“Michael Wilford is an innovative and exciting new face in the Canadian music scene. Michael grew up in Smithers, British Columbia, a little mountain town filled with folk music and protest songs. He credits his exposure to world-class artists in a small-town setting as one of his major inspirations to pick up an instrument at a young age. Now based in Victoria BC, he pursues music full time and uses his collaborative approach to songwriting to celebrate the talent and diversity of BC’s artists.
In February 2021 Michael released the swampy, blues-inflected track “Scotch” featuring Chelsea D.E Johnson’s powerful vocals. The song received some serious press from a slew of media such as CBC, Victoria Buzz, and Rock Era Magazine. It peaked at no. 78 on the Canadian Radio Top 100 Alternative Songs Chart and garnered an honourable mention in the International Songwriting Competition where it was judged by icons such as Dua Lipa, Tom Waits, and Coldplay.
Michael will be releasing his sophomore single, “Rattle My Bones” which features the brooding baritone of Sail Cassady in October of 2021. His darkly cinematic songwriting and his collaborative approach to music-making are quickly turning him into an artist to watch.