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About Us

The Wild Boars were born thanks to a group of people united by passion for a diverse range of roots music from both sides of the pond, including country, blues, bluegrass, Irish folk and rock ‘n’ roll.

In the winter of 2010 the band released their debut album, “A Bottle Or A Gun”, described by UK magazine “R2” as a “lively and infectious mix of bluegrass and soul-inflected alt. country”. Then, after a couples of years performing concerts throughout northern Italy, the Boars flew across the channel to play a four-gig stint in London in the autumn of 2012. At this stage, the band had honed a particularly engaging live set, ranging from the gritty country-rock of “Do I Have To?” to heart-breaking ballads such as “Your Train” and “Xenophobia”, not to mention exhilarating bluegrass-folk hoedowns like “Cruel To Be Cruel” and “This Bottle”.

The heady atmosphere of their live shows was captured on their live album “The Wild Boars Live At Gilgamesh”, which was released in December 2012, also showcasing a wide range of influences with cover versions of Neil Young’s “For The Turnstiles”, “Back Down South” by Kings of Leon, the traditional American folk standard “Man Of Constant Sorrow” and “Field of Birds” by Sweden’s Tallest Man On Earth, all sitting nicely alongside the band’s originals.

The band continues to develop their passion for combining traditional American, British and Irish influences with a decidedly rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and 2014 will see the band return to the studio to record the next chapter in their captivating story. Stay tuned!

Meet the Band

Andy Penington




Maurizio Spandre



Acoustic Guitar

Roberto Tassone


Listen to the Band

A selection of tracks taken from our 2012 live album "Live at Gilgamesh", recorded and mixed by Luca Ravetto and Simone Ubezio of the Bottleneck Studio.

You can't take it with you 

For the turnstiles 

Field of birds 

You know who you are 

Photos & Videos

London Tour
Sacra Birra. Video
For the turnstiles
Gilgamesh. Video
This bottle
Gilgamesh. Video
Do i have to
Gilgamesh live

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