“I’m speechless - they are that good. The Wilderness has everything it takes to make it very big – follow this band, not for the fame and glory, but for the amazing music that will remind you of why we listen to music in the first place.”
What happens when an Englishman, a Frenchman, two Americans and two Canadians take over an open mic? “The Wilderness” - borrowing influences from Bruce Springsteen, Mumford and Sons and Paul Simon to create their own lively brand of rock’n’roll.
They’re no strangers to discomfort and lengthy drives to entertain audiences of all sorts. The Wilderness’ sound is a fabric of guitars, saxophone and keys, woven by powerful vocals led by an intricate groove of percussion, drums and bass. Four years and over 400 shows later, their music continues to drive them forward to new horizons.
When not performing on stage, you can find them on the road, busking or sleeping at a truck stop somewhere between two cities.
"For the past three months, the only sounds coming from The Brooklyn on a Friday night were The Wilderness and their rowdy crowd. [...]
Whether they’re shoving each other on stage, or challenging drummer Liam Neale to do solos on beer kegs in the middle of the audience, the show is fresh and unexpected each week during their Brooklyn residency."
"On the road for the last several years performing over 400 shows all over North America, Kingston, Ontario based rockers The Wilderness are, in my humble opinion, on a trajectory to become one of the next biggest bands you haven’t heard yet.
Their new single Fall (Despite What You Do) is an emotionally powerful, rock single that contains all the proper elements to blast off into the mainstream as a rock radio, chart topping hit. I rarely make commentary such as this about indie music, however, The Wilderness are undeniably larger than life; with their sound, their work ethic, and everything in between."
IMD (Indie Music Discovery)
"Kingston sextet’s massive, mighty sound — a propulsive, potent fusion of indie-rock and heartland punk that powers this preview of their brand-spanking EP Seminary Road."
"it’s a mighty tune!"
That Eric Alper
“Amazing...Really talented artists”
Indie Music Home
“Voice is impressive”
Keep Walking Music
Modern Music Maker
“Passion fuelled vocals”
We All Want Someone To Shout For
“We love his voice!”
The Girls at the Rock Show
Tongue Tied Magazine
400+ Shows Across North America
- Hillside Festival – Guelph, ON (2019)
- MacKinnon Brothers’ Back to the Farm – Bath, ON (2017 & 2019)
- Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019)
- Rockwood Music Hall – New York City, NY (2018 & 2019)
- Millennium Music Conference – Harrisburg, PA (2019)
- The Alehouse – Kingston, ON (2019)
- Leftys - Demoies, IA (2018)
- Chelseas - Eureka, AR (2018)
- Westport Saloon - Kansas City, MI (2018)
- Preservation Pub - Knoxville, TN (2018)
- Ottawa City Folk Festival – Ottawa, ON (2017)
- The Basement - Nashville, TN (2017)
- The Satellite - Los Angeles (2017)
- Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL (2015)