Wilde Taylor

Friday 20th April 2018 7:30pm

Wilde Taylor is an Auckland acoustic duo which performs its own exciting brand of original and non-original Americana music –  an amalgamation of folk, blues and country styles from across the 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.

Jesse Wilde

Born in Auckland, Jesse Wilde has been a professional musician for over 20 years throughout New Zealand and the 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 recording studio and events centre with his wife Cath.

Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor 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) and 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 New Zealand with the groups Wakakura and Akoustic Express, which he founded.


Come along on April 20th for a good time… plus tea, coffee and some of carefully curated biscuits at half time!


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Visit the WIlde Taylor website here.



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$20 non-members
Children: free


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