Vivienne Wilder is a Canadian singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and visual artist currently living in Toronto.
Originally from sunny Saskatchewan, Wilder grew up in a musical family, the youngest daughter of an orchestra bassist father and torch-singer mother. After many years of ‘side-manning’ for a long list of bands and solo artists, she became devoted to songwriting while living in Austin, TX, and touring North America and Europe with a folk collective called The Sweetness.
Her eponymous debut EP immediately garnered an honourable mention from CBC Searchlight for her song ‘Go On’. Wilder’s second release, ‘Waking Up The Dinosaurs’, features her full live band The Vice Presidents, and displays an unusual versatility, with moody psychedelia, epic Bowie-esque art songs, tear-up-the-dancefloor punk rockers, and heartbreakingly intimate folk tunes. Songs off of this album have appeared in Kim’s Convenience and Netflix series Northern Rescue.
She has also composed music for a growing list of independent films, including Down The Rabbit Hole (2019), and award-winning short O Negative (TIFF 2015). Having now called Toronto home for over a decade, Wilder plays regularly around town and maintains a monthly residency at the Tranzac (every 3rd Friday of every month!). Her 3rd record, ‘postromantic’ is due for release in winter 2020.