Rock’s latest Wilde one.

UPDATED 30 JULY 2016.

You know Oscar Wilde*, Marty Wilde** and Kim Wilde***. Now meet Carlos Wilde.

It’s not often you associate any decent rock, blues or even credible pop music with the Iberian Peninsula, that part of western Europe encompassing Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar and some of southern France. In all of my time listening to music I can think of only four Iberian pop music acts to make it internationally.
Madrid’s Los Bravos in 1966. The first Spanish group to hit Western pop charts

The first was the ‘beat’ band Los Bravos, a Spanish outfit from Madrid, who stormed the world’s charts in 1966 with ‘Black Is Black’, reaching number one in Canada, number  two in Britain and number three in the USA singles chart, selling two million records alone in Spain. From memory they had a German singer who sounded like Gene Pitney. If you’re too young to remember Los Bravos, check the link to see if you agree and hear some historic pop.

The second Iberian to strike gold was Albert Hammond, a singer song-writer from Gibraltar, the tiny UK territory on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Part cliff-face town, part British garrison (much to Spain’s disgust), Gibraltar looks down upon and ‘guards’ the entrance from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, looking across to North Africa a few miles away. Hammond led a band there called the Diamond Boys.

In 1966, Albert Hammond and the leader of the Spanish band, Los Flaps, teamed up in the UK to form a group called The Family Dog.  The ex-Los Flaps leader, incidentally, was an American called Steve Roland, whose great uncle was the Hollywood film mogul, Louis B. Mayer, no less. Steve went on to produce 13 UK top ten hits, produce the legendary Pretty Things and discover The Clash amongst other things.
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Gibraltar’s Albert Hammond OBE, back in the day: when he was backed by Led Zeppelin and Elton John. Dad of the Strokes’ guitarist of the same name.
Albert Hammond and Roland formed the Family Dogg, a folk-rock group which had a number six hit in the UK in 1969 with their single, ‘Way of Life’, from the album of the same name. Session musicians on the record, recorded in April and May 1969, were Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Elton John. Page, Jones and Bonham had released their first album, ‘Led Zeppelin’, three months earlier while Elton John would release his debut album, ‘Empty Sky’ that July.
Albert Hammond then hit the big time in the USA in 1972 with his song, ‘It Never Rains in Southern California’, which reached number five in America’s pop singles chart. As it happens, I helped promote the track when working at CBS Records. We couldn’t have done a good job, though, because it only reached number 51 in Britain. Albert took off to Southern California, himself, soon afterwards; but not because of our woeful performance in the CBS press office, I hope.(I think we might have thought it a bit too MOR, at the time, to put our hearts into it.)
Southern California was the making of him, though, and Albert Hammond has since written a string of international hits including the classic, ‘The Air That I Breath’, for the Hollies in 1974. And as a sign of his success, Albert is now a proud holder of an OBE (Order of the British Empire). John Lennon, remember, sent his OBE back to Buckingham Palace as a protest about the Vietnam War. But why? The UK wasn’t even officially involved! #
Other songs co-written by Albert Hammond include the US number one ‘When I Need You’, a worldwide hit for Leo Sayer; and ‘To all the Girls I’ve Loved Before’, a monster international smash for Willie Nelson with Julio Iglesias in 1984. That old romantic Julio, my third Iberian success story, is the biggest success of them all. But, having sold over 300 million records, the Spaniard from Madrid hardly needs any promotion from me. Julio’s son, Enrique Iglesias, of course, is the fourth monster success from the Spanish neck of the woods. Billed as the Latin King of Pop, he’s sold 159 million records globally.
Albert Hammond’s son, Albert Hammond Jnr, incidentally, plays guitar and keyboards for the New York indie band, The Strokes. But, rather than Iberian, Junior seems as American as baseball and apple pie.
Carlos Wilde. Well worth a listen on the links below

All of which brings me to the subject of today’s post, about another rare talent from the Iberian Peninsula, the Portuguese singer-songwriter, performer and pretty useful all-round rock guitarist who is Carlos Wilde.

