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Lick It Ticket / Bio

They have shared the stage with indie, afro beat, funk, dub step, punk, jazz and hip-hop alike, finding themselves comfortable in the company of a diverse conjunction of styles, electrifying crowds into a sweaty fervor in venues all across the country.

Informed with a modern jazz, funk, pop, and IDM sensibility, yet steeped in the blues, jam band and progressive rock traditions, their well-designed compositions and grooves are infectiously dance-able while also being interesting and compelling.

“Lick It Ticket creates a delicious balance of composed and improvised sounds. ....and it makes me want to dance."

Chris Merz - Director of Jazz Studies, University of Northern Iowa

Hailing from Cedar Falls, Iowa, Lick it Ticket is composed of past and current students of the University of Northern Iowa. As students, they came into being during the fall semester of 2009. The band has now been playing together for well over two years, constantly improving upon their craft; composition, improvisation, and groove.

Altogether, the band has accumulated over 15 years of collegiate musical studies. Each member years of experience performing with collegiate jazz bands and orchestras, touring bands, concert and pit orchestras, and studio session musicians throughout the Midwest.
In this brief time, the band has developed a devoted following locally in Cedar Falls and has continued playing all over Iowa as well as Minnesota, Colorado, and most recently, Ohio and New York.

Their upcoming debut album, recorded at Minstrel Studios in Iowa City, and mastered at Catamount studios in Cedar Falls is scheduled to be released locally released March 23rd, 2012. Their single off the album, Mula Bandha is now available for purchase through CD baby, Itunes, and Amazon. You can access their music at:


This band will satisfy your craving. Most definitely.

For more information contact:

Andrew Thoreen - 712-898-7297

General Info

Band Members
Robert Espe-sax, Andrew Thoreen-Bass, Ryan Pearson-guitar, Colin Braley-drums
Artist Name
Lick It Ticket
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Jam Dance / Avant Jazz

Contact Info

Cedar Falls, IA
Andrew Thoreen 712-898-7297 andrewthoreen@gmail.com

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