HotChaCha is a Cleveland-based art punk band composed of Jovana Batkovic (vocals), Greg Gebhard (guitar/keyboard) and Roseanna Safos (drums). The band does not have a permanent bassist, but utilizes fill-in bassists on tour. The band plays a progressive rock influenced by a blend of shoegaze and punk. -- Wikipedia
HotChaCha has been touring incessantly over the past few years --- traversing the East Coast, the South, and Midwest countless times --- refining their over-the-top live show. Front woman Jovana Batkovic is one of the most engaging live performers we've ever seen --- out in the audience, up on the bar, or down on the stage --- she has the unique ability of making the audience an integral part of the experience.
The band is playing two NYC shows in March - the first is on Saturday, March 3rd at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham Street) and the second is March 25th at Cake Shop where the band is playing with Electric Eel Shock from Japan.
The band has undergone a few lineup changes in the past year but they continue to incorporate elements of post-punk, dance, and new wave that creates an entrancing environment that brilliantly balances the delicate and the forceful.
*Joining HotChaCha on the March 3rd date will be Upstate New York's, Summer People. These two bands have spent a lot of time together on the road in the past year that led us to release the limited edition 12" Split-EP, "Do It", which featured 4 songs by each band.