We all know how trying to make it in the music business, for most people, is like bashing your head against a brick wall. I’ve lost count of the really talented musicians I’ve known who eventually gave a music career away. Well, Carlos Wilde is doing it on his own terms. He’s gone the band route, in Ireland. He’s paid his dues touring solo across Europe, performing live in Spain, France, Portugal, Ireland and Holland. Now he’s living in northern Spain, training English teachers and also working as a teacher, while composing and recording in his studio and gigging occasionally. And it’s not going too badly. His songs have been played by  122,600 people on ReverbNation, where Carlos Wilde has some 26,000 fans at the time of writing. Take a listen, on the links below, to some rocking power pop that’s already been picked up on college radio stations across the UK, USA and Europe.
While you’re there, take a look at his video ‘On This Side of Paradise’, a collaboration with Marcos Legazpi, that shows off a more gentle side of Carlos Wilde’s work, including some tasteful blues-oriented guitar. It’s labelled Butterfly & Sun (the people who did the artwork). There are five songs you can listen to instantly but click, too, on All Songs, where Carlos has another 16 great tracks to enjoy. They range from the hardcore rock & roll of ‘Rok Ma Wurld’ (quite a few songs are rockers) to the melodic ‘The Sound of Flowers’ … and this one:

So how does a European musician who started off performing Fado (a mournful Portuguese equivalent of America’s blues) at the age of six get such a rocking almost Aussie-rock feel to his music? His education helped, he says. “I grew up with American-Canadian tutorship back home and then lived in Dublin, Ireland, for many years.” It was in Dublin that he started writing his own stuff.

“That’s when bands came into the picture. We used to play regular spots in pubs, clubs, open air gigs: in quite reputable places like JJ Smyths, one of the most popular pub music venues in Ireland.” Irish readers will know JJ Smyths, with its origins stretching back to the 1730s, as ‘Dublin’s premier live jazz and blues venue’.
Today Carlos Wilde is more interested in music placement (licensing and publishing deals) than carving out a career as a rock performer.
Referring to his career as an English teacher, he says, “Today I don’t have the pressure of living off music
like I did in the past.”

I know of many singer-songwriters who do make a living off music who don’t rock like Carlos Wilde, sing like Carlos Wilde and write like Carlos Wilde. With a bit of luck and more recognition, Carlos Wilde could be the biggest thing to come out of Portugal since José Mourinho. Sorry, make that Ronaldo.

* Oscar Wilde – the nineteenth century Irish wit, writer and poet who wrote the novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey’,  and stage play, ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’, amongst other works.

** Marty Wild one of the first English pop singers to perform American-style rock & roll in the 1950s and who later wrote a string of hits for artists like Status Quo and Lulu. He married Joyce Baker of the English female vocal group the Vernon Girls, who like Marty, enjoyed British chart success. They had four children including …

*** Kim Wild – Marty and Joyce’s daughter, who became the most successful British female singer of the 1980s, hitting the American charts with ‘Kids In America’ (written by her dad and brother, Ricky) in 1981. Kim also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with her cover of ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ in 1987.

# UK in Vietnam. This is only hearsay, but many years ago I met an Australian army officer who had just done a stint in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. When I mentioned how the British weren’t involved, he told me ‘not officially’. The British SAS used to fly into Vietnam, he said, put on Australian army uniforms, and fight the Viet Cong in the guise of Aussies. This was to get some practice in. I’ve never heard or seen that mentioned since, and don’t whether it’s true or not. But that’s what the Australian told me. 
 “Brilliant. My best friend and Director where I work read it and we both agree on one thing: it is very well written. As she puts it, ‘This, my friend, runs rings around all the other reviews you’ve had.’ She’s a teacher like me, avid reader and writer as well, so it is a good opinion from a reliable source.”
Wilde@carlos-wilde – Spain, 13 December 2014

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  1. Carlos is an Awesome Artist and story teller, and amazing friend to many Atrists around the World.
    Thank you for a wonderful article on a wonderful friend.

