SpaceQuakers
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SpaceQuakers

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Oct
27
SpaceQuakers @ The Stones Throw

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

Oct
26
SpaceQuakers @ The Stones Throw

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

Oct
12
SpaceQuakers @ BBC (on North Ave.)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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"An evening of lush, hypnotic music"
-Brian Barney
- Shepherd Express


The experimental jam band SpaceQuakers defies the genre's norm by using structure as their guide to jamming. With an emphasis on melody, the band has as much similarity to Steely Dan as they do to more obvious influences such as Phish. There is enough here for everybody with rock, jazz, funk, pop and fusion coming together in an exciting live performance. Check out the SpaceQuakers.
-Brian Barney
- Shepherd Express


Discography

Demo released in early 2006. A full album is currently in development. "Stuck in a Funk" has been played numerous times on 96.3 WHYS in Eau Claire, WI. Selection of tracks available on myspace.com/spacequakers

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Bio

Out of the experiences and accomplishments of several locally-successful bands comes a melting pot of influences brought together by chance to create SpaceQuakers. Forming in March of 2006, the band members, as well as the surrounding community, quickly realized they had found something special.

Stemming from a love of jamming, SpaceQuakers' music is largely improvisational; but at the same time the songs themselves are well-crafted and accessible. Fans who attend live shows can always expect the unexpected; a different set list every show, improvisation and experimentation meandering to new musical heights, humorous stage banter, and plenty of audience interaction. What keeps fans coming back for more are the incredibly tight and driving grooves, as well as the intense and gripping improvisational interplay that keeps everyone on their toes (on the dance floor, that is).

Members have shared bills with national touring acts such as the Doobie Brothers, Hootie and the Blowfish, Michelle Branch, Alan Jackson, KC Williams and Paul Simon. There has also been exposure to the international music scene as well. The members include Ben Kostich on bass/vocals, Sean Lau on saxophone/vocals, Rob Pfeifer on keyboards/vocals, and Adam Sullivan on drums/lead vocals.

Within months of existence, the band recorded a demo of mostly original songs that displayed their song writing and playing abilities and their uniquely danceable sound. The originals have been warmly received by music fans and by a multitude of musicians. In the demo's first few months of release on disc and MySpace, it has been listened to by thousands across the nation. Not only does SpaceQuakers supply great live music, but they provide a unique musical experience to a continuously growing fan-base.

More Highlights:
Selected List of Past/Other Current Projects
- Fat Maw Rooney [Sean]
- Mary Karlzen Band (Atlantic Records) [Adam]
- Litmus Vinyl* [Sean]
- The Up & Atoms* [Ben]
- The Up & Atoms [Adam]
- KC Williams* [Rob]
*Notes current Project

Members have shared bills with:
- Michelle Branch
- Hootie & the Blowfish
- Danny Miller Band
- All-American Rejects
- Skid Row
- Tim McGraw
- The Northwoods Band
- Stealin' Strings
- Mike Brumm
- Fat Maw Rooney
- Chinese Fingertrap
- eVibe
- MoonDawg
- Little Marsh Overflow
- Run Side Down
- Nama Rupa
- Marvins Gardens

Band Member/Group Past Accomplishments:
- WAMI Nomination for Best Keyboardist
- WAMI Nomination for Best Blues Group
- WAMI Nomination for Best Ska/Reggae Group
- Best Independent Song (LA Music Industry)
- Tour runs in Europe

SpaceQuakers E-mail List:
SpaceQuakers has an active e-mail list of hundreds of fans. This list is used to distribute news and information about upcoming shows.

Myspace:
There have been over 4500 profile views and over 7500 individual plays of their songs since the SpaceQuakers' creation of the site in mid-March of 2006.