Born in Hamilton and raised in St. Catharines, Wade MacNeil is perhaps best known as the founder and guitarist of Alexisonfire, one of the biggest bands to come out of Canada's underground music scene. Alexisonfire have released four hugely successful studio albums, 3 of which were certified Platinum, the fourth certified Gold. Their LP Crisis also debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan chart in Canada and the band was recognized with a JUNO for New Group of the Year at in 2004.
Wade's been on the road pretty much non-stop since he was old enough to carry an amp, sweating it out at all-ages basement shows, in North America's most venerable clubs, arenas and amphitheatres and Europe's biggest rock festivals. Along the way, he's worked and played with many of his musical heroes, and made a name for himself as an encyclopedia of aggressive music and pop culture from the dark side. Currently, Wade splits his time between composing music for film, and hosting a nightly radio show on 102.1 The Edge in Toronto.