  2. I adore Carlos Wilde’s Music & Admire his Talent. His Music is filled with lighthearted freedom, yet rocks emotion that gets me on my feet dancing! From the Rockin “Love Me” to the whistful peacefulness of “The Sound of Flowers”, his music is Entertaining & Exciting to a wide range of music lovers! Take the opportunity to experience his music, it’s one you don’t want to miss!!!

    1. Thanks Ever So Much, Sherry – Your friendship and support are truly appreciated

  3. “This is such a well written article! I have been enjoying Carlos Wilde’s music for 2 years now and his music is really something special. I like to call it unique and uplifting because that’s how I feel about it. To read about the very talented and very nice person Carlos Wilde – is amazing. It’s so well described. one can almost feel the steps from beginning to now…”

    1. Thank You, Lis – I truly appreciate your friendship and your unconditional support – I am grateful for what you do.

  4. I first heard Carlos 2/3 years ago & was immediately drawn in. The rhythms, harmonys & melodies were instantly memorable creating a cool feel good factor that stands out in the most natural of ways…:-)))

    1. Thanks so much, Ed – You’ve always been supportive of my music and I thank you for that. You’re a good friend :))

  5. Great article by Paul Merry. I have really enjoyed playing Carlos Wilde on the Ultimate Rock Show and I wish them both a lot of future success.

  6. I really enjoy listening to Carlos Wilde. Solid all around talent. He is very deserving of the article written.

  7. I always enjoy Carlos Wilde’s music, he has something for everyone to enjoy, his talent is outstanding and he is great at supporting other artist and songwriters along his wonderful musical journey. Thanks Carlos for always sharing your talent with the world, and giving support in return, keep following your musical dreams..

  8. I am so proud of Carlos,I have been listening to his music since the beginning of Indie music, when we discovered each other at Indiehangout, a place where musicians gathered, chatted and listened to some of the best music ever created. At the infancy of internet radio, as a DJ, I had the pleasure to playing his music, and he will tell you my favourite, “This side of paradise” a classic blues song that blew me away. Sometimes it takes a long time to be discovered and appreciated in the Indie world, there are just too many of us, and we get lost, I am so glad for this article, no one deserved it better. Thank you Paul.

    1. Thanks Ever So Much, Paul. Yes, you and I go back a long way and we have always been supportive of each other. Really happy you enjoyed the article and that you dropped by to write some really cool lines. I am grateful.

      1. Carlos Wilde is just one of those artist who seems to have the perfect compositions dedicated to the perfect lyric. His expertise in music has me continually telling myself when I hear his music, dang I wish I would’ve wrote that song. And believe me there are very few songs that I have heard that I would say that about. Carlos you are a class act my friend and brother

          1. Regarding the comments by Ronnie(Big Time Radio) & Greg Fritsch, I was trained by Willi Pack of Candlelight Music in Nashville in the Nashville method. I’ve done a write up that I’ll share with anyone who wants to train their mind to write in metered verse. It actually makes Blues, C&W, Rap, Hip hop & Pop easier to write. I did sound for Muddy’s band & Jesse Guitar Taylor at Stubbs in the first gig after Muddy died. I grew up with Joe Ely, The Maines, Angela Strehli, ZZ, Point Blank, Dixie Chicks, Texas(Band)Joe King Carrasco & my roommate played with SRV & The TBirds. My later friends include Gary Clark’s family, Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall II, Shawn Sahm, Joe Nick Patoski & more. I do the Texas Music Hour of Power every Saturday on Public Radio. If I can help you get interviews, etc., please let me know. I sometimes do Mike Buck’s Blues Show on Mondays, Mike being Robert Ealey’s drummer & the 2nd on in The Fabulous TBirds.

