Conor & The Wild Hunt is a Progressive Indie Americana Folk Rock band, ranging from cinematic ballads to social justice themes, incorporating psychedelic interludes and explosive tribal-like passages. With artful and driving instrumentation, impassioned duets, blooming three part harmonies, and a compelling stage presence, Conor & The Wild Hunt animates soulful original songs with modern takes on Americana traditions.
The band consists of three entirely professional committed musicians; Conor Brendan, Lena Traynham, and Chris Elvidge. All joined together at different times, yet all share the same musical endearment working together to create ravishing melodies.
Conor Brendan, 24, is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with the intent of creating positive change with visceral story-weaving lyrics using a broad range of instruments. He has been a recording artist for over a decade. Having recorded over 70 songs mostly consisting of his original music. Over time, Brendan 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. One of his songs was placed in the show ‘Forever’. 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 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, is a Baltimore/DC-based drummer. Loving music from an early age, he began playing drums at the age of six, practicing and developing his musicianship throughout school. He performed in a band called Little Bird during his early school years, which brought opportunities to perform at places like Power Plant, Baltimore Soundstage, Rams Head Live and Onstage, and many more. Earning his degree in Jazz Performance from Towson University. While a drummer first, Elvidge is a self-trained pianist and vocalist, as well. Over the years, he has played with several musicians across multiple genres, joining the Indie Folk band, Conor & the Wild Hunt, in 2017.
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