Bride Of Chaotica
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Bride Of Chaotica

Saint Petersburg, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Saint Petersburg, FL | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Rock Instrumental




"Best Experimental Act 2015"

2015 readers choice winner for "Best Experimental Act" in Tampa Bay Creative Loafing's Best Of The Bay and Bill Bechtel runner up for Best Instrumentalist. - Creative Loafing

"Tight instrumental three-piece"

"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)." - Leilani Polk, Creative Loafing, Tampa

"Bride Of Chaotica, Bamboo Transistor"

"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." - Jack Rabid, Big Take-Over Magazine (Dec 03, 2012)

"Bride Of Chaotica in Progression Magazine"

"...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" - Eric Harabadian, Progression Magazine (Nov 01, 2012)

"Artist of the day: Bride of Chaotica (May 3, 2010)"

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. - *tbt (Tampa Bay Times)

"Orange Blossom Jamboree"

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. For more information, call 352-754-3082. - Hernando Today (A publication of the Tampa Tribune)


"Bride Of Chaotica release ambi-sonic jazz fusion debut album Bamboo Transistor"
June 24, 2012 / Tampa, FL :

"Back in the day albums like John Coltrane's "Impressions" were recorded as live performances, capturing a unique and fleeting moment in time. We decided to record Bride Of Chaotica's debut in the same way, only using the latest digital recording technology instead of the state-of-the-art 1960 Ampex suitcase tape recorders.." states guitarist/arranger/producer Bill Bechtel.

On a blisteringly hot Saturday afternoon late last year the members of Tampa Bay's renegade psychedelic rock trio Bride Of Chaotica convened at Pro Star Studios in St.Petersburg to record their first album live in the studio with engineer Jody Grey. Comprised of ten Bride Of Chaotica tracks and an aggressive take on the Bacharach/David classic "The Look Of Love" and their reimagined arrangement of The Beatle's track "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" the finished project, titled "Bamboo Transistor", was mastered at Redroom Recorders in Tampa by engineer Mark Prator and captures the zeitgeist of the band beautifully, and serves as a compelling introduction to the Bride Of Chaotica experience.



Edgy, adventurous ever-evolving psychedelic rock fusion sonics defines the Bride Of Chaotica live experience. Bride Of Chaotica's live performances exquisitely captures their intricate, vividly cinematic, and thoroughly modern sound informed by the improvisational spirit of the jazz and rock champions of the late 20th century.Their new debut CD "Bamboo Transistor" is available from CD Baby, iTunes, Pandora and a host of online music distribution companies.

Founded in September of 2008 by studio bassist Robert "Red" Redmond with drummer Tim Tuthill and guitarist/arranger Bill Bechtel, Bride Of Chaotica adopted their name from an episode of 'Star Trek Voyager' and played their first show on New Years Day 2009 at Yeoman's Road Pub on Davis Island near downtown Tampa. Since then Bride Of Chaotica has wowed crowds at the Orange Blossom Jamboree concerts (2010,2011,2012) in Brooksville, FL, the annual Earth Day concert hosted by the Sierra Club at Tampa's Lowry Park and University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, and the Tampa Tribune's Friday Extra Concert series at the new Curtis Hixon park in downtown Tampa. Bride Of Chaotica has also captivated appreciative audiences at a diverse array of clubs across the west coast of Florida including the Dunedin Brewing Company, The Hub Bar in Tampa, the Orlando Brewing Company, the Amsterdam in St Petersburg, north Tampa's Skipper's Smokehouse, and the Manhattan in south Tampa, performing spirited live renditions of tracks from their CDs and reimagined versions of classic rock hits from artists ranging from The Beatles to Roxy Music.

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