The Wilson Family
The Wilson Family are from Billingham on Teesside in North East England. They have been singing and performing a cappella folk songs since 1974. Over those decades the group members have consisted of sister Pat and five brothers: Tom, Chris, Steve, Ken and Mike. It’s no exaggeration to say that they are the accepted benchmark for powerhouse unaccompanied singing. They were awarded the Gold Badge of the English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS) in 2017, the highest honour the society can bestow.
The core members of the present day group are Tom, Chris and Steve and youngest brother Mike. They’ve recently been busy recording songs new to their repertoire, with the resultant album “Sibling Revivalry” scheduled for release in Spring 2023.
The Wilson Family have toured with Sting, and this is what he has to say about them, “They have a family sound and a natural, bone-deep understanding of music and harmony. And it's quite something.”