Born in London on September 1992, The British singer, dancer and actor grew up with his mum and has lived in and around London and Essex his entire life.
John always surrounded himself within the entertainment industry and worked successfully in TV, modelling and Theatre as a young child.
At just the age of 12 John took to the West End with his debut as young Paul McCartney in the production of “The Long And Winding Road - The Story of the Beatles”. At the age of 14 he performed as a young James Bond and received a standing ovation from 2,500 people mid performance at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane, for his cover of Gladys Knights’ “License To Kill”.
In 2007 he joined the Sylvia Young Theatre Saturday school and then attained a place at the full time school at age 15.
His success continued in 2010 when John was selected as one of eight of Danni Minogue’s finalists in the judges houses section of the hit television show the X-Factor. In John’s first aired performance, music critic Simon Cowell gave his highest acclaim on Wilding’s performance saying “I can honestly say I have never heard anything like that in my life.”
After his first successful year on the TV show, John went ahead and tried for the X-Factor for a second year. After receiving a full standing ovation, from all 4 judges, Gary Barlow said “that was absolutely sensational”. Gary Barlow chose Wilding for judge’s houses for a second year consecutively as a solo artist. He was the first person in X-Factor history to do this.
In the coming years John went to the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts for a one year intensive performance course. He has performed for high-profile private functions including Salon Privé, The British Beach Polo Championships, Christmas on Oxford Street and many more. John has also sung for two separate Royal families. These include the New Years Eve party at the Four Seasons hotel, Sharm el Sheikh, for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, and for Princess Marina at an exclusive event at the London Capital Club.
At the beginning of 2012 he returned to the stage in the one night gala performance of “Children Of Eden” at the Prince Of Whales Theater in London’s West End. The musical was written by Steven Schwartz, also the composer of the smash hit musical “Wicked”. John starred in the show in the role of “Able” along side Gareth Gates, Brenda Edwards, Louise Dearman, Oliver Thornton and Kerry Ellis. The show was a massive success and raised a large amount of money for a charity supporting those with Crohn’s Disease.
Continuing John’s success, John joined a group of singers called Urban Voices Collective, a group of singers with gospel roots and family values. Urban Voices’ back catalogue of high-profile events include the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, the Bafta Awards and more recently the Royal Variety performance with Gary Barlow, making it Johnଁs 3rd performance in front of the Royal family.
John is now currently continuing to sing in and around the London area with Urban Voices and by himself and is currently working on a number of exciting music projects, including his first EP. He is writing most of his own music as well as collaborating with other song writers and producers.