Trapped In Static / Bio
Trapped In Static (TIS) is an alternative rock/indie band based in New York City formed by front man Athan Hilaki (previously with GAD.). With Athan's vocals, often characterized as a mix of Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder and Scott Stapp, David's heavy but always funky drum rhythms, they create their own sound with influences from Nirvana and U2 to Coldplay and Kings Of Leon, something that always leaves the unknown crowd asking... "How come we've never heard of you guys before?"
Trapped In Static has performed live in some of New York City's hottest concert venues such as Gramercy Theater, The Bitter End, Knitting Factory, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Delancey and Arlene's Grocery as well as the cable TV show "Minding Your Business" and "Niteclub Ratings". TIS has also appeared live on, Ellas TV, WVIP FM, Nexus Productions Radio, and Hellas FM radio.
- Currently recording their first EP - "We Are Here", which will include 11 tracks.
- Lost Souls, Mirrors, On a Stage, What Else Is There and Elevate, are currently on RADIO AIRPLAY (New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boston, Washington as well as United Kingdom & Greece) on WVIP 93.5 FM (NY), WRCN 103.9 (NY), Longside Radio (UK), Radio Crystal Blue (PA), Rok Out Radio (PA), Nexus Radio (NY), Hellas FM (NY) and more. Tune in!
Most Recent Highlights:
- ArtistSignal.com Trending Artist for February 2013
- Featured Artist NYC in February 2013 for "RAW:natural born artists"
- TIS at the 17th Annual Millennium Music Conference in PA, February 16th 2013.
- M.E.A.N.Y. Fest - January 2013
- September 2nd TIS. as headliners at the Park Rock Festival 2012 in Maryland.
- July 19th & 21st, TIS. performed live for the TV show "Niteclub Ratings" at Beer Authority, NY and K. Bobby's private fashion show in Hoboken, NJ
- May/June 2012, "What Else Is There" was selected by Sound Cues Music & Red Lab Records for a film production
- May 20th 2012, Featured Artist of the week at Project Fresh Magazine - read the interview here: http://goo.gl/e8iOj
- May 1st 2012, TIS. were guests on WVIP 93.5 FM radio, performing a live acoustic version of "Lost Souls" (listen from soundcloud)
- March 2012, TIS. landed an endorsement with SteveClayton.com
- March 2012, TIS. was selected as a featured artist for "Supercuts Rock The Cut" with the song "Lost Souls"
- February 10th TIS. performed LIVE on Nexus Productions Radio (broadcasted live on TV with EllasTV)
- February 12th performed LIVE an unplugged version of their songs on Hellas FM (with internet live streaming on facebook and on trappedinstatic.com).
- January 30th 2012, the band appeared LIVE on TV, for "Minding Your Business" on the Manhattan Network Neighborhood.
- December 2011, Trapped In Static finished 5th in the competition Hometown Hero by Z100, receiving more than 1500 votes.
- Band Members:
- Athan, David
- Artist Name:
- Trapped In Static
- Home Page:
- Active Since:
- Alternative / Indie Rock / Post-Grunge
- Queens, NY
- Kings Of Leon
- The Script
- Foo Fighters