Origin: Alameda California
Year Formed: 2003
Current location: Houston Texas
Founding Members: Dave Starr, London Wilde.
Dave Starr : All guitars, bass, backing vocals
London Wilde: Lead Vocals, keyboards, backing vocals
Josh Foster: Drums, backing vocals.
Former members: Jim Hawthorne, Drums.
Associated Acts: Vicious Rumors, Chastain, House of Atreus.
Generation Next (Demo single)
“Arrival” 10 song album
Label: Furnace Maximus
“A Tell Tale Heart” 10 song album with bonus track
“A Tell Tale Heart” 10 song album
Label: Scarlet Records
Discography and credits:
WildeStarr hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, now relocated to Houston Texas in 2014. The band was Formed in 2003 by metal veteran and original Vicious Rumors bass player Dave Starr, and studio vocalist, songwriter and recording engineer London Wilde. The two were long time friends, going back to 1988 where they met at a local rock club in San Francisco called The Stone. Married in 2001 The two are a rarity in the field of Heavy Metal.... a husband and wife team.
It wasn’t until 2003, when London was engineering Starr’s bass tracks for an upcoming Chastain album “In an Outrage” that the two began talking about forming a band together.
With Starr handling Guitars and Bass, and Wilde on vocals and keyboards, the duo released their first Demo single in 2007 called "Generation Next". The tune quickly recieved over 20,000 plays on the bands myspace page, and encouraged the band to release a full length album.
Joined by drummer Jim Hawthorne in 2008, the band began recording "Arrival", a dark, atmospheric, powerful and driving 10 song LP. The album was completed in Late spring 2009, and self released on Furnace Maximus Records in August 2009. Arrival recieved world wide critical acclaim, and charted number 8 in Burrn! Magazine’s Japanese import list in Feb 2010. The band released a video to go with the albums’ single “Arrival” in January 2010.
The band returned to the studio late 2010 and began writing material for their next album, this time joined by drummer Josh Foster. The new album entitled “A Tell Tale Heart” was released October 2012 by Hydrant/EMI in Japan, and Scarlet records in the US and Europe, and ranked #11 in Rock Hard magazine’s top new releases staff picks. The band received great critical reviews, and garnered feature interviews in major metal magazines Rock Hard, Young Guitar, BURRN!.
Just as the band was preparing to write their third record, the tragic suicide of London’s brother hit an emotional chord for the band. He was a guitarist and musician frustrated by struggles in the industry, which was something everyone in the band could relate too. The inspiration resulted in a new 10 song record called “Beyond The Rain”. Free download track “When The Night Falls” was released January 2016, album release date to be announced.