Conor & The Wild Hunt animates soulful original songs with fresh perspectives on Americana, Folk, and pop traditions. They encompass a wide dynamic range, from contemplative cinematic ballads to anthemic explosive peaks, with story-weaving lyrics, artful and driving instrumentation, impassioned duets, blooming three part harmonies, and a compelling stage presence. The band consists of three professional and committed multi-instrumentalist musicians working together to create immersive musical experiences.
Conor Brendan, 25, is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with the intent of inspiring positive change with visceral story-weaving lyrics and immersive folk pop / Americana orchestrations. He has been a recording artist for over a decade, with over 80 songs mostly consisting of his original music. Over time, Conor also had the pleasure of performing at Boulder Theatre with Trevor Hall, Nahko, Wookiefoot, Earth Guardians, and Tubby Love. He has also performed at other major venues such as World Café Live, Rams Head Live, Rams Head On Stage, The 8x10, Gordon Center Theater, Metro Gallery, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Oregon Ridge Amphitheater, The Cabooze, Headquarters Live, and the Altamont Theater, among others. Conor is also a water protector who spent a month on the front lines of Standing Rock. During this time, he performed in multiple concerts to support the Sioux Nation, solo and accompanying One Tribe and Peter Yarrow.
Lena Traynham, 24, has been an aspiring musician since she was born, starting performing with her father, Harry Traynham, around the age of eleven. Continuing her vocal career as time went on, she was granted a golden ticket to Hollywood on American Idol two years in a row. This opened doors to experiences such as performing at The Orpheum Theater and the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. Aside from Idol, she has had a number of recording opportunities at Cue Studios and Omega Recording Studio. She has also performed at many venues such as Lollapalooza Music Festival, Beat Kitchen, Metro, The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon at RFK Stadium, The State Theater, Part Wolf, Epicure Cafe, The National Mall, Rams Head, and many more. After graduating college with a degree in Business Entertainment Management, she continued to pursue music and quickly fell onto Conor Brendan’s radar. Traynham joined Conor & The Wild Hunt in 2018 as a singer, bassist, and guitar player.
Chris Elvidge, 23, began playing drums at the age of six, practicing and consistently developing his musicianship throughout the years. He earned his degree in Jazz Performance from Towson University. While a drummer first, Elvidge is a self-trained vocalist and pianist. Over the years, he has played with several musicians spanning various genres, including jazz and the band Little Bird, which brought opportunities to perform at venues such as Power Plant, Baltimore Soundstage, Rams Head Live and Onstage, and many others. Chris joined Conor & The Wild Hunt in 2017.
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