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Company of Thieves

Company of Thieves performing in March 2009 with unidentified bassist.
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Indie rock
Alternative rock
Labels Wind-up Records
Website Official site
Genevieve Schatz
Marc Walloch
Mike Ortiz

Company of Thieves is an indie rock group from Chicago, Illinois. Their first release, Ordinary Riches, was released digitally on January 6, 2009, with a physical CD release on February 24, 2009. Company of Thieves is signed to Wind-up Records[1].

They have been featured as an iTunes Discovery Download for their song "Oscar Wilde" [2], as well as in their Indie Spotlight: Rock/Alternative – featuring the album alongside the recommended track, "Pressure".

The band's debut album Ordinary Riches debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart at #5 [3]. They also won the 2007 New York Songwriters Circle contest for their song, "Oscar Wilde". [4].

In January 2009, Genevieve and Marc appeared on "Live From Daryl's House", Daryl Hall's monthly internet concert, as Company of Thieves. They performed "Pressure", "Even In The Dark", "Past the Sleep" and "Around The Block" from their debut album, along with Hall & Oates songs "Starting All Over Again" and "Everytime You Go Away", as well as some covers. They also performed on Last Call with Carson Daly in February.

Company of Thieves' single "Oscar Wilde" was featured on "Gossip Girl: Real NY Stories Revealed" as part of the Dove Go Fresh campaign[5], as well as being aired during an episode of Gossip Girl.

The band premiered a video for the song "Pressure" on July 13, 2009. It was featured on the AOL music blog,[6]



  • Genevieve Schatz – vocals
  • Marc Walloch – guitar
  • Mike Ortiz – drums
  • Mike Miamone – keys
  • Bob Buckstaff – bass

Former members

  • Dorian Duffy – bass guitar[7]
  • James Ratke – drums
  • Brad Sawicki – Bass
  • Scott Heatherly- Piano
  • Joe Drennan- Piano


Studio albums

Year Album details Chart Positions
US US Heat
2009 Ordinary Riches 162 5


Year Single Album
2009 "Oscar Wilde" Ordinary Riches

External links


  1. ^ [1], plug in music – Company of Thieves Signs with Wind-up Records Press Release
  2. ^ [2], welikeit.indie
  3. ^ [3], Artist Index
  4. ^ [4], BMI News – NY Songwriters Circle Contest
  5. ^ [5], Dove Go Fresh – Real NY Stories on The CW Website
  6. ^ [6], Spinner – COT "Pressure" Premiere
  7. ^


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