Usually, building a band is difficult. You could scroll endlessly through craigslist, root through the open mics, or hang around the nearest school of music. The search can last a lifetime, with little success.
Then again, sometimes fate steps in to take the wheel. Indigo Wild falls into this latter category. After meeting through various open mics in Cincinnati, Garet Camella and Michael Norris were a pair of talented guitarists and songwriters in need of a rhythm section. On a late night food stop after a Local Natives concert, Garet saw a friend and asked her if she knew any drummers.
“Uh, my boyfriend.” Trusting her judgment, they invited Jason Winner to a practice with them.
“He came over, jammed with us once, and (snaps fingers) we wrote Rowboats,” Garet recalls, referring to one of the band’s most popular songs. Soon after, another friend suggested Chris Carter as a bassist. As skeptical as they were, he proved to be a perfect fit, reflecting the effortless manner in which Indigo Wild has climbed from recording basement demos on Garageband to opening for top touring acts.
After being embraced by the Cincinnati community starting with the 2010 Cliffton Music Festival, James Allison of The Town Monster and Tony Stewart of Electraplay Studios in Columbus took Indigo Wild under their wing; the band soon found themselves playing top shows in the capital city.
Citing musical influences from Led Zeppelin to Yeasayer and soaking their sound in reverb, the members of Indigo Wild make a tight, cohesive sound that utilizes the full extent of the considerable musicianship of its members. Always hard at work on the next project (currently: writing a full-length record), Indigo Wild is off to about as promising of a start as a young band could hope for.