WYO is a rock band originating from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Taking inspiration from the cinematic landscapes and epic mountains of his upbringing, singer-songwriter Andy Sorge utilizes an organic instrument palette to create the soundscape that is WYO.
After attending film school in New York, Andy met multi-instrumentalist, Scott McKay Gibson, and the two began composing music for documentaries, commercials, and short films together in Wyoming. Perhaps this explains the reason that WYO’s music has a way of evoking such striking visuals that stir the imagination. The pair began delving into Andy’s original songs that would soon become their debut album Untamed. They teamed up with veteran Los Angeles-based producer, Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Pete Yorn, Ben Lee…), to provide a fresh ear to finalize their work. Guitarist Pelle Hillstrom recorded on the album, and is now playing shows with the band.
Serving as an introduction to their world, this project embodies the search for a place that’s alive and wild. It’s an endeavour that deals with love, loss, and constant exploration. It’s a tale of reconciling city life with the Wild West of Wyoming.
Listeners can expect to hear singles from Untamed prior to it’s release in early 2018. Two songs “Down by the River” and “Falling” have been released, with “Running Wild” coming out in November.