THE REGULAR Wade blah blah blah
Right now my focus is more on songs and less on full CD’s, and making this more about having fun than maybe it has been for awhile.
I’m also doing more sessions for people through the Internet with vocals, bass, and guitar being the main focus, I’m finding it’s a pretty effective way to do things for many people, especially those who aren’t in a major city where there’s a big group of musicians to get in touch with, they can whip out a file to me and get it back fast, it works well.
I’m also producing more outside projects, after having produced my own CD’s and a coupla of outside projects, I know a LOT about making CD’s as good as a major label’s but for a fraction of the cost. I have many friends who are world class players and all the equipment needed to get the job done right….so again, if you need help along those lines, lemme know!
Truly I’m just trying to get back to the FUN part of music. Some of my experiences over the last several years have been fairly negative and I kinda just want to go back to working with people who actually love music, and who feel strongly about it for itself. Kinda that “let’s do this for the reason we started doing it” thing. Yeh it’s a business, and yeh you have to be focused to accomplish things, but it’s a great time for honesty and integrity to make a comeback since they don’t preclude the business aspects, and in fact maybe its just good business too! I’m enjoying being part of that…and happily there are some great people doing it!
So keep in touch, I think it’s gonna be fun!
THE “STANDARD” BAND BIO BLAH BLAH – ah who cares…but yeh, sometimes it’s useful….I like how I talk about me like I’m somebody I know…
STILL is the power-pop/rock-pop creative focus of Alaskan-born Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Wade Biery (that’s ME). Guitar-based pop similar to “XTC” or “Del Amitri” meshed with rock energy with a touch of country-pop added to the mix, STILL’s music is engaging from the first listen, and refreshing in it’s originality and depth.
STILL’s latest CD, “I don’t mind” generated considerable interest and anticipation in listeners familiar with STILL. Wade’s solo acoustic shows and full band STILL shows have toured the West coast and Southwest of the US extensively, as well as selected dates in Europe.
STILL began with the 1998 release of the debut CD “The Distance”. Wade Biery wrote and produced “The Distance”, while playing most instruments on the CD and performing all the vocals. After the release of “The Distance”, STILL headed out on the road to to promote the CD. Along the way STILL was able to gather quite a bit of radio airplay along the West Coast and in Alaska, many positive and enthusiastic reviews, airplay on Ellen K’s nationally syndicated radio program, television airplay in Southern California, sell a ton of CD’s, and reach ..4 in GarageBand.com’s $250,000 band contest. In the fall of 1999 STILL returned to the studio to record the new CD “I don’t mind” with Wade taking on the same duties as he did with the making of “The Distance”. Top Los Angeles-based studio and touring musicians contributed their skills as well, bringing an extra depth to Wade’s songs.
In the past Wade has had the good fortune to perform with many excellent performers in the music business ranging from Leanne Rimes and Carlene Carter to Dillon O’Brian, Joe Cocker, The Turtles, Latin-Rock superstar Miguel Mateos, Christopher Cross, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and many more, traveling all over the globe in the process.