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Gretchen is a female fronted rock band from Bristol TN (USA)—the brainchild of Dave and Mia Richards—fusing elements of goth, rock, and metal with pop sensible vocals. The phrase "Heavy Melodic Happy Gothic Chick Rock" was coined by fans trying to describe the band's eclectic musical style of heavy guitar tones and emotional ethereal melodies.

Dave & Mia picked the band name from one their favorite albums—Gretchen goes to Nebraska by King's X. That album was accompanied by a short story of the same name written by King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill.

Having toured and played shows in 28 US states and Canada and with radio in 70 cities and 25 states. Gretchen has shared the stage with Crossbreed, Ever Clear, Copper, Flyleaf, The Showdown, Thousand Foot Krutch, Disciple, Pillar, and Stryper to name a few.

"In the Mean Time" was produced by three time Dove Award winner Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., Pillar, Disciple, Superchick and 10 Years) at Lakeside Studios. Both of the first two singles "Fading" and "Passion" were top 20 hits on the National Radio and Records Christian Rock charts.

Gretchen was featured on the cover of Heaven's Metal Magazine Jan/Feb 2005

Five songs from the first CD "Mouth Full of Nails" received national and international recognition. The song “Star” was used by by Ford Motor Company in a promotion for the Ranger pickup truck. “Inclined” reached the #2 spot on the world acoustic charts on MP3.com. Gretchen was one of six finalists in Billboard Magazine's 2005 IMWS Competition with the songs “Ordinary Girl”, “Diamonds”, and “Mouth Full of Nails” all receiving honorable mention in the rock/alternative category.


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Members

Vocals & Bass - Mia Richards
Guitar - Dave Richards

Drums - Stephen Robinson (studio & touring MFON,ITMT)

Drums - Levell McClintock (touring ITMT)
Drums - Brandon Hensley (touring ITMT)
Bass - Charlie Skalf (some studio & a few shows MFON)
Bass - Greg Godsey (some shows MFON)
Bass - Tom Bettini (some shows MFON)

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Gretchen isn't currently booking shows at the moment—but Dave & Mia may be available. Please visit daveandmia.com/contact.