Bruce Wojick was welcomed to the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors after his induction in 2017. He has been regarded as one of Western New York’s most talented and respected guitarists, singers and songwriters.
A native of Niagara Falls New York, he has been a mainstay musician since 1983. He has performed his original compositions in the bands ROXX, Raw Deel, and nationally with two of the area’s popular original rock bands God’s Children and Klear. He continues to write and perform his own songs with his current band, The Struggle.
Over the years, Bruce was also a guitarist and vocalist for the Jimmy Jones Band, performing with Buffalo Music HOF inductee and international recording artist, Jessie Galante; with Buffalo’s original band 53 Days, and many other cover bands. For the past 20 years, he has been performing with guitarist Jamie Holka, also a 2017 Inductee, as the acoustic duo, Brothers of Invention.
He is also a member of the tribute band Strictly Hip, currently performing locally, nationally and internationally, masterfully covering the songs of the Tragically Hip. As a full-time musician, Bruce performs two-to-five times per week as a solo artist or as a member of a duo, trio or full band in venues ranging from small bars to large stages with attendance of 10-20,000 fans.
As a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for God’s Children, he toured the east coast appearing frequently in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Erie. With Klear, he also performed in NYC and toured out west. He has performed his original songs opening for Chuck Berry, the Goo Goo Dolls, Kid Rock, Staind, Seether, George Thorogood, Govt Mule, Puddle of Mudd, CCR, Heart, Boston, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rik Emmett and the Marshall Tucker Band. Bruce has performed his original songs in massive venues to include Buffalo’s Thursday in the Square, Lewiston’s Artpark, Batavia Downs, the Labatt’s Blue hosted concerts in Lockport and North Tonawanda, CBGB’s in New York City, to a sell-out crowd at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California, the Key Club in Los Angeles among many others. With Strictly Hip, Bruce has performed to sell-out crowds at the Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, as well as venues in St. Catharines and Toronto, Canada and in Las Vegas Nevada. Also with Strictly Hip, he has had the pleasure of performing with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Canalside and at Kleinhans Music Hall. Bruce has been awarded many music awards in Western New York and he has achieved world-wide success with many of his written and performed songs heard in television shows, films and trailers.
Bruce has been known to say “I did not think it was an option not to write my own songs”. Performing his original music live in clubs opened the doors for other area artists to create and play their own music. His influence as a songwriter and his prowess in music paved the way for many to add original music to their live performances.
He continues to work with talented musicians from the western New York area on original projects of his own as well as others. Bruce lives in the city of Niagara Falls with his wife Cynthia and son Vito, and is honored to be on The Board.