Will Wilde has taken the harmonica way beyond its blues roots since he first emerged on the music scene in 2010. Always pushing forward, evolving and redefining his sound, Wilde is now ready to take the rock world by storm.
On his latest album, Bring it on Home, Wilde’s hard-edged harmonica steals the spotlight from the traditional rock guitar, with a sound that owes as much to Jimmy Page or Ritchie Blackmore as it does to Sonny Boy Williamson or Little Walter.
Wilde says he's inspired by artists like Rage Against the Machine/Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello.
“I’m interested in the creative, unconventional way that Morello approaches his instrument. I’m always looking to make new interesting sounds with the harmonica too, pushing its boundaries, trying to change people’s perception of it.”
In fact Wilde has gone one step further and created his own signature harmonica tunings so he can hit notes that weren’t possible before.
“The Wilde tunings help me take things to the next level.” says Wilde. “I can hold my own with any rock guitarist.”
"The Hendrix of the Harmonica" (Thomas Ruf- Ruf Records)
"One of the best blues harp players anywhere!"