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"Quoia's genre-hopping grooves"

"The five-piece has been around for a little over two years now, and in that time, they've managed to cultivate a solid on-stage vibe, putting on a very high-energy live show." - Pique Magazine (Whistler, B.C.)

"The Real Keg Killers"

Article on Quoia from Monday Magazine - Monday Magazine

"These guys are RAWKON!!"

Just got back from watching Quoia at the Canoe Club in Victoria! If you haven't checked these dudes out yet....well...that's your loss! Best band I've seen this year and one of the best energy bands I've ever watched/shot! - Jay Gough - Roland Music Canada


"Music so excellent I just happily paid for it! They were amazing Saturday night at Sugar! Their music is honest, comforting and true. It's the kind of rock that speaks to me, and the places I've been in life. I relate to so much of it, in my own way I'm sure. That makes it instantly so familiar sounding. The thing I really like about the 5 song EP out right now is, every time I go back to listen to it, I pick out something else musically that I didn't hear before. The band has a knack for layering their sound just right. I'm a big fan!" Dave Sawchuck - Music Director Zone 91.3 Victoria, B.C - Dave Sawchuk - Zone 91.3

"'I'm seriously stoked on these guys!""

"Quoia--I'm seriously stoked on these guys!"
"They were a straight-up rock band who had a ton of energy on stage and got the crowd stomping and clapping."0 - Nexus Newspaper re: Tall Tree Music Festival


Wildside OCTOBER 8TH, 2011
Five Feathers - 2010
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Overview/ Band Bio

Formed in the spring of 2008, Quoia {Kwoi - a} is a collective of musicians currently residing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Quoia is a well-respected, well-established band known for their high energy live show and up lifting grooves. Their music is a perfect blend of originality and accessibility and they perform a dynamically entertaining show with a tightness and style possible only through years of focused playing. Quoia focuses their live energy with genre-hopping sounds and a stage presence that always leaves fans dancing and singing along.

Sound: Coastal Groove, flavours of Rock, Folk, and Country


This quintet quickly developed a loyal fan base by playing over 60 shows in their first year. They originally garnered much attention through their hugely popular weekly session at the Canoe Brewpub in Victoria, B.C. The night quickly grew in popularity and soon consistently packed the 410-person venue to capacity.
In 2010, the attention surrounding the group continued to grow rapidly. Following the release of their first EP "Five Feathers" early in the year, they were offered a multitude of opportunities.

Some of the bands notable accomplishments include having two songs licensed for use in the internationally distributed surfing movie “Around the world in 80 waves” and being selected to play at Rexall place in Edmonton for 14,000 people. They also played at Swangard Stadium in Vancouver for and MLS soccer game. On July 1st, 2011 they were selected to perform for 30,000 people on the main stage for Victoria’s Canada Day Celebrations.

The band has also enjoyed sharing the stage with the likes of the legendary Taj Mahal, at the prestigious Royal Theater, and perennial rockers Nazareth. Furthermore, they have shared festivals stages with names like, Colin James, Stars, Tom Cochrane, Ron Sexsmith, Delhi 2 Dublin, Jets Overhead, Vince Vacarro, Tommy Guererro, Aidan Knight, Current Swell, Jon & Roy, Kuba Oms, Fred Penner, Bill Bourne, Rachelle Van Zatten and more.

Festivals performed at include: TD Victoria International Jazz Festival, Blue Sky Music Festival, Pacific Rim Whale Festival, Winterfest in Edmonton, AB, Rifflandia, Kokanee Crank Worx, Sunshine Music Festival, Tall Tree Music Festival, Song and Surf Festival, Capital Festival BC Day Festival, Surface Arts Festival, Sookapalooza, Kulth Music Festival, V.I.C. Fest, Victoria Celebrates Canada Day, and The Great Canadian Beer Festival

Lastly, Quoia members are also co-founders/producers of the popular Tall Tree Music Festival in Port Renfrew, B.C. The event has featured many acts from the thriving music scene on Vancouver Island, and garnered national media attention by being put on CBC Radio 3’s Top Canadian Festivals list.


Quoia’s music has been played on CBC Radio One’s ‘All Points West’, The Zone 91.3, 100.3 The Q, and various college and independent radio stations. Quoia was recently the subject of a mini documentary titled “Quoia: Music and Beer” and have had feature interviews and/or live performances on CBC Radio 3, A Channel 6 o’clock News, Shaw TV Arts and Entertainment Show, Loud and Live TV, Green Couch Sessions, Fest This, CFUV and more. Quoia’s music was also featured in a documentary called ‘Making a Stand” about the old growth forest known as Avatar Grove and the movement that surrounds it.

Other notables: Cover of Monday Magazine with article highlighting the growth of the band in the island music scene, subjects of a mini documentary, full feature article in Pique Magazine in Whistler and the Edmonton Sun covering Quoia’s visit to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. They have also been featured in the Times Colonist, Nexus News, Victoria News, and Covered Magazine.