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WILL WILDE BAND

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Will Wilde picked up his first harmonica at the age of 16 and played it until his lips bled. Weaned on the likes of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Buddy Guy, Wilde grew up steeped in traditional Chicago Blues, yet his focus as an artist remains on the future.

Wilde fuses his passion for blues with his love of rock. He takes what's authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces the raw energy of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Free and Deep Purple without losing the heart and conviction of the blues.

With knowledge and respect for the original masters, Wilde takes the harmonica to a whole new level. His live shows have been described as ‘A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none.’

He has been seven times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best Harmonica player and was voted best Harmonica player 2015 in the Blues Matters Writers Poll.

He has shared the stage with various notable blues artists. He has appeared twice on the Legendary Blues Cruise playing with veterans such as Sherman Robertson, Michael Burks, Earl Thomas and Taj Mahal.

Will’s latest album release ‘Live in Hamburg’ was recorded at the Downtown Blues Club in Hamburg and released in 2015 to critical acclaim as was his new single, a fantastic cover of the late Gary Moore’s ‘Parisienne Walkways’ that you just have to hear.

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Support this week from Joel Fisk and Jon Amor Acoustic Duo