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Trapped In Static

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE | AFM

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Alternative Rock

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Oct
05
Trapped In Static @ The Strand Smokehouse

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Sep
07
Trapped In Static @ The Strand Smokehouse

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Aug
31
Trapped In Static @ Shagwong Restaurant

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

Aug
30
Trapped In Static @ Tauk at Trail's End

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

Aug
17
Trapped In Static @ Brix Restaurant & Pizza Bar

Belleville, New Jersey, United States

Belleville, New Jersey, United States

Jul
31
Trapped In Static @ Prohibition

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Jul
06
Trapped In Static @ The Strand

Astoria, New York, United States

Astoria, New York, United States

Jun
29
Trapped In Static @ The Strand

Astoria, New York, United States

Astoria, New York, United States

Jun
14
Trapped In Static @ The Strand

Astoria, New York, United States

Astoria, New York, United States

May
31
Trapped In Static @ The Strand

Astoria, New York, United States

Astoria, New York, United States

May
19
Trapped In Static @ Montauk Music Festival http://www.montaukmusicfestival.com/

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

May
18
Trapped In Static @ Shagwong Restaurant

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

May
12
Trapped In Static @ Ukehut

Long Island City, New York, United States

Long Island City, New York, United States

May
05
Trapped In Static @ TD Five Borough Bike Tour

NYC, New York, United States

NYC, New York, United States

Mar
16
Trapped In Static @ Seasons & Sessions

Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

Dec
26
Trapped In Static @ Prohibition

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Aug
18
Trapped In Static @ Tauk at Trail's End

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

Aug
17
Trapped In Static @ Shagwong Restaurant

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

Aug
11
Trapped In Static @ The Strand Smokehouse

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Jul
07
Trapped In Static @ The Strand Smokehouse

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Jun
21
Trapped In Static @ The Strand Smokehouse

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

May
20
Trapped In Static @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

May
19
Trapped In Static @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

May
18
Trapped In Static @ Montauk Music Festival

Montauk, New York, United States

Montauk, New York, United States

May
12
Trapped In Static @ CONFERENCE: East Coast Music Conference (VA)

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Music

Press


"Fresh Artist of May 2012"

TIS as a featured artist for May 2012, talking about the past and the future... - Project Fresh Magazine


"TIS . lands endorsement with Steve Clayton"

New endorsement by SteveClayton.com Custom Guitar Picks - SteveClayton.com


"Deadly 7 Girls Bring The Heat with Trapped In Static"

TIS on the cover of The Revolution Magazine
- interview with the band can be found on issue n.1 - The Revolution Magazine


"Letterman has nothing on me!"

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. - TV Show "Minding Your Business"


"People need to hear you!"

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." - Nexus Productions Radio


"They have what it takes!"

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". - Hellas FM Radio


"Maria Savva Interviews…Trapped In Static"

Trapped In Static (TIS) are a new rock band from New York. I instantly fell in love with their music. I’m currently hooked on their EP “On a Stage”!
TIS are becoming very popular, very quickly. They’ve been playing lots of festivals, including being the headline band at Park Rock Festival 2012 in Maryland. They’ve appeared on National TV and radio, and in May/June 2012 their single “What Else Is There” was selected by Sound Cues Music & Red Lab Records for a film production.
In May this year, TIS were voted Top Artist on ArtistSignal.com and were awarded $10,000 to help with financing their music. They have quite an original and addictive sound and I’m looking forward to hearing more music from them. - UK Arts Directory


"Top Ten Favourite New Music Releases of 2013"

Maria Savva: This band have been featured in an interview on my blog, so some of you may be familiar with them. I love their sound and am looking forward to hearing more from them. - UK Music Directory


"Worldwide Music Contest Names Trapped In Static The Number One Winner."

Worldwide Music Contest Names Trapped In Static The Number One Winner.
After 30 days of voting by loyal fans, Trapped In Static has been named the winner of the May 2013 worldwide Music contest on ArtistSignal. The first price of the contest is $10000 to help further the artist/band(s) career.
Trapped In Static is a Alternative Rock Band from New York, working on the final stages of their debut Album ( name TBA ) and the group is currently setting up a tour across the US. - Music Industry News Network


"Maria Savva Interviews…Trapped In Static"

Trapped In Static (TIS) are a new rock band from New York. I instantly fell in love with their music. I’m currently hooked on their EP “On a Stage”!
TIS are becoming very popular, very quickly. They’ve been playing lots of festivals, including being the headline band at Park Rock Festival 2012 in Maryland. They’ve appeared on National TV and radio, and in May/June 2012 their single “What Else Is There” was selected by Sound Cues Music & Red Lab Records for a film production.
In May this year, TIS were voted Top Artist on ArtistSignal.com and were awarded $10,000 to help with financing their music. They have quite an original and addictive sound and I’m looking forward to hearing more music from them. - UK Arts Directory


"Trapped In Static Is Giving Away Free Concert Tickets"

Currently at #6, Trapped In Static is competing on ArtistSignal alongside other talented musicians to reach 1st place, which holds a grand prize of $10,000. Voting for Trapped In Static can be done every hour and to reward the loyal voters, the band is giving away free concert tickets, T-Shirts, free MP3 downloads and more. - Music Industry News Network


"Trapped In Static Live At The Bitter End In New York"


Named the hottest breakthrough band out of New York, Trapped In Static will be performing again at 'The Bitter End' on Friday, May 10th, 2013. The band will debut their new single "Bright Lights" from their upcoming album, name TBA.
We look forward to seeing you at the show.

