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its been a while since i wrote a blog!

Well its been a while since i wrote a blog i prefer the video blogs now, thats just me being lazy! Been fairly busy with work and as well as getting the ubuntu HD5 phone and ubuntu M10 tablet image20160706_112155528which has been great just what ive been waiting for we also got ubuntu 16.04 LTS so i decided to re-setup my laptop and home media server as well as adding a back up server using the built in back up service in ubuntu which i have to say was breeze to setup and should have done it a long time ago! Sorting out my music collection and files from scratch has been a mission but all went great. Im using owncloud for file and contact / calendar sync which installs on all the devices and just works great. Im now using emby media server which kicks the ass out of plex for lots or reasons and transmision server for the occasional torrent.  Zoneminder for the cameras is the best, rock solid and works well remotely and never burps once you have got over the semi hard task of setting it up with all its niggles with php zones and mysql config files.


Been back and forth to spain as usual and just love the place. Ill be posting some new photos for you to see of malaga and the castle there. Malaga central has to be one of the places to visit. I watch TV and its all marbella this, marbella that! you never visited spain till you been in land and enjoyed spain for what it really is not whats its glammed up to be on TV, as its not all like that trust me.

Band wise ive been out of the picture for a 6 month break and working on my own stuff which has been great, got myself another alembic bass alembic basswhich i love specially for the amount of different noises it makes for recording, ill be putting some stuff out again soon. Ive rolled rubber soul of now and looking around for other bands to mingle and and take a step back and let others do the work! have to say ive had a great time playing with the lads, pauls a good friend and frank getting on as they say and ready for retirement sure kicks the ass out of a lot of drummers ive worked with, style wise can play anything and timing wise cant be beat, great vocalist to. Ive been asked about reunions with old bands which for one im not interested – i dont have time for people who for one are sneaky, underhanded, not loyal and just trouble makers. So on that one get what i created and shove it were the sun dont shine its had its day, talk about flogging a dead horse. Any way to the future and the new music im creating and the new musical experiences i can encounter and new pubs not just the one that will book you.

Now i know all the good people in my life i keep them near, all the others i have for sure rejected and want nothing to do with.

Love, peace and happiness to all the ones i love and karma to the bitches i hate, you know you are.



Two of the areas finest bands available for gigs

If your looking for a band for your pub / club / night club or event Two of the finest bands in the area are natural thing and rubber soul. Rubber soul is a 3/4 piece band to suit occasion and play a wide range of music from the sixties, blues, beatles and rock and roll. Ideal for the small to large pub and great variation of music for everybody to enjoy. Rubber soul have recently been running jam days sporting other music including rock, skiffle and country. Very versatile band and never been accused of being loud so ideal for small partys as well! plenty of energy and put on a great show for the audience to enjoy. Please mail for details. (also watch out for us in the famous lankykats in may!!) Natural thing is a 4 piece indie rock band. Again ideal for pubs, clubs and parties.Natural thing has been formed for over 15 years now and plays some hard hitting music with a funk edge. Music from the who, hendrix, stone roses, weller, small faces, the jam and even some hard hitting original material! Natural thing are currently in the area doing local pub gigs and scooter rallies plus we have been venturing to preston and manchester playing some big gigs which have been great. Please email for details!! if you need a band for your venue or event simply pick the best for your clients, friends and family dont settle for second best. Pick the real deal!!! WPWARD 2013


happy new year

well happy 2013 to you all !!

2012 wasn’t a bad year for music and business. 2013 I will be easier in regards to music I’m just in two bands at the moment, natural thing which is on form at the moment and will be running itself as its shared now and rubber soul which to be honest is a breeze it runs itself and because of the choice of music and popularity people come to us and book us and the band is so flexible we just accept them and the extra professionalism if were a member down we just do the gig which shows how good of musicians they really are. Top dog is now dumped after two years of hard slog and being messed about I’m afraid they have been underhanded so I’m not going to go to much into but i just have to say i work in a different way probably because I’m more dedicated to the business anyway that won’t last minutes. Ive got a few options I’m going to test for a new blues unit but I’m only after the best can’t be having any half cut musos, messers, pre madonnas, sulkers and all that babble its a waste of my time! i need a good unit with dedicated musicians only. So watch this space got some great ideas for this unit also i want a unit that is diverse and not just banging it out and playing to loud all the time. Im getting down with the delta and some acoustic slide really get into what its all about.

anyway rubber soul are available for pubs, clubs and all your events drop me a line, we are currently creating the website, business cards and we are going in the studio for demos so watch this space, we are the most booked band in this town and are fully enjoying it no cardboard cut outs here!!

