The Wheeland Brothers are two Southern Californian brothers who grew up in Orange County surfing, scarfing down hole-in-the wall Mexican food, and jamming around beach bonfires. They combine fun, catchy melody and lyrics with the cool attitude and positive energy of reggae, as well as the down-to-earth, organic honesty of acoustic rock, ukulele lullabies, and flip flop hip hop. Sunshine music inspired by waves, hangin’ with friends, and dreaming of distant shores.
The brothers (Nate “Frogg” and Travis Wheeland) officially began their musical journey during a backpacking trip to Kalalau on the island of Kauai in 2010, where they were inspired to create their first album “Toast to the Coast” .In May 2012 their first album was released along with the music video for their first single “Sand in My Sheets” which was nominated for best music video at the Orange County Music Awards (up against No Doubt & the Dirty Heads) and received play at Hollister stores world wide. The following year, in July 2013 their sophomore album “Muchos Mahalos” was released along with the music video for their single “Lovin’ On Time”. Their fun, lively stage show has earned them a reputation for stoking crowds all over California and beyond with artists such as Slightly Stoopid, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Green, and Shwayze.
“We like to call our music Beach Rock Reggae. Basically, if you love the beach, you’ll love our sound.” -Travis Wheeland
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