Wakefield Frontman’s Parents Bailed Out By His Success

Wakefield’s lead singer and guitarist Ryan Escolopio spoke with Scott Galupo of the Washington Times about how his parents, who own a small recording studio, were fully supportive of their sons’ enterprise and lent the band time to cut a few demos that quickly won the attention of Arista Records, who signed the group. “They were kind of hoping this took off because I probably wasn’t gonna do anything else,” he said. “If this didn’t pan out, they knew I was going to live off them for the rest of my life.”

Wakefield Guitarist Gets Avril Autograph Rejection

While Wakefield shared a stage with labelmate Avril Lavigne recently, guitarist JD Tennyson tells Chart Attack that the singer refused to sign an autograph for him. “She was a lot shorter [than I expected],” Tennyson notes of the in-person version of Ms. Lavigne. “She has her own security system – she’s always surrounded by six or seven guys. And she’s busy. One of the guys in the band wanted me to get stuff signed by her, so I went up and asked her and she said no.”