The Wyld Olde Souls
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The Wyld Olde Souls

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1998 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1998
Band Folk Acoustic




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Still working on that hot first release.



In the last two years, The Wyld Olde Souls have been nominated for over 10 music awards (Hollywood Music in Media Awards, The Indie Music Channel Awards, UK Songwriting Competition), including a nomination for Best Album. Their song 'Give it to You' is in the documentary 'Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film' (about rock photographers and their iconic images) which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in April 2013. The Wyld Olde Souls' song 'Anything' was featured as the theme song for UK playwright Chris Savery's play 'Marilyn' (about Marilyn Monroe) which made its NYC debut at the 14th Annual Midtown International Theater Festival.  The Huffington Post described The Wyld Olde Souls as an intoxicating mix of psychedelic folk spiced with both Indian music and medieval love songs.

The Wyld Olde Souls have been in the Top Ten and the Top 40 numerous times in both the World and Folk Charts at Their 6-song debut Poems From the Astral Plane (Parallel World) gained a cult status among European collectors of the femme folk psych genre. In addition to fervent reviews from abroad describing the band as "mysterious," "bewitching," "classy," "magical," and "transcendent, the CD is endorsed by Tom Rapp, founder of Pearls Before Swine, who said, It's good to see that someone is still exploring folk and psychedelia and doing it so well. The Wyld Olde Souls shared the stage with Grammy winner Roberta Flack at the New York Celebrates George Harrison Concert, produced by Flower Power Creative and the late Sid Bernstein (the man who brought The Beatles to America). Steve Marinucci from the called The Wyld Olde Souls "a very intriguing quintet of vocalists & instrumentalists who definitely take top honors for originality." Reverb Nation selected The Wyld Olde Souls as their Featured Artist of the Week, putting them in the Indie Spotlight. "The Wyld Olde Souls combine folk, rock, progressive and Celtic music into their musical pot 'o' gold with sweet enchanting vocals to grab you instantaneously and leave a lasting impression." ( They have performed at the Made in the Berkshires Festival, Pagan Odyssey Festival, Drom, Webster Hall, Arlene's Grocery, Maxwells, CBGBs Gallery, and more. The Wyld Olde Souls: Ivy Vale (lead vocals, guitar, hand percussion), Rick Reil (vocals, guitar, electric sitar), Marlene Reil (vocals), Kristin Pinell Reil (vocals, flute, guitar, mandolin), and Naren Budhakar (tablas). Rick Reil and Kristin Pinell Reil are also members of the critically acclaimed NJ psychedelic power pop band The Grip Weeds (Rainbow Quartz/Wicked Cool Records). Naren Budhakar has studied with tabla maestro Samir Chatterji and performed with Terry Riley, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Alms for Shanti, and La Monte Young.