Wheel House is a California-based band that plays a dirty concoction of rock, blues, and funk, harkening back to the sound of the 60s and 70s. Featuring both a male and female lead singer, Wheel House is highly versatile and delivers powerful live performances and unfiltered studio recordings.
"Exit" (official release date: September 18, 2020) is the newest single from Wheel House, written and recorded in isolation during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic with the band members spread out across four cities. It's a departure from their vintage, live sound, with a haunting feel and a touch of psychedelia.
Their last full album, Filthy, was released in 2017, and expands upon their gritty sound from their debut EP, People That We Used to Be. Highlights off their newest album include the single “You Had it Coming,” with its Motown-style falsetto vocals and indy-rock instrumentation; “Hey You,” a dirty, funky ode to one-night-stands; and “Crooked,” a filthy rocker straight out of the 70s.
Wheel House was formed in 2010 in Orange, California by founding members Mandy Burke (vocals, keys, guitar, percussion), Pete Vander Pluym (vocals, drums, bass, keys), Garrett Calcaterra (guitar, bass), and Eric Tryon (bass, drums). The name of the band, Wheel House, was chosen to describe their penchant for rotating on instruments from song to song.
In 2015, most of the band relocated to the Bay Area, where they now play most frequently. In 2017, the band added Jeremy Quinn (drums, bass, guitar) to the lineup to round out their sound and provide more versatility to their rotations.