Wish Inflicted

Wish Inflicted

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San Francisco acoustic electric rock band with strong songwriting, vocal harmonies and a dynamic, layered sound. Influences: Toad the Wet Sprocket, Coldplay, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, John Mayer, Jimmy Eat World.

Biography

After humble beginnings playing college bands in small town Oregon and Minnesota, songwriters Branden Boyd and Brian Cooper ran into each other in Portland, OR. They worked together to found the music program at the German American School, and quickly recognizing a strong commonality in musical influences and aspirations, they began collaborating on their respective originals. Under the name Vision, they first aired acoustic renditions of their music on the Northwest singer-songwriter circuit.

In '97, Branden moved to Germany, eventually forming The Orange Door, along with Nashville vocalist / fiddler Clare Burson, and promoted that band's self titled CD. Brian relocated to Northern California, playing regular acoustic shows with prominent local artists like Megan Slankard, and recorded the 2001 EP, "Ocean Sun," with his band Mayberry. Branden, then in Washington, DC, built up a strong following playing many acoustic music venues. Though keeping in touch and jamming together whenever possible, the two songwriters continued their separate paths, crafting new songs and steadily gigging. They maintained their friendship, and occasionally performed in collaborative shows on one coast or the other.

Their paths crossed once again in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they were finally able to work their best material into a full band format. The rhythm section consists of Emir Simbirdi on drums and Jochen Straub on bass. Emir is an experienced bay area drummer, who has backed many independent SF bands, and played area venues such as Slims SF, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Jochen, who relocated to California from Germany, also has extensive live experience, and capably fills out the bottom end with his intuitive, sinuous basslines.

Now as Wish Inflicted, they have come together to form their ideal project, an original acoustic-electric indie rock band with strong songwriting, dynamic arrangements, and solid vocal harmonies.

Lyrics

Blindsided

Written By: Brian Cooper

Is this eight days or a thousand days?
So much to say, so far away…
Is there a way to explain this

I know I was drunk as hell
When I latched onto you that day
Although you thanked me later

I wish that I could rewind
Somehow land back in my shoes
Unexpected as you came
Just how could I have known

That I’d be blindsided
Blindsided

I know as yet it is undefined
Although something was aligned
That made me run to find you

Sometimes I just have to laugh
At the way you make me smile
In all this conversation

I wish that I could rewind
Somehow land back in my shoes
Unexpected as you came
Just how could I have known

That I’d be blindsided
Blindsided

Now you say that you will come my way
And I am looking toward that day
Throw down the blinds and confines

Still feels so atypical
I never do this kind of thing
Amazing spontaneity

I wish that I could rewind
Somehow land back in my shoes
Unexpected as you came
Just how could I have known

That I’d be blindsided
Blindsided

Discography

Upcoming release, "Summer Sunday Meltdown," currently being recorded.

Set List

Song List:
1. Something
2. Gone
3. No One's Fault
4. On Your Feet
5. Celestial
6. Clarity
7. You and Me
8. Away
9. Virginia
10. Keeper
11. Stateline
12. Blindsided
13. In Your Grip
14. The Sea
15. Colorblind
16. Delusional
17. The Only Song