          2. Great stuff, Rix. I remember Charlie Sexton when he was the 15-year-old wonder guitarist. Let’s hope Carlos and/or his publicity people contact you regarding interviews, etc.

          3. I tweet Carlos weekly, but my offer is for you, Ronnie etc. since I grew up in & was part of the Lubbock music scene, Dallas scene & Austin to a lesser degree.

    2. It also took a long time for me to discover your kind comment, Evan. Belated thanks. Your feedback is much appreciated.

    3. Carlos Wilde created an amazing sound track and video for my The Goopy Ghost at Christmas children’s story. This amazing artist created a catchy gift for children as well as the adults in their lives with his amazing composition, music, voice and images. He gave of his heart and soul. I love Carlos Wilde.

  9. Thank you Paul Merry for this very well written article. I think of Carlos as an outstanding artist and person.
    Listening to his music is always a pleasure: it tells about his amazing talent and kindness.
    It was very nice getting to know a bit more of his story through such an engaging reading.

    1. Thank you Elena for the kind words – Glad you enjoyed the article. Wishing you the very best of luck with your Hollywood project

  10. Great article! Really interesting! Fantastic to hear Carlos Wilde is doing so well. His music is excellent and so diverse. He deserves much success…an awesome musician and person! xx

  11. ..very interesting article about Carlos Wilde bio..amazing musician..
    ..always a great pleasure to listen to his music..congrats Carlos..

  12. This article makes a great, informative read and it is so gratifying to be taken down memory lane and reminisce over hits such as Black is Black and When I Need You. Undoubtedly an honour to be pinpointed as today’s follow-up to such great musical artistry and true congratulations are in order for a recognition of this calibre. A cool piece of writing talking about a cool musician!

    1. Thanks Angela for such a ‘cool’ comment. It’s nice to hear from someone who remembers Black Is Black.

  13. Apart from being a wonderful singer/songwriter Carlos is also a social media friend whom I not only admire for his music but for devoting time for charities dear to his heart ..a most insightful interview Paul Merry into the mind of a musician ..well done …and to Carlos…thank you for the music ..I also love Fado..so should I say Slainte M’haith ..Cheers …or saúde ..just keep me dancing OK?

    1. Hi Judy – Thanks so much for the kind words, my friend. Totally appreciate it. Keep that sense of humour alive – All the best

  14. What an excellent read! Bravo! I really enjoyed this article very much and getting to know more about the life of such a fine musician/songwriter Carlos Wilde.

  15. Carlos is amazing and after this review, I feel he’s even more amazing. I’m ready to connect Carlos to others in Portugal, some talented younger artists and the entertainment entity I am building now. I m in similar place, I did sound for Muddy Waters Band at the first gig after Muddy passed away, when Drew Pennington(ex-Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nightcrawlers(w/SRV)), Jesse “Guitar” Taylor(Joe Ely Band) and Steve Keeton(Joe Ely Band)opened. I grew up in the Lubbock and Austin scenes and worked with two ex-Ohio Players (and still do). I am not in a place of licensing and producing my music through others and building my own version of the “Brill Building” and this article solidifies my desire to ask Carlos to join me and build our own stable of talent, while also bringing several seasoned veterans in as well, similar to the legendary “Wrecking Crew”. Thank you for this great article!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and the info provided. Interesting read. Glad you liked the article.

    2. Only just discovered your comment, Whitney, so belated thanks. Just finished reading Muddy Waters biog so appreciate how highly regarded you would have been to have done the sound for his band. Interesting, too, to hear you grew up in Buddy Holly territory.

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  18. A fascinating article that brings back some very good memories like Los Bravos! I can’t be sure when or where I first met Carlos Wilde in the world of digital music online, but I think it was in the days when mp3.com was the place to hang out and strut our stuff musically. It is a testimony to Carlos’s ample talents as a singer-songwriter and musician that he has come so far in this crazy music business, and I was very gald to read about him here.

