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  1. Another refreshing insight into the blues story with a special mention for that which emerged from Portugal, alongside parallel acclaim for the talent and enticing career of Carlos Wilde – who just so happens to have his own personal link to the westernmost country of Europe.
    For those familiar with Wilde’s music it is clear that his work is as varied as it is luring, possessing the unique ability to conjure up numbers which can range from the rawest punk to the most sensual melancholic blues. For those of you not yet familiar with Carlos,be certain that Paul Merry pays homage to this guy for the very reason that he is a musician like no other – comparable to none – and an artist truly worth discovering.
    Great read – great tribute.

    1. I met Carlos on Reverb Nation and was immediately impressed by the level and breadth of his talent. Great songs strong both lyrically and melodically with clean accessible arrangements and super guitar work! I check his site periodically looking for new releases and sometimes just to listen to a few of my favorites.

    2. Have been a Big Fan & Friend of Carlos’s Music, not only a very talented musician but a great person, I wish him and his music “The Best of Everything” Our World needs more music like his

    3. Carlos Wilde is a talented artist, whose voice, music and video productions present a refreshing mix of new, traditional and contemporary performances. It never ceases to amaze me how well he dominates so many languages of the world. He is deserving of great respect for his many accomplishments and talents.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this fascinating article about Carlos Wilde, a gifted singer-songwriter and musician I have had the pleasure of knowing for many years. I was particularly interested in finding out about his early background singing fado in Portugal, where I am now based, and about all the musicians he had met in Ireland.

  3. It is a great pleasure to read this article. Very well written. It’s actually amazing and impressive to read about it all! I also love your way to write Paul! How you go from one thing to another and get it together so well.

    I really appreciated Carlos music. When I met his music….it was like a new world and I totally loved it from the first moment. I also early realized how talented Carlos are and also a very hard working person. And he give 100 % to everything he does…

    His feeling in his music is fascinating to me.

    1. It was a great pleasure to read your comments, Lis. Thanks for your kind words. Much appreciated. I know how much you love Carlos’s’ music.

  4. A very interesting and good interview with a very good musician. Thank you Paul for a well-written blog.

  5. After reading your first blog about Carlos it has been an enlightening read viewing this latest blog,very refreshing to see how your words flow in your own uniqueness. I will be looking forward to other blogs from you.To Carlos keep being inspired by those musicians that touched your heart and took your soul on this musical journey my hope for you is that you go far and inspire those that listen to your talent. GOOD LUCK.

  6. Another fantastic read from you Paul. What a wealth of knowledge you are I will be looking out for you. It is great to be taken back and reminded as you do. I am happy to hear the news of a new album from Carlos too. After reading your first article earlier today. I went back and revisited his music, and there are so many fantastic songs. My personal favourite for a number of reasons is “This Side of Paradise”. The opening few bars are just sublime and they lead you to such delicious lyrics. I met an angel dancing in my lullaby; I felt the warmth of her heart; its just gorgeous and the phrasing in his delivery! A Perfect,Bluesy Rock Ballad Heaven. I just hope that he gets the coverage and exposure for his great talent.

  7. Another wonderfully in-depth article on Carlos Wilde! This time I felt like I was taken on a musical voyage of his life. His influences musically, from fado (complete with wearing black capes to honor death and the darkly delightful) to blues-based guitar riffs to punk to feel-good pop (with a deeply introspective vibe) show Mr. Wilde as he should be seen: a truly multifaceted, unique and all-around amazing musician! One of the best out there today! Cheers! G.L. Giles

  8. Nice in depth review of Carlos Wilde’s extensive musical background from age 6!! Enjoyable Read & exciting to learn so much more about my Friend, an excellent musician! His music ranges from the very soft and tender rock of “The Sound of Flowers” to Ecstatic Exciting Lyrics & Rocking tune “Love Me” To Great Down Home Dance music! I am so looking forward to his upcoming music! Carlos Wilde has his own artistic/musical way of blending tender emotion, the beauty/innocence of nature & feel good, get down & Rock Out Style!

  9. This is so well written and so interesting. Thank you, Paul!
    I am looking forward to hearing Carlos Wilde’s new tracks.
    He is independent music at its finest!

