The Wild Life unapologetically cooks up original music, the ingredients of which lead to an Americana sound with a cross-pollination of Rock, Pop, Folk, and Country.
A blend of new and nostalgic, we are a mosaic of five artists who found each other in Westchester County, NY. Our band is comprised of Nicole Alifante, Kerry Hopwood, Miles East, Neil Herman, and Adrienne Lloyd. Our musical family brings multifaceted talents to the table while creating a cohesive, uplifting sound covered in smooooth three-part harmony that grabs hearts and souls!
You’ll dance, you’ll smile, you’ll cry with joy and you’ll wonder, where have they been?
But what does it matter? You found us!
Nicole started on the kitchen table singing Streisand tunes at two years old. She wrote her first song at nine years old. She was produced as a solo recording artist by Sam Hollander but wasn’t wise enough to stay the course because she wanted to be an actor. She was a featured background singer on many albums over the years. Nicole headed into Fordham University at Lincoln Center and majored in theater, became a professional actor then left show business when she had a family. She lost her way so she conjured her nine year old self and started writing songs and forming bands in Westchester County. She wrote 100 songs, a musical, MAYFLOWER AVENUE, currently in a semi-finalist position for a potential prestigious musical theater workshop and she is now making original music and gigging with The Wild Life. She founded a nonprofit that tackles social justice issues and resides in Westchester with her husband, son and dog, Chet Baker.
Kerry is a classically trained pianist, self-taught guitar player and accomplished singer-songwriter who has been playing, recording and performing music her entire life. She first began writing and recording with Al Hemberger in 1974, which led to their successful duo through the early eighties. Kerry then began her professional career in the jingle business and was soon noticed by Columbia Records. She toured with her band in New York City and the Westchester circuit until she took time off to start her family. Kerry has since worked at the Bronxville School in musical theater where she was the musical director for the after-school enrichment program for many years. As well, she worked at the Bronxville School in the Special Education department, sharing her musical talents with children with special needs. She currently runs a thriving music school in her home studio in Fleetwood, NY.
Adrienne Lloyd is a classically trained bass player originally hailing from Toronto, Canada. As a founding member of the indie rock outfit Hunter Valentine, Adrienne was signed with True North Records (Toronto) and Tommy Boy Records (New York). When she’s not playing bass with The Wild Life, Adrienne can be found performing and teaching music in New York City.Westchester New York based band The Wild Life.
Neil’s extensive music career includes two years in a rock band signed to Capitol Records; winning the Grand Prize of the annual BMI songwriting contest; and 10 years signed as a staff songwriter to three different publishing companies in Nashville. Along the way, Neil has had his songs recorded by numerous artists and placed in film and TV. Neil also founded his own publishing company that signed and developed various artists/songwriters including Matt King, Josh Rush, Jenn Spears, Nikki Paige and Whitney Stuart. Neil has also been a producer, session musician and host of the popular monthly Songwriters Night at The Duplex in Manhattan and Bar’Lees in Mamaroneck. Neil currently plays guitar and writes songs for the Westchester New York based band The Wild Life.
Miles is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, and drummer who has spent more than two decades atop New York City’s recording scene as a premiere session musician. He has provided rhythm tracks for a host of varied solo artists including Blake Morgan, Janita, Chris Barron (of Spin Doctors), and the late Lesley Gore, touring nationally and internationally in support of many of them. His debut album Ghosts of Hope – heralded as “a sparkling debut” by No Depression – was released in 2016 on ECR Music Group. His second album is currently in production and scheduled for release in 2024.
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