The Wilderness is a sextet based in Kingston, ON that has a massive and mighty sound - a propulsive and potent indie-rock-fusion with the live energy of an arena-rock band, the lyrical eloquence of Canada's folk heroes, and the musical precision of a hardened touring outfit. Featuring driving guitars, lush vocal harmonies, soaring saxophones, and heavy synthesizers, the Wilderness bring their own diverse musical backgrounds to a shared experience that evokes a sense of community, camaraderie, and forward momentum. Pre-pandemic, The Wilderness has been known in Kingston as one of the hardest working bands around, playing almost 500 shows, independently releasing three albums and nine singles, earning Indieweek 2019's Best Emerging Artist Award, and charting on the NACC's top 200 for seven consecutive weeks. Post-pandemic, the band is continuing to earn that moniker the old fashioned way; by climbing in their tour-van and playing their hearts out wherever the road will take them.
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With an independently released EP to their credit - Seminary Road (2018) and a handful of singles, “Virginia Sapphire'' (2019), “Fall (Despite What You Do)” (2019) and, “Hurry Up And Wait” (2018), on August 21, 2020 The Wilderness finally released their long-awaited debut LP Until Tomorrow, featuring the singles “Pick You Up”, “If I Have To Die” and “Graveyard”, followed by their live EP Live at the Bathouse (Dec. 4, 2020) featuring the new single “Fire and the Wolves”.
So far, the Wilderness has released two singles from their upcoming 2022 EP; "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen) on November 14th, 2021, and "Christina" on March 25th, 2022.
The Wilderness Is:
Jonas Lewis-Anthony - Vocals and Guitar
Karl Tombak - Bass
Henry Lawrence - Drums and Vocals
Liam Neale - Keys and Percussion
Nicholas (Nick) Lennox - Saxophones, Percussion, and Vocals