  10. Well, Wow! Do I now know Carlos better or what and I’ve still yet to meet him face to face. My experience in blues music has been limited by my own accord yet nearly every song Carlos creates has a modern bluesy undertone with some soulful twists that make his music exciting. Throw in his talent as a versatile guitarist and songwriting ability with a twist of modern day pop/rock and you’ll find Carlos Wilde staring you in the face. I not only like Carlos for his SKILLZ in singing and playing instruments but to record, change, and re-record all while holding down a teaching job leaves so much to be desired by other musicians. I commend Carlos even more because he sees the importance of being available and relavent to today’s music fans. He, as I do, sees the importance of promoting, marketing and otherwise setting a SOLID foundation to get his music in front of potential new fans. Carlos Wilde leaves no stone unturned when it comes to his music so he WILL find the way to the top using those stones to step his way to the top!! Keep making us love your music Carlos!

    1. Hi, Ronnie – Kind, positive words totally appreciated – Also appreciate the support you give my music on your radio station – every little bit helps – All the best

  11. A great write up and wonderful follow up to your original piece. I have only been following Carlos Wilde’s music for a year or so when I began playing his music on KB Radio, but quickly became a fan of his style and sound, and what he puts into his music. He is one of those unique people, that anyone you talk to who has had the opportunity to meet interview or hear him perform, will have nothing but good things to say.

  12. With a great pleasure I read in this interesting blog more facts from Carlos Wilde early musical life.I follow him on his musical pages and always find new surprising songs and can see progress in his career.Carlos Wilde is one of my favorite musicians not only because of his talent but also because of his Portuguese influences in his music.

  13. what an amazing read 🙂 ……..Carlos is one of my most favorite artists …..exciting , catchy and very unique style he has with his writing and performances ……every song is exciting to listen too , and so hard not to dance too …lol…. I think one of my most fave tracks of Carlos’ is “My Way Home” …great catchy guitar riff and feel …all the best to you Carlos …will forever and always be a fan ….

    1. Thanks, Jen and the feeling is mutual – love your sound too – we go back a while now and we have always been supportive of each other and that’s way cool in my books – Best Always

  14. This is an excellent article on Carlos Wilde that shows the different styles through out his career that molded his unique approach to song writing. You can definitely hear the various styles, culture and growth in each song that allows him to cross into various genre’s. He is a brilliant story teller with a melodic style all his own.

  15. Interesting and informative article. Carlos Wilde is a terrific artist. He has developed a wonderful style with his mix of rock, punk, and pop. I also enjoyed your Palakiko Ferreira historical reference. Thank you for highlighting Carlos Wilde and the indie music scene. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  16. Excellent article! Carlos is a rare treasure and those of us fortunate enough to have already discovered him appreciate the spotlight you are shining on him! I really enjoyed the section on Frank Ferera as well!These bits of musicology and world history you bring to the discussion really set your articles apart. Excellent journalism combined with a discerning choice of subjects. Thanks so much for your work!

  17. Just read this second review of Carlos Wilde , once again I found this a very interesting and well written review of Carlos who is making some very good music at the moment.

  18. The world needs more writers and singers like Carlos.he works hard and puts his feeling into all that he does,I am proud too be his friend and fan!!

  19. Great article! Carlos is definitely one of a kind. His music speaks to people around the world. I would love to see him perform Live, if that opportunity ever came.

  20. I met Carlos Wilde on Reverbnation, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter. He’s an amazing musician/Songwriter. People really need to discover Carlos and support him in any way possible. Cheers to Paul for noticing such a talented musician.

  21. About Carlos Wilde: his musical versatility is well matched by his vocal intensity. He has mastered his guitar, which bodes well with his story. I always liked what I heard from Carlos Wilde. I think that his abilities will continue to ride up the ladder of success.

  22. hi Paul, first of all, let me share my appreciation and kudos for your wonderful blog and wanted to take the opportunity to second that emotion when it comes to this excellent post re my friend Carlos. Can’t recall how I was introduced to he and his wonderful music, just so pleased that I was. I’ve been exposed to some incredibly talented indie artists over the past decade as I’ve promoted my nephews and other artists in the social media arena and I would definitely place him in the top shelf category. If I was asked to describe his music (and personality) with one word it would be ‘joyous’ – his music for me always evokes a smile and the desire to move and then he can surprise you with a plaintive riff and vocal performance where the smile is accompanied by a tear and a warm heart. And as much as I enjoy his music, l have come to so appreciate his big heart and generous spirit. Artists that support other artists hold a special place in my heart and Carlos’ generosity in this regard speaks volumes about him. Don’t know what the future holds for this talented artist, but I do know know that he and his
    music make a difference and this world is a better and more joyous place because of his presence here.

