Wilderthorn also known as Jon Bilbrough is a musician known for Secret Gigs in disused and abandoned spaces, turning forgotten places of history and atmosphere into wild and magical ‘Wilderthorn-experiences. His versatility strikes in genres such as electronic, indie, folk, and rock. His performances create a captivating blend of song and improvisation, propelled by his distinctive and potent voice infused with dark operatic tones and 'sufi-style' flourishes. His collaborative spirit is evident through partnerships with acclaimed artists, including composer Nitin Sawhney, The London Bulgarian Choir, and the visionary conceptual-electronic producer Max Cooper. These collaborations showcase the versatility of Wilderthorn’s artistry, bridging diverse musical realms.
His musical journey commenced when embarking in Asia where he toured and performed in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, and India. Venturing onto stages graced by legends such as Ravi Shankar, he absorbed the rich cultural tapestry of his surroundings. The influence of these travels led him back to Chennai, India, where he collaborated with local Carnatic/Bollywood musicians, such as award-winning composer A.R. Rahman.
Throughout his travels, Bilbrough shared stages with illustrious musicians like St Vincent, Ben Howard, Foy Vance, and This Is The Kit, further solidifying his presence in the musical landscape.