Wasted Major burst onto the scene in 2021 as their first show was to an over capacity crowd of over 500 in Knoxville, TN, where the 6 of them met in college. Since then, they've been entertaining all sorts of audiences playing the music they love most. Their genre is difficult to narrow, as their songwriting is rooted in sounds from country music, soul, classic and southern rock, and many more. Lively performances at bars and parties, riverboats and rooftops, and Nashville's lower Broadway have spread their soulful, positive vibes to growing audiences. Having multiple vocalists and a broad range of instrumentation has allowed them to capture a variety of sounds. Wasted Major appeals to a wide variety of tastes, and brings a modern but rooted, rocking vibe that never fails to entertain.
The group consists of frontmen & vocalists Tim Jones on acoustic, Simon Heeran on lead/rhythm guitar, & Richie Miller on bass. The natural chemistry between the 3 allows for creative songwriting and ‘Eagles’esque harmonies. The group isn’t complete without beautiful guitar leads from Connor Hatala, sweet sounds out of keyboardist Andre Bucks, and drummer Kenny Kershaw laying the beat.
Summer of 2021 found the band recording in Inglehood Studios with producer Cowboy Keith Thompson in Nashville, and in January of 2023 they recorded at Wild Road Recording with Max Rubel. Since then, they have released their first 4 original songs on all streaming platforms that are being listened, danced, and sung to by many.
They have recently returned from their first tour across the pond in Europe, where they ventured into Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands with the mission of spreading their unique sound to new, curious ears. There, they were met with much love and awe, as crowds and venues have begged them back to rock the continent a second time. On that account, it's likely the band will be sailing another ship across the sea in the near future.
Since Europe, the band has based themselves in Nashville, TN, but plans to continue to rock around the world. Be sure to catch a show as they do.
Wasted Major are:
Andre Bucks - keyboard from Memphis, Tennessee
Connor Hatala - guitar/backing vocals from Raleigh, North Carolina
Simon Heeran - guitar/lead vocals from Nashville, Tennessee
Tim Jones - lead vocals from Sewanee, Tennessee
Kenny Kershaw - drums from Greeneville, Tennessee
Richie Miller - bass/lead vocals from Boston, Massachusetts
Covers: Chicken Fried, Dixieland Delight, Drift Away, Drinking Problem, Family Tradition, Folsom Prison Blues, Friends in Low Places, Good Directions, Neon Moon, Our Song, Sweet Caroline, Tennessee Whiskey, Wagon Wheel, When it Rains it Pours
Originals: Bad Man, Blood on my Hands, By your Side, Don’t Blame Texas, Keep it at a Kiss, Memphis Belle, Sober by Sunday, Tips and Beer, You See it All
Covers: Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Born to be Wild, Burning Love, Evil Woman, Free Bird, Gimme 3 Steps, Hard to Handle, Hotel California, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Proud Mary, Sweet Home Alabama, Take it Easy
Originals: Do it for the Money, Feedback, Movin’ Along, Take Me (or Leave Me), Wolves