Pandemic Formed Wild Idol Releases “i gotta thing for you”

Wild Idol is a pandemic formed electric pop/soul duo made up of producer Nathan Ellman-Bell (drummer for Brass Against) and award winning vocalist Nora Palka. They are also in love. Although they currently live in Brooklyn, Nora is originally from the DMV and Nathan started his career in Baltimore.

Jon Tyler Wiley – Somebody Else’s Songs

Jon Tyler Wiley joins the Alchemicast with Andy Reed to discuss the music he’s made with Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir. The band announced their existence to the world just two weeks before the pandemic changed the plans of this five-piece Alternative/Americana act from Fredericksburg, VA. Jon discusses how it took some time for him to realize how good he had it as DMV artist, but reflects on what an incredible experience he’s had growing up as a musician in the region and as a member of Melodime. Jon discusses the songwriting process for their latest singles, “Laura Lee” and “Strong” (both of which are available now).