    1. Cheers, Bobby. Your comments are much appreciated. You sum up Carlos’s music well. He’s top drawer, as you say.

  23. Thank you Paul, for this detailed article about Carlos and his music career. I learned a number of things about his history and came to appreciate him even more! I always felt he was a very gifted and prolific artist, and reading about his eclectic musical development and struggles was a very interesting read. I look forward, with great anticipation on the release of his new material.

  24. Carlos’ music is absolutely spell binding! From “Phantom” to “Rok My World” and so many others, Carlos knows how to communicate the emotions of heart and soul with his music. He can capture your imagination with his music and still leave you yearning for more long after the song is over. What an awesome review of a truly seasoned song writer and performer! Best wishes for continued success!

  25. Been playing Carlos on my morning show for the last year and absolutely love his sound and style. My listeners are always requesting Carlos! Just take two minutes to listen and you will know why!

  26. Once again Paul, another exceptionally good article on Carlos Wilde. There is no doubt that Carlos is a hugely talented songwriter, musician and performer. Listening to his songs, each one for me has considerable commercial appeal. He’s also an excellent producer and arranger of his songs, the quality of which just seems to get better and better. So many listeners today have significantly shorter attention spans, so as songwriters it is important that we grab our audience as soon as possible. Carlos does this to considerable effect by hooking you in to some excellent intro’s that set the right mood for the rest of the song. He has the technique that makes songs sound good~Skills that simply require him to choose the right music that enhance and give depth to specific words in a song. Songs like “This side of Paradise’ is a perfect example of the high standard of writing and performance he is capable of. Last but not least, he comes across to me as being a thoroughly nice person and I wish him all the luck in the world that would enable him achieve all the success he most certainly deserves. Thank you once again Paul for your excellent work.

    1. My pleasure, Paul, and thank you for such an insightful comment. Such positive feedback is much appreciated.

  27. Another interesting and informative read and good to hear that Carlos is working on some new material. Many thanks Paul for giving him some of the recognition his talent undoubtedly deserves.

  28. I would describe Carlos Wilde as a unique extremely talented hardworking artist. His songs are varied in style blending rock, funk and soul. He can even write a cool ballad as can be heard on ‘This Side Of Paradise’ His lyrics are thoughtful and witty performed with sincere passion.
    Apart from being a talented musician Carlos also shows a genuine interest in other artist offering encouraging support.
    If anyone deserves success and recognition it’s got to be Carlos Wilde.

  29. Thanks for the great article. Have been a fan of Carlos for a while and it’s great to get some more insight into his roots.

  30. Being a student of Blues music and Blues guitar, I found your article, fascinating Paul !! Young Carlos is a great artiste with lots of talent and potential – he will really make it !! When he becomes as good as his Uncle Marty – The world will know, what it’s all about !!

  31. Being a fan of Carlos’s work is only the half of it! I respect what he does for others helping in every way he can by giving his advice and encouragement. Always willing to lend a hand, much kudos for this man!

  32. Another well-written piece on Carlos Wilde. You have a knack for combining the historical, personal and current stories into a very informative article. I have enjoyed very much learning more about the life and hard work put in by this amazing artist. Living life as well as carrying on a career in music gives the artist a different perspective and feel for his lyrics.
    My thanks to you both, for a wonderful article and to Carlos for his life’s music.

    1. Extremely grateful for your wonderful comment, Michael. I second what you said regarding the incredible gift that Paul has when it comes to writing interesting, informative and appealing articles.

  33. Great read and a great artist! Carlos has been part of my musical scene for many years now and I never tire of listening to his tunes. Great voice, great style and such a nice guy!
    Thank you!

