MP3 Wadirum - Letters I Never Plan to Mail
Indie Rock with harmony, hooks, and kick ass cello.
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk-Rock, ROCK: Adult Contemporary
What kind of music does WadiRum play? When asked that question, each member of the band says something a little different. Perhaps what defines the band best is a sense of musical variety. The five members have roots in a fairly common set of genres: folk, rock, jazz, etc., but what comes out when they play together is somehow different from all of these. Stewart Erlich (vocals and guitars) has been writing songs since he was in seventh grade, and played around the east coast for several years before moving to Colorado and co-founding WadiRum with the Illinois songwriter, Jill Pilon. Jill Pilon (vocals and guitars) has been playing in Colorado for over four years, and her voice has been hailed by critics as "crowd hushing and spell-binding." Jesse Varner (bass) grew up in Arvada, and has been playing in Colorado since high school. Through his years playing in jazz and fusion projects, his playing has developed into a distinctly recognizable style, one that finds melody and harmony while still anchoring a deep groove. Wesley Michaels (cello) is just as comfortable playing in punk bands as he is playing with symphonies. His diverse sounds and rich tones add darkness and depth to already lush compositions. Adam Randall (drums), a Minnesota native, has been writing, performing, and recording the styles of rock, funk, fusion, and jazz for 14 years, and recently moved to Colorado where he plays in several groups and teaches drum lessons. Nicole Torres, the very brilliant Denver songwriter, had this to say of Wadirum: "Basically, your music is a manifestation of the ultra-melodious symbiosis among 5 individual instruments. It''s peaceful but provocative, simple but sophisticated, beautiful but strange and completely without genre....I''ll probably have to write a song to express how great I think ya''ll are."
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