The Other Realm
The Other Realm is an alternative-pop duo formed by brothers Kenny and Billie Ward. Listeners can expect story-centric songwriting, clever rhymes, and slick, moody productions that take "a humorous, sometimes scathing look at current ideas" (Indie Music Bus, 2020).
In 2019, the band's lead single "The Whole World's Melting" was a top-three winner at the Annual Hawaii Songwriting Festival, and was also awarded first place honors in the Coffee Attic Songwriting Competition.
Writing about the band, Indie Music Bus shared, "Creativity in general isn’t a problem for the duo...If your life includes quoting Patent Pending lyrics, you’ll find another soul mate in The Other Realm."
The band is based in New Haven, Connecticut, and their upcoming album "Maladaptive Behaviors" is expected in 2021.
Meet the guys.
Kenny Ward is one half of the bi-coastal band, The Other Realm. He is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player based in Maui, Hawaii, and has shared bills with acts including Teddy Geiger, Kenny Loggins, A Great Big World, Ryan Cabrera, and more. In 2019, Kenny’s original song “The Whole World’s Melting” was chosen as a winner in the Maui Songwriting Competition, and additionally, placed 3rd at the Hawaii Songwriting Festival's annual songwriting competition. As a songwriter, he has been compared to Lily Allen, Jason Mraz, and Sheryl Crow. Kenny's main musical influences are pop and singer/songwriters, which provides a mellowness to the band's sound.
A band wouldn't be complete without its Drummer and Producer. Billie is a production extraordinaire, learning technique and growing his skills with each release. Not only does Billie hand the majority of the production and technical sides of recording, he's also the band's drummer, providing you with a nice groove on each track. Beyond that, you can hear Bill's skills as the lead singer on "Sifting Sand" and as a multi-instrumentalist on almost every track, filling in wherever is needed, be it lead guitar licks, a funky bassline, or even some claps and snaps. Billie's influences are primarily punk, ska, and reggae, all of which help add an extra flare to the band's sound.