Wolfgang

When Wolfgang Wildeman (Amsterdam, 2008) discovered the potential of his voice at the age of nine, he started writing and recording songs in his bedroom. 
Five years, four albums, three singles, and three video´s later, stages start to replace his bedroom, his talents craftily shaped by evenly dedicated yet seasoned professionals.

Since singing coach and artist Sofie Winterson (MICH, The Souldiers) enriched his delivery of ballads and rock songs alike, exciting years are ahead, expanding the extends of his versatile voice. 
And besides renowed techno dj Joris Voorn producing his third album Spider (2021), from early on Wolfgang’s family teamed up throughout Wolfgang’s enthousiasm. His then four year old brother Louis designed the cover of that same album, each song representing a distinctive nightmare Wolfgang suffered at a young age. His sister Juno provided background vocals for the title track of America (2020), and from his first track My Girl - Original (2020) onwards his father Gijs helped out with songwriting, recording and playing some of the guitar solo’s.

Then again, at his first gig at the Slachthuis (Haarlem, 2021), Wolfgang’s proved a steep learning curve by his natual stage presence, singing, and playing. That first show legendary “mister weird beard” Joshua Baumgarten, from spoken word formation The Irrational Library, introduced him and would book him soon after as support act at Patronaat (Haarlem, 2022) for indie veterans The Avonden.

The Stennes Young Award (2022) proved the beginning of steadily growing public acclaim, naturally followed by an acoustic opening at the kickstart of Club Kazoo (2023), participating at Paradiso’s Zonneprijs (2023) and his first support acts for artists like Flip Noorman (Tolhuistuin 2023). At the age of 15, he became the youngest finalist ever of the Amsterdam singer-songwriter competition, 'Mooie Noten' (2024).  

Writing about 40 songs a year, ranging from acoustic ballads to stadium anthems, hinting to nineties guitar bands yet electronically influenced, one can only guess how far Wolfgang’s aspirations will eventually reach. 
The mash up of all previous songs in Reprise, finishing the Let’s Make It Sound album (2021), is just as gripping as the six minute piano ballad Draki (2022), a tribute to his deceased kitty cat that took him two years to record before he wouldn´t be overtaken by sadness anymore.

Roaming Vlieland's nature in his mother's wedding dress in the video of I W*nder (2022), embellished with illegal drones shots from this millitary no-fly zone, already proves whatever route Wolfgang will take in his career, it will be an exciting and captivating one.

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