The Wild Romantics consist of Evan Miller and Aleisha Kalina. Their music is an elegant combination of folk, country and rock ‘n roll. They weave a rich sonic tapestry of wise songwriting, gentle harmonies and reverberating instrumentation.
Kalina and Miller met in high school in the small town of Ladysmith, BC and officially started their group in 2013. Their sound encapsulates chemistry, history and a beautifully complex relationship. It is resoundingly clear these two love making music and harness a rare quality reminiscent of Johnny Cash and June Carter. The band is inspired by the likes of Jack White’s edge and Wilco’s warmth; this makes for a rare sound that truly resonates with listeners.
The Wild Romantics’ live performances are notoriously powerful, intense and intimate. They emanate a 1970’s glamorous bohemia bathed in warm whiskey that is completely unparalleled. Kalina and Miller deliver clever lyrics with two sincerely gifted pipes that wrap together immaculately. Their sound is hauntingly powerful and exploding with emotion.
The band took their first steps by being named one of the Top 12 bands for the prestigious Peak Performance Project in Vancouver. This immediate boost earned the group radio play for their debut EP 'She Could Tell' all over Canadian radio, most notably on CBC Radio (Searchlight Finalists) and The Zone 91.3 (Band of The Month). The Wild Romantics have shared the stage with such acts as Jon and Roy, We Are The City, The Matinee and Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and have played Rifflandia, CMW, NXNE and Tall Tree Music Festival. Their new EP, Feel the Lightnin’, is available now.