Traveling From: Saskatoon
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
WYATT is the award-winning Saskatchewan band that creates the rockin’ country sound described as a mixing of soulful country and classic rock. Critically acclaimed by Billboard Magazine, WYATT has electrified fans across North America
Experience: Daniel (Danny) Fortier’s and Scott Patrick’s captivating vocals and guitar skills, Cam Ewart’s bass and Bray Hudson’s drums create the rockin’ country sound of Saskatchewan’s very own WYATT , a band name inspired in true wild west fashion after the famous WYATT Earp, best known for his participation in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral!.
Like many musicians, each member of WYATT began their career as a young child, finding the tunes were truly in their DNA. Danny’s journey arose from a twist of fate, where at the age of 6 an ear specialist diagnosed he would be deaf within the year. In the face of such awful news his mom walked him immediately into a store, purchased a guitar and placed it in his hands with the life changing words “You will have as much music as you can get before you go deaf.” A fortunate happy ending, the doctor’s diagnosis was wrong, and Danny in turn found his musical calling. Many moons later WYATT was born. The band was originally founded by Danny and Scott, as they casually collaborated as songwriters. With a bounty of music written, the duo decided to form a band; ironically Cam and Bray originally declined joining when first approached, until they heard the songs they had written! After the first jam session it was clear the quartet were destined to perform together.
In 2007 WYATT released their debut original independent record Hard Road. The album collides with the universal themes of loving, losing, and living and is chock-full of infectious tunes . 2008 was a year of evolution for WYATT as they began to build their fan base the old fashioned way – one show at a time. After ringing in the New Year with Aaron Pritchett, WYATT toured Western Canada extensively, including sharing the stage with Jason Aldean and jamming with Grammy nominees Emerson Drive and John Rich (Big & Rich) at a WYATT show in Regina, SK. The band was also featured in Deric Ruttan’s video “First Time in a Long Time” and Jason Blaine’s video, “My First Car”, which both went to the top 5 on CMT in 2008. WYATT topped off a stellar year by receiving “Rising Star” and “Group of the Year” at the 2008 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards, only the second time a single band received the two awards in the same year, and the first since The Johner Brothers in 1991!
WYATT followed these wins up with a repeat win for SCMA Group of the Year in 2009 and won the SaskMusic/Astral Media “Next Big Thing” contest in June 2009. Says drummer Bray Hudson, “Receiving the support and recognition from fans and your home province is one of the main reasons we can be successful doing what we do.” WYATT spent 2009 working hard on their project If I Had a Dollar…, released with Road Angel Entertainment, and distributed on behalf of Fontana North by Universal Music Canada . Working with Nashville-based writer/producer Noah Gordon (Jason Blaine, Emerson Drive) and Grammy-nominated engineer T.W. Cargile of BIG Studios, the band has recorded some of its strongest work to date.
Wyatt was also a finalist at the 2010 OnStage.com Bon Jovi’s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight contest placing 2nd out of 131 artists and won the ourstage.com ‘Capital Hoedown Showdown’ to open for Rascal Flatts in Ottawa.
Following the 2012 signing with MDM Recordings Inc., 2013 proved to be another exciting year for WYATT , releasing a new single “Jesse James” (with video rotation on CMT), and winning both the 2013 Saskatchewan Country Music Association award for Single of the Year (for “Jesse James”), and their sixth consecutive Group of the Year title! Their single and video ‘Roll The Windows Down’ also made waves on Canadian country radio leading up to the September album release. WYATT released their album, You Should Have Been Here Last Night in 2013. Exclaims Scott Patrick, “The experience making our last album gave us the confidence to push the envelope and really evolve and refine our sound. Right from the initial talks with Mitch (regarding the album’s direction), we knew this one was going to be a pure WYATT album – rock n’ roll with a country soul. It was an amazing experience to write and record these great songs with a producer who is willing to stray outside conventional lines.The first single “Jesse James” is an up-tempo track filled with killer guitar riffs and toe-tapping stick-in-the-brain lyrics “I wanna line ‘em up and drink ‘em, I wanna love ‘em and leave ‘em, sometimes I just want to rob a train..”
The members of WYATT have evolved into a musical brotherhood filled with tons of laughter, subscribing to a unified philosophy of commitment, fun, and a passion for pure music.
Performance Style: Ride along the gritty edge of rock to the heart of country and you’ll find yourself moving to the sounds of WYATT, an original 4-piece band from Saskatoon. WYATT drives the sound of progressive country bands like Emerson Drive and Doc Walker and grounds it with the depth and groove of Tom Petty. Imagine old school southern rock combined with the rich, vocal flavours of Bon Jovi, The Eagles and Rascal Flatts… this is Rock Country.
Why hire WYATT? With a rapidly growing fan base, WYATT’s high energy performance and humour-filled on stage chemistry reaches audience members of all ages time and again. Their catchy lyrics and mixture of country-grooves and hard-rock rhythms get audiences up on their feet. The band has electrified fans across North America and has shared the stage with many country music stars including Rascal Flatts, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jason Aldean and Emerson Drive. So strap on your boots, hang on to your hat, and let WYATT welcome you to ROCK COUNTRY!
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“The duo from the band Wyatt was absolutely fantastic! Scott and Daniel captivated our group – they are talented musicians, singers and story tellers. They played a blend of classic tunes that everyone knew and could sign along to, and their own original material which were beautifully written and performed. We’ll be looking for other opportunities to bring them back”!