Wally Boy Wonder (Born Mark S. Wallace Jr.) was named after his father who shares the
same birthday (7/16). The Son of the Silent One (Wally's Father lost his hearing at a young
age) began writing in his early teens, and the talent was realized almost immediately.
Mark 7:16 “If any man have ears to hear, let him hear, rings true.”
Going on to sell over nine hundred copies of his self-published books (The Four Pointed Stars
of my Mentals, Sevens-The Multi-Poet, St. Mark’s Four Bronze Horse and The Fourth Script)
right out of his backpack.
His love for words evident, the Boy Wonder turned his ear to music. This metamorphosis
spawned “Where’s Wally?” his first release as a recording artist in 2001. This nine track jewel
was created with some of Akron’s best live musicians: Shawn Hackel, (“Filter”, “Skin”, “God,
Guns, and Glory”), Matt Cleary (“Warrant”, “Skin”, “Dave Brooks Band”) and Eric Baltrinic
(“The Twist Offs”).
The album sold out of it’s first pressing, and was later re-released on Intolerance Records in
2007. Wally’s involvement with the label began in 2004 when he met Tobor and joined forces
with him in “Dog Vs. Cat”. They toured, playing shows nearly every other day, gaining
popularity and loyal fans.
“The Essential Dog Vs Cat Audio Collection” released in 2006 was an ode to the fans and is
still receiving underground success.
Since then Wally has ventured onto other creative outlets such as Director of “Don’t Blink”,
Screenwriter of “Flannel” and “Spare Parts” as well as Floor Production Director for the
“NAAFS” (Mixed Martial Arts).
In the summer of 2008 Wally began his journey to create his masterpiece to date, his second
full length album on the Intolerance Records label “Day of the Rising Tide”. This one of a kind
album showcases Wally's ability to combine pop culture with his unique style. While the
theme emphasizes global disaster, it’s undertone is about finding peace within life's struggles.
Day Of The Rising Tide