2013 So Far

The Wyld Olde Souls received 5 music award nominations by The Hollywood Music in Media Awards and The Indie Music Channel Awards, including a nomination for Best Album.  In August, the song 'Maybe,' written by Ivy Vale, ranked highly and was voted Semi-Finalist in the prestigious 2013 UK Songwriting Contest in the Acoustic/Folk Category.  In July, 'Anything' (also written by Vale) was the closing song in UK playwright Chris Savery's play Marilyn (about Marilyn Monroe) which debuted in NYC at the Midtown International Theater Festival.

Another Wyld Olde Souls' song, 'Give it to You' (written by Rick Reil and Ivy Vale), is included in the documentary 'Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film' which premiered at The TriBeCa Film Festival in April.  The documentary depicts rock 'n roll's great photographers and their iconic images and features a soundtrack by The Rolling Stones, Blondie, The Who, The Doors, The Clash, and many others.  

In May, the band performed to a full house at the legendary Cafe Wha? in NYC's Greenwich Village, the birthplace of artists Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Bruce and many others.  Check out the video from that show here


For Immediate Release

 The Wyld Olde Souls Release First Video Single “Leave Her”

NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Leave Her is the first video single to be released by The Wyld Olde Souls, the female-fronted psychedelic folk band from New York City.  Shot entirely in Central Park, Leave Her is an anthemic rock ballad about letting go of the life you know for the one without certainty.  “Some songs instantly strike a chord with the listener. “Leave Her” is one of those songs.” (Muzikreviews.com) 

Watch the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_tJcP5ypSY

Read the feature article by Holly Cara Price which recently appeared in the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/holly-cara-price/the-wyld-olde-souls_b_1868748.html

The Wyld Olde Souls are currently nominated for two Hollywood Music in Media Awards and recently performed at The Made in the Berkshires Festival in Massachusetts.  The Wyld Olde Souls were also nominated for Best Folk Group by The Indie Music Channel Awards and have been one of the Hot Artists on both the Folk and World Music Charts at ourstage.com.

Their album Ensoulment (My Generation Productions) has received numerous 5-star reviews.  While comparisons to Jefferson Airplane, Fairport Convention & CSNY have been made, Shindig magazine says, “It sounds at once like all of your favorite works of the genre and yet like none of them.”

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The Wyld Olde Souls Merge Psychedelic Folk, Indian Ragas, and Renaissance Madrigals

Posted: 09/12/2012 11:28 am

Ensoulment, the first full length CD by the Wyld Olde Souls, serves up an intoxicating mix of psychedelic folk spiced with both Indian music and medieval love songs. The band consists of Ivy Vale (on seductive mahogany-rich vocals, guitar, and hand percussion), Rick Reil (vocals, bouzouki, and guitars), Melissa Davis (vocals, hand percussion), Kristin Pinell Reil (vocals, flute, guitar, mandolin), and Naren Budhakar (tablas). Both Reils are also long time members of legendary power pop band The Grip Weeds. Budhakar studied with tabla maestro Samir Chatterjee and has performed with a number of eastern and western artists.

The 14-song CD release has been widely praised -- "It's good to see that someone is still exploring folk and psychedelia and doing it so well" (Tom Rapp, founder of legendary '60s band Pearls Before Swine); "haunting ethereal mystical folk music led by female chant-song as atmospheric as a moth caught under a flickering gaslight on a stormy night and simply resonating with psychedelic Celtic harmony" (The Ptolemaic Terrascope); "... their use of folk and rock instruments can't be denied, but that's where the typical is left behind. It's left far in the background as you're lifted into a wonderful realm of the ethereal, the music and sincere Pagan lyrics opening up vistas of ancient sunlight, woodlands and calming nature... a rich serenade of transcendence" (Chaos Realm).

The Wyld Olde Souls were recently nominated by The Indie Music Channel for Best Folk Group, and have also been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for their live video of Led Zeppelin classic "Gallows Pole." The Hollywood Music in Media Awards take place in November -- now in its fifth year, heralding the start of awards season. The band has also released a new video for the album's first single "Leave Her" which, like the song itself, takes one on a magical journey in a verdant green forest setting with dappled sunlight. Dreamy, trippy, with a lyrical guitar solo, lush orchestral arrangements and Vale's stunning alto, "Leave Her" begins where Lee Hazlewood's "Some Velvet Morning" left off.


Saturday, Oct. 6, The Wyld Olde Souls are slated to perform at the Made in the Berkshires Festival at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Mass. You can keep current with their schedule via their website or through their twitter feed.


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Performed at Made in the Berkshires festival at the historic Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, MA in October 2012.

Received Nomination for Best Folk Group by The Indie Music Channel Awards.

A featured article 'The Wyld Olde Souls Make Waves on a Level Beyond Cosmos' appeared in Skope Magazine.  Read it here: http://skopemag.com/2012/04/17/the-wylde-olde-souls-make-waves-on-a-level-beyond-cosmos