Known primarily in the 70's and 80's as a funk and disco band, the iconic Wildflower still has been the champion party band.
By the mid 1970's, Wildflower was playing several of the New Jersey shore nightclubs, including, Jerry Blavat's Memories in Margate, Tony Mart's in Sommer's Point, and the Stardust in Wildwood. They also played many Philadelphia based clubs, toured in many mid-Atlantic and Midwest cities, and were a regular act at the Village Inn, in East Norriton, PA, as well as TV apperances. The band's later performances were in many Atlantic City casinos.
Wildflower had several "generations", or groups of musicians over their seventeen-year performing history.
"This is going to be an exciting event," noted Tom Winsey, President of Torch Productions Entertainment and Promotions, the agency responsible arranging a venue for the band's reunion and promoting the August 20th, 2010 performance at the Valley Forge Raddison. Winsey reflected on the band's influence on his youth. "When you were a young adult growing up in Norristown, South Philly, or New Jersey, it was seen as a rite of passage to go visit Wildflower, performing at a Philly nightclub, or at the Jersey shore during the summertime."
Unlike many of the 4 to 5 piece bands of the 1970's and 1980's, Wildflower, with eight musicians and vocalists, was considered a big act. Winsey reflects on their draw: "By most measurements, they were viewed nearly as big as a big band, with a horn section playing tight parts by groups as Earth, Wind and Fire, and Tower Of Power. For those of us who grew up in the disco era, it was the equivalent of my parents going to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra."
Wildflower offers a big Philly sound along with high energy funk, R&B, and soul.