Superchick

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Superchick
Cross The Line Tour Trica.jpg
Background information
Also known as Superchic[k]
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Christian rock, pop punk
Years active 1999—2013
Labels Columbia, Inpop
Website www.superchickonline.com
Members Max Hsu
Tricia Baumhardt
Matt Dally
Past members Dave Ghazarian
Melisa Brock
Clayton Hunt
Brian Fitch
Justin Sharbono
Andy Vegas
Dave Clo
Ben Dally
Brandon Estelle
Aaron Tosti
Chase Lovelace

Superchick, originally known as Superchic[k], was an American Christian alternative pop/rock band. Their music incorporates various styles such as pop, punk, rock, rap, and R&B. Their sound has been compared to mainstream artists No Doubt and Avril Lavigne with a heavier sound.[1] Superchick has had five songs reach No. 1 on music charts,[1] and their song "Stand in the Rain" held the No. 1 spot for nine weeks on R&R Christian Hit Radio (CHR) chart in 2006/2007.

History[edit]

1999: Making the group[edit]

Superchick made their debut in 1999 at an Audio Adrenaline concert in front of an audience of 5,000. They continued to perform at live events throughout that year.

Early 2000s: Karaoke Superstars and Last One Picked[edit]

Superchick self-released their first album in 2000. The album was re-released with three added remix tracks after they signed to Inpop Records, and became their first official album: Karaoke Superstars. Since then, their music has appeared in several movies and television shows, including the movie Legally Blonde, the made for TV Disney movie Cadet Kelly, and the recent movie To Save a Life. Last One Picked was released on October 8, 2002.

Mid-2000s: Beauty From Pain[edit]

Superchick signed with mainstream record label Columbia Records to promote their 2005 album Beauty From Pain, resulting in their 2006 mainstream debut Beauty From Pain 1.1.[2] The re-release album contains their signature hit "Stand in the Rain".[2] Their music has received favorable reviews in both Christian and mainstream publications.

Late 2000s: Grammy nomination and Rock What You Got[edit]

On December 4, 2008, Superchick was nominated for their first Grammy Award. The group was recognized in the category of "Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album" for their 2008 album, Rock What You Got which is now featured on "ABC Family's" new hit show "Make it or Break it". The band launched their "Hey! Hey! (That's Freedom You Hear)" Tour on April 3, 2009.[3]

2010s: Temporary hiatus and death of Lovelace[edit]

On June 7, 2011 lead singer Tricia Brock released her debut solo album entitled The Road.

The group announced that former member Chase Lovelace passed away. The memorial took place on May 11, 2013. Matt Dally confirmed that "he [Lovelace] is on the new record".[4] On May 28, 2013 the band posted "This is the Time" written in memory of Lovelace.[5]

2013: Superchick Announce that they have reached the closing chapter[edit]

On August 11, 2013 Superchick announced on their Facebook page [6] that the band (as we know it) has reached its closing chapter.

Max Hsu (who wrote the post) stated: "Everyone has new stories to write: Tricia has another solo record coming out, Dave is touring with Audio Adrenaline, Melissa started Rosebuds East, Matt is busy being a realtor/songwriter/daddy daycare and I've got plenty of projects to finish up, including a ThumpMonks record years in the making.". He also confirmed the release of 5 new tracks in the future (featuring Chase Lovelace).

It was also suggested that the ministry superchick was, could continue with all new members if someone had it on their heart to open up a new chapter.

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Tricia Brock in Dallas, 2008
Superchick in Dallas, 2008

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Former[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Headlining Tours[edit]

Superchick performing in June 2006
  • This Is Your Anthem Tour (early 2006)
  • Live Love Tour (October to December 2006)
  • Generation Rising Tour (early 2007)
  • ShoutFest Tour (late 2007)
  • Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Tour (December 2007)
  • Cross the Line Tour (March to May 2008)
  • Rock What You Got Tour (July to November 2008)
  • Hey, Hey - That's Freedom You Hear Tour (started April 2009)
  • Alive Tour (early 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Superchick biography at Christianity Today". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  2. ^ a b Banister, Christa (July 2006). "Beauty from Pain 1.1". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Superchick Rallies Fans For "Hey! Hey! (That's Freedom You Hear)" Tour". Jesus Freak Hideout. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  4. ^ Dally, Matt (May 11, 2013). "@LABcrab he is on the new record". Twitter. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Andre, Joshua (May 28, 2013). "Superchick Post New Song; Note About Chase’s Passing". Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Superchick's closing chapter post". (Max Hsu) Superchick via Facebook. August 11, 2013. Retrieved Aug 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Superchik's Facebook Basic Info". Superchick via Facebook. Retrieved 2010-03-18.