This is a write up of CAROLINE BLUE by Michael Scriminger in the May 2009 print edition of FOURTH COAST ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE -5/29/2009-Watertown, NY
FEATURED BAND-CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE is a Melodic Hard Rock Band based in Upstate NY. Their originals have been described as being similar in style to KISS with touches of LA Guns, Type O Negative, Chevelle, Motley Crue, Dokken, Megadeth & more! CAROLINE BLUE is a 3 Piece Band consisting of Wayne W. Johnson (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Andy “Doc” Gore (Bass) & Joe Boyle (Drums).
CAROLINE BLUE started in 2000 & has gone thru several line up changes throughout the years. The current line up has been together since August 2008. They have 2 CDs out “Slave to the Hourglass” (2005) & “Not For The Innocent” (2007)-in addition to several compilation CDs (More info on them is at carolineblue.com/page70.html). The band also has music videos made for them by UVTV (Underground Video Television)-which can be seen on their site and/or on You Tube. The band is currently planning on making videos for tracks from NFTI and they have plans to begin work on a new CD.
– ABOUT THE BAND –
WAYNE W. JOHNSON-Lead & Backing Vocals /Lead & Rhythm Guitar / Keeper of Da Whadda-Wide
The leader and driving force behind CAROLINE BLUE, Wayne started playing at the tender age of 18. He played Lead Guitar for several local Upstate New York bands-including X-Rated, Kupid’s Kurse, Zealous, FRONT ROW, Smokin’ Worm, Spider Babys and the Black Sabbath Tribute band Sweet Leaf. Eventually, Wayne made the switch and played bass for bands like Four Large Men and Tastes Like Chicken. Always a team player, Wayne decided to see what would happen if he could pursue his ideas to the fullest and CAROLINE BLUE was born! Playing in a Melodic Hard Rock style, Wayne plans on taking CAROLINE BLUE…”As far as I can.”
ANDY “DOC” GORE-Bass / Backing & Lead Vocals / Master of Da “P” Note
Andy “Doc” Gore is a multi-instrumental musician having varied experience wielding bass, lead and rhythm guitars, keyboards, lead singer and even drums,
trumpet and baritone. Hailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where he studied guitar under Pete Trinas and art and music at the University of Florida, Gainsville.He has played in several bands including Beyond World’s End, Silence Bleeds, Savage Jack, Mirage, Grim Reaper (not the 80’s hair metal band), & The Garage Band. Doc first met CAROLINE BLUE at a show where both CB & his then band Silence Bleeds were on the same bill. When the bass position opened up , it was only a matter of time before Doc found himself with CAROLINE BLUE.
JOE BOYLE-Drums / Backing Vocals / Cougar of Love
Joe realized at an early age that he had a knack for learning songs quickly. The question was-which instrument to focus on? Early attempts at piano, trumpet, & string bass were to no avail. It wasn’t until he started playing his 1st drum kit-made by Folgers-that Joe started to find his groove. Joe started with early AC/DC and Rush’s 2112 album and never looked back. Jamming with a number of musicians thru out the years, Joe found his way to doing some roadie work with the band Love Bone. Thru them, Joe eventually discovered and became the newest member of CAROLINE BLUE!
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– AWARDS & NOMINATIONS-
— CAROLINE BLUE winner of the Best Rock N
Roll Original Band at the 1st Annual Upper State
Indie Awards in 2007 (Syracuse, NY)
— “Slave to the Hourglass” nominated for Best
Rock CD at the 2006 Sammy Awards (Syracuse, NY)