Erika Van Pelt, a Rhode Island local, honed her skills as a vocalist in her teens and earned many accolades for vocal and improvisational skills in classical, jazz and contemporary music. In 2012, Erika gained international fame and notoriety, finishing as a Top 10 Finalist on Season 11 of American Idol. Drawing influence from a myriad of different artists, Erika’s vocals break the boundaries of genre-specific songs and allow herself to express her deep appreciation of soul, rock, blues, funk, pop, indie, and even hip-hop.
Ryan Faraday, a native of of Boston, Massachusetts, has quickly established himself as one of the top performers in the Boston music scene. His skills as a guitarist and vocalist make him an absolute force. While hailed as being reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix, his virtuosity captures the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, Eric Clapton, Slash, B.B. King, Jimmy Page and Prince, combined with the vocal stylings of Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon), and Ray Lamontagne.
Together, Erika and Ryan form a world-class duo. Their chemistry onstage is electric, and an absolute must-see.