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Quickness

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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Quickness is Cfox band of the month for the month of November 2011 - Corus entertainment


“Quickness is blessed with a talent for writing concise and cohesive songs, smartly contructed and simply stated. As well, Jacob Dryden’s vocals are impassioned and his guitar-playing also suggests a Jimi Hendrix influence, which adds an extra dimension to the band. Quickness sounds more versatile and flexible than it’s rather narrow description indicates.”
tharrison@theprovince.com (Published August 1st 2011) - The Province newspaper


“Quickness, with it’s combination of multi-talented musicians delivers a soulful Incubus-like sound with the heart and drive of Stone Temple Pilots. Their seamless melodies never tire of twisting and turning.” Danica Steward / Toronto Rock Music Examiner (Published Oct 20th 2011) - Toronto Rock Music Examiner


“Quickness: Anthems For Your Ghettoblaster (Aug. 2)”A new band with a punk attitude but accomplished playing, convincing emotion and a selection of good, varied songs.” Tom Harrison / the Province Newspaper (published Dec 27th 2011) - The Province newspaper


Discography

Sticks & Stones / 2014

Singles:
Miracle
Pills
Coffeeshop

Anthems For your Ghettoblaster / 2011

Singles:
Start a Fire
Breakdown
Island Life
Ready for a change

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Bio

Quickness is a bombastic rock spectacle. Jacob brings the Big Guitars and Rock Voice, Ray brings the Hip Hop and Reggae fusion vibe on the drums, David brings the funk and soul bass, Mark brings the expansive guitar and keyboard soundscapes. We love everything from Arena Rock to 60's funk and soul. At our live shows we really thrive on interaction with the crowd, a call answer thing. Our fans respond to us on the dancefloor, we are'nt happy til everyone is singing and dancing.

2011 was a big year for us, we put out our first album Quickness : Anthems For Your Ghettoblaster. We got our songs on a bunch of radio stations, made some top ten lists, got invitations to play on TV talk shows. We did a couple mini tours, lots of solo and duo acoustic performances, multiple TV and Radio appearances to promote our singles “Breakdown” “Island Life” “Start a Fire”

Each of the members of Quickness brings a wealth of experience to the band. Jacob Dryden (Vocals Guitar) has made a career of performing in local pubs, casinos, Punk rock clubs as well as being an accomplished producer engineer. Mark Olexson (Guitar keys Vocals) has recorded and toured extensively with Matthew Good, Tal Bachman, 54-40, Jully Black and many others. David Marion (Bass) has circled the globe as the bass player for (2011 Grammy award winning) Alex Cuba. Ray Garraway (drums) also records and tours as the Drummer for (multiple juno award winning) Hip Hop artist K-OS, and Vancouver based delta-blues duo Blind God.

Quickness forged their brand of alternative rock in 2008 when they met for their first jam session in a yaletown warehouse rehearsal room in Vancouver. Fast forward 4 years, they have completed a handful of successful mini tours, solo acoustic performances in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, launched their singles Breakdown, Island Life, Start a Fire, and have been promoting their debut album Quickness : Anthems For Your Ghettoblaster.

In june (2012) we started working on our 2nd Album, (sticks & Stones) this one is definitely rocking, I’d say this album has a bit more dance Rock Vibe to it, whereas the first record was more progressive alternative rock. Some personal favorites right now would be Miracle, Pills, Coffeeshop”

Press:
Quickness cracks the Top ten BC made albums of 2011 in The Province Newspaper :

Quickness, a new band with a punk attitude but accomplished playing, convincing emotion and a selection of good, varied songs. Dec. 28 2011 tharrison@theprovince.com

Quickness is Band of the month on 99.3 Cfox

Quickness, with it's combination of multi-talented musicians delivers a soulful Incubus-like sound with the heart and drive of Stone Temple Pilots. Their seamless melodies never tire of twisting and turning.
Oct 20 2011 Danica Steward / Toronto Rock Music Examiner

Album of the week - Quickness: Anthems For Your Ghettoblaster, The Province Newspaper, August 1 2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada

Quickness is blessed with a talent for writing concise and cohesive songs, smartly contructed and simply stated. As well, Jacob Dryden's vocals are impassioned and his guitar-playing also suggests a Jimi Hendrix influence, which adds an extra dimension to the band. Quickness sounds more versatile and flexible than it's rather narrow description indicates. The Province Newspaper, July 30 2011 tharrison@theprovince.com

Quickness delivers radio rock in all its post-hardcore glory. Soaring melodies and vigorous riffage round out their sound, while echoing hints of reggae and new-age anthem rock. Coupled with skin-tight, K-os certified drummer Ray Garraway, Quickness is unstoppable in its hard-hitting soundscapes. It's easy to get into! exclaims the man behind the kit. Well, that's an understatement if I ever heard one. Not only are these veterans astounding in their musical accessibility, but lead singer/guitarist Jacob Dryden's lyrics are simply overflowing with everyman-imagery. It's the kind of stuff relatable to anyone with a heart and a social conscience, and it makes for some downright feel-good rock-n-roll. Jan 20 2010 Ben Rowley