Wild Fire is an American hard rock band hellbent on spreading to the ends of the earth and back. From heavy hitting guitars, beautifully orchestrated around haunting piano, to the raw emotional vocals surrounded by an infectious rhythmic section, this quartet seeks to bring back that allure to the rock world that seems to have been missing for some time.
While Wild Fire may be deemed a new entity, the band itself is a refined ideology from the previous Gulf Coast act, Cathercist, which was formed in 2007. The band saw numerous successes in their own right, including winning the national competition with Ernie Ball for Welcome To Rockville in 2014. They successfully toured the country with such notable bands as Taproot and American Head Charge. They have shared the stage with heavyweights such as Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Volbeat, Chevelle, Papa Roach and many more at numerous festivals. Cathercist also saw national radio play for their song “If Anything At All”, from satellite and terrestrial radio, alike. Despite all of these feats under the previous name, the quartet felt a collective desire for change, which led to the creation of “Wild Fire”.
With a new name comes new music, and with a “Tick Tick Toc”, Wild Fire’s debut single “Villain” quickly burned it’s way into fan’s minds and captured their attention like no other previous releases. Villain proved to be a more mature sound for the group yet still provided a welcomed quirkiness that turned fan and industry heads alike. The song debuted on 97.9 WCPR, and saw numerous requests to the station for months to come.
The most shining aspect of Wild Fire however, is reflected in the live show itself. From high energy stage antics to four part harmonies, this quartet boasts a tight knit group of musicians that seek to electrify audiences with each performance. A noticeable bond is formed between Zack Sawyer’s powerful, yet distinct voice and guitarist Taylor Roberts’ heavy, melodic riffs. The two are made whole with the combination of Tyler Voss’ thunderous bass lines and Cameron Alidor’s dynamic drum work. Through sharing a passion for live music, the open road, and an unrelenting drive, it’s clear this group’s aim is to be the next powerhouse to hit Rock radio.