Eric Thiegs
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Eric Thiegs

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Feature full-page interview/story in Pulse, Twin Cities’ A&E weekly in Oct. ‘99. Read article at...
http://www.bugcandy.com/PulseReview.html - Pulse Magazine


“Artists of the Month” in July ‘99 edition of the Indie Journal. Read interview at...
http://www.strangecloud.com/indiejournal/interviews/bugcandy.htm
- Indie Journal


Some good and some bad in a review by the infamous Demorama music review site...

http://www.demorama.com/reviews/archives/aug2001.html - Demorama


So not everyone is a fan of our music. We're open about that. In face, our second album, "Man Eating Bugs" was ripped apart by Toast Magazine critic, Jim Vallet. He ended the article with, "No one should be allowed to write #%$& this awful. Bottom line? Thiegs sucks big donkey @#$%.”
- Toast Magazine


Two feature TV stories on the band appeared on “The Buzz” with Robyne Robinson — Twin Cities UPN affiliate, KMSP Channel 9. On air interview & song highlights. 1.2+ million viewers. Aired twice, 3/00 & 4/01

View screen shots of story at...
http://www.bugcandy.com/buzz.html - KMSP Minneapolis


Bug Candy played live, on-air, in-studio on Twin Cities radio station, KQRS 92.5 FM. The band was invited in as the special guest of the KQ Homegrown show, hosted by DJs, Mei Young and Dave Campbell. See images...

http://www.bugcandy.com/KQRS.html - KQRS 92.5 FM, Minneapolis/St. Paul


LIVE GIGS - 150+

Featured acoustic performers at 7th Millenium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA - 2003

Over 150 live shows ranging from Greenwich Village, NYC; Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN; Princeton, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Philadelphia, PA; etc.

Regional east coast Spring 2002 CD Signing Tour with Borders Book Stores in PA, DE, and NJ.

CD Release Parties in 1998 & 2001. Both shows booked as exclusive Bug Candy concerts with no openers - 300+ fans each

Headlining solo act for the 20-gig concert series at the University of Minnesota for the incoming Big 10 freshmen class — summers of 2000 & 2001. 5,000+ college freshmen in attendance each year.

2nd place out of 70+ acts in 1999 Twin Cities annual Bar Search Battle of the Bands contest sponsored by Zone 105FM, Oar Fin Records, & Miller Lite. 1000+ people attended the Finals.

1 of 10 up-and-coming acts featured in the Minnesota Music Movement Showcase, First Avenue main room during ‘99 Ice Breaker Conference.

Broke The Fine Line’s 10 year all–time Wednesday night attendance record when over 240 drinking patrons showed up with Bug Candy tickets. Dec. 2 ‘98.

Bug Candy performed with the Minnesota Acoustic Showcase -- a group of Minnesota Songwriters performing accoustic shows throughout Twin Cities' coffeehouses, sponsored by MCR Records

FANS & WEB
Since 1998, over 10,000 people have seen Bug Candy perform live
2 songs hit the top 10 on the national MP3.com charts for 20+ days: “Pocket of Love” was #1 (out of 960+ songs) on the alternative/leftfield chart and “Sexy Flo” hit #2 (out of 3,400+ songs) on the pop/rock acoustic chart. April 2000

26,100+ downloads from Bug Candy’s MP3.com page

EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Philly, PA: Headliner for Sidewalk Sunday Festival sponsored by Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Chestnut Hill. 150+ audience.

May ‘02
Minnetonka, MN: Headlining act for ROCC 5 K Run sponsored by Carlson Companies, et. all. 300+ audience.

Sept. ‘01
Minneapolis, MN: Headlining act for the 20-gig concert series at the Big 10 school, University of Minnesota for the incoming freshmen class — summers of 2000 & 2001. 5000+ college freshmen in attendance each year.

Minneapolis, MN: Headlining act for Camp Heartland fundraising event sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. 200+ audience. April ‘99

Minneapolis, MN: Twin Cities Marathon, mile #13 entertainment sponsored by the 5000 block of Cedar Ave. 3000+ audience. Oct. '98, '99 - Various


Discography

Four LPs:
1995 - Bug Candy
1998 - Man Eating Bugs
2001 - Shade of Creon
2005 - Distant & Clean

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Minneapolis native, Eric Thiegs, blends a unique flavor of urban folk with the sultry soul attitude of Rebecca, as an acoustic duo named Bug Candy. Coming off an hour long appearance on New Jersey public radio and a rash of CD-signing shows in the mid-Atlantic region (Greenwich Village, NYC; Princeton, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE), the couple have surpassed the era in their mid-20’s of the rock & roll band days of the Minneapolis nightclub scene and stepped into the realm of national, professional acoustic performers.

Don’t misunderstand, Bug Candy still passionately dishes out live music, but the duo now creates an immediate and intimate connection with the audience while fostering their original and viby atmosphere. From self-composed urban folk ballads to indie lo-fi anthems like their MP3.com #1 single, "Pocket of Love" , the couple’s musical line-up oozes over the listener in honest bar chords and tight vocals. Now living and playing on the east coast, the couple focuses their musical energy nationally as they travel the U.S. playing acoustic concerts. So bring your sense of humor and your appetite for story-telling as their unpredictable style, raw acoustic guitar, and stark lyrics will capture both your smile and imagination.