- Featured on Disney Cable Channel’s songwriter showcase (“Coming On,” Linkletter Productions, with original composition), and heard on nationally syndicated radio, and stations KMEL, KRQR, and KFOG.
- Classical flute performance with soprano Susan Stokes, of the San Francisco Opera Workshop (Ravel’s Scheherazade). Recorded with Susan Stokes on her CD, “Ethnic Influences.”
- Recorded on a BAMMY-nominated recording with Orchestra Leader Dick Bright.
- Performed at Carnegie Hall, under the musical direction of esteemed drummer David Meade.
- Performed 6 times with legendary guitarist Les Paul
- Performed with the Yardbirds at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA.
- Also performed in London, and at US venues, including the Concord Pavilion and Flint Center for the Performing Arts.
- Performed with musicians including members of the San Jose Symphony, and (in rock music industry) with the legendary Yardbirds (founding member Jim McCarty and current lead singer John Idan).
- Wiley has also performed and recorded in London with Peter Giles, the original bass player from King Crimson.
- Children’s Music Productions thoughout the US and England
“… When Wiley Rankin started playing, the audience at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall was overwhelmed. Mr. Rankin’s soulful harmonica playing touched every heart in the room.”
David Meade, percussionist
New York City
“It is so terrific to see a program that covers music from Handel to Rap for young children…. Your sense of humor is also very inspiring”
Penny Peck, Children’s Librarian
San Leandro Public Library
San Leandro, CA
“Wiley Rankin’s assembly was innovative as well as educational. He presented an entertaining approach to music instruction.”
Bill White, Principal
Palo Alto, CA
“Wiley Rankin’s presentation is both entertaining and educational, well worth the cost!”
Dr. Gene Tankersley, Principal
El Carmelo Elementary
Palo Alto, CA
“Wiley makes the children laugh and sing, clap, and dance! You leave his performance feeling good! He introduces the children to various instruments and rhythms. Very entertaining…Excellent.”
Miss Shirley, teacher
Merryhill Country School
“You’re a cuckoo-head”
4-year old audience member