Hold On To Your Soul 3:580:00/3:58
Big Ben 4:290:00/4:29
Say It With Love 3:380:00/3:38
Bricks in the Water 3:520:00/3:52
Laini and the Wildfire is a soulful piano rock quartet from New Haven, CT. With powerhouse vocals and an eclectic blend of both modern and retro influences, the band amplifies introspective pop songwriting, creating a cohesive and dynamic sound with digestible lyrical depth. Their most recent singles “Hold On To Your Soul” and “Big Ben” further define Laini and the Wildfire’s style, which can be compared to artists like Grace Potter and Lake Street Dive. Both songs will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album. The record, set to be released in Summer 2023, channels lead singer, songwriter, and keys player Laini Marenick’s therapist roots as she guides herself through her own journey to self love.
Since 2016, Laini and the Wildfire has actively released music and performed at venues and festivals throughout the east coast. They have steadily gained recognition for their energetic and engaging performances and some highlights include: Sailfest (New London, CT), Riverfront Music Revival (Shelton, CT) and Conserfest (Block Island, RI. The band’s first full length album, ‘Wandering’, was released in November 2017 and awarded the quartet the title of “Best Pop Band” by Indie Voice Blog, as well as numerous write-ups from press outlets including The Hartford Courant, CD Baby, The Big Takeover, and Indie Spoonful.
SHORT BIO - 50 WORDS
Laini and the Wildfire is a soulful piano rock quartet from New Haven, CT. With powerhouse vocals and an eclectic blend of both modern and retro influences, the band amplifies introspective pop songwriting, creating a cohesive and dynamic sound with digestible lyrical depth. Their most recent singles “Hold On To Your Soul” and “Big Ben” further define Laini and the Wildfire’s style, which can be compared to artists like Grace Potter and Lake Street Dive.
'Wandering’ is a stand-out album...Each song has potential to stand alone as a top-notch single, leaving listeners with plenty of memorable tunes that will be stuck in their head. - Indie Spoonful
"Becoming a full-time musician: How one artist took the leap" - Interview with CD Baby
"...the bouncy stand out "Copilot", buoyant "All the Love in the World," and boppy "Thunder" are like long lost Motown singles by Martha Reeves or Mary Wells..enhanced by palatial, modern rock-era production and Marenick's Aretha Franklin-forceful, rafters-ascending roar..." - The Big Takeover Magazine
"The band plays anthemic, piano-centered rock songs: ballads and bangers with strong melodies, limber grooves, and mercurial chord changes. The Fiona Apple outsider-vibe is strong, and the absence of guitar is refreshing. You sense they stumbled onto a group person and a formula that works for them and for their audience" - Mike Hamad (The Hartford Courant)
"With swells of elegant rhythms and powerhouse performances, they're a band to fall for" - Artist Spotlight The Music Mermaid
"Truly one of the best [albums] of 2017. Run, don't walk and get this one!" Indie Voice Blog
Appearance on Break the Business Podcast Episode 141 - Break the Business
"Laini's strong and strident voice bears comparisons to the likes of Adele and Florence Welch, and has more than a touch of 60s soul to it" - Essentially Pop
"She's on fire" - Feature in Take Magazine
"From the first moments of ["Wandering"] you feel [Laini's] voice in your soul" - Indie Music Home