Steve Quelet
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Steve Quelet

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"House of Wax is an album of fine storytelling songs played and sang quite well. Throughout, the performances are sprightly and assured. The fun that must have gone into the recording sessions carries through to the completed album. the picking has a very comfortable homespun feel, and lots of fiddles, harmonicas and mandolins, plus the occasional lap steel guitar, Dobro, accordian and banjo, add nice colors. This one's a real keeper." - SingOut Magazine


"Among the featured songs is the haunting and harmonious "Listen to The Angels", a collaboration with coudersport singer/songwriter Eppie Bailey. It focuses on the faith and determination of the people of New Orleans amid Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Quelet fans have been calling out for a new recording since "House of Wax", and they won't be dissapointed with "Flea Circus". - Olean Times Herald


"A rootsy songwriter album, crisp sounds and solid songwriting define Steve's CD. A seasoned collection of refined songs. Quelet has a lot to offer, from engaging melodies to fresh and creative topics, Recommended! - Songwriter's Monthly


This CD is 11 tracks of strong evidence of Quelet's strong songwriting skills, vocal delivery, and musical attitude. Steve, how about not making us wait thirty years for the follow up?" - Indie-Music.com


"If you have not had the pleasure of hearing Steve Quelet before, you are in for a real treat. His songs stand out among everyone else's because of his distinctive delivery as well as his unique take on the world. As someone who loves songs about the not so run of the mill, this guy is my kind of songwriter. He has written about being chased by a car load of zombies, about a lonely skeleton at the bottom of the ocean with concrete overshoes, and about dead presidents in a wax museum. However, Quelet does not just write about macabre subject matter, nor are his funny songs frivolous or meant for children. even when writing about his strangely funny subjects, he never seems silly, and actually the majority of his songs deal with serious subjects, but always through a slightly different lens than anyone else you hear out there. His songs, as well as his wily voice and highly percussive acoustic guitar playing make him a true original." - cdreviewsonline.com


"Some down-home observations from the North Pennsylvania Mountains are delivered with tongue-in-cheek and arched eyebrow, with Steve's light rasp of a vocal. The title track "Flea Circus", "Countin' My Money" and "Mars Still Needs Women" are standouts." - Acoustic-live.com


Discography

Cruise To Nowhere, LP released 1999
House of Wax, LP released 2002
Flea Circus, LP released 2005
The Legend of Bobby the Kid (with Jakob's Hollow), LP released 2009

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Now living in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier, former Philadelphia/South Jersey singer/songwriter Steve Quelet gained considerable notoriety following three solo releases from 1999 through 2005. While living in the Philadelphia area he regularly opened shows for touring performers, including Patti Griffin, Gordon Bok, Bill Staines, Amy Rigby, Tift Merrit, Terri Hendrix, and many more. His songs receive airplay on many folk and roots radio stations, have won awards in several national competitions, and often take surprising twists and turns while covering unusual subject matter. Over the years Steve has been a member of several bands, and is currently a member and contributing songwriter with the Jakob's Hollow Band, the official hosts of the 2009 Songwriter's Roundtable. www.songwritersroundtable.com