The music of Toronto Artist WILTON SAID... could be perceived by some as being in conflict with itself. It is neither happy nor sad, poppy nor arty, deep nor shallow, complex nor simple. It is all these things as Wilton explores a variety of subject matters. These range from the Jazzy cheeky lust and fun filled short major keyed “All for You”, contrasted against the dark epic Prog Rock riff filled hopelessness of “The Empty Sky”. The more straight ahead 4/4 addiction rocker of “Merry go Round”, against the softer 6/8 hopeful restfulness of “City on the Water”. The fun, quirky 3/4 cross dressing anthem of “Pretty”, against the darker serious schizophrenic lyric of “Half Life”. It are these contrasts which turn his sonic landscape into a dramatic, dynamic and eclectic Art Rock journey.
Musically, WILTON SAID...'s style can be referenced back to his experiences of artists such as Kate Bush, Queen, Marillion, Peter Gabriel, Supertramp, Catherine Wheel and The Cure. However, more recent inspirations have been derived from artists like Bat for Lashes, and Green Day.
While Wilton's past studio and live experiences have had an assortment of musicians backing his dynamic baritone voice, his current line up consists of the angular textural stylings of Guitarist Chris Reid, the groove and grounded Bass playing of Debashish Ray, and the subtle yet intricate Drumming of Richard Rizzo.
WILTON SAID..., who holds a Degree in Musical Composition from York University, has been performing in the G.T.A. promoting his various CD's through live shows and interviews.