Gretchen and the Pickpockets

Gretchen and the Pickpockets


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Fronted by vocalist Gretchen Klempa, Gretchen and the Pickpockets are a six piece soul/jazz rock band that features heavy horn lines and a healthy dose of improvisation. The band also consists of Richie Smith (Guitar), Mike Klempa (Bass), Diego Tunjano (Saxophone), Ryan O’Connell (Trumpet), and Tom O’Connell (Drums). 'Falling Rising', their new full-length album, featuring engineering from Dan Cardinal (Darlingside, Ballroom Thieves), mixing from Nick Nagurka (Vulfpeck) and mastering by Emily Lazar (Lucius, Foo Fighters) was released on 4/25. Accolades include an Iguana Music Fund grant from Club Passim, Best in State: New Hampshire 2015 from the New England Music Awards and Best Rock Band 2015 from the Seacoast NH Spotlight Awards.