John first started performing when he was a teenager at his church in New Whiteland IN. In the late nineties john and his brother Ed formed " Wildheart." The band played many venues in the area , local clubs , festivals , corporate functions , etc. In 2000 he uprooted and moved to Nashville Tennessee to give it a go. Off to a slow start settling in getting a real job first of course. Later that year john hooked up with Red Ridge Entertainment and done some recording and was booked various venues around the country as well as booking some of his own shows in nashville like Tootsie's Orchid Lounge , The Trap , The Stage and surrounding areas. As well as booking some shows back home. Well , things change as things do and in 2004 john moved back home to Indiana to start again. After getting life back in order the music bug resurfaced once again and john began searching out musicians in the area. From band to band and working with different musicians trying to find the best fit , well it wasn't easy as musicians will tell you. In 2006 John with the help of some friends , classmates and the the A.L.S. Association held a benefit for Kent Parker at 8 Second Saloon to raise money for the association and The Parker Family. In 2008 he wrote and recorded some of his own songs at Diehl Studios in Carmel IN . Currently " Wildheart " is back in force the best it has ever been with great musicians and talent.
As a very young child prodigy, Rick was classically trained as a concert Harpist and Oboeist.
Knowing that there simply had to be an intervention, he was abducted and sent to the Mother Ship for reprogramming, and sent back some time later with a Telecaster embedded on his body, and Country and Blues embedded in his heart.
Since then the guitar has taken him all around this great country playing everything from dive bars, to festivals to opening for National acts, seeing some wonderful places and meeting so many wonderful people.
Chris been singing and playing music since he was a child. His mother was a coal miners daughter. He grew up hearing those sweet, down home harmonies in hymns and country songs. His family is also a family of service. Chris as well as his daughter currently serve with the Indiana Army National Guard. On a recent deployment to Poland, he got the opportunity to sing and play weekly for the Army Chapel. During a visit to a Polish church he performed "I Saw the Light" by Hank Williams. It was great to see that Country music is popular the world over. Chris is a great asset to the band with awesome harmonies.
Hoosier born true & blue on Indy's east side.
At 11 yrs. of age I heard Tim Ayers playing in his dads garage with the "Sounds Unlimited Band"
which later became the "Mason Profit Band" (Two Hang men hanging from a tree)
His mother Florence later told me about him learning and playing the "Bass Guitar"
So I went to Govco and purchased a bass with grass cutting money.
At Woodview Junior High we had a chance to debut our first Rock Show
The lights went down and the "Electric Freedom Band" played (All Right Now)
The house was a rockin and so was Richard Wilson as his drum riser collapsed.
This is where the "Who" got there bang up ideas I'm guessing.
I have been blessed to play with some great musicians:
Steve Jefferis, Tom Young, P.J.B.
Some Bands played with over the years:
Celebration, Emerald City, Sidewinder, Blindside, Lemon Wheel, Sax Pistols
Greg started play in bands at 15 when I got my first drum set. By the time he was 20 I was playing clubs on the Sunset strip like The Whiskey a go go, the rainbow, the Viper Room and the Troubadour. He started getting studio work playing doing commercial sound tracks and demos for other bands. Greg connected with a big band and jazz group from 1994 to 2000. Some of the members of this group had played with greats like Benny Goodman, Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey. In this same period he started playing country music with the band Justin Harper and Texas Attitude. They were named country band of the year twice by the California Country Music Association. In the same time frame, he was in a blues band called Mojo Clam that played constantly from 1996-2000 when I moved to Indianapolis. It took me a year or so to get musically established in Indy, playing mostly in cover bands. In 2002 he joined celtic rock band Blaq Lily which toured the midwest and east coast for almost five years, playing pubs to summer Irish festivals. Their original cd "Forged in the Fire " was a commercial success. That band broke up in 2006.
Greg has been sponsored by Pork Pie Percussion since 1996. Greg is a great asset to Wildheart, we are lucky to have him.