Quick Step John
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Quick Step John


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"Geoff Gordon, Talent Buyer"

“One of the greatest finds in Philly...always delivers. From being on Rusted Root to
Matchbox 20, they played to the crowd.”
- Clear Channel Entertainment

"Joseph Cahill, Owner"

“QSJ has become one of Grape Street Philadelphia’s strongest headliners, providing excellent
performances and setting the bar for emerging bands in the Philly music scene.”
- Grape Street Philadelphia

"Aaron Smith"

“The most musical, unsigned band on the East Coast. Their songwriting and arranging skills
are totally refreshing.”
- Songwriter/Producer: The Temptations, Patti LaBelle

"David Ivory"

“Quick Step John is truly a gem of a band...an act that puts music first. It’s refreshing to hear a
good musical band with great songs instead of gimmicks.”
- Grammy nominated engineer: The Roots, Erykah Badu.

"Dan Fein, Musical Director"

Quick Step John is one of the bands playing Y100’s Tuesday Night Music Club that I’m most
excited about...they exude youthful energy. They’re one of the hardest working bands I’ve come
- WPLY 100.3

"Eric Chase, On-Air Talent"

"QSJ hit's the bullseye when it comes to putting all aspects of great pop/rock songs together. Sonically and lyrically it falls right in place with the hits we play on B104!" - WAEB- Allentown


"With their catchy melodic rock sound, Quick Step John has a sound that's primed for the spotlight and nationwide radio play." - AlternativeAddiction.com

"Rob Thomas, Singer/Songwriter"

"I thought they were great... opening acts can go so many ways. When we get there and hear a
band like that we just say 'Thank God.'"
- Matchbox 20

"Marty Garcia, President"

“Quick Step John brings a vibrant attitude from the moment they walk into a venue. Their
natural musical ability excites an audience and they deliver great sound."
- Future Sonics, Inc.


The Life In Our Years, EP, April 2006
The Multiple Personalities of Last Week and Next Year, October 2007



Quick Step John came onto the Philadelphia scene in 2001 and since then they have shared the stage with artists such as Matchbox 20, Gavin DeGraw, Pat Monahan and The Pat McGee Band. A few years ago they released a 6 song EP (“The Life In Our Years”) and this October they released their full length debut album (“The Multiple Personalities of Last Week and Next Year”).

Their songs are melodic with catchy songwriting, honest and accessible lyrics and an energetic and unforgettable live experience. They take classic themes like life, loss and love and twist them just enough to make them unique and creative. The opening line, “All at once, the shadows come, they're replacing what used to be” from their new single "One by One" shows that lyricist, Craig Whitaker of Quick Step John spends more time looking forward than in the past. "Anything could hide in a shadow...something terrible, or something terrific," says Whitaker, "either way, the future is so much more exciting than last week or last year."

The album shows the bands musical range with powerful songs, from the piano driven ballad “Sing” to the rock sound of “By Surprise” to the eerie dark sound of “9.9”. Their songwriting style has been compared to the Counting Crows and Ben Folds, combined with the biographical lyrics of Dashboard Confessional and Jimmy Eat World, mixed with the guitars and pianos from U2 and Coldplay.

Since the release of their album the band has appeared on WSTW in Delaware, Radio 104.5 (WRFF) in Philadelphia, NBC Philadelphia 10! Show and Jamnow.com. Their single “One By One” also was featured on NBC’s ER (Thursday 11/08).