New York that shared his vision, Dig called on a friend and superb guitar player from Ohio named
Michael Gene.  Together they formed the legendary rockabilly band Buzz and The Flyers.


Buzz And The Flyers
1981 Promo Photo

In the late 70ís and early 80ís you couldnít find a more rockin,í show stopping rockabilly band in the world.
Buzz and The Flyers played to stunned audiences all over the east coast before making their way to
England where the verdict was the same.  By 1982 after having inspired many musicians, and seeing
rockabilly gain some commercial success, Dig moved to London and was one of the main conspirators in
the creation of JoBoxers.  Still with an nod to the past, the music was a bit swing, a bit pop and soul.
With Dig as lead singer and co-songwriter, Joboxers scored three top ten hit singles in Europe
:
Boxerbeat, Just
Got Lucky and Johnny Friendly and a top thirty hit single in America, Just Got Lucky.
All pulled from a top 20 album in Great Britain -  Like Gangbusters on RCA records.  In 2005,
Just Got Lucky was used on the sound track and in the hit Movie, 40 Year Old Virgin.

Always looking for a new creative challenge, Dig discovered his passion for acting while in London.
Enrolling at the Lee Strasburg Institute for a semester, Dig was lucky enough to be granted a scholarship.
In 1990 he was cast in the lead role of the West End show, Five Guys Named Moe that featured the
music of 1940ís jazz great,  Louie Jordan.  Five Guys ran for five years, racking up over 2,500 performances.
Dig moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to pursue a career in film and television.  He has appeared on a number of
television shows, including, CSI, CSI: Miami, The District, Lucky Louie,  a recurring role on Crossing
Jordan
and the political drama, Commander in Chief.  His film roles include, Paulie, Judge Dread and the
underrated horror film Boo!

In 2005 he played the Rockiní 50ís Fest 2 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, performing
Buzz and The Flyers songs and a few new ones...!!


                                                          Dig Wayne                                           photo: F. Schroers
on stage at Oneida Casino Green Bay WI, USA  April 2005  with Sean Mencher & Jay Termini

DIG received rave reviews and now has a new band called Dig Wayne and The Chisellers. 

In MARCH, 2006 Dig returned to England to play the Rockabilly Rave to RAVE REVIEWS!

"After vanishing off our radar for over two decades, BUZZ WAYNE of the Flyers made a
welcome return to our shores. Buzz and the Flyers were the name for hep kids to drop back in the
early eighties, and the punchy New York combo are fondly remembered by all that saw their
exciting shows.  There was trepidation that he could not possibly live up to our youthful memories.
We needn't have worried. While his physical presence may not have been as energetic as 25 years ago,
his fabulous voice has lost none of its vigour. Sean Mencher was an inspired choice for lead guitar,
lifting Little Pig (Dale Hawkins) and Pretty Baby (Gene Vincent) into the stratosphere. When Buzz gave us
his strolling monster My Baby Can't Be Satisfied, he brought the house down. A triumphant return,
and one I hope Mr Wayne will repeat very soon."
                                                                                                           Bill Smoker- March, 2006

 

From The UK, Dig traveled with American guitarist, Sean Mencher, to Berlin Germany to
record demos for DIG's new album titled, Shack Rouser, for Rhythm Bomb Records.
Sean and Dig worked together for the first time in Green Bay at Oneida's Rockin' 50s Fest II
in April 2005.  Then again the two met in England for The Rockabilly Rave in March 2006.
In Berlin, they rehearsed songs and made demo recordings for Dig Wayne's new record.

 
Dig in Berlin with Sean Mencher and Ike Stroller  March, 2006

 

 

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