Special Thanks To Dan Caruso & Gar Francis For Helping Make This Album!!
Jim up to visit from Australia last June 2016
On the Howard Stern Show London England.
STONE PONY JULY 22
Top:My Life long pal Gar Francis & Me
Bottom: Rockids at Max's Kansas City.
I wanted to thank everyone who braved the Storms and nasty weather to see the Stone Pony Show...it was so much fun to see all of you there!!!!!
Me and Bud Richie Sambora fooling around on video shoot.
Huey Lewis , Johnny Colla (Guitar) and myself after 18 holes at The Deal Country Club , Deal N.J. early 90's.....yes he beat me ...bad!!!
Stone Pony Show..Me, Dan Sky and Patrick Bambauck
Wayne is a Jersey Boy born and bred!!
Wayne Olivieri (Wayne O) has been singing since the fourth grade when he joined the Saint Mary's Boys Choir from Plainfield NJ.He grew up singing at church every Sunday and performing concerts with the choir.
After 8th grade he started his first band and never looked back..............All through high school years he was singing in a band.......And at the age of 17 was playing full time in clubs in New York City like CBGB's, Max's Kansas City, The Lime Lite ,The Village Gate and more. Playing on the same bill as The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Blondie, and a plethora of others. He performed up and down the east coast and Moved to Asbury Park NJ where he performed at legendary clubs like The Stone Pony , The Fast Lane and others.
It was there where he met and became good friends with John Bongiovi (Jon Bon Jovi). Wayne and Jon stayed friends for over 17 years and performed many times next to Jon and the band. Opening shows etc…He became a regular at The Stone Pony ......one of the most famous rock Clubs in the world at the time(and still is) where he opened and headlined many times for acts like David Johansson, Huey Lewis, Southside Johnny , Cindy Lauper, Beaver Brown, Rick Derringer, Billy Idol and many more.
Wayne Continued to play in Europe and America over the years then took some time off to start a family and raise his daughter. After a long hiatus (and divorce) Wayne is happy to be back writing and recording with new found energy and creativity.
This album is his third release on Oneway Records which Wayne started in 2014.Hope you enjoy
Producer Jim Bonnafond during recording session in the 80's
Hanging with Jon, Emilio and my bud George
Dirt the cat (RIP) and me during photo shoot for "She's My Girl" single.
(Miss You Dirt)
The Band in the green room before show time
When asked about New Jersey rock veteran Wayne Olivieri, The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati (Rock and RoLL Hall Of Fame/Songwriters Hall of Fame)said, "He’s one of the most charismatic singer/frontman I've seen in a LONG time.....when he's on stage he doesn't let you NOT pay attention."
Band and crew from Video shoot at Stone Pony Asbury Park NJ. 5/14/2017 GREAT JOB everyone!!
Special Thanks to Director/Producer Lawrence Gress for his enthusiasm and support!!!
Willie Nile and his band on my TV show 2015
Me, Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Artimus Pyle, Rich Kohrs (bass) and Michael Squillace (sax) after our jam ..Colts Neck N.J. 2016
Over the years I have had the opportunity to meet. sing and write with some extremely talented people. Some were and still are world famous...some not so famous...but one of my observances in life, especially in the entertainment industry is that just because your extremely talented doesn't necessarily mean you will be famous and successful......on the other hand just because your successful and famous doesn't necessarily mean your all that talented. ( Im not sure that has to do with anything but I said it anyway) ..... Eclectic Mind is a collection of songs that reflects many of my experiences I've had and thoughts that I've pondered over the years...about half the album was written by me alone and the other half with a few close friends and fellow muisicmen. There's songs about love...work...God....Hard times...Good times and even one to my Mother......Im very proud of this album and the people who helped make it a reality. Ive been writing songs and singing since the 7th grade and have accumulated hundreds of cowritten tunes with various people. I am mostly a Melody/Lyric guy but for the first time in a long time I sat at my baby grand and finished a bunch of songs.... music AND lyrics ...took them to my longtime friend, engineer/ producer Dan Caruso's studio and with the help of some more extremely talented players like Gar Francis (guitars & production) finished them.
I originally was going to release a EP with 6 songs but then I thought of all the studio recordings I had cowrote that never were released into the universe and thought...why not......so I went back to my music room and picked out some of my favorites and re mastered them and put them on the record.
I hope at least one song can make you feel good (or sad...that's OK too) but for a Musicman (or Woman) we just want to help you enjoy a few minutes away from the crush of life with the sounds we create .
On the Movie set "Steps" with George the "great" McMorrow Acting and working sound.
(it was FREEZING!!!)
Brian Hadley and me at House Of Music Recording studios......
PICS FROM THEN AND NOW
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ALL LEAD & BACKGROUND VOCALS Wayne Olivieri
Me, Vicki and Myke Scavone(Yardbirds/Doughboys)
after Stone Pony Show.
My Daughter Madison Down in Nashville
Top: Rich Kohrs,Zara Phillips and Joe Cerisano
Bottom: My darling Vicki!!!
Back stage after our Jam at Stone Pony with E Street Band...Clarance Clemons (RIP) and me.
Filming "You Gotta Work" video.
Producer and long time friend Dan Caruso
My favorite keyboard man...Johnny Croot!
TyLETTER TO SANTA.
On Stage with Bruce and the E Street band .
Me and Jon Bon Jovi on stage Convention hall Asbury Park N.J.
How I write a song
Gar Francis(Producer) & Anthony Krizan at Sonic Boom Studio While we were recording"You Gotta Work"
Me and Bruce backstage at The Stone Pony
Me and World Champ Larry Holms after appearing on my TV show
In Studio laying track for "I'm Broke Again"
Me and Jon in Electric Ladyland studios in NYC
DJ/Radio guru Peter Wein and Me at the Wonder Bar Asbury Park N.J.
Musical christmas at Nanas house(left to right) My Daughter Madison, Nieces Sabrina, and Mia and Me.
Doing my BOOM OPERATOR thing on set of the Movie "Steps" 2016 (also got to act in it)
The Great maestro Tim Keys and myself after his performance of his Consort...Princeton N.J.
Me with golf pro ( and best friend) Wil Demaio!
Jammin with JImmy Ferante and the boys.