EP Bridges of the Years out now. Also on Share More Air from @CommunionMusic. We sing songs to celebrate life, and we invite you to join us.
Recent EP release 'Bridges of the Years' is the culmination of an impressive year for The Wild Rye. Starting with their residency at the celebrated Troubadour Club, The Wild Rye then went on to support Olivier Award-winner Iwan Rheon at London’s Bush Hall. This was closely followed by two shows at The Water Rats firstly supporting Guardian one-to-watch Richard Walters, then headlining.
A slot at the Kings Place Festival, served to further cement their standing as one of indie-folk’s emerging talents. Finally, recent collaboration with Communion Records and Ministry of Stories on the compilation album Share More Air is set to put the band on the map for 2014.
Whilst the band remain difficult to categorize, their songwriting displays a magpie mix of influences across genres as diverse as contemporary folk, cabaret, Americana and even classical.
The Wild Rye are the link between Fleetwood Mac and Fleet Foxes: they channel the sensuous ethereality of Stevie Nicks, the songwriting prowess of Buckingham, McVie, Fleetwood, Green et al and combine it with the wholesome, unhindered vigour, mysticism and harmonic layering of Robin Pecknold and the Seattle gang. Writers Castell and Hobbs are embedded in a musical history which taps folk, world, cabaret, musical theatre, prog and good old fashioned pop music. Their songs are made to be sung, to be remembered, to eat into your heart and light your way home.
We play music to celebrate life, and we invite you to join us.
released November 17, 2013
Rachael Castell: vocals, melodia, percussion
Guy Hobbs: vocals, guitar
Orla Molony: violin
Tom Shelton: drums
Geoff Sheridan: trumpet
Andrea Goldsworthy: bass
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