A recent addition to the band, Wayne Mooney, brings a certain balance and completion to the
music. Born into a musical family in Anacortes, music played a central role in Mooney's life for
as long as he could remember. His mother, a jazz vocalist, and his father, a jazz trumpeter,
raised a family of music loving children.
Mooney began playing piano when he was 7 years old, then graduated to teaching himself how
to play guitar at 13. Today he can play most string instruments and has a decisive ear that picks
out subtle harmonies and chord structures. His original songs can be described as smooth
alternative rock with hints of the blues.
Credits for Mooney's love of music and first musical influences belong to his family. His parents
brought rhythm and sound into their home, spurring all their children to pick up instruments and
sing. Outside his immediate family, Mooney considers John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and
Jordan Rudess, the expert keyboardist of Dream Theater, to have shaped his musical talents.
The musician enjoys nerding out in his free time, specifically with anything related to The Lord of
the Rings. He also is proudly taking on the role of father to his newborn daughter. She's taken
over his life in the best way possible.