Kirk Huffman - Vocals
Thomas Hunte - Guitar
Kyle O’Quin - Keys
Andy Lum - Drums
Aaron Benson - Percussion
Ryan Van Wierengen - Percussion
Scot Porter - Percussion
Open your eyes and ears to the technical, trippy, and mind-numbingly unique world of the Wild Orchid Children. Expect the unexpected and prepare to divulge your senses into a feast of vivid visualizations and experimental reverberations.
Featuring current members of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground and former members of Gatsby’s American Dream and Forgive Durden, this Seattle-based band is comprised of core members Kirk Huffman (vocals and percussion), Thomas Hunter (guitar), Kyle O’Quin (keys), Andy Lum (drums), Aaron Benson (percussion and effects), and Ryan Van Wierengen (baritone guitar and percussion).
Wild Orchid Children have collaborated not only for the music they make but also for the lifestyle they lead. “It’s a credo, a conviction, a gathering where there are no rules except to look out for one another,” Huffman explains. “Everyone is a wild orchid child or has a wild orchid child inside them. It is a way of life, a belief system and an attitude. You are a Wild Orchid Child. I am a Wild Orchid Child. We are The Wild Orchid Children.”
Heading into The Tank Studio in Spring 2009 with Tom Pfaeffle, the band completed nearly half of the album before taking a short break while members of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground hit the road on a five-week tour. Upon their arrival home from the tour, the band learned of the devastating news that their dear friend and producer, Pfaeffle, had been fatally wounded. After taking time to heal and collect themselves, the band returned to the studio in February 2010, with Pfaeffle’s sound engineers, determined to finish recording. The album was later mixed by Chris Common [drummer, These Arms Are Snakes] at The Red Room in Seattle, WA.
Wild Orchid Children will release their debut full-length album, The Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp, via Equal Vision Records on November 9th.