Wooden Rings is a singer-songwriter project forged by Haitian immigrant, Ramah Jihan Malebranche in Chicago, IL. “The eerie, methodical construction of Wooden Rings’ music sounds characteristically Chicago. This lush, multilayered brand of chamber pop might not be the most popular sound in town, but its roots can be found in acts who’ve grabbed national and international acclaim…the vision is precise and haunting in its beauty and strength.” -Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune
The band is blending entirely acoustic chamber music into an amplified format while still mining inter-personal moments and memories in search of self.
Mán Cub is the performance name of singer, songwriter, and producer Richard Juarez. Richard grew up in Chicago's neighborhood of Little Village. From a young age Richard was exposed to a wide range of music, from R&B and rock to rap and boleros. Richard started writing songs at 12 years old. He played guitar and wrote songs all throughout high school and college. He studied theatre and performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2012, he formed the band Brother StarRace with his brother, Raul Juarez. The band dissolved in 2016. Richard spent 2017 touring as a guitarist for singer and activist, Lester Rey and working on a collaborative EP with producer Boathouse titled Feel the Love. In that time Richard began developing his new project Mán Cub and played a few shows throughout the year. Mán Cub released his first single, "Powder Room" featuring Jessica Garcia, February of this year with good reception. In March he released a collaboration with producer SUVÉ, titled "Paola". Both singles have been played on Vocalo and Lumpen Radio, Chicago's local radio stations. Richard is currently recording his debut ep, to be released this summer.
Danny Kulasik is a musician from Chicago, IL.