Discover the music of New Zealand singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney. Inspired by the acoustic music of Cat Stevens, Neil Finn & the Beatles, Bryce’s music traverses folk, country, rock and pop – always soulful whatever the genre. It’s the ideal soundtrack for the traveler and free spirit in us all.
Born in the sunny coastal town of Nelson, New Zealand Bryce is an accomplished guitarist and a well-traveled singer/songwriter who has performed nationally and internationally with some of the best singers in Australasia incl Guy Sebastian, The Mockers, Marlon Williams, Stu Larsen, Paul Ubana Jones, Anna Coddington, Jars Of Clay, The Germein Sisters, Jordie Lane, Kane Sole, Shaun Kirk and many more.
Bryce has released 3 full length albums, a 6 track Acoustic EP, a limited edition covers album (Rough Diamonds), and the Songbook & Six String live concert collaboration (CD + DVD) with New Zealand music icon Paul Ubana Jones.
They are all up on Spotify, iTunes and all the top online stores. Signed CD’s including a heartwarming and entertaining Autobiography is also available from the SHOP page.
"Bryce Wastney's Cat Stevens gig was a trip down memory lane for me, right back to the Old School Yard."
"I grew up listening to Cat Stevens and recently attended Bryce’s performance. He used his magic to take us on an enchanted journey through time. Bryce’s music and folk style storytelling were excellent. It was an unforgettable evening that brought back many fond memories and revealed things I didn’t know…read more →
"Bryce delivers a dynamic and charming presentation of the life and music of Cat Stevens. He is a natural story teller and engaging entertainer."
"Bryce has the audience in the palm of his hand. You can hear a pin drop as he tells the stories, and then next minute the room erupts into a heartwarming singalong. Bryce honours Cat Stevens in a way that helps you see your own path more clearly."
"We had a fabulous night with great food and entertainment what more could you ask for? We will be going to the next Cat Stevens event again."
"A soulful & caring musician. Pleasant uplifting music. Relaxed and friendly, Bryce connected well with audience. Seen and heard at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts on Thu 6 June 2019. Attractive and warming stage setting too - magic!"
"An awesome opening act for Australian Blues Maestro Shaun Kirk at the Mussel Inn, Takaka. A great selection of soulful, uplifting sounds. Loved the new songs!"
Songbook & Six String Tour – Live gig review. The Vic Cinema, Auckland, September 2013 “These two troubadours delighted our local crowd here at The Vic, regaling us with an intimate show of warm, soulful folk, book-ended by humorous yet sincere storytelling. Warming up for what should be an interesting…read more →