  19. This is a wonderful article and I read it with great interest. All the links were nicely brought together to introduce us to Carlos Wilde. I came across Carlos in Reverbnation some 6 months ago. I was immediately struck at how his music crossed all genres and really should only need one label “Good “Music”. I was not aware of his history in such depth so that was fascinating to read.
    We live In a music world where pretenders are worshiped as stars. Where they have to be dubbed and can’t carry a live Performance. To see this article on Carlos Wilde a real musician a real Singer Songwriter a real Performer and a real talent is superb. Let’s hope it helps him make his mark. Great writing Mr Paul Merry.
    (PS. I believe John refused his OBE as a way of increasing Publicity so that he could condem the war and raise awareness.)

  20. What a very interesting and thought evoking blog. I love the way it captures Carlos in his true light a musician whom inspires others with his musical talent.I have had the pleasure of knowing Carlos for a few years now and it’s a pleasure to call him a friend and awesome artist. It was a pleasure reading this blog and wish Carlos much success in his future journey achieving his dreams and goals.

  21. I definitely would love to to see an article I’m Carlos Wilde. Honestly believe he would be an interesting article to read about his life his music how intelligent the man is. Carlos is an excellent songwriter.

  22. A great article about Carlos. I started listening to his music about a year ago. Really impressed with the arrangement and delivery of his songs.

  23. These comments exemplify what I have found in Carlos Wilde’s music, yet still with all of these comments it still doesn’t truly portray how magnificently versatile Carlos is with his musical instrument and singing abilities. Carlos, a musical extroadinaire whom I promote daily on BigTime Radio, has skills that elude even the mosts experienced musicians. Not only does Carlos not hide himself away behind curtains (thinking of OZ) to try and let people discover his music alone, he daily submits to his fans and provides appreciation for their love of his music while others are too busy to care.

    When a friend of Carlos, Greg Fritsch, told me about Carlos’ music I thougt to myself, “Oh another Enrique” but I was well ignorant as Carlos is much bigger and better than my asummptions. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated him, his music, his songs and the support he receives from his fans and followers. A commanding musician (experience and style) with a humble “heart of gold”! Keep making us love your music Carlos.

    1. Great feedback, Ronnie. Glad to hear you play Carlos on Big Time Radio. Good stuff.

  24. I’ve been a fan of Carlos for quite some time now , and what an amazing talent he is ..his writing excites me …his songs are so catchy and some great party dance tracks among his collection 🙂

  25. I am a new learning at guitar but was introduced to Carlos Wilde’s music and am in awe. His music definitely catches your ears. Love it!!!

  26. I have not known Carlos Wilde that long but his versatility as a musician and song writer allows his songs the ability to cross into different genre’s which is really rare. The art of strong story telling weaving in and out of melodic cord structure’s allows a clear lyrical painting with no clutter. Carlos has grown over the last months and he is not afraid to push the musical boundaries with each song to create a unique signature that is truly brilliant and is definitely done his way.

  27. I ran across Carlos about a year ago on Reverb Nation and was immediately taken by his ability at creating amazing original tunes equally strong both lyrically and melodically, with infectious guitar hooks and solid vocal performances.There is an inherent honesty to his music that’s so refreshing to hear.

  28. I found myself fascinated by this well written article on the multi-tatalented, Portuguese musician, Carlos WIlde. It’s a fascinating piece profiling the history and development of a peerless musician. His determination to blend a love of music and performing while pursuing a demanding career career path highlights his determination and courage. Some of the most talented musicians remain virtually unknown, but something tells me Carlos will work his way through the media mist and assume his rightful place in front of an international audience. From my own perspective, I believe the self-effacing modesty of this fine performer deserves no less.

    1. Let’s hope Carlos bursts through that ‘media mist’, Rob. Many thanks for your preceptive comment,

    2. Thanks Ever So Much, Rob – a very well written blog accompanied by a comment denoting that both of you are eloquent with words – you wouldn’t be writers by any chance, would you? :))

  29. Great article. Carlos Wilde is a wonderfully innovative artist and a great man. It is nice to see someone highlight the career of this excellent artist. I look forward to hearing more from Mr. Wilde and yourself in the future. Here is to keeping the creative light shining.

