Alternative Rock from Vancouver BC
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Quickness first forged their brand of Rock in 2008 when Jacob Dryden, Ray Garraway and David Marion met for their first Jam session in a yaletown warehouse reheasal room in Vancouver BC. Quickness features Jacob Dryden guitars and Vocals, David Marion on Bass and Ray Garraway on Drums. Fast forward 3 years, Quickness has toured all around BC, completed a number of successful Island tours, solo acoustic performances in Ontario and Quebec, Released their singles “Island Life” “Start a Fire” “Ready for a Change” and have been touring their debut album Quickness : Anthems For Your Ghettoblaster.
Each of the three members brings a wealth of experience to the band David Marion also plays bass for 2010 Grammy award winning Alex Cuba, Ray Garraway plays Drums for multiple juno award winning Toronto Hip Hop artist K-OS. Jacob Dryden has been engineering and producing bands for more than 10 years with some recent Live DVD Recording Mixing credits with internationally acclaimed Five Alarm Funk and Delhi 2 Dublin. More than a quick glimpse reveals that Quickness is not an overnight success but rather a seasoned professional touring band.
“Quickness really is about mixing a few simple but interesting elements, I bring the Rock Guitar and Rock Voice, Ray brings the Hip Hop on the drums and David brings the 70’s Funk bass.” Jacob continues… “At our live shows, I love the way people respond to us, I really like to have a dialogue with the fans on the dancefloor, a call answer thing, people respond to us, and we respond to them from the stage, that keeps it fresh for us. Quickness has a great work ethic, we are always on something new, cultivating new songs new ideas for integrating new forms, Our sound is still very distinctive because its the three of us creating the songs, but our focus is not on repeating and regurgitating past success but rather, to follow the spark of inspiration to the source, keep it fresh and in the moment.”
“ ALBUM OF THE WEEK ” The Province newspaper, Vancouver, BC, Canada Quickness: Anthems For Your Ghettoblaster.
“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.”
http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/makers+Harbourside+learn+ropes/5191611/story.html#ixzz1Z52zdSiwTom Harrison of the Province newspaper
‘’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.'’ Ben Rowley
|Ready for a Change|
|In A Field|
|Start A Fire|