Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast
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Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
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"Q&A with Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast"

Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast is a unique band with an unbreakable bond forged on the plains of Washington, DC. With inspired lyrics and memorable melodies, this band is making its way into the heart of DC’s music scene. Members include: Bryn Bellomy (Bass), Russell Joye (Drums), Patrick Mulroy (Guitar), and John Russell (Guitar)...... - District of Sound


"ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Little Bigheart and the Wilderbeast"

As their name suggests, DC rockers Little Bigheart and the Wilderbeast is all about the chaos and juxtaposition of colliding influences. Attempts to classify their sound with a one-size-fits-all genre are futile; from freak folk to progressive rock, Little Bigheart distills the disparate influences of its four members into something soulful and vital..... - TGRIonline.com


"Live DC: Little Bigheart vs St Patricks Day @ DC9"

...Headliner Little Bigheart was the real highlight of the evening. They’re a relatively new act on the scene that seems to be gaining some ground locally. I would describe their sound as good old-timey rock— guitar-driven songs with catchiness to boot, mixed in with some folksy Americana and hints of the glory days of prog. They’re definitely true believers in guitar solos and vocal harmonies (and the occasional guitarmony)... - Brightest Young Things


"Little Bigheart and the Wilderbeast/Red Rooster - Red & the Black - Nov 7 2009"

...These young men are a four-piece with a couple guitars, drums and a bassist who plays a keyboard additionally and I think ideally (read in a studio) would do both simultaneously. The axe-men all sing and the best of their songwriting so far seems to be in the vocal arrangements... - DC Rock Live


"Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast - Red Rooster -- Red & the Black - May 27 2010"

...They have impressed me since the first show and they did again tonight. If anything, they have even more confidence and strength in their execution...this band is good, getting better and hopefully will be playing their way into being a good draw for the local DC music scene and beyond. Do check them out some time... - DC Rock Live


"Local Listens: Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast"

They may sing ballads about Julius Caesar, but the boys of Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast are more 9:30 Club than nerd. The four Georgetown alumni offer a mix of heartfelt ballads and intense rock rhythms, with a sound they say is heavily influenced by classic groups such as Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead. In the last few months, Little Bigheart gave a series of performances at such venues as the Velvet Lounge and the 9:30 Club. On Thursday, July 15, they’ll be at the Rock & Roll Hotel (doors open at 8). Patrick Mulroy, a guitarist and vocalist for the band, talked to us about H Street, Northeast, fuzzy history, and coming up with a band name... - The Washingtonian


Discography

The Assassination EP (January 2010)

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Bio

Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast met at Georgetown University. John and Patrick, the guitarists, had been playing in multiple bands together for years - same with Bryn and Russell, the rhythm section. When the pairs came together, their chemistry was undeniable, and after months of extensive jamming the group began writing songs. Songwriting is where Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast really took off --- the band is exceedingly fortunate to have three songwriters as well as three vocalists (John, Patrick, and Bryn). The group immediately began crafting their complex, melodic arrangements, with influences ranging from modern bands like Fleet Foxes, Animal Collective, and Grizzly Bear, to classic rock mainstays like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead. The creative give-and-take between the influences of each songwriter, and the touches that each musician brings to the other's songs, are what set Little Bigheart apart from the rest, and give them unlimited potential for sonic exploration.

Notable venues:

Washington, DC:
9:30 Club, The Red & the Black, Rock and Roll Hotel, DC9, Velvet Lounge, Asylum, Garrett's Pub, Bread and Brew, Wonderland Ballroom, Bulldog Alley, Local Sixteen

Takoma Park, MD:
Electric Maid

Vienna, VA:
Jammin' Java

Philadelphia, PA:
Kung Fu Necktie