Artist Bio

Buddy Holic is a Buddy Holly tribute formed in 2012.

The band is Wayne Schmidt – Vocals/Guitars, Pat Darcus – Doghouse Bass/Vocals, Steve Tomiuk – Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Bass & Vocals, James Brander – Drums & Vocals.

Wayne started playing guitar and singing at the age of nine, and formed his first band at the age of 12 playing Beatles, Buddy Holly, and Elvis covers.

He played guitar, and was the main singer/songwriter in the progressive rock band called Nomadic Sanctuary for a number of years. The band opened shows for Blue Oyster Cult, and Nick Gilder.

Wayne also writes, and records his own music. It is available at wayneschmidtmusic.com.

Please visit buddyholic.net for more information.

Here are some of our reviews:
“Another band that is rapidly becoming a Vancouver favorite as well is Buddy Holic. This unique and hauntingly accurate tribute to Buddy Holly appeals to a large cross-section of people. It celebrates the music of a man who had uncanny talent for writing songs, but remains under-appreciated today. The singer even looks like Buddy Holly, which is disconcerting after 8 or 9 whiskeys.”

by Serge Lotosky.

Janet Wells reviewed Buddy Holic — 5 star
May 8, 2017 ·

“Great Entertainer , Great tunes
Buddy Holic played a show at our 50’s Diner, Patrons could not get enough.”