Brett Wade is a quadruple threat. Not only is he a brilliant singer and guitar player, he also writes and produces. He has many claims to fame: he played on the first Valdy record which launched Valdy's career, and played the guitar solo on Valdy's big hit "Rock and Roll Song". He played bass and sang with "The Electric Prunes" ("Too Much to Dream Last Night"). He also toured with Shari Ulrich, The Wade Brothers, and his own Stallion Thumbrock.
Brett is in demand for both his trademark high tenor vocal, and his distinctive guitar playing. He has his own recording and production facilities and frequently works with Jim Woodyard at Creation Studios. Brett is a truly GREAT musician.
Composer, Arranger, Pianist, Music Director, Producer
Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Mike Reno, Michael Bolton, Boz Scaggs, David Foster, Peter Cetera, Fee Waybill (The Tubes), Michael Buble, Ray Charles, Mel Tormé, Dee Daniels, Shari Ulrich, Jim Byrnes, Leon Bibb various film and television productions
"I have known Brett Wade since we were in our teens. We played in bands and in the studio together, his guitar playing and singing have always been first rate, he has an amazing vocal range and has a truly unique 'voice' on the guitar. He is an accomplished engineer/producer as well."
Sarah McLachlan, KD Lang, Straight Lines, Michael Buble, Dan Powter, Shutterfly, Leon & Eric Bibb, DS solo recordings
"Brett is one of the most original and inspiring guitarists I've ever worked with. As a vocalist, he is simply one of the greats!"
Musician/Producer/Panache Entertainment (Mark Murphy, Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, Chuck Israels, Dee Daniels, Jane Siberry, Sheila Jordan, Ernestine Anderson, Paul Horn, Shari Ulrich, Moreen Meriden, Carl Allen, Max Roach, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Christine Duncan, Rodney Whittaker, Maynard Ferguson, Ann Mortifee and more!)
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"I cannot think of any singer who can blend so well with any other voice, male or female. However, Brett is not just an outstanding background vocalist, he is also an accomplished vocal arranger. He can make any song sound more complete, whether it needs big, complicated parts or just a very simple harmony.
Brett's guitar parts are always tasteful, yet unique. As with his vocal arrangements, he seems to know when to keep it simple and when to push the envelope. Fitting in with any track or style does not appear to be a problem for him, even when he has to make up parts on the fly."
Producer/Engineer (Engineer on 30 Gold & Platinum selling ablums for bands like Heart, BTO, Prism, Raffi)
"Vancouver is so fortunate to have Brett Wade. Completely professional, totally soulful, highly recommended. A session with Brett is always a highlight of any recording."
Singer/Songwriter/Author (15 of Arends’ songs have become top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. Arends has earned 2 Dove Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year.)
"Brett has been a constant in the studio musician biz here in Vancouver for about 30 years now. Starting with an unerring guitar solo in Valdy's "Rock and Roll' song, thru the Wade brothers funk fueled fusion, to his current senior statesman status as a vocalist and guitar player, Brett's musicality knows no age. Brett infuse everything he does with passion, taste and humor. The latter making for enjoyable sessions and great feel. When Brett is together w/ his cohort Glenda Rae, I can't think of a better BGV duo that comes up with the goods in an efficient , classy and musically fulfilling way.
Producer (Whitewater Productions, K-Dawn Music - Recent nomination for Producer of the Year at the Austin [TX] Music Awards and additionally recognized with Juno, Dove, CGMA, NAMMY [Native American Music Awards], Vibe, Shai, and Angel nominations and awards.)
"I've been working with Brett now for many years in a 'long distance' internet related context. He brings a fabulous blend of superb musical
talent, a very finely tuned ear for vocal blending and pitch (in a way that only a very experienced studio singer can do) and his own
tremendous musical sensitivity and creativity. He's taken my songs to whole new level with his beautiful bg section parts! If you're looking
for unique tracks, be it vocal or guitar that are highly professional in execution, studio sonics and creativity then Brett stands alone in the
online marketplace. You'll be back for more, I guarantee it!"
Songwriter/Studio drummer, EA Games, Numerous Label acts
"Brett Wade is a world-class monster musician with an original and
distinctive voice, an effortless and fluid mastery of his instrument
and a tone like liquid satin."
Bassist (appearances/recordings w/ k.d. lang, Randy
Bachman, Sweatshop Union, Bob Hope, Dan Mangan)