In 2008, we started off like any other band. We played covers at parties for our friends. Then one day our guitarist Matthew Hochadel showed us a song he was working on called "Nowhere Road". We were hooked. That song inspired us to begin writing. He took on the role of lead singer from then onward. Soon we had several of our tunes and worked them into our set list. Once we saw people dancing or rocking out in the audience, we realized this was the right path to take. Our unique sound developed in those early years and continues to grow today. Theica has performed at clubs and festivals all over Western New York and Western Pennsylvania. At Buffalo's legendary Music Is Art Festival we have performed 3 times.
|Music Is Art Festival 2019 - Outdoor Main Stage|
|Club Paradise Hamburg, NY. Aka "The Old Days.|
|Recording sessions for "Nowhere Road" at GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY|
|Nowhere Road Release Show|
|Matt and Mike went directly into the audience during a solo.|
|Record Store Day 2019 outside of Revolver Records Elmwood Promoting our new album.|
Our fans and community are important to us as a band. We have partnered up to play shows to benefit the Red Cross, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, local individuals and families struggling with medical expenses. etc. In additional to regular gigs we are interested in performing for benefit shows.
Q. What year was your band founded?
Q. What does Theica mean?
A. Flip over a dollar bill. Fold it so the two circles make one. It's an abbreviation of "The United States of America".
Q. How do you pronounce Theica?
A. Theee -eh- kuh
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. Original Hard Rock
Q. Can you provide you own sound.
A. Yes, but only for small - medium venues at an additional cost. We prefer not to do our own sound because it requires more setup time, equipment, and increases our transportation cost significantly.
Bandcamp - https://theica.bandcamp.com/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Theica
Reverbnation - http://www.reverbnation.com/#/theica
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/theicaband
|Matthew Hochadel - Vocals, Lead Guitar|
|Michael Chmiel - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar|
|Ryan Edmonson - Drums|
If you want to book Theica for an upcoming show you can contact us via email. All photos in this press kit are downloadable and may be used in any web posting or press release. If you need additional photographs, feel free to reach out to us. Downloadable logos below.
Viva La Theica!
List of equipment we can provide for small or acoustic gigs:
- Fender Passport P-250 P.A. System (125 Watts RMS per speaker, 2 speakers, 2 stands.)
- (Qty. 1) Behringer Eurolive b208d (135 Watts RMS. Used as a monitor for the drummer.)
- (Qty. 1) Kustom PA KPM210 (100 Watts RMS. Used as a monitor in between the vocal mics.
- (Qty. 2) Sennheiser e825s microphones.
- (Qty. 1) St. Louis Audio active D.I. box.
- (Qty. 1) Pyle Pro passive D.I. box.
- (Qty. 1) Audix D6 drum microphone.
- (Qty. 1) Marshall Valvestate VS-100 guitar amplifier. (100 Watts RMS)
- (Qty. 1) Acoustic B200H and Yamaha BBT410s bass rig. (200 Watts RMS)
- Jackson Dinky DS20 electric guitar
- Fender Jazz bass guitar.
- Pearl Vision drum kit.