WHO IS WIZ?

Who is Wiz?  Well his actual name is Wizner and he is named after his father T.W. “Wiz” Bryant a Major in the 1st Canadian Army and a much decorated veteran of the Italian, Belgium and Netherlands campaigns in World War II.  Major Bryant is credited with having led the liberation troops into Arnheim Holland.

Wiz has been a professional country folk singer and songwriter specializing in Canadian Identity songs for four decades. He was a Christian music celebrity for ten years from 1979 until 1989 singing his own country gospel songs on “100 Huntley Street” during the golden age of television evangelism. He played a major role as “Canada’s Balladeer” in 100 Huntley Street’s Salute to Canada, a historic live to satellite broadcast that had the television program broadcasting from locations across the nation during the month of June 1981 and sang “Terry’s Song” for Terry Fox from the Saint John’s Newfoundland location on the day Terry died.

He also produced and hosted a number of national documentary television series including Wandering Canada in 2004/2005 for the CBC Television Network. For many years Wiz was a close friend and sometimes collaborator of Stompin’ Tom Connors whom he credits as being the greatest single influence on his career.

A favourite performer for children Wiz has performed literally more than a thousand concerts in Canadian schools and appeared on such popular children’s television shows as “Mr. Dress Up” where he got to sing a duet with Casey and Finegan appearing as the Mountain Man.

“In a powerful voice that rings with conviction and switches easily from haunting ballads to footstomping tunes, Bryant brings out bits and pieces of our country’s rich heritage. The British Columbia native performs a rare kind of show.”- Bill Whitlaw, Belleville Tribune

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  • “Folksinger Wiz Bryant is a man with a message, a storyteller with something to say.” John Wilkinson
    Scarborough Mirror