Singer/songwriter, Jesse was raised on the music of the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, and Fleetwood Mac. He went on to develop his own musical interests including the sounds of popular Rock and Southern Rock artists such as Springsteen, Mellencamp, and Dylan and the vibrant up-tempo alternative southern rock beat of Steve Earle & the Dukes. The result is the unique Southern Folk Rock flavour of Jesse Wilde, renowned for his onstage presence, ability to rock the house and connect with any audience.
Jesse’s curent band Jesse Wilde & The Drive have played many successful gigs in 2014 including Friday nights at The Kings Arms, Backbeat and Bar Twenty One at SkyCity. Off stage, Jesse has built his own professional ‘state of the art’ recording studio where he records and mixes some of his own albums as well as those of other popular New Zealand artists.