evolution of WildSeed began in 2001 when songwriter and bassist Alan Bruce
contacted his good friend, Didy Zenner, to sing on a few "demo tracks".
Meanwhile, Didy's husband, Geoff, who had been working throughout NSW as
a drummer and harmonica player decided to become involved in the project and the
seed was well and truly planted. Almost immediately the three musicians started
working on original material that would eventually form the foundation for future
albums, singles and video clips.
several years performing and recording with previous guitarists, Dave Bull
and Andrew Parker, Didy, Alan and Geoff welcome the newest addition to
the WildSeed family, the well credentialed, Jason Aquilina. Not only does
Jason bring a wealth of live and recording experience to the band, he also carries
with him a swag of tertiary qualifications from the Australian Institute of Music
and the Sydney Conservatory. This unique talent is already influencing the direction
and style of the ever evolving WildSeed.
2006 WildSeed released their debut self titled album. Various singles and video
clips followed and extensive national airplay was well received by audiences and
the music industry. Video clips The Fire, Don't Lie To Me and My Friend
all achieved top fifty status on Foxtel's/Austar's Country Music Channel charts,
with The Fire staying there for nine weeks.
band's current album, The Speed of Light, released in 2009, contains fourteen
original WildSeed tracks. The writing and recording of the songs took over a year
and although the creative and unique musicianship of the band members is evident,
additional instrumentation and musical contributions by session players Mick
Albeck, Michel Rose and Mark Collins are featured throughout the CD.
A video clip for the single The Speed of Light, directed by Ross Wood was
released mid 2009 and successful radio singles, If I Only Had Time and
So Complicated followed.
Some of WildSeed's achievements include: Winners in the
National section of the 2010 Victorian and National Country
Music Awards (instrumental), finalist in the 2010 MUSICOZ
Awards for the Instrumental track Goose on the Loose.
Several finals placing in various Tamworth award ceremonies including
the People's Choice Awards, TIARA Awards, the Tamworth
Songwriters Association as well as finalist positions in the
Australian Songwriters Association annual competition and
late 2012, Didy decided to amicably part ways with the band and
was replaced by singer / songwriter Pete Vesperman. After a long
absence from the scene, WildSeed are poised to once again entertain
audiences with a slight direction chance.
original material has a unique Australian flavour yet still maintains the drive
and power that excites their audience at festivals and venues around the country.
Rich harmonies, hooky guitar licks and the textures and tones of the harmonica
are fused with a suburban edginess while still remaining identifiably Country.
Original songs are enhanced by interesting and clever arrangements. Strong melodies
and lyrics plus an eclectic mix of rhythms and moods give a Sydney perspective
to country music.
a little to the left of the standard, fresh, vibrant with an Australian feel yet
unmistakably Country, that's WildSeed.