The Thieves About is an alternative rock band based in Encinitas, CA – a small beach community just north of San Diego. Singer and guitarist J. Scott Gavin moved to Encinitas from the Phoenix area in 2015. In 2017, he began collaborating with bassist Jeff Redding. Chicago native Brian Ulery joined as the band’s drummer shortly after and the trio immediately began writing and performing in bars and music clubs throughout the San Diego area.
In late 2017, The Thieves About recorded and released their self-titled debut EP. The band’s popularity grew and the trio began performing all over Southern California and the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
Looking to further evolve their sound, the band picked up lead guitarist John Reikes in late 2018. Now a 4-piece, The Thieves About quickly grew their sound to fill their new larger canvas. Shortly thereafter, the band wrote and recorded their sophomore EP, The Chaos Theory. The first single off the EP, “Hurricane,” immediately received air play on San Diego radio stations.
With its 1990s-influenced sound, the band’s music pays homage to the flannel-clad days of Generation X.
Vocals, Guitar / J. Scott Gavin
Drums / Brian Ulery
Bass / Jeff Redding
Lead Guitar / John Reikes