Wayne Williams - Guitar/Vocals
Rosa Billings - Drums
Jay Morgan - Bass/Vocals
Steve Gohlke - Lead Guitar
Since the spring of 2016 Way Down South has been pleasing audiences throughout the Central Virginia area with their blend of Classic and Southern Rock, Country & Blues. With musical influences such as the Bad Company, Santana, Travis Tritt, Keith Urban, BB King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zack Brown among others in addition to our original music we have tried to channel that smooth groove and beat into something audiences of all ages and background can enjoy.
Wayne Williams (Singer and Song writer) has been playing rhythm guitar and bass in Nashville for over 30 years and was joined by Rosa Billings during a hot summer night in Old Town Petersburg. Rosa Billings plays Latin percussion and the drum kit- following her South American roots and gives the band its Latin rhythm. Jay Morgan plays bass and guitar, he was a touring musician as a young man who gave up music for 25 years to raise a family and build a career before resuming his love for making music. Steve Gohlke comes from many big bands and R&B groups to round out the band on lead guitar.
As a group we have played weddings, corporate events, festivals, restaurants and clubs throughout the central Virginia area.