The best singers draw from experience. And that’s true for young as well as seasoned artists.
Though still in their teens, sisters Kelli and Kayla Iutzwig, a.k.a. Wild Fire, prove this point at show after show, in song after song. They have already achieved considerable success as independent artists in the music industry since forming their duo in 2016.
More than that, they are conveying their stories through music in ways that inspire audiences their age and beyond. Singly and in harmony, they channel the optimism of youth, sprinkle in the spice of early insight into life’s lessons, super-charge it with jolt of pop rock and the sass of country.
No wonder Linda Wilson, President of the Texas Country Music Association, describes them as “one of the best up-and-coming young artist duos out there.” And following their live appearance on “Great Day Houston” in March 2019, KHOU-TV proclaimed, “Wild Fire are setting the music world ablaze.”
This fire was kindled in Houston, where their parents spotted Kelli’s and Kayla’s talent when they were barely old enough to sing along to Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber and other radio favorites. When each girl was 6 years old she began studying with celebrated vocal coach Pamela Moore. Both also learned to play guitar, with Kelli doubling on piano. They took to songwriting quickly and naturally and learned how to transfer their energy and creativity into numerous live theater and dance productions.
After launching Wild Fire in 2016, they’ve wowed audiences at the Houston Rodeo, NRG Stadium, NRG Arena, Kemah Boardwalk, Firehouse Saloon, Dosey Doe, White Oak Music Hall, Typhoon Texas, the University of Houston Stadium, various festivals and many other venues. They reached the semifinals of the Houston Rodeo’s Rodeo Rockstar competition in 2016 and soared to the finals in 2017. That same year they made the final round of the Huntsville Superstar singing competition in Huntsville, Texas. Then, in 2018, they took first prize as Female Vocalist of the Year in the Young Adult category at the Josie Music Awards, held at the Celebrity Theater inside Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park. In 2019, Wild Fire had several of their original songs placed in NBC's "Very Cavallari" reality TV show. In 2022, the music video for their song "Like Home" was crowdfunded to the tune of $20,000 and picked up by CMT. With over 1.5 million streams on Spotify, their songs have been placed on multiple Spotify editorial playlists including "Wild Country," "Fresh Finds," "Fresh Finds Country," "Next From Nashville," "New Music Friday Country", "Young Nashville" and "New Music Nashville."
With over 250,000 followers across socials, and numerous accomplishments to date, Wild Fire will widen their impact on the music industry in 2023.