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
Of Good Nature incites and unites listeners with a fusion-friendly approach to today’s music, uncovering a highly accessible sound that concentrates on lyrics, uplifting energy and musicianship, packed into a potent blend of alternative, pop, rock, soul, and reggae. Ever evolving, OGN incorporates different instruments, backgrounds, genres and styles, creating extraordinary and excitingly passionate music, expressed on the stage and on the record.
Of Good Nature recently supported Michael Franti & Spearhead on the Good Day For A Good Day World Tour in Fall 2021, performing in amphitheaters across the United States. In July 2021, the band joined the Dirty Heads Orlando Vacation lineup with Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, and Hirie. In November 2021, the band sailed on the first Soulshine At Sea supporting Michael Franti, Allen Stone, Fitz and The Tantrums, Niko Moon and more. OGN also has been invited three times to perform on Sail Across The Sun with headliner Train.
On July 30 2021, Of Good Nature released their “Cover EP”. The four cover songs innovate and pay tribute to classic hit sing-a-longs such as “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, and “Valerie” originally by The Zutons, iconized by Amy Winehouse. OGN is commonly celebrated by fans for their unique style and sound, implemented by technical drumming, soulful vocal melodies, and brass trombone, and original to only this group of prolific songwriters and their creative process. Full length albums “Everything Turns Gold” (2020) and “Timeless” (2019) were recorded with A-list producer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster The People) at White Star Sound in Charlottesville, VA, and reached iTunes and Billboard Charts.
Additionally in 2020, the band was selected by Sierra Nevada as a featured artist for 'Doing Big Things’ and partnered with RoofAbove Charity raising donations through live-stream performances to help the homeless in the band's hometown of Charlotte NC. Of Good Nature's band members include Cam Brown (guitar, vocals), Brandon Hucks (trombone), David Hamilton Jr. (drums), and Clifton Bundick (bass).