Seattle Artist Spotlight: Wyatt Olney and the Wreckage

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This time in our Seattle Artist Spotlight feature we bring you, Wyatt Olney and the Wreckage.

This rock band came together in 2015 with a mission to make genuine rock music they love. They recently released their new album ‘Welcome to Seattle’ on October 14, 2017.  This album is a dedication to the Seattle music scene and what bands are doing here.  I had a chance to catch the guys a couple of times since September (Back to the Locals Fest and opening for John 5) and I have to tell you, these guys are working hard, playing hard and delivering great music!  They put on awesome live shows, then spend a ton of time before and after their shows connecting with old and new fans and making people at their shows know how much they appreciate their support. You couldn’t hope to meet a better bunch of guys doing something they are so deeply passionate about.

Not only are they busy making their own music and promoting their work, they are also huge supporters of the Seattle music scene.  That’s something that I have to say is really special about the Seattle music scene.  I’ve been in Seattle since the mid 80’s minus a few years here and there, but the one thing I’ve always loved about Seattle’s music scene is how much people support the music, not just the fans, but the bands. They go out of their way to help each other and support each other.  It’s not a survival of the fittest attitude around our area, it’s very much a supportive scene where many people go out of their way to help each other out.  Something I haven’t seen as much of in other cities I’ve lived in. So it makes me proud to introduce all of you to Wyatt Olney and the Wreckage! Check out the audio interview below with Wyatt Olney where we talk all about the band, the music and of course KISW 99.9 FM Live Day coming up on November 16th!

Interview with Wyatt Olney:

You can check out Wyatt Olney and the Wreckage live online on November 16th through KISW 99.9 FM’s Live Day 2018.  If you happen to be in the listening area, tune your radio dial to 99.9 FM.  If you are outside of the local listening area, anywhere in the world you may be with an internet connection, you can live stream Live Day by heading over to KISW 99.9 FM and click on the Listen Live button at the top of their page. Wyatt Olney and the Wreckage are scheduled to perform at 7:30 AM Seattle local time!  That’s UTC/GMT -8 hours for those of you elsewhere than Seattle (Pacific Time for those in North America). But please come and stick around for the full day of music and check out a ton of our local artists as they perform!

For those of you wondering about the Seattle music scene…. Seattle, for as long as I can remember, has had a really great music scene.  We’ve of course had periods of time where Seattle has dropped out a bit, but for the most part we’ve thrived.  Unknown to a lot of people out there, Seattle has good rock and metal scene that people tend to forget Seattle when they talk about these genres.  It still surprises me today that we have not been included in the massive rock and metal music festivals as we see all over the USA like AfterShock, Loud Than Life or Rocklahoma and I’ve even mentioned that personally to the head VP over at Danny Wimmer Presents, who put on these huge festivals. Seattle is not just a pop, rap, hip-hop and grunge city, we’ve got real authentic rock and metal going on here almost every night of the week. While we do have a few select music festivals that happen in Washington that do a great job for other musical genres in Seattle, BumbershootSasquatch! and Watershed, they do not cater to rock and metal music.  We are thankful for KISW putting on Pain In the Grass every year! It is as close as we get to a rock/metal “festival”, but that’s only a one day event and at a much smaller scale than a true festival.  Washington State and Seattle need a real, true rock and metal festival on the levels of the large ones we see around the USA and world. Give us our field of dreams Danny Wimmer!

Check out some live photos from Back to the Locals Fest and the John 5 Show below.
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Show photos by Diane Webb

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Here are the bands mentioned by Wyatt Olney in this interview. I have linked their Facebook pages so you can easily find these bands and check them out yourself. These are just a few of the great artists we have around our area so give them some support.


Ten Miles Wide

Devils Hunt Me Down



Wyatt Olney and the Wreckage is:
Wyatt Olney – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Kyle Gibboney – Lead Guitar
Rob Brennan – Drums
Willie Nelson – Bass & Backing Vox

Follow Wyatt Olney and the Wreckage Online: Facebook / Website

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I am music fanatic, writer, photographer, music publicist and artist manager who loves to travel and has severe wanderlust. Music, travel and enjoying life is key! Follow my photography Instagram: @yesterdazenews Facebook: @YesterdazeNewsPhotography. Follow my publicity on IG/FB @playloudagency