LOS ANGELES, CA- Rock and Roll evolved from musical styles like gospel, blues, jazz and boogie woogie. All musical genres derived from black culture. Pete Wilde is “Making Rock N’Roll Black Again”. Growing up with music in his family (his step-dad, Eddie Minifield, is a Grammy Award winning saxophonist), Pete Wilde is honing his craft to inject a bit of naughtiness and a whole lot of blackness  back into rock and roll.

On September 8th, 2018, Blurred Culture and no season was able to host this young man and his band at Madame Siam in Hollywood for a performance and I was able to chat with him a for a little bit before he took the stage.

Pete Wilde, Portrait @ Madame Siam 9/8/18. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

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How did you get into the music and how long you’ve been doing it for? 

Well, I was pretty much raised in the music industry. My step-dad is a Grammy Award winning musician, been touring forever. He played saxophone for Prince for a long time, Sheila E … so I kind of was raised around a bunch of pro’s and legends, and it’s just kind of something I knew of and I did since I was little. I’ve been doing music… I’ve been playing guitar since I was about 11. Starting playing in bands when I was about 13 .

Have you always been performing under your own name?

No. Pete Wilde is actually my stage name. I’ve been working as Pete Wilde Project for about 4 years now. Before that, I was just in bands.

Random player stuff? 

Yeah.

So what are you celebrating at Madame Siam tonight?

I released my second single yesterday, and then we are celebrating the release of that single. It’s called “Savior.” It’s available everywhere right now. It’s kick-ass. You should go listen to it and show your friends.

What is that song about?

So that song is about, on a micro scale, it’s about this woman I was involved with for a long time, who kind of made me a…

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