Wilde Owl started as an original singer/songwriter from Virginia Beach. From belief to grief, Wilde Owl covers a wide spectrum of subject matter in lyrical content and sonic dynamics. From delicate whispers to gut wrenching cathartic bellows, Lead Singer, Tom Wilder, wears his heart on his sleeve. Delivered with profound emotion, Wilde Owl songs are like letters to loved ones, often leaving the listener wondering for whom they were written. Whether in full band or in the brutal honesty of a single man and his guitar, Wilde Owl delivers an impactful performance you won't soon forget.
Thomas Wilder is local to Virginia Beach, VA. Singing for years in local bands, including John Wayne's Cage and Carnival Barker, Tom ventured out on his own.
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Starting as a solo acoustic project (2015) in the wake of the loss of his sister, Faith Wilder, Tom wrote and recorded an album to capture the sentiments of each of his grieving family members. The end result was "For and From Our Faith Beyond", a stripped down single acoustic guitar and single voice album given to his family for their first Christmas without Faith.
Tom's deep-seated love for songwriting pushed him to follow up with the newly released Self-Titled album "Wilde Owl" in April 2018. Capturing the ear of Nathan Hussey of "All Get Out", he and Tom worked together to release something beautiful.
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Recruiting the talents of long time friends, Anthony Libengood (Lead Guitar) and Jamie Peterson (Drums and Percussion), Wilde Owl became a complete band, ready to take the Coastal Virginia Music Scene by storm.