One of the translations for „Wilde“ within the English dictionary is „the independant
way of living“. Therefor the name of the agency fits perfectly to the profile.
To stay open and flexible, aswell as to give new influences space and love, this is the
spirit of Wilde Bookings. Though the name Wilde actually originated from the
nickname: Patrisha Wilde.
Her real name is Patricia Weil. The woman that was born in Hilden by Düsseldorf and
now chosen Berliner, started her agency Wilde Bookings in 2002.
Back then she was mainly working as actress with classical schooling, at theatres, for
film and tv, did commercials and hosted events.
The first contact she made with the organisational side of the booking-business was
already approximately ten years before.
„My ex-boyfriend is a DJ and I toured with him around the world for 6 years,
throughout the nights in clubs, I met other Djs, musicians and also promoters.
I naturally learned about contracts and other essentials in the DJ-booking world, for
example what a DJ really needs whilst he´s traveling.
Afterall that is a really stressful job; i realised pretty quickly that the job ob a goos
agency is to keep the stress-level of the artist as low as possible and the level of
comfort as high as possible.
In 1996 – 1999 Patricia was event manager and assistant for Cocoon-Events.
Soon afterwards she also started to work in the Frankfurt based Monza Club and
became friends with Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer, now known as M.A.N.D.Y.
and co-owners of the clubmusic label Get Physical Music.
Back then MANDY was just associated with a popular name for east german women,
and if you would hear the name Get Phyiscal, you had to think of the sweatband of
Olivia Newton-John. Today M.A.N.D.Y. belong to the most sucessful DJs and
producers within dance music and the label Get Physical Music established itself as
a synonym for first-class club sound.
„Patrick and Philipp gave me a mix cd for my promoter friends. That´s how it started.
M.A.N.D.Y. were Patricia´s first Wilde Bookings act.
The artist base from Wilde Bookings grew quickly. First with more Get Physical
artists, such as DJ T., Lopazz and Chelonis R. Jones, in 2004 the now internationally
celebrated live-act Booka Shade was added. A year before that Wilde Bookings
starts to organise the first Get Physical tour. Since 2005 the agency organises the
Get Physical nights within regular intervals in the Berlin club Watergate, Sonar
Barcelona etc. Beginning 2006 Patricia and Tania Cappelluti from the agency
Playkula, called a night called „Playkula & Wilde“ as their own event to life.
An agency-showcase, to also feature and promote both agencies newer artists
together with the more established ones.
Over the years Wilde Bookings has formed a network with alot of different bookingagencies,
promoters, dance media and artists all around the world. As mentioned
already the agency doesn´t only represent established artists.
To the contrary: it´s about featuring and healping to build up new djs, live acts or
singers (see artist index / roster).
Since a few months Wilde Bookings is representing a jazz-music trio from Austria
and a young rock band from Berlin, which underlines once more the musical openess
of this wilde company. With this openess also comes a limit of the amount of Wilde
Bookings artists. The agency currently takes care of 23 djs and live acts and with that
has reached it´s limit. Like that Wilde Bookings ensure the maximum amount of care
and attention for each individual artist.
All in all: a lot of work and almost not managable by just one person alone.
That´s why Patricia´s colleagues Juliane (Julez) Weber and Daniel Sehan belong
to and are very important for Wilde Bookings. With the age of 13, Julez moves to
England, first attending boardingschool, then studies Graphic Design in Oxford and
works in the famous London nightclub Fabric as office manager and promotions
assistant. Daniel studies economics in Stuttgart, graduates in business administration
(BA) before working at Wilde Bookings. You could also call Wilde Bookings a family
with a joined work focus. Bookings, checking out clubs, meeting new people and
making new contacts,
spending time with the artists and solving problems.
When the 3 musiclovers say that the meltingpoint from hobby and work/job is
extremely high, you will happily believe them.