Wild Boars

Wild Boars

 Turin, Piedmont, ITA
BandAmericanaFolk

A band influenced by a diverse range of roots music from both sides of the pond, including country, blues, bluegrass, Irish folk and rock ‘n’ roll.

Biography

The Wild Boars were born thanks to a group of people united by passion for a diverse range of roots music from both sides of the pond, including country, blues, bluegrass, Irish folk and rock ‘n’ roll. 

In the winter of 2010 the band released their debut album, “A Bottle Or A Gun”, described by UK magazine “R2” as a “lively and infectious mix of bluegrass and soul-inflected alt. country”. Then, after a couples of years performing concerts throughout northern Italy, the Boars flew across the channel to play a four-gig stint in London in the autumn of 2012. At this stage, the band had honed a particularly engaging live set, ranging from the gritty country-rock of “Do I Have To?” to heart-breaking ballads such as “Your Train” and “Xenophobia”, not to mention exhilarating bluegrass-folk hoedowns like “Cruel To Be Cruel” and “This Bottle”.

The heady atmosphere of their live shows was captured on their live album “The Wild Boars Live At Gilgamesh”, which was released in December 2012, also showcasing a wide range of influences with cover versions of Neil Young’s “For The Turnstiles”, “Back Down South” by Kings of Leon, the traditional American folk standard “Man Of Constant Sorrow” and “Field of Birds” by Sweden’s Tallest Man On Earth, all sitting nicely alongside the band’s originals.

The band has continued to develop their passion for combining traditional American, British and Irish influences with a decidedly rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and in April 2018 returned with a new album entitled "Stangers In A Familiar Land". The record showcases the band's move towards a more acoustic sound with twelve brand new songs, ranging from the "Poguesque" revelry of "Never Felt This Good" and "She's The Sunshine" to folk-tinged ballads such as "Fear Is Nothing" and the country-flavoured "If I Ever". The album also features a special guest appearance by Franceso "Fry" Moneti of Italian folk-rock legends Modena City Ramblers, who plays violin on the Irish-influenced "A Cowards Jig" and the bluegrass instrumental "Losin' Yer Rag"...

Discography

cheated hearts (own label).

Set List

about an hour's worth of original material from the album.

covers include songs by hank williams, led zeppelin and some traditional stuff.