The Dollhouse Thieves
The Dollhouse Thieves is a multi-instrumental Denver project started by husband and wife team Niki and Luke Tredinnick that blends elements of neo-rock with indie-folk using jazz-influenced vocals and unconventional instruments such as accordion, clarinet, and trombone. The band members all hold music degrees in composition, education, and performance, and share over a decade of performing and writing music together in various settings across the country to make them an exceptional group. Their aptitude for singing and playing a multitude of string, percussion, woodwind, brass, and keyboard instruments within a wide array of styles evokes enchantment and delight in their audiences.
Their first full-length album The Dollhouse Thieves was released digitally and on vinyl in June 2018. Delving into personal and universal themes of mental health, loss, romance, nature, and inner conflict, and weaving in and out of genres, their debut album showcased their musical versatility. It stays true to Luke and Niki's fondness for their Colorado state and features several notable Colorado musicians, including Jean-Luc Davis (The Railsplitters), Zack Littlefield, Olivia Shaw (Avenhart), and Jessica Carson (The Prairie Scholars).
"The Dollhouse Thieves" band name comes from Luke's mother's nickname for her cousins who reclaimed the family heirloom dollhouse (her toy as a child). This kind of family story speaks to us, because we are about community and family; striving to bring people together and spark curiosity and imagination through our music.