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 resolutely 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 of the instrument, Wilde takes the harmonica to a whole new level. Thomas Ruf (Ruf Records) called him ‘The Hendrix of the Harmonica’. His live show has been described as: ‘A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none.’ (Blues in the North West).
Wilde has been five times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best Harmonica player (2010/2011/2012/2013/2014) and 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 Wilde sets the tone for the 21st century blues artist" (Earl
"An exciting and expressive harmonica player... Excellent vocalist" (Mike Vernon)
"He takes the harmonica to another dimension" (Paul Lamb)