Colour Quest
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Colour Quest

Brantford, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Brantford, Ontario, Canada | SELF
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"Get Ready To Dance In The Aisles"

A top Jamaican artist and a Caribbean-flavored local band will bring their sunny sound and positive messages to the Sanderson Centre Saturday night.
Brantford's Colour Quest, heades by singer and drummer Courtney Dillon, is opening for Richie Spice, a critically acclaimed star in the reggae world.
They'll be mounting a don't miss event, says Dillon, noting that both groups offer an upbeat alternative to some Jamaican reggae artists whose homophobic views have made news headlines.
"We want to do a show that will change negative mindsets about this music. We're not there preaching to anybody about anything. We're about having fun and doing good."
You can bet that Colour Quest will be in fine form on Saturday, with the chance to show off in front of Spice and his team.
"A lot could come out of it," says Dillon. "We'll do what we've gotta do and hope something develops. If not, it will still be the greatest experience of my life as a musician."

With a motto of "All kinds of music for all kinds of people," the 10-piece group brews up a tasty mix of reggae, soca, R&B, hip-hop and funk. Since forming in 2000, they've grown as musicians and performers, says their frontman.
In August, the band release its debut CD, Party Up. Recorded at Dillon's home studio, the slick-sounding disc was mixed in Toronto by top producer Derek Brin, who has shaped the sound of stars such as Keshia Chante and Kalan Porter (Canadian Idol).

By Elizabeth Yates
November 22, 2007

- Brantford Expositor

"Fusion Of Spirited Music"

Like a soft breeze wafting over a tropical island, the music of Colour Quest stirs up feelings of warmth and happiness.
In fact, the band's name itself refers to a journey towards love and peace of all colours. It also touches on the varied heritage of these musicians, who perform a lively blend of reggae, soca, calypso, R&B, hip-hop and funk.

By Elizabeth Yates
November 25, 2004 - Brantford Expositor


New release: “Spinning Like Ah Carousel” is in a new genre called Island Pop. The song is a Soca track mixed with heavy Dance music style. Island Pop is defined as, Caribbean music mixed with heavy influence of popular music.

The band has recently released an EP call "Party Up" which is available on iTunes and most other major online music stores. The lead track off the EP has been getting some radio airplay.

Colour Quest to realse Party Up in Trinidad and Tobago December 11, 2008.



“Like a soft breeze wafting over a tropical Island, the music of Colour Quest stirs up feelings of warmth and happiness. In fact, the band’s name itself refers to a journey towards love and peace of all colours” – Elizabeth Yates

Colour Quest has captured audiences with their electric and high energy live performances since its 2000 inception in Brantford, Ontario.

Their music incorporates a unique blend of soulful vocals over a fusion of island beats, hints of R&B, soca, reggae and pop music; best described as Island Pop.

Colour Quest’s success derives from the virtuosity and versatility of the band members and their musical backgrounds. Each member brings something unique to the table which is the crucial foundation to the identity of this unique band. The two founding members: Dion Simon (lead vocals) and CG Dillon (drums) were born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago where they played in a gospel band together. Omar Johnson (bass) comes from a highly talented musical family in Jamaica just like Evan Simms (keyboard) who also began his musical journey playing in church. Glenn Brown (guitar) was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario; as a result of Glenn’s upbringing, his exposure to rock, blues and jazz music is an essential part to the differentiation in Colour Quest’s original sound. In addition to performing at major festivals and events, Colour Quest opened up for great artists like Beres Hammond, Inner Circle, Richie Spice, Shurwayne Winchester, George Nooks, and many more. In 2007, the group wrote and recorded a song for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to be used for a bicycle safety DVD titled ‘Safe When Yu Ride’. This song was added to their EP Party Up, which was in rotation at various radio stations in Canada, Europe and the Caribbean.

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