The Return The Music

Over 5,000 days later....

We have dusted off our collection of late 90's, early 00's alternative
pop punk brit rock, definitely not metal, tunes and shined them up to
their former  glory... ok, maybe a little metal #childrenofthe80s.

Join us at the Anza Club, where we can hopefully keep it on the
rails for one beer fueled night before we return to our lives as
domesticated 40-something dads and business tycoons.

Here are a couple of tunes to get you back up to speed
and to hopefully avoid the chant of 'play something we know'.

After 14 long years, you can find Wayside here:

Friday, November 23, 2018
The ANZA Club
(8th Ave and Ontario St, Vancouver)

Here are some songs to whet your appetite:

Generation 1

Generation 2

The Details
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  • Doors will open at 7, band to start at 8 (ish)
  • This is a cash only event, please bring cash for the purchase of any drinks you wish to enjoy - for your convenience there is also a cash machine at the club.
  • We are restricted to how many guests are allowed to in the venue, please check with us before inviting someone not on the guest list.
The Band The Story

Old School



Wayside dates back to the fall of 1995. The original line up was Chris Deas (guitar, vocals), Craig Whitehead (drums) and Derek Hemmes (bass).

Mark Belsito (keys, backup vocals) joined the band on September 16, 1997.

Wayside recorded their debut CD "...Until Now" in December 1997 and released it in March 1998.

In February 1998, on the strength of our recent album, Wayside was selected as one of the top bands of that year by CFOX.

In August 1998, Wayside recorded 'Jubilee' for CFOX's Vancouver Seeds 13 CD.

In March 1999, Derek left for Africa for 6 months and shortly thereafter, Bill Semrau took over on bass and backup vocals.

Wayside played at the New Music West festival in May 1999. This was Bill's first gig with Wayside. No pressure!

Derek rejoined the band in October 1999 resuming bass duties from Bill.

In May 2000, Wayside performed in the New Music West festival.

Bill rejoined Wayside in September 2000 after Derek's departure.

Wayside played at the New Music West festival in May 2001.

The band played their last gig with this line up in June 2001.

In September 2001, two Wayside songs (Merger & Undone) were featured in Electronic Arts' NHL 2002 video game.

In March 2002, Mark abandoned the keys for bass and Trent was added as a 2nd guitarist.

In August 2002, Wayside made it to the bandFEST BC Championship Finals after multiple preliminary rounds in this battle of the bands event.

Wayside recorded their 4 song EP late October/early November 2002.

In September 2003, Craig went to Africa leaving the band drummer-less.

The band played one more gig in September 2004 before unofficially packing it in.

In June 2006, Chris, Craig and Mark reunited and played a set on CiTR radio's Thunderbird Radio Hell.

And then came the 12 year hiatus... but Chris, Craig, Mark, Derek, Trent and Bill are back for a reunion gig! Come see us live on November 23, 2018 at the Anza Club. Due to venue capacity limits, this is an invite only event.