Wayne Linsey

Wayne Linsey

Musician Wayne Linsey plays guitar, bass and drums -- was a band member of "Tonight Show Band" on the keyboards.

Being a talented drummer and pianist earned Linsey a full scholarship to the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C. The musician created his own trio and drew a loyal following in and around the D.C. area.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Linsey began performing with such renowned artists as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Diana Ross, The Jacksons and Earth Wind & Fire. He was also an integral member of the ever-popular group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly for many years.

Linsey also has his share of television and feature-film credits, including Robert Townsend's "The Five Heartbeats, " "Motown Live," "Fame," "Cedric the Entertainer," "American Idol," "The NAACP Image Awards," "The Grammy Awards," "The Wayne Brady Show," "The MTV Europe Awards" and musical director for "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Linsey recently released his first solo project, "A Song Without Words." The project reflects the broad spectrum of music he's mastered since his early days at Howard University running the gamut from jazz and R&B to world music and rap and features special guest players such as Fred Wesley, Bobby Brown, Michael "Patches" Stewart, Kenny Garrat, Louis Price and fellow "Tonight Show Band" members Paul Jackson Jr., Teddy Campbell and Kevin Ricard.

Linsey lives in Los Angeles.
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Wayne Linsey Discography Tracks


VUSLP38, 211673 Linsey Sweet Talk and 2 more… Linsey - Perfect Love(LP, Album) Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin Records America, Inc. VUSLP38, 211673 UK 1991 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Bobby Thurston Bobby Thurston - The Main Attraction (Album) Prelude Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Starpoint Starpoint - All Night Long (Album) Chocolate City US 1982 Sell This Version
FC 38959 Enchantment Enchantment - Utopia(LP, Album) Columbia FC 38959 US 1983 Sell This Version
Lenny Williams Lenny Williams - Changing (Album) Rocshire Records US 1984 Sell This Version
The Emotions Just A Girl In Love (as Wayne Lindsay) The Emotions - If I Only Knew (Album) Motown US 1985 Sell This Version
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly - Can't Stop The Love (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Japan 1985 Sell This Version
George Howard Slow Walking (as Wayne Linsay) George Howard - Love Will Follow (Album) TBA Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Stanley Clarke My Love, Her Inspiration and 1 more… Stanley Clarke - Hideaway (Album) Epic, Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
Bobby Womack Bobby Womack - Womagic (Album) MCA Records Australia 1986 Sell This Version
George Howard No No (as Wayne Linsay) and 4 more… George Howard - A Nice Place To Be (Album) MCA Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Ray Parker Jr. Ray Parker Jr. - After Dark (Album) Geffen Records Spain 1987 Sell This Version
The Winans The Winans - Decisions (Album) Qwest Records Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Vickie Winans Vickie Winans - Be Encouraged (Album) Light Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Garry Glenn Garry Glenn - Feels Good To Feel Good (Album) Motown Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Brenda Russell (2) Gravity Brenda Russell (2) - Get Here (Album) A&M Records, Breakout UK 1988 Sell This Version
Paul Jackson Jr. Paul Jackson Jr. - I Came To Play (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic US 1988 Sell This Version
837 766-2 Jackie Jackson Jackie Jackson - Be The One(CD, Album) Polydor 837 766-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
James "J.T." Taylor* 8 Days A Week James "J.T." Taylor* - Master Of The Game (Album) MCA Records Europe 1989 Sell This Version
7015026651 Daniel Winans America's My Island and 4 more… Daniel Winans - Brotherly Love(CD, Album) Rejoice Records 7015026651 US 1989 Sell This Version
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Love's On The Run (as Wayne and 2 more… Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly - Silky Soul (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records US 1989 Sell This Version
BRLP 542 By All Means By All Means - Beyond A Dream(LP, Album) 4th & Broadway BRLP 542 UK 1989 Sell This Version
The Jacksons Harley (as Julius W. Linsey) The Jacksons - 2300 Jackson Street (Album) Epic, Epic Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson - A Lady With A Song (Album) Columbia Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Whitney Houston I'm Knockin' Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight (Album) Arista South Africa 1990 Sell This Version