  34. Carlos Wilde I had been fortunate to meet on a music site around 2006, however we connected off and on, for years. I was always curious what he might create next. With his constant work in music, I noticed along with it he brought his cultural background and was dedicated to his roots. It just seems like yesterday,his playing I could hear. I found he took his time in his musical composing and became very distinquisable in his music, following his own path.I did notice at first his music site did not have a long list of songs, but I never labelled anyone to any standard. It was more of a curiousity. I tend to be very creative but I am an analytical person, more in terms of curiousity, as what makes an artist, a musician ‘tick’. No one is the same, many are close in genres.
    So that is one part of his persona I learned much from, was to take your time, and then show your artistic work when you, the artist, feels it’s truly ready to the listeners, friends to the public.
    We learn different aspects of music from many other artists, I certainly have. I must add again, that I always been an engaged in history, having a degree in it was inevitable. I tried to read from different sources, often away from the mainstream. We learn different ways and as when I taught I told my students, if you have nothing else happening after you graduate, go travel. It’s what I did, immersed myself in other cultures, seeing through their eyes, as travel is not just about place, it’s about cultural similarities and differences.
    I had been several times to Spain, and did go to Portugal. I learned music from visiting Cuba 3 times in the last 3 years.
    I finally played with some professional musicians I met on my 2nd visit, who invited me to play when I came back again. I had learned latin music further in these several years, with always more jazz and blues. So, on my third trip I sat in with these guys in Havana, at a hotel, and it was a great experience. They were friends, their professionalism had fun in it. There is a chemistry that happens. Having sat in on some casual music going on, many times in my Toronto, Canada places, so Cuban musicians taught me something new I could not have learned from any other way, trying a new never heard of instrument for example.
    So, to get back to Carlos cultural roots, I again learned something new, in the historic context of his culture,as being a blues guitar player for the most part, and spending much time in my career, I learned here about Portugal and blues, as in the blog, I was quite taken happily that Portugal has its own part to play in the history of blues. A Hawaiian slide guitarist, of Portuguese heritage, Palakiko Ferreira, early on went to America in the early 1900’s and became well known and influenced other musicians. Also, one thing I did not know is the ukulele was introduced by Portuguese players who took it to Hawaii. This is one reason, people need to source more than mainstream knowledge, and esp. what’s in school textbooks. I’ve always known the influence of Spanish music, esp. the guitar styles, but Portugal has made its mark also.
    What I find interesting is every country has had something to offer in musical their musical culture. We should always be open minded and respect that music develops from different places and each place will take what they heard from somewhere else and add to it, creating a unique fusion.
    Carlos has always inspired me as being a unique musician/composer. He was into electric guitar when I was into acoustic slide guitar playing I recall, but even then, I am sure I had picked up elements from his music, listening to his songs over again.
    That’s what it’s much about, appreciating his artistry and his ideas, our past conversations, all I felt were meaningful. So, with much respect Carlos, I’m very glad we had crossed paths, and still of course remain friends. I like this blog very much. Out of it I learned some things that I may have not learned elsewhere. For that, this has been a rewarding experience and being honoured to be a part of the many wishes, for more to come from a great musician and catch up on recent music.

    Much more accomplishing and success in your endeavours, Carlos.

  35. I’ve been a fan of Carlos Wilde’s music for several years now but never knew the history behind the music. Great interview for a talented musician and songwriter!

  36. Wow! Everything I read about Carlos Wilde has me wondering how he manages to keep up with his many fans while continuing to release so much excellent content, both with songs and videos.
    I can add that Carlos is a very kind person in that he’s given me a slice of his busy day to help me understand how to pursue my interests on social media, especially on ReverbNation, where we ‘met.’

    HIs craft never seems to suffer from his diverse interests – his songwriting is both serene and biting, always performed with excellence in every area of recording (one of my primary fields of work). Carlos Wilde is a class act and this was a great blog – thank you!

  37. Another fascinating article on the creative genius that is Carlos Wilde and I can’t wait to hear the new tracks. A TRULY inspiring musician from Author Jude Haste UK

  38. Firstly, congratulations on a really enjoyable article and second for selecting such a fascinating subject in CarLos Wilde.

    I came across Carlos just over 2 years ago through Reverbnation. I was immediately struck by his artistry, unique style and in particular his incredible gift for lyric writing. Some of the most wonderful lyrics can be heard in his songs. They give the WOW factor and for me I Just have to go back and listen again.

    His new EP is definitely more edgy and isn’t it just fantastic that he can do that. A true artist keeping us on our toes and it’s a pleasure to be a fan, I would urge people to please go and check him out. And enjoy.

    1. Hi Rose. Carlos has asked me to look out for your comment. You, too, earlier asked me if it was in the right place. Then you replied “I see it now”. I hope that meant that you found it because it’s certainly here – above. Again, thanks for taking the trouble to leave a message.

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