Trapped In Static

An alternative rock band from NYC with great energy on stage! Featured in the TV Movie “Preying For Mercy” (Martha Byrne, Bill Duke). Live performances on cable TV, radio as well as some of NYC’s top concert venues and festivals in the East Coast. Featured artist for four straight years at NYC Bike Tour and NYC Marathon (2016-2019) – Sold out shows at The Bitter End followed by The Studio at Webster Hall – Two times Top Artist of the week at, Artist of the month at Artist Signal.

Trapped In Static (TIS.) made their New York City debut in 2011 as an alternative rock/indie band featuring singer/guitarist Athan Hilaki (formerly of GAD.) and drummer David Torres. Athan’s dynamically strong vocals feature a falsetto and a hint of raspy power that are often compared to vocal legends like Bono, Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder and Scott Stapp. David’s drum rhythms take their influence from Kings Of Leon, Phoenix and Interpol. In the end of 2018, Amy Stargher was added in the lineup, a singer/guitarist and percussionist, previously with Jett & The Bombs, with strong vocals and electric stage presence. The core of the band is completed with Gina Rebelo on bass (formerly of Three Day Threshold) and influences from Bootsy Collins to John Paul Jones, and Peter Douskalis a skillful guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, creating the foundational surge for the listener to truly become part of the music. Using the depth of life experiences as inspiration for their lyrics, the band strive to connect with the listener through rock-and-roll infused messages of overcoming obstacles with a tinge of sorrow-filled hope.