Gretchen is a female-fronted gothic rock band from Bristol, Tennessee featuring heavy guitar tones and emotional ethereal melodies.
Gretchen is Mia Richards (Vocals & Bass), Dave Richards (Guitar), Brandon Hensley (Drums)
Gretchen is a female fronted rock band featuring heavy guitar tones and emotional ethereal melodies.
Originally from Tennessee, Gretchen has played shows in 28 US states and in Canada and currently have radio airplay in 70 cities in 25 different states.
Gretchen has shared the stage with Crossbreed, Ever Clear, Copper, Flyleaf, The Showdown, Thousand Foot Krutch, Disciple, Pillar, and Stryper just to name a few.
Both of the first two singles "Fading" and "Passion" (from the CD "In the Mean Time") were top 20 hits on the National Radio and Records Christian Rock charts.
"In the Mean Time" was produced by three time Dove Award winner Travis Wyrick. Wyrick is highly acclaimed for his production with the bands P.O.D., PILLAR, DISCIPLE, Superchick and 10 years.
Gretchen was featured on the cover of Heaven's Metal Magazine Jan/Feb 2005
Gretchen was one of six finalist winners (out of 1000 entries) who competed in the 2005 IMWS Competition sponsored by Billboard Magazine.
Four songs from Gretchen's first CD "Mouth Full of Nails have also received national recognition. The song "Star" was used in a Ford Motor Company Ford Ranger promotion and 3 other songs have received an honorable mention in the 12th annual Billboard International Songwriting Contest (rock/alternative category).
Origins of the Name
The name Gretchen means "pearl" according to Mr. Webster --- but for the members of the band Gretchen, the name has closer ties to their faith and influences.