The Wayback WhensAbout Us 
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Performing songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, The Wayback Whens are quickly establishing themselves as one of the premier Classic Rock bands in the Twin Cities.  The go to group when you want the dance floor humming!!!


The Members of the Wayback Whens were friends and bandmates in High School in the 70's​​​. After going seperate ways for many years they reunited in 2009. After a few shows, they entered and made it to the finals of the Famous Dave's uptown annual Battle of the Bands competition.

They are available for Clubs, Company Parties and Events of all kinds.

To enquire about booking, Go to "Contact us" Page​​.

Gig Masters Bio:

​​The Wayback Whens is the top choice when it's time to select a Classic Rock dance band for special occasions. Perfect for private, public and corporate events, The Wayback Whens will take you on a 5 decade musical journey performing classic hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. With songs by The Beatles, Elvis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen, The Rolling Stones, CCR, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and many others, our proven song selections gets people dancing and keeps them on the dance floor song after song. We have performed hundreds of shows throughout the Twin Cities area, and have the experience and professionalism to make your event special and memorable. We are fully self-contained with our own sound system and light show for small and mid-sized venues, and we also provide break music to keep the party going. No need to look further--We are here and ready to work with you to solve all of your entertainment needs.


Wade has performed warm up spots for Blue Oyster Cult and Badfinger. He has played in bands with a former member of Sha Na Na and with Paul Westerberg of The Replacements. He has worked with Mitch Ryder, Chuck Negron, The Coasters, The Tokens, Otis Day, Bobby Day, Tiny Tim, Pat Upton, The Bay City Rollers, Al Wilson, Donnie Brooks, Mike Pinera, Cannibal and the Head Hunters and more, as a crew person and has appeared in a video with Spencer Davis. He has played shows with local bands: The Suburbs, Lamont Cranston, The Replacements, The Hypsters and many other artists.

Rob, "a seasoned veteran, taught all styles of guitar for over 20 years, amassing thousands of students, and has been performing in bands steadily for over 40 years. He has played guitar with Steppenwolf and shared the stage with major national acts such as Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Badfinger, Foghat, Head East, Marshall Tucker Band, Jordis, and Ted Nugent.


Pete has performed warm up spots for Black Oak Arkansas, Marshall Tucker Band, and Badfinger. He has studied with renowned Minnesota professional, Elliot Fine. Contributed local stagehand work for The Rolling Stones, The Police, Meatloaf, The Allman Brothers Band, Rossington-Collins Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tommy Tutone and more. He has played in the rhythm section of several well-known local bands with renowned guitarist, Rob Goff.


Todd has played bass in bands with Rob, Wade, and Pete going back to the '70's. He has opened shows for National artists Jim Dandy, Black Oak Arkansas, and Badfinger along with numerous shows with well known local artists.

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