Modern Heist

Cassie Thompson: Vocals | Ryan Vander Werff: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Andrew Sander: Bass guitar | Mike Franz: Drums

Genre: Rock

Sound description: Post-coffeehouse, blues-core, heavy folk rock roots music with sultry velvety vocals.

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Inception: Encinitas, 2012

Influences: City and Colour, Manchester Orchestra, Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Metric, Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, Of Monsters and Men, Tom Petty


Based in Encinitas, Modern Heist is an indie rock band with influences from folk, classic rock, and heavy blues, as well as hard rock, punk, and pop.

Featuring Cassie Thompson’s velvety vocals and piercing lyrics slicing through the upbeat and heavy music by the rest of the band, Modern Heist made its concert debut in February 2012. Their eight-song full-length All I Ever Loved was released in early 2013.



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