Cultural Series – Empire Wild
February 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Etherredge Center
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM (ET)
Single tickets on sale August 1
Anyone interested in purchasing a Cultural Series season subscription for all 5 events may contact the Box Office at 803-641-3305
Empire Wild is a genre-bending, crossover trio founded by Ken Kubota, Brandon Ilaw, and Mitch Lyon. Ken and Mitch bring all the cello has to offer – bowed, plucked, chopped and more. Brandon can be found singing and playing any-thing he can get his hands on – often a cajon, sometimes a guitar or piano, maybe some ankle bells. All classically trained, the three musicians met at Juilliard and formed Empire Wild as a vehicle for their love of musical exploration – fusing the sounds of pop, folk, Broadway and more into their songwriting and composition. Their debut EP ‘Paper Seasons’ features all original songs, highlighting the trio’s unique sound and instrumentation. Based in NYC, they have brought their signature mix of original music, inventive covers and twists on the classical canon to audiences across the country.