96.9 Radio Humber's Band Of The Month for October, Wild Son.
"Aaron arrived in Kelowna on 4/20 at about 4:15pm and we kicked things off so to speak and it kind of just snowballed from there…"Listen to the complete interview
Wild Son bring a ‘funky folk rock’ sound to Lemon Tree this Saturday
Few music lovers will have missed the recent surge in down-to-earth, high-spirited folk rock bands such as Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers.
Now one Bermudian and his band are coming to the island to perform their own take on the genre. The Ontario-born bass player and vocalist Aaron DeSilva and his band Wild Son come fresh of their 26 date Canadian tour in their first gig on the island.View Full article by Sarah Lagan
Wild Son gave Bermuda an injection of folk rock at the Lemon Tree Café on Saturday, marking themselves down as a band to watch in the process.
Affable Bermudian bassist Aaron Desilva provided the local link — add in fiddle player Mitch Howanyk, drummer Cam Wilks and singer Kieran McCaffrey and you have a foursome whose depth of talent revealed itself the longer their three-part set went on.
After 26 dates in Canada, where the musicians studied and met, the band wandering on to the stage looking like a cross between Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes and, in Howanyk’s case — and even his band-mates poked fun at this — a dishevelled Ryan Gosling.View Full article by James Burton
It is August 18th 2013 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
From Kelowna, British Columbia, Kieran McCaffrey (vocals / guitar), Mitch Howanyk (violin), Aaron DeSilva (bass / backing vocals) and Cam Wilks (drums / backing vocals) are the four young men snagging this week's 'Song of the Week' spot for their tune, Don't Follow Me.
Kieran, Mitch, Aaron and Cam, better known as Wild Son, blend a very unique mix of folk, rock, electric, acoustic and so on, or as they describe it, "funky fresh folk rock". But, no matter how many genres may influence their sound, they have managed to find the perfect blend, creating phenomenally catchy and well put together tunes. And, of course, their song Don't Follow Me, which can be found on their Franklyn Road EP, released January 18th 2013, is earning this week's 'Song of the Week' spot because of that.View Full article by Amy Blackwell
Are you familiar with local band, Wild Son? If you have a good memory, you may recall that the first piece that ever appeared in my column was about this prodigiously talented, down-to-earth, groove influenced folk-rock act.
Since that piece was published last spring, the band has been hard at work. Shortly after that piece came out, bassist, Aaron DeSilva, was added to the group. Aaron is a musician heavily influenced by the sounds of reggae and Hip-hop. Aaron’s addition to Wild Son has enhanced the overall funk element that flows through the band. With that in mind, Kieran McCaffrey, the band’s lead guitarist and singer, had this to say, “The way this group has ended up together is quite amazing. I've been recruiting the right people for this band over the last 2 years... I couldn't be happier with these guys and the different aspects we bring to the table to create a balanced band and a fresh sound.”View Full article by Vincent Jones
This past Friday evening, I had the pleasure of catching the performance of Wild Son at the Grateful Fed. I had been fortunate enough to see them play at an O’Flannigan’s “Jam Night” earlier this month also, so when the chance came to see them again, I made sure I was in attendance. As expected, they did not disappoint!View Full article by Vincent Jones