Introducing: Sam Wilde
Rugged gritpop sounds from emerging Leeds-based singer-songwriter…
Your name: Sam Wilde.
What do you do/play?: Singer and Guitar.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING WITH YOUR BAND? I’ve been playing with Jack and James for around a year and half, but properly started gigging as a solo artist around 4 years ago!
GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
1. You won’t be disappointed.
2. I have strange music videos.
3. I just asked my mum and she said you’ll really like it.
WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST RECORD?
When I was 9 I bought the Limp Bizkit ‘My Way’ single from a friend at school (he stole it from his brother).
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE? Fossa and Badminton, my pals’ bands!
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
I think I’d move to the Alps and become a ski instructor.
WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
Patrick Stewart, because who doesn’t love him? For sport Liverpool’s finest Leeds Lad James Milner. And for music, there is so much to choose from, but I’m going to go with Joe Cocker.
NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
Has to be Hendrix on guitar, Flea on bass, Bonham on drums and I’d stick Jeff Buckley on vocals. I’d play tambourine as well, just so I can be a part.
GO SEE THIS FILM: The Untouchables.
GO READ THIS BOOK: Time and Time Again by Ben Elton.
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: Threatin.
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: It would be a crime not to say Leeds.
AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS.
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