One of the freshest new artistic voices standing out amongst the backdrop of the City of Brotherly Love’s artists. Archpalatine breaks down genre to create a new pop sound that may eloquently and appropriately be called “Histrionic Cosmic Soul”.
Derek Anthony Wilson, frontman, is poised to not only create a lane for himself and his bandmates (Anthony Pompey - vocals, Aaron Wolf - percussion, and Ben High – bass) but also blaze a trail for creative risk takers, soulful story tellers, and theatrical musicians who challenge the old guard of musical gate keepers.
Archpalatine infuses their musical presentations with theatrics traditionally reserved for stage shows and are reminiscent of large-scale Broadway features — be they performed on a grand scale, in intimate rooms, or at the trendiest outlets. Performances by this innovative team develops rapport with the audience, encourages audience participation through call & response, and incorporates danceable rhythms. Shows regularly include one-of-a-kind fashion designs and electronic components that engages both the audible and visual senses, alike. Not content with mere showmanship and intriguing music that makes you feel elation... Archpalatine aims to leave his audience so infused with good vibes and positivity that any in attendance is prone to leave a show feeling more jubilation than possessed upon arrival.
Archpalatine provides a voice and an instrument to the feelings of hope, joy, love, and triumph that is so needed in this current climate. This serves as a departure from the mundane and discouraging weight and obligation life places before us. Archpalatine has been named among WXPN’s “The Philly 100” list as well as a designated staff pick for ALT 104.5’s & iHeartRadio’s Year End Awards.
Trends fade, new artists come and go, but Archpalatine is the stuff of legend and poised to make each next year his best year, this last year his past year and his right now IS what’s next. With the recent release of their hit internationally celebrated single, "Hypnotized" from their forthcoming 2022 album, I introduce and welcome you to Archpalatine.