About Wyzard, the Bassist and Songwriter

Wyzard was born into a musical family in Opa Locka, Florida. As a young boy, he would practice playing the bass in the bedroom closet whenever he got the chance. By the time he was twelve years old, his big brother Frankie had him playing poolside gigs in Miami Beach. Next, he went on to play the Miami soul clubs. And, at the tender age of thirteen, Frankie took Wyz with him on his first tour with Jackie Wilson.

Today, Wyzard is best known as the bassist in Mother’s Finest, the world’s first multicultural funk rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. They toured the planet not only solo but with acts like, The Who, Aerosmith, Parliament-Funkadelic, Santana and AC/DC, to name a few.

Despite being “too out-of-the-box for black radio” and “too black for rock radio,” their mind blowing powerful live performances has gained them cult status. Especially in Europe.

Wyzard’s innovative style of playing-thumping-slapping the bass and his songwriting was greatly influential in what was to become Funk Rock. He wrote Mother’s Finest’s biggest hit, “Baby Love”. Such greats as Prince, Eddie Van Halen and Vernon Reid of Living Colour considers him an influence.

In 2011, Mothers Finest was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame along side such music icons as James Brown, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers and many others.

In 2016, the band’s distinct Funk Rock contribution to music was honored with an exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Wyzard’s other accomplishments include touring and recording with Stevie Nicks, Rickey Medlocke and Blackfoot, Carl Carlton and the Songdogs and more. Wyzard produced, arranged and wrote on the album, We the People, for blues great, Guitar Shorty. The album won the 2008 Blues Foundation Award for Best Contemporary Blues recording. Wyzard has also written and scored music for television and film.

Wyzard’s first solo release, Primal Incantation on Brown Baby Records is available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon.com, Spotify and Apple Music. He promises more solo efforts in the future.

Wyzard is currently in the final stages of writing his autobiography.

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