Wayne Ranson


Wayne is an accomplished vocalist and guitarist with over thirty years experience as a professional working musician. Originally from Melbourne and now living in South East Qld playing everything from easy listening and rock and roll to contemporary rock, Wayne is passionate about music and it shows through in his performances.
He has fronted various successful bands over the years that have supported many great Australian acts including: Skyhooks, ACDC, Screaming Jets, Doug Parkinson, Renee Geyer, Denise Drysdale and many more.
Throughout his career, Wayne has done various recording session jobs and played in a number of successful Melbourne cover bands including: Regular Boys, Demix and for ten years was Lead Singer-Lead guitarist with top Melbourne blues-rock band ‘L.A. Express’.  For three years he was the Lead Guitarist-Vocalist for the fabulous Gold Coast show band, The Good Rockin’ Daddy’s.
Wayne’s exceptional versatility has led him to lots of exciting work over the years. He was a backing vocalist for Max Pellicano’s “Elvis to the Max”  tours during his concerts at the Crown Casino Showroom in Melbourne and having the uncanny ability to sound remarkably like Neil Diamond, he performed the part of the great man in the Australian Joe Cocker Tribute Show “With a little help from my friends” for over 3 years.
A successful and highly regarded musician in his own right with a career spanning over three decades, Wayne’s extensive repertoire of songs means he always has something to please everyone and suit any kind of engagement.  More than just a great musician, Wayne is a genuinely nice guy who always sets out to connect with his audience and make sure everyone goes home happy. He truly loves what he does and has a passion that is evident every time he takes the stage.
Extra information
Laid back Easy listening music for your patrons enjoyment – Mainly acoustic guitar with a little bit of electric mixed in. Very relaxed and “not in anyone’s face” type of atmosphere.
Depending on the vibe or the mood of the venue it can be anything from Easy listening to Middle-Of-The-Roadto Dancing music to Beer Songs.
Again depending on the vibe that the venue requires it can be anything from Easy listening to Middle-Of-The-Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancing music.
Weddings vary all the time and these days are not as traditional as they used to be. I like to meet with the the couple getting married and also the planners or anyone involved in arranging the wedding and work out a program to suit the wedding. I provide all types of music for all ages. It is generally Easy Listening to Middle-Of-The-Road toDancing music.
I also specialise in Unplugged Garden Music at weddings. I can do pre-ceremony light music for guests as they arrive to the  and post-ceremony for guests and bridal party as they do photos and while waiting to enter the reception
I do two types of performances – Acoustic guitar and Vocals (unplugged) and Electric & Acoustic guitar with backing.
My backing tracks and my equipment are of the highest quality available.

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