Boy Named Hsu EP
Wayne Hsu makes the kind of music that your mom will like too. His songs give you the sweet old school sound that has been missing in popular music these days. His newly released debut EP titled 'A Boy Named Hsu' is a catchy collection of well crafted pop songs that will charm you the first time you hear them, and then continue to enchant you on every other level. Born in Taipei on the island of Formosa, Wayne began to play the drums at the age of 12. Shortly after, Wayne moved stateside where he attended boarding school in California. Unable to play the drums while confined to a small dorm room, Wayne picked up the guitar in order to satisfy his musical appetite. Around this time Wayne began developing his musical style. While mostly listening to jam bands such as Phish and Dave Matthews Band, Wayne discovered and fell in love with 60s pop songs by the likes of The Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach, and Stevie Wonder. With a touch of Antonio Carlos Jobim influenced bossa nova, you have Wayne Hsu's own unique 'Lounge-Core' sound. Wayne Hsu is currently based out of Philadelphia where he has quickly gained recognition. Having garnered awards such as the 'Best USA Artist' in the Toronto Independent Music Awards and having won multiple band competitions in the Philadelphia area including World Café Live's 'Best of Philly Rising' and Drexel University's 'Battle of the Bands', Wayne is setting out 'not to change the world, but to have a sing along.'