Great music and comedy! Wayne plays guitar and banjo and has a unique ability to make up whole songs on the spot. He comedy is clean and is appropriate for ages 1 to 100. (So far he's not sure about those pesky folks who are more than 100...) After performing during the ski season in Colorado for over 25 years, for people from all over the US and the world, there's virtually no one he doesn't have something to say about! He's a unique, fun, and extremely talented guy.
We had The Wayne Faust Show perform at our company Christmas party and everyone had a really good time! He was funny and the show was totally appropriate for our crowd. It was great to see everyone laughing and having such a great time!!
Wayne did an awesome job entertaining and interacting with our guests. I have received lots of compliments on our party and how they enjoyed Wayne's entertainment. A few attendees are booking him for their parties, including a class reunion. Wayne was on time, well prepared and very cordial. I highly recommend him!
Wayne is awesome! He had us all singing along and he pulled people in with interactive music & jokes. He wrote a song specifically for our 60th birthday boy that was really fun. I highly recommend him to amp up your festivities!
We had The Wayne Faust Show come to our senior living community for our first ever Comedy Night, and we were WOWED by his charm, wit, and overwhelming talent. We especially loved the Sven and Ole jokes! Wayne is an exceptional performer and we would love to have him back! A big THANK YOU from all of us here at Brookdale Meridian Arvada.
We are so happy we had Wayne perform at my husband's 60th birthday party. We all had alot of fun. He had everyone laughing and singing. He is a great musician and loved the banjo! Thanks for the birthday song you wrote for Jake and for making it so much more special than we ever expected!!
Wayne was a lot of fun to watch and kept the crowds attention. We had casino tables at our event and he was able to work along side them without skipping a beat. He was funny, his song were great, and he had the attention of our crowd almost the entire 2 hours!!! We would hire him again in a heartbeat!!! Thanks Wayne!!!
Our 2016 Christmas party was absolutely the best we have ever had, all due to Wayne Faust. He is a great musician and comedian and really gets the crowd involved and engaged. His ability to write a song at a moment's notice is incredible. The feedback from all the employees was 100% positive. We will definitely ask him back in the future.
I was very impressed with Wayne's ability to engage the audience from the very first moment of his show. He kept the entire crowd laughing, singing and cheering throughout the 2 hr show. We plan to bring him back to Trinidad as often as possible.
Wayne Faust was the entertainment for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Wayne did an outstanding job. His combination of music and comedy kept the audience rolling the entire time. His material was appropriate for the event. Wayne is great at engaging the audience and uses information he gathers in advance to involve many of the audience members. His material was appropriate and wildly entertaining. Great job Wayne.
Price Range: $1000-$2500
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Insurance: $100,000 - If needed, please request ahead of time.
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What to Expect
Wayne does a clean, fun show, with lots of interaction and spontaneity. If you use him for one of your events, he will contact you ahead of time to get information about your group. He always comes up with really fun, appropriate, and humorous songs for each event. During the event, look for him to get members of your group involved in the show, either to sing, do choreography, or who knows what else. He has a way to make everyone feel at ease.
As a special treat, he usually gets bald guys up from the audience to do his famous song, "Bald Guys Are Cool." Even CEO's have been known to do this song with Wayne, thus providing your group with longtime memories of the evening.
Wayne Faust is the guy that can take a roomful of people from all over
and make them friends by the end of the evening, causing folks to say,
"THAT WAS OUR BEST PARTY EVER!"
He can make your stomach muscles hurt from laughing one minute and have you wistfully remembering your childhood dreams the next minute.
He does the kind of show that can make brain surgeons loud and Harley riders quiet.
Wayne has over 35 years of experience entertaining people from all over the world, from ages five to one-hundred-and-five, performing regularly at such prestigious spots as
Sloppy Joe's in Key West
Beaver Run in Breckenridge, Colorado
The Beer Barrel Saloon in Put-In-Bay, Ohio
and at clubs in England, Scotland, and Holland
His original songs are heard on the radio in places as far away as Australia .
His live show can turn any evening into a party - a night full of great music and comedy.
Wayne has a unique talent for making up songs on the spot.
But most of all, Wayne's shows are fun.
Lots of fun.
He plays guitar and banjo and tells jokes. Lots of jokes.
He gets people from the audience up on stage to do songs with him.
Songs like 'Bald Guys Are Cool'
Sometimes you might catch Wayne doing a few of his award-winning serious songs. Touching songs, well-written and performed flawlessly.
Songs about his wife of 36 years, or maybe about his 3 kids. And yes, even about his grandkids.
Most nights you can catch Wayne doing songs like 'Dueling Banjos' with the help of Sven, a two-foot Viking made out of wood. How does he do that? It's a mystery.
But be warned.
When you leave Wayne's show, you'll find that you can't wipe that goofy grin off your face. And you're going to want to do it all again, just like thousands of others.
Additional Booking Notes
Wayne brings his own sound and lighting, so all he needs from you is a good place to set up where everyone can be close to him and where he can be seen by the entire audience. He will work with the venue on this, and has long experience of doing shows in every possible type of hall, restaurant, ship, etc.
Past Booked Events
|December 23, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Christmas Party|
|December 10, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Christmas Party|
|October 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 27, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 23, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|January 21, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 03, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 02, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|April 23, 2016||Fundraiser|
|April 13, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pinnacle Bank Christmas Party - York, Nebraska|
|December 11, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Deisselin Structures Christmas Party - Salida, Colorado|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Annual Chicagoland Concert - Des Plaines, Illinois|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Buena Vista Colorado - Main Street Concert Stage|
I do not use a set list because my show is very spontaneous. I can't remember how many times I've made notes of the songs I plan to do for a certain event, and then halfway through my first song I've already changed it. That's what makes my show unique - the ability to go in a different direction at the drop of a hat, making up whole songs on the spot about something happening in the room.
But I usually manage to do Dueling Banjos, Bald Guys Are Cool, and several singalongs in the course of each show because they are always audience favorites.
Influences & Inspiration
I grew up listening to goofy songs like "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" and "Purple People Eater." I also loved to listen to the Dr. Demento Show, and was thrilled when he started playing my songs. I had several of them on his Funny Five.
Musically, my influences are rock, folk, and bluegrass banjo.
Wayne brings all of his own equipment. If he has to fly to the show, he will arrange to rent whatever he needs, and that expense will be included in his fee.