Natural thing is also available come and check out one of lancasters finest and longest playing bands, hard hitting action and we have a show now thats not to be missed find us on Facebook or on our website natural-thing.co.uk

I’m getting down with some serious practice and spanning it out between guitar, bass, 12 string, slide and been self teaching harmonica! although i don’t have to worry about that to much i got two top notch harmonica players now!! I’m also practising vocally and been trying some quality new songs 

2013 is going to be a great year for music and the natural talent.

new years eve was the best night live with rubber soul at the tavern, best night I’ve had in ages we were booked solid through december come check us out at our tavern jam at scale hall every sunday from 5pm – we have real dedicated musicians who come and jam, we jam skiffle, blues, country, rock and roll, 60’s you name it just people who love music.

also the good thing about the changes is i don’t have to worry about what i write without people thinking its being directed at them! I’m just flowing now no worries, thinking back of the last top dog meeting and explaining myself what a joke and total waste of time ha, good riddance here is wayne ward in 2013 full on now were’s that mother fuckin gibson let me show u all how this is done……

oh one more this people coming up to me saying rubber soul has competition with so called bands round the town, for one i don’t class it as a band if they have backing tracks get a band then come back to me for a competition your a poor excuse for a band what i class as a fukin joke. I have no objection to backing tracks and karaoke if thats what you like enjoy it just don’t compare it with the real deal. ha ha happy 2013

wayne wards website don’t like it then do me a favour and fuck off!! happy 2013!!


music in general

just popped onto the old facefook to post my gigs for the weekend and i can see digs about me because i said keep music live! damn is nobody entitled to a opinion, i really dont see the point in facebook, if you voice your opinion people will try and poke back at you like two weeks later. Ok lets explain:

I love music and entertaining, i must admit i prefer a real band were they people interact and create and make music, you know its kind of more real. I dont like backing tracks and karaoke although i have done them both. I had some good times doing backing tracks, you can still be a bit creative with backing tracks by playing guitar over the top of the tracks and making it more musical. If you see somebody singing to a backing track all night then its just basically a karaoke singer to me.. give them a guitar to play along and then you have a musician performing for you.. get it? ok you can get some good singers who sing to backing tracks… and? to me i cant stand just to see one person singing al night for one it lacks contrast and they aint really doing that much, yes he or she may be a great singer but sometimes ive seen better singers on the karaoke!. Any way if you dont understand from what ive wrote then you should feel free to contact me on my contact form on here its pretty damn simple. As for me making comments that i dont like factor? so what i think the show is a fix and most of the singers are crap and to say i just play in a cover band just made me scream with laughter. I play in three bands one being natural thing who have been writing a lot longer than any other band in this town (22 years)  and also play obscure songs, i play in another band called top dog again who plays obscure songs in there own way which is a great and dynamic band and i play in a covers band called rubber soul playing mainly beatles and rock and roll, i was brought up on the beatles and rock and roll so i fully enjoy playing in this band playing the music i was brought up on, fkin covers bands get a grip. Im glad i dont mingle on facebook anymore, here is one for you at least im not in the little click, im free unleashed and live for music come watch me on guitar ill do some massive over bends and tear the skin of your face while pulling fuck faces playing real music.

The good news all pubs are allowed to have bands back again so we might start seeing some proper music, meanwhile people who do karaoke and backing tracks keep rocking i have no problem with this its just not my preference of music ? i hope you understand -> duh? I would say musicians are a bad little breed but seems even musician wanna bee’s stick there oar in now, get some practice done and try getting up and performing.

I hope this doent upset people but just makes it clear were i stand. Dont spend your time talking about something i said two weeks ago pick up a guitar a bass or put on a backing track, practice the art.

Peace out, Wardster 🙂