Wayne Silversonic



We don’t have alot of information about Wayne Silversonic, so if you can help that would be great.

Robert “Bones” Kasun had this to say:
“I was with the Renegades for a short stint in ’65 and recorded “Angel Eyes” with them.  I went into the service right after we recorded it.  When I got back in ’67, I joined Steve Leach’s band called the Hounds of Baskerville for a short stint.  Then Steve moved to Missoula and formed Wayne Silversonic and the Cranustones.  Then they moved to Seattle.  Jerry Emmett, who was the drummer and sax player for the Renegades and I joined them in Seattle for a year.  That was around 1970 or 71.  Then Jerry and I moved back to Missoula and we formed a trio called Crystal with Steve “Big Daddy” Kelley and we played for a couple of years.”                                           The Hounds of Baskerville

The Hounds of Baskerville (pre-Silversonic, 1968, Butte)
Left to right, Estle “Butch” Esterbrook,
Steve Leach, Bob “Bones” Kasun, Leon Gulbro

Hounds of Baskerville 1966

Hounds of Baskerville, circa 1966.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Leon Gulbo, drums and Steve Leach guitar,                                                                                                                                                                               Estle “Butch” Esterbrook bass,  Dennis Sullivan keyboards

The Hounds of Baskerville - Montana Standard June 21, 1968

Milo’s Wayne Silversonic tapes waiting to be digitized. 

Wayne Silversonic reels

Steve Leach aka Wayne Silversonic

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Flyer for Eric Burdon & War, Bozeman May, 1971

Support from 11:09 (Bozeman) and Wayne Silversonic (Missoula)                                                                                                                                         11755826_800852916697854_1253137260049852730_n

4 Comments on “Wayne Silversonic

  1. We (Cygnus) played a number of gigs with Leach’s band back in the late 60’s. I do have a few pictures

  2. I recall seeing Steve Leach playing in a road band called “Uranus” at the Molly Brown in Bozeman around 71-72. Great guitar player! I know the band was from elsewhere but unsure of where. I remember standing outside the doors of the MSU Student Union Building ballroom and hearing “Wayne Silversonic” and “Zelda Quagmire” playing. Wasted youth … I sure would love to hear those tapes.

  3. yeah, i’ve got some stories.
    i was the Silversonic roadie.

    i’m sorry…but, not today.
    i just found out my friend,
    Frankie Ponikvar has passed.

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