Shock Value is an alternative/indie band based out of Hazleton, PA. We have a catalogue full of originals as well as countless covers of contemporary alternative and pop hits and past favorites - enough to fill a 3-hour show. We bring great enthusiasm and energy to every show we play and are always excited to play new venues!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 3 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Expect a mix of rock, pop, and classic rock centering on alternative and crossover hits. Along with music, a Shock Value show is an experience of lights and visuals as well. Our high energy stage presence, emanating from our energetic vocalist Joey Letcher, is sure to keep any crowd entertained and engaged.
Our band was formed in early 2013 when Michael Dino and Joey Letcher got the idea to combine their musical talents. They added good friend John “DJ Swierchinator” Swierczek to handle sound equipment. Through a mutual friend, Shock Value added Matt Malloy as full time drummer in May 2013.
After a few more lineup shifts, the band added Seth Harkins as bassist in 2016 and has remained a faithful member ever since.
Shock Value has been active throughout Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey for 4 years, playing gigs such as Electric City Music Conference, the American Cancer Society telethon, and our own annual music festival, WoodShock. In 2016, the band released their debut EP, "The Shockwave EP" and are currently working on their next release, which is coming soon...
Additional Booking Notes
We own all the basic equipment a band needs, along with lights and a projector for audiovisuals.
Mix of alternative and pop hits as well as a large catalogue of original material.
|Michael Dino||Lead Guitarist|
|Joey Letcher||Lead Vocalist|
|John "DJ Swerchinator" Swierczek||Tech/Backing Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Coldplay, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Blur, Muse, Silversun Pickups, The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball, Americ anFootball, Fun., Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, the Killers, Manchester Orchestra, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, Taylor Swift, alt-J, Phantogram, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Tigers Jaw
Additional microphones may be needed depending on the size of the venue. (i.e. larger space would require mics for amps and such)
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