“It's rare in the indie world to find world-class guitarists like Bill Bechtel. The star of this Tampa Bay instrumental trio is a virtuoso, doing the genius of spacey Hendrix brooding-to-shredding-to-noodling post-punk-psychedelica that Greg Sage gave The Wipers (only sans vocals), and betraying un-Sage like avant jazz leanings, too-such as "Ghetto Dogs". But this is not Weather Channel jazz-rock, or worse, guitar-store-salesman-check-me-out stuff; Bechtel exploits distortion, feedback, and atmospheric planes to set mind scenes, in concert with bassist Red Redmond and versatile drummer Tim Tuthill, so it feels like you're being taken someplace and not taken for a ride. Even covers of Bacharach/David's 1967 #33 for Dusty Springfield, "The Look Of Love" (The Zombies' BBC version is perhaps best) and John Lennon's 1966 Beatles' Rubber Soul classic "Norwegian Wood" are transporting/trippy in this manner.”
“...Guitarist Bill Bechtel has a very distinctive style in the way he navigates that balance of melody, rhythm, and lead. The mood throughout Bamboo Transistor is loose and linear with abiding emphasis on textual shading... a prime example of the trio's modus operandi (is)- Jimi Hendrix tonalities mixed with Wes Montgomery-type octaves and a Double Trouble-like rhythm section maintaining solid grooves. Rating 12 out of 16”
“Bride of Chaotica is an Instrumental Jazz/Rock Trio from Tampa, Florida, with all the flavor of popular power trios of the sixties - ala Cream, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Some tools that they use include syncopation, reverb, feedback, and sonic effects. Their arrangements are very tight, but there is always a chance for a spontaneous movement of erratic proportions..”
“Tight instrumental three-piece Bride of Chaotica – guitarist/arranger/producer Bill Bechtel, bassist/synths man Robert "Red" Redmond and drummer Tim Tuthill – draw on influences ranging from Mahavishnu Orchestra to Miles Davis in their fusion of progressive rock and psychedelic jazz. This is the next show marking the release of their debut full-length, Bamboo Transistor; the 10-track LP was recorded at Pro Star Studios in St. Pete and features some original material along with a few new takes on old classics like The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood( This Bird Has Flown)." The Wrenchers open. — Leilani Polk”
"Aaron Wasserman, 22, moves to the sounds of the Tampa-based band Bride of Chaotica Friday afternoon during the second Orange Blossom Jamboree at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Spring Lake, where about 1,000 people attended the event last year. The jamboree, which features more than 34 bands from all over Florida, will continue from 10:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday..."
“Experimental jazz-rock-fusion trio Bride of Chaotica -- guitarist Bill Bechtel, bassist Robert Redmond and drummer Tim Tuthill -- blend psychedelic classic rock with acid jazz to create what they call "evenings of dangerous jazz" offering "episodic forays into the sonic unknown. This weekend, they'll play a free show at 7 p.m. Friday at the Friday Extra Concert Series at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. After that, they're scheduled to perform May 21 at the Orange Blossom Jamboree Music and Arts Festival at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville”
“Bride Of Chaotica is now on Music Tampa Bay! Online streaming radio featuring artists from the Tampa Bay area, check it out! ”