  30. I found this to be a very interesting article on Carlos Wilde. I will now look out for more items to read about him and his music.

  31. This is a great review! It is encouraging to see an artist of Carlos’ caliper getting some well deserved recognition. I have been a friend and a fan of Carlos and his music for about 15 years. He is extremely prolific and talented. I know it will be simply a matter of time when he will be a household name among the great songwriters of today.

    1. Cheers, Mark. Thanks for your great feedback. Here’s hoping you’re right about Carlos’s future.

    2. Wow, Mark – Thanks – I’ll take that any day especially coming from a person with your expertise – and, yes – we go back a long way and we have always been supportive of each other’s music. All the best

  32. I am so proud of Carlos and I love all his songs,he just gets better and better and I know he will make it big someday.he sings his songs from the heart and with feelings,good job Carlos!!

  33. Hello. My name is Judy Rae Jae, I’m a pianist and composer from the the USA. I first encountered Carlos’ music a few years ago when I put some of my original music on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. I was immediately enthralled with the wonderful musical style of my now, good friend- Carlos Wilde. I love his way of telling a story, and the cool rhythmic way his words ebb and flow ( a bit contrapuntally) with the music- very well executed! I was always an admirer of his music. I wish him much success in any and all aspects of the music business.

  34. I have considered Carlos a phenomenal musician, artist and brilliant song writer from the first time I heard him. After reading this informative article, I am all the more impressed. Whether it be his top five or his All Music page each one of his songs is a splendid musical gem. Always find myself returning, enjoying the music of this exceptionally talented artist. Consider him an awesome musical friend!

  35. Carlos is an amazing artist! I was honored to discover his music and feature him on my daily morning show The Morning Brew with Tom Slick. His sound is loved by our listeners and his sound is completely original!

  36. This has been a most interesting read Paul. I have known Carlos for a few years now and I consider him to be a most impressive songwriter, musician and performer. It’s no surprise to learn that on his Reverbnation site, he has acquired over 26000 fans who between them have played his songs over 122,000 times which is phenomenal! There is much to enjoy about his music that is built on feel good hooks, infectious chord progressions and well written lyrics. He really has a good voice too which is a big asset when you’re working with co-writers and trying to communicate with the world what you hear in your head. Thank you Paul for this excellent article and I wish Carlos the success he thoroughly deserves.

    1. Thanks for another insightful comment, Paul. I only wish I had a voice like Carlos’s not to mention his ability on the electric guitar.

  37. A very nicely written article. I’ve only been acquainted with Carlos for a short while but enjoy listening to his music immensely. I’s great to see him getting the recognition he deserves and what’s more he seems like a very nice guy too.

  38. Carlos Wilde is a hard working musician dedicated to his craft. I have recently become acquainted with his stimulating music and find it very refreshing to hear something so original. He can blend funk soul and rock together and then overlay the whole thing with some witty clever lyric. I would say he is a talented songwriter and musician deserving to be recognized. Tunes like ‘Rok Ma Wurld and ‘She Smiles Like An Angel’are just a few of many fine examples of Carlos Wilde’s unique irresistible talent.

  39. Carlos is a world class prolific songwriter, with an unique ability for creating melodic vocal and instrumental “hooks”. I often have his songs pop up in my head out of nowhere. Which is always a pleasure.. Also he is very encouraging and supportive of other songwriters. A true friend in the world of songwriting.. .. Billy T Scrapper

  40. This is a great blog about Carlos, I’ve found out a lot of interesting information !! I love the energy and passion that shines through all his work, he’s a good un !! Also he always comes across as a nice man – that’s the most important bit !! He’s a great song writer and performer as well, I have great respect for his talents !! So rock on Carlos you’re a Eusebio !!

