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Gretchen

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There are several artists with the name Gretchen:

1) A Christian female-fronted Gothic metal band
2) A Brazillian singer.
3) A German duo founded in 1998 in Berlin.
4) A Canadian surf/noise band from Calgary. http://gretchen.bandcamp.com/

1) The gothic band Gretchen’s sound has a somewhat ethereal but upbeat rock sound described as a cross between several different artists. However, they excel with a style all their own, balancing heavy guitar tones and ethereal melodic melodies with mature song writing and catchy hooks.

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 with 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, & 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.

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