In the mid 1960s, Wayne Buttery was performing with several local bands at high school dances, parties, etc. It was early on in 1970 when Wayne became one of the founding members of the well-known Toronto based nostalgia show band, Bananas. In the mid 1980’s he went on to perform with Middle Aged Crazy’s and in 1989 founded the Bluenotes.
In 1991 Wayne and his family moved to Central Ontario’s Orr Lake community near the town of Elmvale where he often performs in local venues and resorts. In March of 1995 he formed ‘the Groove Project’ with keyboardist Bob Federer, bassist Charlie Hinkel and drummer Dennis King. Over Wayne’s career he has made several guest appearances with several well-known artists such as Wilson Pickett, Garry US Bonds, Tony Flaim and in April of 2004 the Groove Project opened for the legendary James Cotton Blues Band. After a twenty-four year run and three CD releases later, the Groove Project finally disbanded.
Wayne is now perusing a solo career and plans to release several recordings and live performances locally and beyond. For more information please visit waynebuttery.com.