Similar To: Laura Marling, Cat Power, Feist, Joni Mitchell
No stranger to the city's music scene, Suzy Wilde played in bands for many years before discovering the thrill of leading her own.√Ç¬†She began performing at age 5, singing with her mother, celebrated singer-songwriter Nancy White, and younger sister Maddy Wilde (Spiral Beach). For over a decade the "Wilde Sisters" sang back-up for White on stage and made frequent appearances on CBC radio programs across the country.
√Ç¬† √Ç¬† √Ç¬† At 21, she formed Alt-Country band√Ç¬†Flashlight Radio with bassist Ben Whiteley (New Country Rehab). Their self-titled album garnered much praise and was included on and Polaris Prize juror Mark Rheaume's "Best of Ontario" list in 2009.√Ç¬†The following year, Wilde toured the country as a guest-member of Toronto rock band Great Bloomers. √Ç¬†
After Flashlight Radio disbanded, Wilde began writing and performing on her own, exploring the depths of her creative imagination. She recruited her favourite musician-friends and began recording. Honest, Daring and emotionally charged, Wilde's music echoes of a broad range of influences: Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Leslie Feist, Carol King, Laura Marling, Cat Power.
With a new record and the support of her loyal fans, Suzy Wilde is armed with the goods to make real waves in Toronto's Indie-music scene.
an her music career at age five, when she and her sister Maddy Wilde
(of Spiral Beach) where invited to sing with their mother, singer-songwriter, Nancy White. She spent many years singing back-up for White on stage and in the studio and developed a deep love and insatiable curiosity for music. As a teenager, Wilde attended Wexford School for the Arts in Toronto, where she began writing music for the school choir and for her folk band, Stonefox. She went on to earn a bachelor of applied music from Humber College, studying with Pat LaBarbara, Rick Emmet, Heather Bambrick and Brian Dickinson. During this time, Wilde began collaborating with bassist Ben Whiteley and together they formed indie folk band, Flashlight Radio, releasing their debut self-titled ep in 2009. Flashlight Radio has toured across Ontario and played such festivals as Mariposa, Hillside and North by North-East. When she isn't in the studio or performing around the city, Wilde teaches music in Toronto's Annex- the community she grew up in. In 2009 she led a songwriting workshop at the Calgary Folk Festival with Nancy White and Justin Rutledge. More recently, Wilde toured across the country playing keyboards with Toronto rock band, Great Bloomers. Her debut solo album explores Wilde's indie/pop-centric side, while staying true to her folk roots, and is set to be released January 2012.