Influenced by an era of seasoned vocalists Mycle Wastman has developed the vocal capability and styling comparative to soul/pop greats Stevie Wonder and Prince.
Mycle conducts his music in a timeless fashion with creative melodies and distinct storytelling lyrics while maintaining a commercial appeal by sustaining a pop sensibility. Mycle embodies a distinct soulful sound that aspires to the timeless soul classics rejuvenating music and its listeners to a new standard. Mycle’s debut solo album, “the Beautiful Stay”, features 12 original songs that glide from the funky and irresistible opening smash single “Found Wantin” to the poignant and moving title track “the Beautiful Stay”. The swinging “As long as I’m with You” brings to mind hints of early D’Angelo and the hauntingly lonely vocal performance and creeping B3 organ on “Never Love Again” could easily pass for a long lost Muscle Shoals recording session.
Hailing as a Seattle native, Mycle started his vocal training by performing with the Seattle Boy’s Choir at the ripe age of five. As he entered his teenage years Mycle began his quest as a guitar player and songwriter. This quest escalated to an extensive catalog containing over one hundred songs and a production deal to record his highly anticipated debut solo album, released in March of 2008.
With the release of the album came interests from major recording labels: Warner Brothers, Capitol, and Universal/Motown. Over the last year Mycle has been working side by side with some of the best songwriters in the industry with credits that include Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Rhianna, and Chris Brown to name a few. After an extensive song selection process 12 songs were compiled to form Mycle Wastman’s second studio album, “Hurry Down Sunshine”.
The album is due to release on September 18th, 2011 with an incredible live performance to be held at the Hard Rock Café Seattle.