The Wyld Olde Souls

The Wyld Olde Souls

 New York City, New York, USA

The Wyld Olde Souls are a female-fronted psychedelic folk band meshing medieval & world music influences with a passion for late 60s UK folk rock. They’ve been called “NYC’s best kept secret” ( Their album Ensoulment has garnered many 5-star and excellent reviews. While comparisons to Jefferson Airplane, Fairport Convention & CSNY have been made, Shindig magazine says, “It sounds at once like all of your favorite works of the genre and yet like none of them.”


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.


Give it to You

Written By: Ivy Vale & Rick Reil

Something’s happening in my life
I used to believe at the edge of a knife
world keeps on turning
but some things I’ve learned
I’ll take what I know
and give it to you

Troubles behind me, a new day ahead
awake to the moment and lives I have led
the love I hold deepest
is precious and true
I’ll fall to my knees
and give it to you

There are no islands in the unknown
connected to love all secrets are shown
sitting in silence
I feel like I’m home
I take what I own
and give it to you

when I am fighting
with what I must do
take away I
change the view
finding in others
what I see in you

Freedom release me, surrender to all
don’t be afraid to rise and to fall
safe in the knowledge
to carry me through
my soul is the ocean
I give it to you


Written By: Ivy Vale

Maybe I’ll tell you all the things I cannot say
Maybe you know each one of them anyway
Tell me how long we circle aimlessly in need
Maybe you’ll say this is the way love has to be

Maybe you turned a corner through another door
Maybe you locked me in a room you can’t ignore
Find me I’m hiding from the places I have seen
Maybe you say this is the way that love has always been
this is the way that love has always been

I don’t know how we got here
I don’t know how to get back
I can’t help but feel as if I’m on the railroad track
I know the train is coming
And it’s never turning back
Without me

Maybe I’ll kiss you and I’ll never want to stop
Maybe there’s no place for the other truth to drop
Save me, for love alone has cast its spell in reach
Maybe you say this is the way that love has got to be
This is the way that love has got to be