Category Archives: Wayne

musician, dad, father

Kids Ukulele “Bring-a-Buddy” Learn & Play Micro Camp (groups of 2 or 3) June 16, 20, 23 & 27, 2020. 1 hr each day

Island Guitar presents Ukulele Bring-a-Buddy ‘MINI’ Camp!

2-3 kids per group, ages 5-11 yrs.

4x (1 hour sessions) filled with instruction, fun, crafts, & being musically creative!

Tues 6/16, Sat 6/20, Tues 6/23, Sat 6/27 2020.

10:00- 11:00, 11:30-12:30, 1:00-2:00 spots available.

$100 per student (for 4 sessions)

Instructor: Leela Sorbelli & her helpers Wayne & Jamie Sorbelli.

www.UçkuleleCamp.com 305-414-8056

Your children can get started from the VERY beginning or pick up from where they left off.

Jamie, Leela & myself look forward to another Key West summer full of AWESOME Ukulele camps – but MICRO SIZE for safety & peace of mind lol.

My music store Island Guitar is giving online multi-age any level guitar, ukulele, piano, violin, & beginning bass & saxophone lessons using Skype & FaceTime

Hi Wayne here. So far so good in the Florida keys as far as no reported cases of the coronavirus. Beautiful wife Jamie and I decided to lock the door of our store to any walk-in business, but are “open for business” as we are taking orders over the phone while customers wait in their car or outside on their bikes. Having us deliver the music gear out to your front door is also a possibility. We take credit and debit card over the phone.

Thanks for staying safe.

hit me up wayne@islandguitar.com

Call me at 305-414-8056

Jimmy Buffett’s surprise concert performance here @ Margaritaville, Key West last night was a great way to start a New Year of great live shows & concerts here in Paradise USA Key West Florida!

It looked like Santa Clause, or even someone bigger (I mean more famous lol) was in town when the word spread on the street yesterday that Jimmy Buffett was in town.

Ask anyone here it’s true that the “Coconut Telegraph” as Key Wester’s call it, or the island’s way of spreading news mouth-to-mouth, is faster than a speeding bullet and evidently faster than even WiFi or the internet!! – as crazed fans and folks made their way to a packed house on Duval Street before anyone even saw a single post on Facebook, Instagram or other social media!

Soon after news of his coming hit the “Coconut Telegraph” the street itself in front of Margaritaville would just about be blocked all together by fans – with police directing traffic, fans, curious tourists, pedestrians, bicyclists, AND scooters. (Thank You Key West Police for helping keep everyone safe so that we can continue to have tons of fun).

CHRISTMAS ROCKS! HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERT DECEMBER 22ND 2019 @ THE KEY WEST THEATER W/WAYNE SORBELLI, Marshall Morlock, JOE TRIPP, DESTINY MONTGOMERY, JOE DALLAS, LARRY SMITH, CHRISTINE CORDONE-SMITH, SKIPPER KRIPITZ, HOSTED BY BILL HOEBEE

I’ll be playing guitar for this show!!

Pls join me!! This won’t be your average Christmas concert! Get ready for an evening of rocking out to your favorite Christmas classics as well as some unexpected surprise.

The Christmas Rocks! band will be lead by Joe Tripp & Destiny Montgomery and include your favorite local musicians including myself Woken Lion Wayne Sorbelli & Marshall Morlock, Joe Dallas, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith, Christine Cordone-Smith & special guests! Hosted by Bill Hoebee. PLEASE SHARE this w/your family & friends who LOVE CHRISTMAS! https://facebook.com/events/534577627276867/?ti=icl

Tickets available atwww.TheKeyWestTheater.com

Join us Sunday December 22nd, 2019.

8pm doors open 7pm

Christmas Rocks! Concert is at The Key West Theater at 512 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040

www.islandguitar.com

Key West Blues Festival 2019 encore jam w/Michelle Dravis, Karri Daley, Andy Westcott, Wayne Sorbelli, Randy Morrow, Tim Curtis, Rick Fusco, Francois Gehin, Bill Hoebee, Ericson Holt

Key West Blues Festival 2019 Encore Jam w/Sorbelli,

Key West Blues Festival 2019 Encore Jam

Musicians on stage for the encore jam left to right:

Michelle Dravis, Karri Daley, Andy Westcott, Wayne Sorbelli, (Randy Morrow drums), Tim Marshall Curtis, Rick Fusco, Francois Gehin (Bass), Bill Hoebee, Ericson Holt.

For an encore jam we all played together on Albert King’s Crosscut Saw. It was great!

Blues recording artist & Slide Guitar legend Bill Blue and Wayne Sorbelli dual slide Jam at the 1st Annual Key West Blues Festival 2019

Blues Slide Legend Bill Blue & Wayne Sorbelli at the first annual Key West Blues Festival

It was a SOLD OUT blues show at the Key West Theater!!!! May 25th, 2019. A great way to mark the first of MANY Key West Blues festivals!!! Thank God!!

