About us

Wish Inflicted plays an introspective yet energetic brand of rock, with acoustic and electric elements, and strong vocal harmonies. Originating as a songwriting duo frequenting the stages of coffee shops and bars in Portland, OR, they later re-formed as a full band in San Francisco. Adding electric guitar hooks, piano & Hammond organ, and a grooving rhythm section, the band further honed their sound. Working with producer Scott Llamas of PopSmear Records, they have definitively fleshed out arrangements for their debut recording, "When Something Burns This Bright."

Having long since outgrown the coffee shop, these musicians still embrace the honest songwriting and strong vocal harmonies of their singer-songwriter past.

Band Members

Branden Boyd
Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Keyboards

Brian Cooper

Electric Guitar, Vocals

Emir Simbirdi

Drums and Percussion

Jochen Straub

Fretted and Fretless Bass