The Wild Embers are a gypsy-esque musical collective from Kent. They exist partially outside of time. The band will be performing at Wandering Aesthetics’ “Bigger Than a Breadbox: Akron’s Legends of Tomorrow” on Saturday, November 17.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Owen Dolbear, the band’s drummer, was in Thailand at the time of this interview.
Describe your legend: In the far future, what will people say about you?
Aaron: We’ll be the first band to play in outer space, probably.
Chelsea: Or at the underwater music festival.
Aaron: Any alternative biomes, really. We also play divorces and funerals.
Who are the legends that influence(d) you as a performer?
Chelsea: Josephine Foster is a big influence… Portishead, too, definitely.
Aaron: Joanna Newsom and Bjork.
What is your artistic origin story?
Chelsea: Well, it all started during the Big Bang…
Aaron: …And from there the cosmic egg cracked, and there we were. A cello, some jellyfish vocal cords, and assorted bunches of hair. We’re both pretty hairy.
Describe your superhero costume.
Chelsea: Inside Out Boy. Mostly because I feel like a boy sometimes. And because I think everything should be upside down and inside out.
Aaron: A Lebron James Onesie. Baby Style.
Who is your arch nemesis?
Chelsea: An old, hungry Fox.
Aaron: I can’t answer this truthfully… I like her answer. My own lethargy?
The Band: Calm water… a placid lake? Tamed Water?
What’s your favorite mythological creature?
Chelsea: Satyr, for sure.
Aaron: Baby Jesus.
How did the band meet and get together?
Aaron: Pretty much by accident, we met while busking.
Chelsea: We were also both on Craigslist looking for musicians, so we actually met twice in one week.
What are your superhero names?
Chelsea: Cello-sea. No, wait! That sounds like Jealousy. Forget that. Chelsea BlackEye Pea.
Aaron: AA Ron– it’s easy to say.
Chelsea: Or you could be Pretty Boy.
Join Wandering Aesthetics for another rendition of Bigger Than A Breadbox, Akron’s rousing variety show.
“Akron’s Legends of Tomorrow”, the third #AkronBreadbox production, features a diverse array of artistic talent as they explore legends in Akron, from past to present.
This live vaudeville performance explores Akron’s cultural heritage and celebrates those artists who work to preserve it.
Featuring music, comedy, poetry, art (and a few surprises), this variety show has something for everyone!
“Bigger Than a Breadbox: Akron’s Legends of Tomorrow” takes place on Saturday, November 17 at Bricco Prime (4315 Manchester Road, Akron) in Portage Lakes. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 for two and are available at https://www.watheatre.com/boxoffice.