Trapped In Static (TIS) is an alternative rock/indie band based in New York City formed by front man Athan Hilaki (previously with GAD.). With Athan's vocals, often characterized as a mix of Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder and Scott Stapp, David's heavy but always funky drum rhythms, they create their own sound with influences from Nirvana and U2 to Coldplay and Kings Of Leon, something that always leaves the unknown crowd asking... "How come we've never heard of you guys before?"
Trapped In Static has performed live in some of New York City's hottest concert venues such as Gramercy Theater, The Bitter End, Knitting Factory, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Delancey and Arlene's Grocery as well as the cable TV show "Minding Your Business" and "Niteclub Ratings". TIS has also appeared live on, Ellas TV, WVIP FM, Nexus Productions Radio, and Hellas FM radio.
Most Recent Highlights:
- ArtistSignal.com Trending Artist for February 2013
- Featured Artist NYC in February 2013 for "RAW:natural born artists"
- TIS at the 17th Annual Millennium Music Conference in PA, February 16th 2013.
- M.E.A.N.Y. Fest - January 2013
- September 2nd TIS. as headliners at the Park Rock Festival 2012 in Maryland.
- July 19th & 21st, TIS. performed live for the TV show "Niteclub Ratings" at Beer Authority, NY and K. Bobby's private fashion show in Hoboken, NJ
- May/June 2012, "What Else Is There" was selected by Sound Cues Music & Red Lab Records for a film production
- May 20th 2012, Featured Artist of the week at Project Fresh Magazine - read the interview here: http://goo.gl/e8iOj
- May 1st 2012, TIS. were guests on WVIP 93.5 FM radio, performing a live acoustic version of "Lost Souls" (listen from soundcloud)
- March 2012, TIS. landed an endorsement with SteveClayton.com
- March 2012, TIS. was selected as a featured artist for "Supercuts Rock The Cut" with the song "Lost Souls"
- February 10th TIS. performed LIVE on Nexus Productions Radio (broadcasted live on TV with EllasTV)
- February 12th performed LIVE an unplugged version of their songs on Hellas FM (with internet live streaming on facebook and on trappedinstatic.com).
- January 30th 2012, the band appeared LIVE on TV, for "Minding Your Business" on the Manhattan Network Neighborhood.
- December 2011, Trapped In Static finished 5th in the competition Hometown Hero by Z100, receiving more than 1500 votes.
RAWartists 2013 - New York, NY, USA
MEANY Fest 2013 - New York, NY, USA
Millenium Music Conference 2013 - Harrisburg, PA, USA
Park Rock Festival 2012 - Maryland, USA
Six Flags Great Adventure for Live & Local 2012 - Jackson, NJ, USA
Z100's Hometown Hero 2011 (5th place) - New York, USA
Make Music New York 2010 - New York, NY, USA
Rockwave Music Festival 2009 - Athens, Greece (with GAD)
European Music Day 2007 - Athens, Greece (with GAD)
Cocacola Soundwave 2007 (4th place) - Athens, Greece (with GAD)
Earthdance Festival 2007 - Athens, Greece (with GAD)
- Lost Souls, Mirrors, On a Stage, What Else Is There and Elevate, are currently on RADIO AIRPLAY (New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boston, Washington as well as United Kingdom & Greece) on WVIP 93.5 FM (NY), WRCN 103.9 (NY), Longside Radio (UK), Radio Crystal Blue (PA), Rok Out Radio (PA), Nexus Radio (NY), Hellas FM (NY) and more.
- Lost Souls is also featured in all "SuperCuts" locations.
Athan Hilaki - Vocals, Guitar, keyboards
David Torres - Drums
B - Bass
G - Guitar
- First full length release (can be found on iTunes store):
TRAPPED in STATIC - Higher (2013 by Red ThumbTack)
- "With More Than Two Suitcases" (featured Soundtrack - 2011 - GCC Records)
- Previously releases from Athan (all can be found on iTunes store), include:
GAD. - Perfect Crime (2010 - Shift Records/ Archangel Music)
GAD. - System May Fall (2007 - Shift Records/ Archangel Music)
Athor - Rock News (2002 - Wipe Out Records)
More info can be found in his personal website.
05/20/2012 - Fresh Artist
TIS as a featured artist for May 2012, talking about the past and the future...
03/16/2012 - Endorsement
New endorsement by SteveClayton.com Custom Guitar Picks
02/12/2012 - They have what it takes!
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Radio host, Dimitris Filippidis on TIS: "I am really happy when I see good friends moving on and I b...Radio host, Dimitris Filippidis on TIS: "I am really happy when I see good friends moving on and I believe that you have all the chemistry and all the necessary material to make it, and I am sure about it".
"We usually talk a lot, since this being a radio talk show, but now your music is so good that we wanna listen to more and more songs".
02/10/2012 - People need to hear you!
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Radio host, Dj Stamatis Tsilimos on TIS: Right after the live performance of 'In City Of Bright Li...Radio host, Dj Stamatis Tsilimos on TIS:
Right after the live performance of 'In City Of Bright Lights', "I am very impressed, congratulations, a very interesting song. I wish I had a label company to release your record. People need to hear you!"
Right after the live performance of 'Lost Souls', "Listening to this song, I reached a nirvana point, relaxed me, although a rock song, there was something mellow in it that felt like floating, trippy kind of way."
01/30/2012 - Letterman has nothing on me!
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TV hostess, June Middleton from 'Minding Your Business' on Manhattan Network Neighborhood: "Letterma...TV hostess, June Middleton from 'Minding Your Business' on Manhattan Network Neighborhood: "Letterman has nothing on me", shortly after Trapped In Static performed "What Else Is There" live on TV.
Original material as long as 90 minutes.
Unplugged/Acoustic set of equal length also available.
Cover setlist can last as long as 3 hours:
Sex on Fire, Mr. Jones, One, Crazy, With or Without You, Wonderwall, By the Way, Layla, No Woman No Cry, Break On Through, Paint It Black, Clocks and many more
There are no upcoming dates at this time.