I’m so happy to share the stage with some of my musical peers Tim Marshall Curtis “Commander Hawk”, Andy Westcott, Rick Fusco, Bobby DeVito, Daryl Brooke, Henry Lysy Jr., Randy Morrow, Francois Gehin, Michelle Dravis, Karri Daley, AND a few of my musical heros like Ericson Holt, one of the greatest living piano playing songwriters IN THE WORLD, and blues legend, slide guitar slinger and songwriter, Bill Blue!!!!

For sure one of the musical highlights in my life so far is to have shared the stage with Ericson Holt and Bill Blue!!!! Another 2 notches on the belt! Another strike off the bucket list.

I want to thank the promoter Joel Barrios for having faith in this blues festival idea.

Karri Daley & Wayne Sorbelli at Key West Blues Festival 2019

Memorial service to honor Nicky’s life is on Higgs Beach Key West 3/3/16 Thursday March 3rd 2016 at 5pm until sunset?? A party to celebrate his life, his bravery during his epic battle with blood cancer and to thank him for being an inspirational hero to so many. 

  
PLEASE SHARE. Memorial service to honor Nicky’s life will be held on Higgs Beach in Key West 3/3/16 Thursday March 3rd 2016 at 5pm until sunset ?? A party to celebrate his life, his bravery during his epic battle with blood cancer and to thank him for being an inspirational hero to so many!!! Sharing of great memories, laughter, music and dancing are all on the agenda.  

www.Sorbelli.com

Instead of flowers I ask that you donate to his sister Leela Sorbelli because we use all her college savings fund fighting her brother Nicky’s cancer – now we are in the process of building it back up.  Please help us – it took is 15 years to save it and now only have less than three years to build it back up yes she starts college in under four years !!!!! OMG)

LEELA Sorbelli : 2520 Harris Ave Apt#1,Key West, FL 33040

God bless! Many thanks

Memorial service for “Nicky” Nicholas Wayne Sorbelli  born 6/29/05 & passed battling cancer on 2/17/16 will be held on March 3rd, 2016 at Higgs Beach in Key West 5pm til sunset doing what he loved MOST – Remembering good stories – Celebrating life – Laughing – Joyful Tears  – Playing – Fishing – Dancing – Partying!!!

  
A memorial service for my 10yr old son  “Nicky” Nicholas Wayne Sorbelli born 6/29/05 & passed battling cancer on 2/17/16 will be held on March 3rd, 2016 at Higgs Beach in Key West 5pm til sunset or later?!?  

We will spend our time doing what he loved MOST – Remembering good stories – Celebrating life – Laughing – Joyful Tearing  – Playing – Fishing – Dancing – Partying!!! 

Thanks to everyone of our family and friends who supported us during this time of need, both emotionally by being there for hugs but also financially by holding the fundraisers and starting the donations account AND for ALWAYS  supporting our little family owned and run music lesson sales and service shop in Key West AND Dallas!! 

We Love you all!! 

RIP NICKY SORBELI    http://sorbelli.com/2016/02/rip-nicky-wayne-sorbelli-062905-21716-son-brother-grandson-great-grandson-cousin-nephew-classmate-student-teammate-friend-inspirational-hero-passed-away-last-night-while-battling/

  

RIP Nicky Wayne Sorbelli 06/29/05-2/17/16. Son, brother, grandson, great grandson, cousin, nephew,  classmate, student teammate, friend, & inspirational hero passed away last night while battling his blood cancer.

  
 RIP Nicky Wayne Sorbelli 06/29/05-2/17/16. Son, brother, grandson, great grandson, cousin, nephew, classmate, student teammate, friend, & inspirational hero passed away in the arms of his sister, mom and dad last night while battling his blood cancer.


Outside exploring nature was surely one of Nicky’s favorite things to do. He was quick to name every fish or identify lizards and birds. One of many things Nicky loved and often enjoyed doing was to go “exploring”. We had some epic adventures in and off the waters of Key West as well as off road mountain explorations and “creek walking adventures” back at Nanny and Poopy’s home in NEPA.  

Nicky preferred being outside (when not conquering a video game). We’d take him outside the hospital every chance we could for as long as we could and he loved it!!

Nanny & Poppy Sorbelli are always there and willing to lend a helping hand or two.


Nanny relieving some terrible muscle spasms with one of her family famous neck and back massages – one of Nicky’s favorite things in the world since he was an infant, was a good back or neck massage. He even loved his tummy rubbed. 

Nicky was a very hard fighting kid who even stayed in school, by way of his lap top and Skype, right until his last day. – he was VERY determined and driven. 

 
Nicky always loved sports. Just days before he got diagnosed with his blood cancer he did the SUP (stand up paddleboard) race in Key West.  

  
Nicky was known for having a GREAT sense of humor. In fact, while in the hospital, he’d hang a joke-of-the-day up in his hospital room everyday so the nurses and Doctor’s would have a new laugh each day – Nicky was my hero on many levels – his passion for ALWAYS trying to make people feel better is one of them. 

  
I loved my little Lion’s long golden hair. Even though he’d often be mistaken for a little girl  – he still liked to keep his hair LION long!  

  
  Nicky always loved fishing. It was one of his favorite things to do. Thank you my friend Tim  “Commander Hawk” for the awesome fishing trips on your boat. 

Rest In Peace little lion Nicky Sorbelli