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Encyclopedia > Nathan Wiley
Nathan Wiley
Nathan Wiley

Nathan Wiley is a musician and singer from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. His music is generally a blend of modern rock and blues. Summerside is the second largest city in Prince Edward Island, Canada and is located in western P.E.I. Community profile According to the 2001 Statistics Canada census: External link City of Summerside Categories: Stub | Cities in Prince Edward Island | Coastal towns of Canada ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti The Small Protected By The Great) Official languages English Flower Pink Ladys Slipper Tree Red Oak Bird Blue Jay Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water...

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History

Wiley started out as a guitarist in a handful of local independent projects, including The Plan, Space Opera and Evil Agents. He was also a member of The Tubetracks during a brief period when he lived in British Columbia. His unique guitar style always contributed to the sound of the groups he worked with, most notably his adept skill at surf music, being heavily influenced by Dick Dale, among others. During his involvement in these groups, he didn't do any vocal work, with the exception of a few songs from Space Opera, which mostly consisted of talking or yelling, but no actual singing. Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area... Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture. ... This article is about the surf guitarist. ...


Solo

In 2002, he released his first solo project, Bottom Dollar. Not only was it his first solo effort, but it was a fully professionally produced CD, as opposed to the low-tech cassettes produced by all of his previous projects. While the surf influence wasn't evident, his talents as a singer and songwriter were startling, after so many years of being known as primarily a lead guitarist rather than a frontman. Some media reviews drew a comparison to Tom Waits, but most fans seem to agree that, while some of the lyrics are similar to Waits' style, a closer comparison in lyric style would be Bob Dylan. Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Robert Allen Zimmerman (born May 24, 1941), better known by his stage name Bob Dylan, is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ...


Bottom Dollar gained much critical acclaim, winning awards from the East Coast Music Association and SOCAN, and getting repeated airplay on CBC Radio. The video for the lead single "Bottom Dollar Baby" was played in rotation on the Canadian muic station Much More Music, and remained in their Top 40 for several weeks, even gaining spots higher than such hitmakers as Celine Dion and Cher. The album was released through the indy-friendly group Sonic, and was eventually picked up for distribution by Warner Bros. Records. Desktop Wallpaper from the ECMA website with the ECMA logo. ... The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada or SOCAN is the only nationwide performance rights organisation in Canada. ... CBC Radio is the English language radio division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter, and superstar. ... Cher (born Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere on May 20, 1946),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entertainer. ... Warner Bros. ...


The follow-up "High Low" was released in 2004, also gaining similar awards and acclaim.


As stated on the official site, "Wiley has shared the stage with such artists as Steve Earle, Sarah Harmer, Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith, Gord Downie, The Skydiggers, Dan Bern, Kathleen Edwards, Danny Michel, Crush and Sarah Slean." Earle performing at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, CA, October 2, 2005. ... Sarah Harmer Sarah Harmer (born 12 November 1970 in Burlington, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. ... Blue Rodeo is a Canadian country rock band formed in 1984 in Toronto. ... Ron Sexsmith live in Bochum, July 10th, 2004 Ron Sexsmith (born 1964) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. ... Gordon Downie is a Canadian rock musician. ... Skydiggers are a Canadian alternative country/indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario. ... Dan Bern (aka Bernstein, a name which he sometimes performs under) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, novelist, and painter. ... Kathleen Edwards Kathleen Edwards (born July 11, 1978 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. ... Biography Danny Michel is a singer-songwriter based just outside Guelph, Ontario, Canada. ... Sarah Slean performing at De Helling in Utrecht, the Netherlands. ...


Discography

Bottom Dollar (2002)

  1. Bottom Dollar Baby
  2. Comeback
  3. Black Bones
  4. Home
  5. I Come Down
  6. Renegade
  7. Long Gone
  8. Till I'm Better
  9. Straight and Sober
  10. Betty, Betty (ride that hog)
  11. Long Live Sin

High Low (2004)

  1. High Low
  2. Bride On Fire
  3. Hey, Hey
  4. Get Your Own
  5. Best That I Can Do
  6. Braggers
  7. Old Familiar Things
  8. Moving On
  9. I Am Seen
  10. Sentimental Fool
  11. Fire Away
  12. Last Of The Big Time Spenders

others:

  • Patiently Blue (internet-only release, in conjunction with "High Low" single)

External links

  • Official site

 
 

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