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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CDVUS38, 261673 Wayne Linsey - Perfect Love album art Linsey Searchin' and 2 more… Linsey - Perfect Love (Album) Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin Records America, Inc. CDVUS38, 261673 Germany 1991 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

PRL 12183 Wayne Linsey - The Main Attraction album art Bobby Thurston Bobby Thurston - The Main Attraction (Album) Prelude Records PRL 12183 US 1981 Sell This Version
CCLP 2022 Wayne Linsey - All Night Long album art Starpoint Starpoint - All Night Long (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2022 US 1982 Sell This Version
FC 38959 Wayne Linsey - Utopia album art Enchantment Enchantment - Utopia(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia FC 38959 US 1983 Sell This Version
XRC9513 Wayne Linsey - Changing album art Lenny Williams Lenny Williams - Changing (Album) Rocshire Records XRC9513 US 1984 Sell This Version
ECS-81718 Wayne Linsey - Can't Stop The Love album art Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly - Can't Stop The Love (Album) Capitol Records ECS-81718 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
6136ML Wayne Linsey - If I Only Knew album art The Emotions Just A Girl In Love (as Wayne Lindsay) The Emotions - If I Only Knew (Album) Motown 6136ML US 1985 Sell This Version
40 26964 Wayne Linsey - Hideaway album art Stanley Clarke My Love, Her Inspiration and 1 more… Stanley Clarke - Hideaway (Album) Epic, Epic 40 26964 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
5899-1 Wayne Linsey - Womagic album art Bobby Womack Bobby Womack - Womagic (Album) MCA Records 5899-1 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
TB 210 Wayne Linsey - Love Will Follow album art George Howard Slow Walking (as Wayne Linsay) George Howard - Love Will Follow (Album) TBA Records TB 210 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25510-1 Wayne Linsey - Decisions album art The Winans The Winans - Decisions (Album) Qwest Records 25510-1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
928 274-7 Wayne Linsey - Aint No Need To Worry album art The Winans featuring Anita Baker The Winans featuring Anita Baker - Aint No Need To Worry (Single) Qwest Records 928 274-7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
7-115-73001-6 Wayne Linsey - Be Encouraged album art Vickie Winans Vickie Winans - Be Encouraged (Album) Light Records 7-115-73001-6 US 1987 Sell This Version
ZL72617 Wayne Linsey - Feels Good To Feel Good album art Garry Glenn Garry Glenn - Feels Good To Feel Good (Album) Motown ZL72617 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
MCA-5855 Wayne Linsey - A Nice Place To Be album art George Howard No No (as Wayne Linsay) and 4 more… George Howard - A Nice Place To Be (Album) MCA Records MCA-5855 US 1987 Sell This Version
924 124-1 Wayne Linsey - After Dark album art Ray Parker Jr. Ray Parker Jr. - After Dark (Album) Geffen Records 924 124-1 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
CDA 5178 Wayne Linsey - Get Here album art Brenda Russell (2) Gravity Brenda Russell (2) - Get Here (Album) A&M Records, Breakout CDA 5178 UK 1988 Sell This Version
81841-2 Wayne Linsey - I Came To Play album art Paul Jackson Jr. Paul Jackson Jr. - I Came To Play (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 81841-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
7015026651 Wayne Linsey - Brotherly Love album art Daniel Winans When Love Shows and 4 more… Daniel Winans - Brotherly Love(CD, Album) Rejoice Records 7015026651 US 1989 Sell This Version
CD 8427 Wayne Linsey - Night Song album art The Mighty Clouds Of Joy I Fell In Love With Jesus (as Wayne Lindsay) and 8 more… The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Night Song (Album) A&M Records, Rejoice Records CD 8427 US 1989 Sell This Version
W1 25602 Wayne Linsey - Silky Soul album art 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 W1 25602 US 1989 Sell This Version
BRLP 542 Wayne Linsey - Beyond A Dream album art By All Means By All Means - Beyond A Dream (Album) 4th & Broadway BRLP 542 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SICP 10105 Wayne Linsey - A Lady With A Song album art Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson - A Lady With A Song (Album) Columbia SICP 10105 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
837 766-2 Wayne Linsey - Be The One album art Jackie Jackson Jackie Jackson - Be The One(CD, Album) Polydor 837 766-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
MCA-6347 Wayne Linsey - Master Of The Game album art James J.T. Taylor* 8 Days A Week James J.T. Taylor* - Master Of The Game (Album) MCA Records MCA-6347 US 1989 Sell This Version