    1. Eusebio ‘The Black Pearl’ brings back great memories of the 1966 Football World Cup held in England, as I’m sure you know, Roy. For non-soccer fans, Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was one of the greatest players ever, for Portugal and Benfica. You couldn’t give Carlos a greater compliment.

        1. Indeed I did watch it, Carlos. It was the World Cup semi-final and a riveting game. Bobby Charlton scored twice for England and
          Eusebio (who else) got one back with a penalty for Portugal. England went on to defeat West Germany 4-2 in the final. I did a somersault and opened up a wound I had on my ankle after coming off a motor bike. Two weeks later I was in Alassio, Italy, playing table football against Italians. Happy days.

    2. Wow, Rob – Thanks very much, my friend. It’s flattering but also very humbling when a musician of your calibre writes a comment like this. And for me, Eusebio will always be the player Portugal can be totally proud of.

  41. Love Carlos’ music. Have been a follower for a few years now and it has been joy to see the growth and development over that time. I know there is still much more to come and I’m really looking forward to hearing and sharing that.

  42. As a college radio host, I have played Carlos’ music for several years. Listeners always call in after hearing one of his tunes. The music is sincere and well-crafted. GOOD STUFF!!!!

  43. Being from Downunder, I heard of Carlos through some of our mutual friends on FB. His music is so pure, with beautiful clear lyrics, great melodies and a sound that is both enjoyable and lasting. I agree with Mr. Paul Merry, in putting Carlos up there with the other greats from the Iberian Peninsula and with the “Wilde”” greats, especially Marty and Kim. Fantastic Rockers and although not related he has the genes of the name.

  44. I first came across Carlos when I joined what was then a very popular forum for independent artists back towards the beginning of this millennium! He was touting his first two big hits back in those days, “Staring at the Dark” and “Dreams” and I was knocked out on my first listen. I’ve been a fan since then. Thank you so much for putting your spotlight on such a talented artist! I wish him all the best and every success!

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  92. I enjoyed this very much and learned quite a bit about Carlos that I didn’t know. I can add that he’s very giving of his time and has helped me to understand how to work better with social media, and explained how to sell my songs online. How many total strangers would do this?
    Carlos is decidedly a class act and one hell of a talented singer/songwriter!

    1. Many thanks for your feedback, Rick. Glad you enjoyed the piece and totally agree with you about Carlos, his songs and his humanity.

    2. Thank you for the kind words, Rick. Glad I could shed some light on some of your social media issues – Artists helping Artists is the only way forward – Have a great day!

  93. What a diverse background Carlos Wilde has! So much inspiration for his music, especially from Ireland, I’m guessing. Thanks for enlightening us about this talented gentleman, Paul. Best wishes to you and your music, Carlos.

    1. Many thanks for your feedback, Pat. Yes, I think Ireland was a great learning experience for Carlos.

    2. Thanks very much, Pat – You are right, Ireland plays a very important role, my friend!

  94. Such a cool blog reflecting the diverse talent of Carlos Wilde. A MULTITALENTED musician, congratulations on the rave review well deserved from Author Jude Haste UK

  95. Great article! I’ve been a fan of Carlos Wilde for over a year now, connecting with the kind-hearted and compassionate rocker on Twitter. Not only is he a nice guy, but he’s also a gifted singer-songwriter and musician. The first time I listened to a selection of his songs, it was vaguely reminiscent of blues rocker Rober Cray…with a little twang. If there was ever an artist worthy of striking it big, it’s Carlos Wilde! Rock on, Carlos!

  96. Aw, this was a very good post. Finding the time and actual effort to
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    1. Well, RC, you got your comment done, so well done; and thanks very much for taking the trouble to provide such positive feedback.

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  98. Carlos Wilde is an exceptional songwriter and artist, a rare talent! Each one of his tracks is a superb musical gem and stellar performance! I am delighted that you have written such a splendid, informative article on Carlos! I wish him continued success in all of his musical endeavors!

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