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Laini and the Wildfire is a piano-fronted pop rock trio from New Haven, CT. Their latest record, Wandering, released in November 2017, blends the pop sensibility of artists like Adele and the raw edge of female-fronted rock bands, like Florence + the Machine, inflected with a touch 60s soul. Indie Spoonful (2017) writes: “Wandering is a stand-out album…each song has potential to stand alone as a top notch single, leaving the listening with plenty of memorable tunes that will be stuck in their head.” The band’s sound highlights Laini’s vocals, along with percussive piano, anthemic group harmonies, and the powerful rhythm of bass and drums—using guitars and other instrumentation as a subtle polish. Wandering explores past regret, future hopes, and fear of change in context of Laini’s decision to resign as a therapist to pursue music full-time. The band has grown rapidly since the debut of their EP in May 2016. They were recently named Best Pop Band 2017 by Indie Voice Blog. Endorsements from Westone Audio, Moniker Guitars, and GMS Drums further validate the industry’s belief in the band’s potential. Together, Laini Marenick, Mark Marenick, and Rob Siraco have developed an identity that transcends generations and translates into a captivating live performance, where the band, along with Laini’s gold glitter piano, shines front and center.
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Laini and the Wildfire is a New Haven, CT based piano-fronted pop rock trio with lots of sass and a little soul. Their music blends the pop sensibility of artists like Adele and the raw edge of female-fronted rock bands, like Florence + the Machine, inflected with a touch 60s soul.
'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
"...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
"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
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