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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 the 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.

Having toured and played shows in 28 US states and in Canada and enjoyed radio airplay in 70 cities in 25 different 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 Gretchen's first CD "Mouth Full of Nails" received national and international recognition. The song “Star” was used in a Ford Ranger promotion by Ford Motor Company. “Inclined” reached the #2 spot on the world acoustic charts on 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.



Vocals & Bass - Mia Richards
Guitar - Dave Richards

Drums - Stephen Robinson (studio & touring)

Drums - Levell McClintock (touring)
Drums - Brandon Hensley (touring)
Bass - Charlie Skalf (early studio/touring MFON)
Bass - Greg Godsey (touring MFON)
Bass - Tom Bettini (touring MFON)


Fans & Fanmail

If you would like to get a message to the band, we encourage you to say "hi" on facebook or any of our other social media sites. You may also write to Gretchen at this address:

PO 996
Blountville, TN 37617

Customer Service

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For all official and/or business inquiries (including booking), a band representative may be reached via email at or by phone at (615) 538-8550.