Wade Wright and the Wrong Boys were founded in 2012 by James W.
Jones and Phillip Taylor. James and Phillip were childhood friends and both became
prolific songwriters. James “Jimmy” W. Jones juggled professional musicianship while
being a registered professional nurse. Playing all genres with an emphasis on rockabilly,
James tailored his craft with the Southern Rain Band and an 80’s rock band called
Grandma Dynomite. Phillip started writing songs at the age of 19, while completing his
bachelor degree in college. Phillip played in the 90’s cover band “Epic” before leaving
due to creative differences. James and Phillip eventually reunited realizing that they both
have a unique talent for songwriting. They decided to form the band “Wade Wright and
the Wrong Boys.” They called on the expertise of a veteran 2-time West Virginia State
Champion Drummer Leonard Cantley a.k.a. “Bubba Stix”. Bubba worked underground
in the West Virginia coal mines before joining the band. Leonard used his unique
drumming technique to complement Phillip and James’s original songs. They also called
upon, Mr. Wade Wright to add soulful and powerful vocals to the original tracks. Wade
Wright brings an original talent for singing and showmanship that rivals the greats in
music history. Last, but not least, they gave a call to the experienced Scott E. Noble.
Scotty brought his own style and energy to Wade Wright and the Wrong Boys as their
bass player. Scotty is a proud Veteran of the United States Army, who served overseas
protecting our country.
The album “Coal Town Anthem,” is comprised of twelve original tracks written
by James Jones and Phillip Taylor. James and Phillip had a pool of 30 original songs
that they had to cut down to twelve for the upcoming album. They believe that they
have created an album that everyone can relate to and appreciate for its artistic integrity.
The first single “Coal Town” is schedule for release on March 13, 2013, with the album
release coming later in the spring on a date yet to be announced. Wade Wright and the
Wrong Boys hope that the public gets as much enjoyment out of listening to their music
as they had creating it. Wade Wright and the Wrong Boys hope to see you at a live venue
on their upcoming tour.