The band as performed at venues such as the Knitting Factory, Pianos, Bowery Electric and Arlene' Grocery. You may have seen Trapped IN Static on the cable TV show "Minding Your Business" on Time Warner Cable, RCN & Verizon. Trapped In Static has also appeared live on Ellas TV, Nexus Productions Radio, and Hellas FM radio among many others. - Music Industry News Network


"How to Sell Out Shows as an Indie Band in NYC: Advice From Trapped In Static"

When alternative rock band Trapped In Static started their music career in the heart of New York City in 2011, they were just like every other fledgling band in the big city: they had a hard time trying to figure out how to get people to come out to their shows, and they made mistakes along the way. But now, after learning the ropes of the indie grind, they're selling out some of NYC's best-known venues and expanding their fanbase to other parts of the Northeast. - Sonicbids


Discography

New album will be released end of 2017

EP "On A Stage" - June 2013 by Red Thumbtack Records

Single "Bullet" - 2014 (
on Reverbnation as a free download)

Single "All The Right Friends" - 2014 (on Reverbnation as a free download)

- The band has also a very extensive cover list, from alternative, rock, pop, to rock'n'roll and reggae! Visit http://athanlive.com/epk for more info.

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Bio

Trapped In Static (TIS.) made their New York City debut in 2011 as an alternative rock/indie band featuring singer/guitarist Athan Hilaki (formerly of GAD.) and drummer David Torres. Athan's dynamically strong vocals feature a falsetto and a hint of raspy power that are often compared to vocal legends like Bono, Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder and Scott Stapp. David's drum rhythms take their influence from Kings Of Leon, Phoenix and Interpol. In the end of 2018, Amy Stargher was added in the lineup, a singer/guitarist and percussionist, previously with Jett & The Bombs, with strong vocals and electric stage presence. The core of the band is completed with Gina Rebelo on bass (formerly of Three Day Threshold) and influences from Bootsy Collins to John Paul Jones, and Peter Douskalis a skillful guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, creating the foundational surge for the listener to truly become part of the music. Using the depth of life experiences as inspiration for their lyrics, the band strive to connect with the listener through rock-and-roll infused messages of overcoming obstacles with a tinge of sorrow-filled hope. Guitar riffs, keyboards, string section, bass lines, drum rhythms and a strong emotionally-charged stage presence add to the radio-ready experience of TIS.

"We're all trying to escape the static that surrounds us," says Athan. "We all seem to be trapped in some way, and the theme of our music is to find ways to break free from the things that hold you back.  I'm not just saying the lyrics, I'm feeling them."   

Timeline / Highlights:
"Good Kids" and "Born Again", two new singles from the long anticipated new album were released in March 2018 - followed by an East Coast tour in NY, NJ, PA, MD.  A few of the festivals that the band participated in 2017-2018: Pittsburgh Pride (opening for Kirstin Maldonado of Pentatonix), Montauk Music Festival, Jersey Shore Festival, 40th Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour, NYC Marathon and Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA. In February 2016 and June 2016 headlining sold out shows at The Bitter End followed by The Studio at Webster Hall, July 2016, two times top artist of the week at WorldMusicStage.com - Montauk Music Fesival, MOVE Music Festival, Jersey Citi Irish Festival, Bring Rock Back 2016 in Central Park and New York City Marathon. In 2015, headlining show in PA at the legendary World Cafe Live. In October 2014 the TV Movie "Preying For Mercy" was released featuring music written & performed by TIS. In June 2014, TIS. performed at the "Make Music Harvard Square" in Boston, MA. In April 2014, the band opened for "Wussy", performing at one of the best live venue's in NYC, The Studio At Webster Hall, followed by another show at MOVE Music Festival 2014 in Albany, NY. In May 2014, TIS. played a sold out show as headliners at "Bowery Electric" in NYC. In October 2013, TIS. was selected in the Top 3 artists for the 5th annual RAW Awards 2013. In May 2013, the band was the Top Artist of the Month at the online contest on ArtistSignal.com with over 48,000 votes, a worldwide contest that includes more than 1,000 artists, which led to the release of their first EP with title "On A Stage" (available on iTunes, Amazon etc.) and two live performances for the TV show NiteClub Ratings in NYC as well as K. Bobby's private fashion show in Hoboken, NJ. Other highlights in 2012 include live performances on WVIP 93.5 FM radio, Hellas FM, Nexus Radio as well as a live performance for the TV show "Minding Your Business" on the Manhattan Network Neighborhood and in 2011, TOP10 finalist for the Hometown Hero contest by Z100.

- The band has also an extensive cover list, from alternative, rock, pop, to rock'n'roll and reggae, with over 500 songs. Visit http://athanlive.com/epk for more info.

Band Members