Who is wilde?
meet the band
Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
One of nine children, Paul grew up loud and energetic. The first time he played in a band, at 13 years old, he was so bad that his bandmate unplugged his bass and told him to pretend to play. Since then, Paul has become a better musician, “but not by much” – that’s what he’d tell you.
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Steve picked up a bass guitar after being introduced to Primus around 2007. Originally from Cleveland, he moved to Chicago in 2011 and met Paul selling tea together in 2013. After college, he dedicated his focus once again on music and also releases electronic music as “The Nautilus.”
Piano, Mandolin, Strings, Keys
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago and having grown up on a nutritious diet of traditional Irish, bluegrass and Beatles music (with occasional seasonings of everything else), James found his musical home with a baby fresh band called Wilde at its birth in 2015. He likes coffee a lot.
Steve Timmy grew up with the nuisances of terrible punk rock and screaming solos of ’80s black metal. He found his musical calling when his dad gave him an album by Booker T & the MGs, and he’s loved the blues ever since. He generally likes cold showers and all things green.
Drums & Percussion
Keenan began playing the piano at age 4 and soon after developed an interest in drums. He grew up listening to classic rock, ’90s alternative and jazz, and has since expanded his musical taste to include everything under the sun. He proudly knows all the lyrics to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”