Gretchen and the Pickpockets

Gretchen and the Pickpockets

Durham, New Hampshire, USA

A unique blend of rock and pop with jazz and blues influences.



Gretchen and the Pickpockets' debut EP is a blend of all different sounds, a product of the coming together of each members' unique musical background. The band is comprised of vocalist Gretchen Klempa, winner of Rock the House Vocal Competition and Exeter Idol as well as a finalist in Seacoast Idol. In addition, her brother Michael Klempa and James McGinness provide the tight rhythm section. Ryan O'Connell and Richie Smith bring their knowledge of various instruments as well as their dynamic guitar playing to round out the sound. Each song provides an intimate story, influenced by personal experiences. The band shows that different genres can be fused together to result in genuine and personal music.

Based out of a small town in New Hampshire, Gretchen and the Pickpockets is ready to make a big statement. Various venues performed in to date have included the Blue Ocean Music Hall, Hard Rock Cafe, Six Flags New England, the famous Stone Church, and the University of New Hampshire.

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STOP EP Released November 30th, 2012

Set List

Break a Sweat 

No Good


Thats Where Ill Go

Swimmin in the Sea


Dont Let Go

Down Down Down

All the Same

Toxic - Britney Spears

Ive Got a Woman - Ray Charles

It Aint Easy - David Bowie

You Know that Im no Good - Amy Winehouse

Domino - Van Morrison

Its Your Thing - The Isley Brothers

What is and Never Should Be - Led Zeppelin 

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company

I'm a Ram - Al Green

I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

She Came in Through the Bathroom Window - The Beatles

Hold On - Alabama Shakes