Welcome to the Home
This is the home on the internet of the actor, voice artist and singer Wayne Devlin. Feel free to have a browse round, look at the photographs and press releases, have a listen to the music and read Wayne's latest news.
Wayne Devlin was born in the Trafford area of Manchester, England. His late father was Patrick Joseph Devlin who was born and raised in Newry, Northern Ireland. Patrick Devlin taught Wayne to sing from an early age, but Wayne also wanted to pursue an acting career. Wayne studied method acting in Manchester, London and then New York. He funded his travelling by working on building sites in Manchester and made an income singing in various bars and pubs around Europe whilst on his travels. When Wayne was in New York, he was spotted singing in a bar and invited to Las Vegas where he performed his ‘Rat Pack’ style swing repertoire at the Golden Nugget Casino and the Flamingo Casino.
Some time after Wayne’s return from Las Vegas, he met and married his wife, Val and continued his singing career by securing a residency slot at the Trafford Centre in Manchester, which he held for several years. Wayne and Val work together as a husband and wife team organizing and staging their own Rat Pack shows in their local area, raising money for various local charities in the process. He has also performed at large charity and corporate events, including a large charity event hosted by Irish heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury which raised funds for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, a prestigious fashion show held at Manchester United’s football ground raising money for the Prince’s Trust and most recently he performed at the Hilton Manchester for Kym Marsh's inaugural Archie's Footprint Ball. He is now regarded as one of the finest rat pack vocalists in the UK.
Wayne has been working hard to build up his acting career and has appeared on:- ‘Shameless’, ‘National Geographic's Critical Situation Hell on High Seas’, ‘Citizen Khan’, ‘Emmerdale’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Happy Valley’, ‘Crimes that Shook Australia, a ‘Strongbow’ advert, The A Word and ‘Peaky Blinders’. He is currently auditioning for future roles.
Wayne has been honoured with three Awards. Firstly he was awarded by the Mayor of Trafford at the Town Hall as being one of the Forty Faces of Trafford in the 40th year anniversary of Trafford Council. He was nominated by many members of the general public and the forty winners were chosen by a panel on the Council. Wayne was also honoured to be the inaugural winner of the ‘Urmston Community Recognition Award’. He was given this award at a surprise presentation ceremony in Urmston. Wayne was also awarded the Pride of Urmston Award. Most recently Wayne and Val have been officially invited to Buckingham Palace for the Queens Garden Party in May.
Wayne has released two singles in the Irish country music genre with his take on the classic ballad 'Danny Boy' and also the popular Charlie Landsborough hit 'What Colour Is The Wind'.
Every Thursday in the Messenger Newspaper Wayne has a weekly column named 'Wayne's World' where he writes about what he has been up to with his performances and his charity fundraising.
Click play (above) to listen to Wayne's Voice-Over Demo
Wayne instinctively tailors his craft for the corporate world. He has worked with me on many projects including events hosting, training support, business simulation role playing and more. I know I can rely on him 100%. I have no hesitation in recommending his services to any organisation
Wayne is a member of
EQUITY, MUSICIANS UNION, PRS, PPL, IASCA
"Wayne has performed at a number of our events and never fails to impress guests with his amazing voice. He adds an element of fantastic and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to our clients".
"Triple threat singer with the sounds and style of Sinatra himself. I felt like I was transported back to Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas. Wayne Devlin is a talent to watch out for."
Simon Gross-Aka Showbiz
"Wayne Devlin is regarded as one of the finest rat pack vocalists in the U.K."
The Manchester Evening News
"If you’ve not heard Wayne Devlin sing then I highly recommend that you do. He’s an amazing talent."
- Jimmi Harkishin
"Wayne Devlin has a vocal style that has been likened to a young Frank Sinatra; crooning, seductive and incredibly soulful. His lyrical talent is familiar, yet new, classic yet innovative, and without any effort at all Devlin is bringing jazz back into our ears and hearts".
Manchester University Students Union