New Jersey, New York- Wayne O (Wayne Olivieri) a New Jersey veteran rocker who has performed with some of the biggest Rock greats in the world including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi , Eddie Brigati and many many more…
Recording and performing over the years with various bands such as The Rockids, Olivier’s Twist and Oliver Wilde, Wayne is now concentrating on writing and recording. Wayne has now recorded his second release with Wayne O and WeeGee “She’s My Girl” on his own Oneway Records.
In studio with longtime friends and fellow band mates (over the years) is Dan Caruso, Recording, producing and covering drums, bass, piano arrangements and Trombone. Gar Francis (the Doughboys, Gar Francis Band, Plainfield Slim and fellow Rockid) on acoustic and electric guitars, Organ and helping (As always) with arrangements and producing. On horns is Michael Squillace….who Wayne became friends with when sharing the stage with Little Jimmy and the Starlites (a show band that they both do pick up work for.) Michael added so much to the record, with the Tenor, Alto sax and clarinet and a fresh voice to the conversation if you will.
“She’s My Girl “is a fun, kind of novelty /country rock song that will make you want to bob your head and have a beer or two… then maybe get you on the dance floor…
Wayne Olivieri (Wayne O) has been singing since the fourth grade when he joined the Saint Mary’s Boys Choir from Plainfield NJ.He grew up singing at church every Sunday and performing concerts with the choir. After 8th grade he started his first band and never looked back…………..All through high school years he was singing in a band…….And at the age of 17 was playing full time in clubs in New York City like CBGB’s, Max’s Kansas City, The Lime Lite ,The Village Gate and more. Playing on the same bill as The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Blondie, and a plethora of others. He performed up and down the east coast and Moved to Asbury Park NJ where he performed at legendary clubs like The Stone Pony , The Fast Lane and others.
It was there where he met and became good friends with John Bongiovi (Jon Bon Jovi). Wayne and Jon stayed friends for over 17 years and performed many times next to Jon and the band. Opening shows etc…He became a regular at The Stone Pony ……one of the most famous rock Clubs in the world at the time(and still is) where he opened and headlined many times for acts like David Johansson, Huey Lewis, Southside Johnny , Cindy Lauper, Beaver Brown, Rick Derringer, Billy Idol and many more.