Wildfire Willie is a RocknRoll/Rockabilly band from Scandinavia (Finland, Sweden),
It was in Eskilstuna Sweden the late 1985 when the idea of the band was born when Mika asked us if we (Jyrki, Markku, Mika, Petri) could form a new band.
Mika and Petri had a Rockabilly trio named "Wild Youth" where the drummer had just left the band and at that time Markku had just started to play drums.
So in the first week of January 1986 Wildfire Willie had it’s first rehearsal.
Mika came up with the name "Wildfire Willie" and Markku came up with the name "The Ramblers".
Petri left the band In the summer 1986 and only concentrated on his work as an electrician, so for a while Mika did all the singing before it was decided to search for new singer to replace Petri so Jan joined the band in late 1986, after Mika quit the band in the early 90's, the band Wildfire Willie went through a succession of bass players but since 2003 Carl Viktor has been playing the bass.
The band has performed on differnt events such as in pubs, night clubs and festivals like the Hemsby RocknRoll Weekender and Rockabilly Rave in UK, Viva Las Vegas, Rockin 50s Fest (Green Bay), Denver RocknRhythm Festival in USA, Wintersun Festival in Australia, RocknRoll Jamboree in Finland, in Sweden the Live & Jive festival and The Hultsfred festival (biggest music event in Sweden) etc. It also has many different appearences on radio and TV shows.
The band has been doin gigs and touring in many different European countrys and even in the former Soviet Union, Japan, Australia and of course many times in USA.
Recordings have been made for several different labels in Europe (LP Hows That Grab Ya? Wildcat Record Company,CD Rarin To Go Sunjay Records, 12LP Rarin To Go Tessy Records, 10 LP gettin my kicks Lenox Records, CD Gettin My Kicks Lenox Records and CD The RockaBilly Heaven BeBes Records with Rimshots and Sureshots,And some 45s on Goofin Records, Tail records).
The band has been playing as a backing band for many artists, both on recordings (Huelyn Duvall, Rayburn Anthony, Alvis Wayne and Bobby Crown) and on live performances (Billy Lee Riley, Jack Earls, Rudy Tutti Grayzell, Dale Hawkins, Alvis Wayne, Sleepy LaBeef, Hayden Thompson, Al Ferrier, Teddy Redell, Ray Campi, Johnny Legend, Huelyn Duvall, Art Adams, Rayburn Anthony, Bobby Crown, Glen Glenn, Mack Self, Johnny Powers, Carl Mann, Royce Porter).