Wildling: New Band Captivates a lucky few

By pcsanchez7505


Besides giving a charming and funny Q&A session with fans, local Los Angeles band Wildling was able to serenade a select group of fans who attended last night’s live performance at the Sonos Studio, located in the heart of La Brea Avenue.

Band members Ryan Levine (lead vocals), Justin Levine (bass), Andrew Ampaya (keys / vocals), Erik Janson (guitar / vocals) and Casey Brothers (drums) seemed very easy going last night on and off the stage.

Before their performance, band members talked with fans, answered questions in a Q&A session and joked around with attendees.

Once on stage, it was clear that Wildling had no problem entertaining an intimate crowd. The band has a very natural stage presence that ruminated through the small studio.

Their performance included a handful of original songs and one very heartfelt cover — Neil Yong fans would have been very pleased with Wildling’s cover of “Heart of Gold.”

Though they’ve yet to release a debut album, there was no shortage of music, and by the time they had sung their last song, the audience was begging for more.

The band itself was very personable, and each member brought his own unique dynamics to the stage. Band members weaved in and out of each others space with ease and often times would embrace one another while playing.

Lead vocals Ryan Levine was all too gracious, even joking about his gratitude for the night.

“I feel like I’m saying this after every song,” said Levine. “But fuck it, I mean it. Thank you guys so much for being here tonight.”

“Hummingbird” and “Like You Do” were the most familiar performances of the night, and during their last tune, Levine called out, much to the delight of the audience, the band’s friend and Young the Giant band member Eric Young to come on stage. Young grabbed a guitar and leaped right into Wildling’s performance without any hesitation.

The night ended with Wildling and Young roaming around the studio to once again engage fans and friends.

Wildling will be supporting Young the Giant on tour this fall, and Levine said the band hopes to release new music sometime before then.

You can find out more about Wildling by visiting their Facebook page or by visiting their website.

Sonos Studio is one of the leaders in bringing new music to the LA music scene for free. For more information on events put on by Sonos Studio, visit their website.

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