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When Thieves Are About / Bio

It doesn’t matter if you’re intimately familiar with When Thieves Are About or if you’ve never heard of the quartet straight out of suburban Lyndhurst, New Jersey before now: this band of friend’s have always made sure that the audience can sense the arrival of something big at any of their shows throughout their music and personality. Charged by positive morals, life experiences, and massive stage energy, When Thieves are about will always take care of their fans and will make sure that every single person in that room will always leave with a smile on their face, never forgetting the name When Thieves Are About.

With a style that dabbles with fast pop punk/melodic hardcore and the organization of their notorious catchy riffs with screaming metal breakdowns which still manages to keep a balance of soft music and poetic lyrics, it is hard find a song by these boys that the mass wouldn’t like. Some influences include NOFX, Boys Night Out, Lifetime, Comeback Kid, Saves the Day, Set Your Goals, Daggermouth, Blink 182, New Found Glory, Minor Threat, Glass Jaw, Thursday, and The Beatles.

Between 2007 and 2010, When Thieves Are About has recorded an amateur demo in 2007, an independent EP in 2009, bought a mini tour bus with the help of their ex label Stitched Up Records, changed their name from “Bio-feedback” to “When Thieves are About” and let out a summer EP in 2010. The band has taken off with success ever since then, playing with well known bands, touring and is now releasing a New EP this year. (2011)

To date, the band has toured most of the east coast and played the aforementioned venues, as well as the defunct Club Krome in South Amboy, NJ’s Starland Ballroom (2x), NYC’s Knitting Factory, The Hangar 84 (2x),The Red Zone in Queens NYC, NYC’s Webster Hall (4x)The School of Rock in NJ (6x), and Mexicali Live in NJ (3x) The Fillmore at TLA in Philadelphia, PA, and many more. The band was also featured at Bamboozle May 4th 2008 and Warped Tour 09 for four dates (July 16th - Scranton, PA, 17th - Camden, NJ, 18th - Uniondale, NY, 19th - Oceanport, NJ ) and Warped Tour 2010 for July 17th and 18th.

When Thieves Are About has had the pleasure of sharing a stage with signed bands such as:

Senses Fail
Set Your Goals
I am the Avalanche (2x)
Comeback kid
A Wilhelm Scream
Fireworks (3x)
Hostage calm (2x)
The Swellers (2x)
Major League (2x)
Man Overboard
Such Gold (3x)
Slingshot Dakota (x2)
The Ataris
The Sleeping
Patient Pending (4x)
I Call Fives
Driving East
Static Radio NJ (3x)
Just Surrender
River City Rebels
We came as Romans
Powerman 5000
Anchors for Arms
Much The Same
This Time Next Year
Crime in Stereo
The Chariot
This is Hell
Bomb the Music Industry
With The Punches
The Wonder Years
Late Night Wars
Maker (3x)
The Tired and True (3x)
Still Rings True (2x)
Hand Guns

With networking and little help from a few friends named above, When Thieves Are About have brought more and more people to expand the fan base and the their music scene nation wide and have managed to create a distinct sound that separates them from many clichés of today’s music.

General Info

Band Members
Alfredo Diaz:Rhythm Guitar/Vocals Ryan Struck:Bass/Vocals Stephen Ortiz :Lead Guitar Joshua Smith: Drums
Artist Name
When Thieves Are About
Home Page
Active Since
Alternative / Pop-Punk / Melodic Hardcore

Contact Info

Lyndhurst, NJ
David Nunez

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