Wayne B. Magruder
Magruder studied design at the University of North Texas, where he met Aurelio Valle and Peter Gannon and joined The Factory Press (ND Records) as drummer. When the band relocated to New York City in 1995, The Factory Press recorded and released their final LP “The Smoky Ends of a Burnt Out Day” with Kid Congo Powers producing. In the meantime Magruder joined Bowery Electric as a live drummer. Subsequent Bowery touring with E.A.R. in ’96, and Main in ’97 followed, as well as playing live percussion with Robert Hampson and drums with Windsor for the Derby. In 1997, Magruder recorded with Bowery Electric on their second LP, “Beat” (Kranky) and released a found-sound & electronics EP with former school mate Sean Donovan under the name “Crumbles Recovery”. Desiring to integrate electronics, triggers, and samples in a rock format, Magruder formed Calla with Sean Donovan and Aurelio Valle in late 1997. Much touring followed with shows in Italy, France, U.K., Germany, Iceland, Israel and the U.S. Calla have released 3 full lengths (on Sub Rosa, Quatermass, Young God, Ryko and Arenarock) and are currently recording their 4th. In 2000, under the moniker “tenEcke”, Magruder released his first solo EP “adi-pre puddled” and full length “Block Terrain” (K20) that combined Brooklyn beats with textures, found sound and debris. “Night of the Hunter” is Magruder’s 2nd full length and features Jana Plewa (Kat Cosm) and Daphne Gannon (Mercova) as guest vocalists. It will be released under his new moniker WAYNE B by the end of september 2005 on quatermass.