‘Michael Wilford’ from Victoria is an innovative and exciting up-and-coming artist release ‘Rattle My Bones (feat. Sail Cassady)’ a wonderful song ready to debut in Formula Indie the December 6th
Since 2018 the versatile songwriter and drummer has been
on the road as a touring musician for several Canadian bands. It was these back-to-back tours and shows throughout the
country that led to the story woven into his debut single “Scotch”. Since the release of his first solo song Michael has begun to
carve out a reputation as a promising artist in his own right. 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 British Columbia’s artists.
In February 2021 Michael released the swampy, blues-inflected track “Scotch” featuring Chelsea D.E Johnson’s (Old Soul Rebel)
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. This all
occurred within a month of the initial release.
This is just the beginning of the story as Michael will be releasing his sophomore single, “Rattle My Bones” which features west
coast singer/songwriter Sail Cassady’s brooding baritone in October of 2021. His darkly cinematic songwriting and storytelling
ensures this artist will be the name on everyone’s lips soon. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come