The John Wilde Group
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Discography

Waste of a Wasted Life (2003) London EP
Pearl Sessions (2004) Detroit LP
Eating out (2005) Nashville LP

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"The John Wilde Group, a blues-based band from Nashville by way of Liverpool, turned out to be the night’s big discovery."--Charles Passey from the Palm Beach Post on The Florida Sun Festival, where the band opened for legendary Buddy Guy.

“They come as they are and they play like they mean it, because they do..." --Laura Lucas, The Plymouth Crier.

Originally from Tiger Bay, Wales, by way of Liverpool, The John Wilde Group plays groove infused blues rock with a retro edge comparable to late Beatles, The Kinks, Humble Pie, and Traffic.

The JWG first made a name for themselves here in the US when they were invited to open 8 mile's St. Andrews’ in Detroit. Quickly, the band secured a following and a residency in Plymouth Michigan, packing a 200 seat venue twice a week for an entire month. The band amassed quite a local following, "To say it was strange is a bit of an understatement. We got these 14 year old kids shouting at us in the street ‘but love, but love...’(lyrics from JWG song Anything) Just a bit too scary, really!" comments John Wilde, the band’s leader and songwriter.

While on the road, a gig at the infamous Nashville club The Trap excited enough industry interest to move the band to Nashville, Tennessee. It turned out to be a great move. Soon after, The John Wilde Group was invited to open for Buddy Guy at the Florida Sun Fest. It was a bit nerve wracking at first, but Buddy was a real gentleman. It was absolutely incredible to open for the same man who inspired Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Plus Buddy’s backing band was Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughn’s backing band.

From there, The JWG had the opportunity to play the prestigious South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. This performance caught the attention of NYC based City Canyons Records, and the band recently signed a multi-album deal with the critically acclaimed indie label.

The John Wilde Group has already toured extensively throughout the US, but they will be kicking off another national tour in April 2006. This time, they’ll be supported by a full blown press and radio campaign sponsored by City Canyons Records. Look for their CD, THE PEARL SESSIONS, to be released in early 2006.