Two Time Grammy Nominee
Duane is a child prodigy beginning his drumming/musical journey at age 2 in 1962, at age 5 his father and local music store owner (Harry Rempe) pieced together a young band “ Duane & The Red Coats” consisting of 5 members oldest being 8.
Staying together for 8 years they toured extensively as the support act for many major acts such as: Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Turtles, Iron Butterfly, 5 Americans, Hermans Hermits, etc.
They won talent contests abroad, appeared on Johnny Carson 1969, Billboard Magazine (November 2 1968), Fan mail, 16 Teen Magazine and much more.
After 2 years of college Duane hit the road again playing with show bands out of Texas and any kind of band that would keep money in his pocket. He moved to Denver in 82 touring and recording with bands/artist out of there.
In 1984 he moved to Los Angeles and hooked up with many great players in the who’s who world of Hollywood.
In 2009 he was signed to Snailworx Records and was submitted to the 2011 Grammy Awards getting 2 nominations in the Blues category for drumming on the “Pat Ramsey (Live in Key West)” from Pat’s 2003-04 tours and also singing on Orango Tango’s (Tainted Love) album 2010 dance release written by: W. Michael Lewis. (Both released on Snailworx Records)
These days Duane tours and tour manages:
Ike Willis an Alumni of The Frank Zappa Band -
Grammy Winner Micki Free of Shalamar, Maserati, Prince -
Tony Valentino of The Standells..
And plays/records with many Los Angeles heavy hitters from the camps of: Ronnie James Dio, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Billy Idol, The Knack, Montrose, Kingdom Come, Lynch Mob, Bonham, John Lennon, Robby Krieger, Buddy Miles, Quincy Jones, David Foster, Marvin Gaye, Sweet, ETC..ETC...ETC.
OWNER: Pure Coat Productions DBA - 2017
A&R at Snailworx Records - 2010
REP: Soultone Cymbal - 2015
OWNER: Evadel Hone Care LLC
ENDORSEMENTS: Regal Tip Drumsticks, DW Drums, Soultone Cymbals, No Nuts Cymbal Sleeves, SKB Cases.
Years Active: 59
Born in Fort Madison, Iowa
1982 - The Jets ..Self Release/Denver, Co
1988 - Mad Love….Self Release/Los Angeles
2007 - Mad Love (Rhythm of the Street) Self Release
2009 - Mad Love (Devils Door)
2010 - Orango Tango..(Tainted Love) SnailWorx Records- Grammy Nominated
2010 - Pat Ramsey (Live in Key West) SnailWorx Records- Grammy Nominated
2012 - Paula Franchesci (TPFB)..Cd Baby
2015 - Weapon..SnailWorx Records
2020 - Duane Waider (The Clock Stopped Ticking) Written by: Tony King - Released by: Sony Records/One Music Group/DDS/The Orchard & General Mills "Feed the World Founation"
2021 - Duane Waider ( Hazels Castle) SnailWorx Record ..Release Date TBA