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, 26, is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and composer/arranger in folk pop, Americana, and adjacent generes. He has been a recording artist for over a decade, with over 80 songs primarily consisting of his original music. In 2020, Conor Brendan won first prize for two songs in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest; 'Ghosts' (Adult Contemporary) and 'You're Not Alone' (Americana). He also won an Emergentseed Microgrant for a stripped down performance of unreleased song, 'Sometimes I Forget'. Conor recently signed a music licensing deal with InStyle Music to license original songs in Films, TV, and commercials.
Conor has performed at major venues such as Mauch Chunk Opera House, 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, and the Altamont Theater, among many others, including Boulder Theatre with Trevor Hall, Wookiefoot, Earth Guardians, and Tubby Love. Conor is also an activist and 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.
As a child, Brendan's first dreamed of directing films, which makes it all the more satisfying now that he is co-directing a narrative short film set to four of his original songs. [See behind the scenes footage on the 'Film' tab!]