Speaking of Music: Wieuca
Wieuca is comprised of bassist Jack Webster, guitarist Jack O’Reilly, drummer Robert Smith and singer/guitarist Will Ingram. The Atlanta-based band plays mostly alternative rock, with some rap and country influences. Smith and Ingram met in 2005 and began playing in Smith’s parent’s basement together.
“We mainly played covers of classic rock tunes such The Who’s ‘Baba O’ Riley’ and ‘My Generation,'” said Smith. Ingram continued, “We definitely played some Green Day songs as well and we’ve been rocking together ever since.”
They love the diversity of artists that Atlanta has to offer and enjoy performing with a myriad of artists in the area. The Earl and 529 in East Atlanta are two of Ingram’s favorite places to see shows and perform in Atlanta. One of the featured songs in the segment is “Love Shack,” inspired by the B-52s.
“When we started out for the first seven or so years we were a band, we were based in Athens,” said Ingram. He continued, “B-52s are one of the biggest things to come out of the town [Athens]. It always struck me that ‘Love Shack’ is always an extremely happy, almost too happy, song. But it’s them remembering the old times when things were simple … when Ricky Wilson was still alive — and just wanting to get back to those simpler days. To me, that’s how I was feeling when I moved to Atlanta and going through a bit of a tough time. We wrote ‘Love Shack’ to kind of remember simple house shows and the crazy party days before everything got complicated.”