Dylan Villain – Vocals/Lead Guitar
The Kid - Guitars / Backing Vocals
Boozus – Bass/Vocals
Reese Lightning – Drums
Shooting guns, setting fires and shaking shacks with half-stacks make for the type of nights that separate the men from the boys and
Meet THE WILD!
On vocals/lead guitar,
Kickin’ ass & keeping time is drummer
“I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre,” says VILLAIN. “I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.”
In 2014, the band’s music video for their first single
All of this momentum lead to the band signing a deal with
So...What do they sound like?
Take the gritty authenticity of the Delta Blues and speed it up with a reckless punk rock attitude. Now roll that into a southern rock cigarette. You feelin’ that yet? Throw that shit into 5th and tighten your grip around the neck of your electric guitar. The result is THE WILD!
That’s exactly what THE WILD! gets up to on their debut release, ‘GxDxWxB’’, which stands for ‘God Damn Wild Boys’. Produced by Mike Fraser (
“Even underneath the loud guitars you can hear the love for the blues in our songs,” declares vocalist/lead guitarist DYLAN VILLAIN. “We believe in music with conviction. THE WILD! is a mixture of what the blues feels like, rock’n’roll sounds like, and punk-rock smells like.”
‘GxDxWxB’ came out swinging, with the first single “Party ‘Til You’re Dead” released in support of a massive Canadian Tour supporting Buckcherry. The song was one of which Producer Mike Fraser “insisted” be on the debut EP.
In April of 2015, the band released their second single “Slow Burn”. Canada’s Rock Programmers proudly put the song into heavy rotation sneaking it all the way up to #5 Overall for a short while. “Slow Burn” and THE WILD! remained in the Top 10 for ten weeks resulting in a nomination for “Best New Rock Band” at The 2015 Canadian Radio Music Awards.
In the Fall of 2015, The Wild! were on the road supporting their EP ‘GxDxWxB’ with bands such as Godsmack, Saint Asonia and Buckcherry. At this point the band had just signed a deal with eOne Music US making them the first Canadian band to sign globally with eOne via the label’s New York office.
“We’ve generated a lot of interest in rock’n’roll here in Canada,” says
In the late Summer of 2016 The Wild! Will release their new Single from their eOne Music International album. All music was Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Mike Fraser.