Acarya is a Cincinnati-based rock project that is starting to emerge nationally with the rising success of songs like "Accidentally Beautiful" and "Rain Four." With their uniquely percussive and intensely acoustic approach, they describe their sound as "Tribal Rock." After recording with famed producer Erwin Musper (David Bowie, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, etc) this band is surely one to be watched.
They have performed at many large and mid-sized venues in Cincinnati and are expanding quickly throughout the region. They received an honorable mention in the M.E.A.N.Y. Festival in New York City in October, 2011 and were also chosen to showcase at the Millennium Music Fest in Feb. 2012 and 2013. This past summer, they performed in New Castle, Perkasie, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA; New York City NY and Syracuse, NY; Atlantic City, NJ; Chicago IL; Cincinnati, Columbus, Youngstown and Athens, OH and Louisville, Florence, Richmond and Newport, KY.
Venues where they have performed include:Chicago's "Elbo Room," Louisville's Hard Rock Cafe, Madison Theater, The Southgate House, Ohio's Northside Tavern, Fountain Square, Mainstay Rock Bar, Rohs Street Cafe, Taza, Baba Budan's, G. Worthy’s, Leapin Lizard, Suba, Luxe, Midtown Tavern, World Music Fest, Cincy Rock Fest, Jubilo Music Fest, Paw Paw Fest, Chubbstock, Humanity Outpost Festival, Price Hill Cultural Festival, Turfway Commons, World Peace Jubilee and the Clifton Heights Music Festival III, IV and V.
They play every show with passion and an explosive amount of energy, and work hard to promote each gig. This group is highly professional and arrives prepared, putting on a stellar performance no matter if playing in front of 500 people or 50.
Wes Davidson - Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter
Liz Wu - Percussion/Backing Vocals
Acarya "Hiding Face EP" April 2012
Acarya "The Turtle and the Stone" October 2013
Acarya interviewed on WVXU's "Around Cincinnati" show
Brian O' Donnell interviews Wes Davidson and Liz Wu about Acarya's first EP release
Our typical set list is 45-75 minutes long and usually all originals. Can include a few covers if desired.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.