Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard.


The theory behind K.A.O.S. is a simple formula. Play what you love, Have fun, and the fans will respond. It has worked, and will continue to work.

K.A.O.S. was formed by Charly Etscheidt and soon after Brad Wallom on Drums, with the intent on taking over the local cover band scene. The 80’s produced the best Guitar riffs, thunderous drums and loudest screamers in past and future decades of rock. Nothing compared to that era prior and since. This was the benchmark of what was to become a premier 80’s Rock cover band. K.A.O.S. was born!!!!

The line up was completed when Andy Mertins (Vocals), Dave Austin (bass Guitar) completed the band . Andy has years of fronting some of the areas most dominant cover bands. Andy's vocal range allows K.A.O.S. to flourish with its 80's cover songs. Most vocalist's try, but fail, to replicate the 80's range while Andy excels at it! Dave is a multi talented musician. Dave's talent does not stop at being the Bassist of K.A.O.S. Dave is a guitarist in his other project and is graduate of Madison Media Institute .

Since its inception, K.A.O.S. played as a successful supporting act for a year. Also, being a part of the Worlds Famous Bratfest line ups in 2014. Like most bands, it was time to venture on our own. With K.A.O.S. first full night alone at The Lockeroom Bar and Grill, the fans came out in full support, the place was packed!!

Below is what KAOS is currently seeking!!

Consistent gigs scheduled. We play 2 x's a month. We are currently expanding our song list to include more keys, hence the Keyboard experience is a must. Rhythm guitar,, this would be 1/4 of the song leads(if you want). We have fun but take musicianship serious. Punctual to rehearsals. We do practice in Black Earth and play in a wide area. Dubuque, Prairie Du Chein, Janeseville, Madison and so on.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 20 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
49 years


80's Glam/Hair band Rock. Motley Crue, Dokken, Ozzy, Judas Priest.
You get the idea.

Members Of Band

Charly(lead guitarist), Andy(vocals), Dave (bass)


We have sound for rehearsal and if need be, in a bar. Otherwise, we rent sound for large gigs with no sound available. We all sing background, although not critical if you do not. If you do call, leave a message. I do not answer numbers not in my contacts.