Formed in Austin's own backyard, Hidden Empires brings a blend of alternative rock, pop, blues and funk to a stage near you. This 5-piece group began it's tenure in the Austin music scene longer ago than we'd care to admit after members Dylan Gray, David Smith, and Zach Garcia met and shared musical influences at Bowie High School. After years of floating between groups, the power trio got back to making tunes together in early 2017. Realizing their potential, they added Joey Diaz and Seth Grooves to the group to expand both influence and experience. A few beers and few weeks later, the group decided to bring their sound to SXSW. Following a well received debut show, they continue to add to their list of original sounds and venues rocked.