'From Cat Stevens to Jay-Z, The WMDs experiment with all kinds
of music. Don't mistake The WMDs
for just another cover band, though. When you see them live, their personal sound creeps into their
covers, which is enough to help listeners re-discover even their own favorite songs.'
-Jaime Zublick, Williamsport Sun Gazette
The WMDs are a multi-talented cover band based out of New York City. Since forming in 2004 the
band has garnered a national audience with residencies at some of the biggest (and most demanding)
clubs throughout the United States. Zublick continues, 'There are few bands out there that can pull
off playing Kenny Rogers and Jay-Z in the same evening. But that's what's best about catching The
WMDs live, their set will keep anyone on their feet.'
The band is fronted by singer Brian Bauers, with lead guitar duties handled by Jaime Sturm. Bassist
Mike Chiavaro and drummer Paul Amorese round out the line-up. From Classic Rock to old school
Hip-Hop medleys, free-style Jams to Top-40, The WMDs can execute a show like no other.
This band has an impressive resume: Brian Bauers is an award winning producer, engineer, and
composer. His composition for Nike's 2003 Pull-up campaign was declared the year's #1 Sound Design
by Shoot Magazine. He's played keyboards for Reggae star Matisyahu and produced Kaki King's (Epic)
first album. Jaime Sturm spent years under the tutelage of guitar masters Dan Converrse and Chris
Whitley. His guitar can be heard on several recordings including TV spots for Exxon-Mobil, Sears, Kraft
Foods and BlueFly. Drummer Paul Amorese toured the country with acclaimed jam band Hypnotic
Clambake. He has shared the stage with Wyclef Jean, John Mayer, Joss Stone and Jesse McCartney.
Bassist Mike Chiavaro graduated Eastman School of Music. He recorded bass at Sony Music for legendary
producers Phil Ramone (Paul Simon, Billy Joel) and Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon). He has
toured internationally with Grammy winning singer Lenka Dusilova. The WMDs have also released two
acclaimed original albums (available on iTunes) working with producer John White (Chick Corea, DJ Logic).
A comprehensive song list can be found at thewmds.com/coverlist