This Wild Life, William Ryan Key
January 26, 2019


Catharinaplein 21, Eindhoven, 5611, NL


Saturday, January 26, 2019
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This Wild Life Biography

This Wild Life is an acoustic rock duo from Long Beach, California consisting of Kevin Jordan on vocals and guitar and Anthony Del Grosso on guitar. Jordan and Del Grosso were originally pianist and drummer respectively.

Formed in December 2010, This Wild Life began as a pop punk band with former members of the band The Messenger, which disbanded in July 2010. On May 7, 2013, it was announced that they would be recording with Copeland's Aaron Marsh. The change from a full band to an acoustic duo was because there was more attention to their acoustic songs, and acoustic songs are easier on Kevin Jordan's vocals. Although it was a difficult decision, the change opened them up to new opportunities. On August 23, 2013, This Wild Life became part of The Artery Foundation. They were also added to Dave Shapiro's roster at The Agency Group, alongside other musicians such as A Day To Remember, Falling In Reverse, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, and The Wonder Years. Dave Shapiro is the vice president of The Agency Group and co-founder of the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour. On April 4, 2014, it was announced that This Wild Life was signed to Epitaph Records and will release their first full length album, "Clouded" on May 27, 2014 with the song "History" being the first single. "Clouded" was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland.
This Wild Life performed "Roots and Branches" live on Episode 2 of Season 10 of The Bachelorette in a private concert at Santa Anita Park for Andi Dorfman and Chris Soules.
This Wild Life performed at Vans Warped Tour 2011 on August 10, 2011 and at Warped Tour 2012 on June 21, 2012, respectively. They appeared at Vans Warped Tour 2014. In 2013 and 2014, This Wild Life toured with Emery.
In 2014, they headlined their first tour in UK.
In May 2014 they toured Australia for the first time in support of Jonny Craig and his band Slaves.
In February–March 2015 they played at Soundwave in Australia.
On March 7, 2015, they performed at the Self Help Music Festival in San Bernardino, California.
In 2015, they appeared on the Vans Warped Tour 2015, once again.
In Fall 2015, This Wild Life toured alongside Mayday Parade, Real Friends, and As It Is on the AP Tour.
On July 27, 2013, This Wild Life uploaded a cover of Bring Me The Horizon's "Sleepwalking" onto their YouTube channel. On November 13, 2013, UCLA Radio interviewed Kevin Jordan, and it was revealed that Oliver Sykes liked the cover, and Bring Me The Horizon will be adding the cover to a bonus remix CD for their "Sempiternal" album that would only be available at Hot Topic. Epitaph Records announced the remix CD on December 15, 2013. On September 24, 2013, Vans Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman, also described how he enjoyed the band. Warped Tour sponsor, Alternative Press, featured This Wild Life in the "AP&R" section of its October 2013 (#304) issue, in the "100 Bands You Need to Know in 2014" section of its April 2014 (#309) issue, and in the "AP Recommends" section of its June 2014 issue (#312). Discovered Magazine also featured the band in their January 2014 (#18) issue.
Alt Press rated their album "Clouded" with 4.5 out of 5 stars. Substream Magazine's review stated, "The intricacies of the melodies on Clouded will grab people's attentions, but the highly relatable aspect of the songs on this album will endear This Wild Life to anyone who listens. Clouded is one of the more unique albums to be released in awhile and is a strong release from one of the best up-and-coming bands." The first single is "Over It". The music video for "Over It" was directed by Benjamin Designer and released on May 21, 2014 starring actors Allison Paige and Zach Silverman.