Ron Wiley has been playing guitar and singing for nearly, well let's just say a long, long time. It all started when his Dad bought him a Lyle electric guitar and a Kalamazoo practice amp. He was ten when his first band, The Transparent 4, played in front of a sold out dance recital at his parent's theater. With his older brother on drums Ron and his other band mates, Jack Scott and Keith Geick, brought the house down with their bigger than life renditions of "Run Joey Run" , Louie Louie, and "Wipeout" which brought the audience to their feet for what seemed like an hour long (probably less than a minute) standing ovation . Needless to say, Ron's been hooked on music and performing ever since.
Playing guitar and taking on the lead singing role in several bands over the years, Ron's most recent musical endeavor was an acoustic guitar and vocal duo that would go on to entertain all over the Puget Sound region for more than a dozen years, from coffee houses to concert venues entertaining more than a thousand people at some venues.
Ron is currently playing some of the same venues he's been playing for the past several years, and in addition to playing solo, has reconnected with some of the best musicians in the Northwest. His old friend and band mate, Bill Leach, one of the best guitarists in the region, and Kevin Jones, one of the Northwest's best singer/songwriter/musicians, can be seen at certain gigs with Ron through the year. Make sure to check out the calendar to see who's playing with him.
Ron plays a Taylor 710 acoustic guitar and sings through a Sure SM-58 mic. Clean and simple.
Playing music mostly from the 60s and 70s, Ron's set list also includes several original tunes.
If you get a chance, come out and see one of the shows. You might just find yourself singing along.
Be sure to check out Ron's song list.