Performer Bios

Bios

  • WAYNE CATANIA WAYNE CATANIA Wayne plays Jake Blues in the Official Blues Brothers Revue. Wayne is an established and respected musician (AFM), actor, and creative writer with a career spanning four decades. In the late 1970’s, Wayne’s resemblance to the late, great John Belushi opened the door to showcasing his own formidable acting and musical talents onstage and onscreen. Joining ACTRA as a character actor, he was cast in numerous feature films, television shows, and international advertising campaigns. Wayne’s charismatic and animated physical style were instrumental in forming a persona that now compliments his achievements on the live music stage. All of this has culminated in the opportunity to be cast as Jake Blues in the Classic Blues Brothers Stage Show—a part that Wayne is very specifically qualified for and passionate about and which is, in reality, the pinnacle of his life’s work. Wayne is now on the writing team with Judy Belushi Pisano, Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live, Square Pegs) and with stage partner, Kieron Lafferty. is writing a TV show based on the continuing adventures of Jake and Elwood.
    Over the past fifteen years, Wayne Catania has been the face and personality of the immortal Jake Blues, touring the continental US and Canada with both Official Blues Brothers Revue. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Outside the world of All Things Blues Brothers, Wayne enjoys everything about vintage automobiles and cycling.
  • KIERON LAFFERY KIERON LAFFERY Kieron plays Elwood Blues in the Official Blues Brothers Revue. He is an Actor, Writer and Musician from Toronto, Canada. He started his career as a singer songwriter, playing in the Toronto club circuit where he gained a solid reputation for his soulful vocals and melodic harmonica lines. Kieron gained critical acclaim for the release of the cd’s ‘Boomtown’ followed by ‘Seven Sisters’ produced by Arnold Lanni (Simple Plan, Finger Eleven). As an actor, Kieron has had roles in a number of films, stage productions and commercials. He has also written scores for film, TV and documentaries. Off stage, he puts his versatile vocal ability in voice over for TV/radio commercials, narration and animation. Music and acting came together when Kieron joined the cast of the award winning Las Vegas show ‘Legends in Concert’ as Elwood Blues…a perfect fit for someone with his diverse range of talents. Along with Wayne Catania as Jake, their Blues Brothers act evolved beyond the Vegas show rooms and into its own touring show. An A&E film ‘Lost in Las Vegas’ about the show led to a roll in the Chicago based musical ‘The Official Blues Brothers Revival’ at the Center for the Performing Arts, produced by Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi Pisano. Since that time, the ‘Official Blues Brothers Revue’ has toured extensively across the USA, Canada and Australia. Currently…Kieron, Judy Belushi Pisano, Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live, Square Pegs) and Wayne Catania have finished writing the pilot for an action/comedy/musical TV show based on the further adventures of Jake & Elwood Blues.

Backstage

Where in the World

OBBR At Rib Fest set to be finger-lickin' fun

Date: Sep. 02. 2017

Title: OBBR At Rib Fest set to be finger-lickin' fun

Location: Menominee Park

Address: E Irving Ave & Hazel St,
OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN

OBBR At Arcada Theater Building

Date: Sep. 14. 2017

Title: OBBR At Arcada Theater Building

Location: Arcada Theater Building

Address: 105 E Main St
ST CHARLES, ILLINOIS