Theatrical Art Rock.
Wilton Said... - Vocals, Keyboards, Piano, Kazoo.
Chris Reid - Guitars/Backing Vocals
Andrew Buntain - Bass/Backing vocals
Richard Rizzo - Drums
Nothing is quite so simple in the world of WILTON SAID... His themes of resolution and hope seemed to be laced with dissonance and desperation as he sings "Wrong side of me" in amongst the carnival setting. Sure, the world is a great place to be in today with all it's advancements, however, these advancements can't compete with complexity of the human psyche. Wilton's CD "The View" is a thematic view into some of the things which make us human. Our journey and struggle to find an identity so we may fit in. The lust for control and domination to soothe our own weakness'. Our struggles with addictions and deceit. The coming to terms with hopeless situations. These are all themes which touch everyone of us, and for many, they are themes which are open for self exploration.
Musically, WILTON SAID...'s style can be referenced back to his experiences of classic art rock artists such as Kate Bush, Queen, Supertramp, and (older) Genesis. However, that doesn't mean he has a deaf ear to more recent music. Artists such as A Perfect Circle with their release "13 Steps", Marillion's "Marbles", Sarah Sleans "Night Bugs", and David Bowies 2002 release "Heathen" have all taken many spins on his CD player adding inspiration to the rich eclectic texture of his music. Perhaps one of the most striking aspects is Wilton's melodic approach to his baritone vocals. While many artists seem content to slap a basic root, 3rd, 5th melody on top of a chord progression, Wilton composes his melodies also utilizing 7ths, 9ths, and 13ths bringing in elements of jazz tinged dissonance and resolution. Adding to the mix are, the textural stylings of Guitarist Chris Reid, the groove and grounded Bass playing of Andrew Buntain, and the subtle yet intricate Drumming of Richard Rizzo.
To anyone who is prepared for a journey into the human psyche and an ever changing musical soundscape, check out WILTON SAID... "The View".
Progressive and Art Rock. Artists such as Marillion, Genesis, Yes, Jethro Tull, Rush, Queen, A Perfect Circle.