Wild at Heart

Based in Salinas California

Wild at Heart has a solid reputation as one of the Central Coast’s premier country music, dance, party and show bands. This dynamic and dedicated band is available to play Community Events & Festivals, Corporate Events, Private Parties and Wedding Celebrations. Having this dynamic group of performers on stage will serve to attract new clients to your venue and entertain guests for your party.


Flexible Show to Suit Your Audience

We are a group of performers who bring a great mix of music that thrives on audience participation. The show is inherently flexible. Any age group or demographic can find something relatable to our set mix from Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Brooks & Dunn to Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac. We have entertained family-friendly festival audiences, bars packed with 20-somethings, retirement communities, and everything between. Whether entertaining ten people or a lawn of thousands, we adapt the show and set list to the audience.


Full Service Event Professionals, including lights & sound

Wild at Heart will develop a set list for your event and venue from start to finish with seamless transitions facilitated by our expert entertainers. We come with sound & lighting equipment and all necessary gear. We will take care of mic-announcements, appropriate cocktail/dinner music and collaborate on the play & set lists to meet your entertainment goals.


The members of the Wild at Heart are no strangers to the stage. Read our band member bios below to learn more.


Lisa Kincade, Lead Vocals. Lisa has performed at the Pebble Beach Club, Spirit West Coast to name a few and her studio recording experience spans from Northern Cal to Los Angeles.  She has worked with local bands/musicians including Emmy Award winning composer, John Wineglass, Steve Ezzo, Greg London, Sam Cannon-BC Blues, Eldredge & Rossi and others. 


Sam Nilsson, Lead Guitar and Slide Guitar. Sam Nilsson is a longtime native of Santa Cruz who plays with a broad range of local bands and musicians. Covering ground from Jazz, R&B, Blues, Rock, Country and more, Sam enjoys exploring musical traditions of all kinds on the six string.


Jack Aiello, Percussion. Jack has played with several peninsula bands over the years, in the studio and on the stage. His percussion and arrangement talent are the solid foundation for the band’s performances.


Jon McClean, Bass Guitar.  Jon McClean is a veteran bass player who first picked up the instrument at age fourteen and has been going non-stop since. Jon has played both guitar and bass guitar over the years in bands that performed both classic rock and all styles of country music. Some of the artists and bands that Jon has played bass for include White Water Bros Band, The Tom McNally band and the Wild Turkeys.


Eric Rowe, Keyboards. Eric “Wobbles” Rowe has been playing professionally in the Monterey Bay Area for the last decade, and has toured extensively for several years in their original music project Kinder Creatures, playing 45 US states. Ggenres including RnB, Funk, Hip-Hop, Pop, Jazz, Folk-Americana, Country, Electronica and Synth-pop.