4x – Top 40 Rock Radio
2x – Top 20 Rock Radio
Placed 2 songs in Top 100 of Country Radio, independently
40% increase in streaming since launching their crossover into country music
2x – Cumulus Picklejar’s Spotlight Artist of the Month
Multiple appearances on Food Network’s “Guys All American Road Trip” and “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”
Have opened for acts such as Aaron Lewis, Shinedown, Lifehouse, Colt Ford, Blackberry Smoke, and Buckcherry
WAYLAND is working class music hailing from the town of the same name in West Michigan. Frontman Mitchel Arnold and lead guitar player Phillip Vilenski met when touring the world teaching children music with Bill and Robyn Brawley of Heart Global. They left the UK with their first batch of songs and set off to build a fanbase that nobody could take away from them.
They toured the country independently for seven years selling out venues as a headliner all over the midwest, opening for cross over acts like Aaron Lewis, Shinedown, Lifehouse, Colt Ford, Blackberry Smoke, and Buckcherry, securing slots on major, national festivals, and building relationships with radio stations all over the country by singing three part harmony at seven o’clock in the morning, live on air on radio and television.
WAYLAND’s “Welcome To My Head” hit #32 on the active rock charts followed by “Reno” which reached #54. They followed up these successes with “Get A Little,” which debuted at #6 on the iTunes rock charts while simultaneously hitting #49 on media base active rock charts with a viral music video to match. “Bloody Sunrise” reached #30 and was followed by their single, “Through The Fire” which reached #29 on the Billboard Music Charts. “Ghost,” co-written by Brent Smith and Zach Meyers of Shinedown reached #28 on BDS active rock
After coming off the road for the first time in seven years, WAYLAND was called to the Mojave Desert in Joshua Tree, CA where they produced their own record for the very first time. With the sound of WAYLAND defined, they relocated to Nashville, TN where they spent their days in the studio finishing their next release and weekends on the road with the WAYLAND WARRIORS.
What They’re Saying
“…A really unique sound – right between clearly country and that cool, almost alt sound.
A similar lane to what HARDY and Koe Wetzel are carving, while also still uniquely identifiable.” – Ty Bentli, Apple Music Country
“WAYLAND is the perfect country-rock crossover and part of our family. The authenticity of the band and energy that they bring is something you can’t replicate. They give you something to believe in.” – Guy Fieri, Food Network
“After getting to know this band, their music, and their story, it inspired me to get back in the game to see a band win that truly deserves it. I am not thinking twice about opening my rolodex of almost fifty years of relationships to do my part to help get the right team around this band. You’d be crazy not to get in bed with these guys, period.” – Eddie Wenrick, Former Director of A&R for Columbia Records