Type: Acoustic Covers band
Wilde Taylor is an Auckland acoustic duo which performs it’s own exciting brand of original and non-original‘Americana’ music.
‘Americana’ can be described as a musical amalgamation of Folk, Blues and Country styles from across USA. Artists like Dylan, The Eagles, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp are example of musicians who fall into this genre.
Wilde Taylor consists of vocalist and multi instrumentalist, Jesse Wilde, and guitarist, Ed Taylor
Born in Auckland, Jesse Wilde has been a professional musician for over 20 years throughout N.Z and USA. He has spent lengthy periods in America, ‘hanging out’ with artists such as Bob Seger, John Mellencamp and Steve Earle.
Jesse has been in several successful Auckland bands including ‘Acoustic Attitude’ and ‘Fiesta Drive’, and has released numerous recordings. As well as performing, Jesse runs a state of the art recording studio and events center with his wife Cath.
Ed Taylor ( originally from Ohope Beach ), is a guitarist who has been playing professionally around Auckland and Melbourne for over 20 years.
In 2000 he completed a Bachelor of Music ( performance classical guitar ) from Auckland University. He then studied jazz privately for several years with Neville Grenfeld.
He has played in numerous jazz, classical, folk and bluegrass groups, and has performed at numerous festivals and events around N.Z with the groups ‘Wakakura’ and ‘Akoustic Express’ which he founded. In 2014 a song which he composed for ‘Wakakura’ placed 3rd in an Australasian song competition run by Te Papa Museum.
Note: an acoustic covers band is not a full on dance band. True, you can dance to them if you only have a small crowd but their primary function is to provide covers of tunes as an ambient theme setting a bit like your radio.
Ideal for: mood music for corporate function, private party, wedding, american themed events
Against The Wind ( Bob Seger )
Boy Named Sue ( Johnny Cash )
Brown Eyed Girl ( Van Morrison )
Call Me Al ( Paul Simon )
Can’t Always Get What You Want ( Rolling Stones )
Cherry Bomb ( John Cougar )
Copperhead Rd ( Steve Earle )
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes ( Paul Simon )
Don’t Think Twice ( Bob Dylan )
Freight Train ( Cotton )
Galway Girl ( Steve Earle )
Hallelujah ( Leonard Cohen )
Have You Ever Seen The Rain ( CCR )
Honky Tonk Woman ( Rolling Stones )
I Need A Lover Who Won’t Drive Me Crazy ( John Cougar )
I Shall Be Released ( Bob Dylan )
I Won’t Back Down ( Tom Petty )
Jack And Diane ( John Cougar )
Joker ( Steve Miller )
Khe Sanh ( Cold Chisel )
Knocking On Heavens Door ( Dylan )
Landslide ( Fleetwood Mac )
Little Wing ( Jimi Hendrix )
Long Run ( Eagles )
Midnight Special ( CCR )
One Bourbon One Scotch ( George Thorogood )
Oh My Sweet Carolina ( Ryan Adams )
Peaceful Easy Feeling ( Eagles )
Small Town ( John Cougar )
The Gambler ( Kenny Rodgers )
The Weight ( The Band )
Trouble In Mind ( Blues )
Wagon Wheel ( The Old Crow Medicine Show )
What I Got ( Sublime )
Wonderwall ( Oasis )
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