Quickness is a Rock / Dance band.
Quickness is an excellent choice for your wedding, gala, fundraiser, Sporting event, Holiday celebration.
We have a repertoire of over 450 songs chosen from 1960's to current top 40.
We perform modern pop, funk, soul, hiphop, rock and roll.
We understand the needs of your event and guests, we will custom design a show with you to personalize your guests experience at your special event.
Quickness offers full production packages including the band, a technician, sound system, Lighting & Video for an all in one solution for your entertainment.
Prices range from $2500 - $5000 with our most popular packages for local events being $2500 -$3500
Price Range: $2500-$5,000
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
Quickness Brings an engaging high energy performance for all ages. Our show is focused on Dancefloor Anthems and getting people moving !
Quickness is an excellent choice for your special event, we have an extensive repertoire of dance floor anthems and our band is scalable up to a 7 piece dance band.
Quickness is a mainstay at the Grand Villa Casino, Cascades Casino, Starlight Casino, Hard Rock Casino, Fairmont Pacific Rim, numerous night Clubs and has been the band of choice for hundreds of Grand openings, Weddings, Staff parties, birthday celebrations, rooftop blow ups, Pool parties, New Years Eve Celebrations, Christenings, Awards Ceremonies, Fund Raisers, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.
Our process is to determine the nature of your special event, the demographic of the guests, presentation style of the band and the repertoire that is appropriate for the event.
Quickness is also infamous for their cutting edge original material, which has received press coverage nationwide.
Quickness has been added to many Rock and AAA format radio stations playlists across western canada, they have made multiple TV appearances, and over 300 concert dates and live performances since 2011, packing dance-floors and carving out their own niche in the process.
“Quickness is blessed with a talent for writing concise and cohesive songs, smartly contructed and simply stated… a new band with a punk attitude but accomplished playing, convincing emotion and a selection of good, varied songs.” Tom Harrison the Province Newspaper
Top ten BC made albums of 2011 in The Province Newspaper :
“Quickness, a new band with a punk attitude but accomplished playing, convincing emotion and a selection of good, varied songs.” Dec. 28 2011
“Quickness is Cfox 99.3 Band of the Month for November 2011″ Todd Hancock Cfox FM 99.3 (C) Corus Entertainment 2011 (Published Nov 1st 2011)
“Quickness, with it’s combination of multi-talented musicians delivers a soulful Incubus-like sound with the heart and drive of Stone Temple Pilots. Their seamless melodies never tire of twisting and turning.” Oct 20 2011 – Danica Steward / Toronto Rock Music Examiner
“Album of the week - Quickness: Anthems For Your Ghettoblaster” The Province Newspaper, August 1 2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada
“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.” The Province Newspaper, July 30 2011
Additional Booking Notes
Quickness is a 4 piece band scalable up to 7 piece band.
We own P.A. & Lights for events up to 400 people.
We can also provide PA, Lights, Video for up to 10,000
we require a minimum 16' x 16' x 2' Stage for the 4 or 5 piece band
Prefer (24' x 16' for the 7 piece)
Sound / Audio:
24 channel Mixing Console - Midas, Avid, Soundcraft, Allen & Heath
8 channels compression
4 channels gates
T.C. M-one 24 bit stereo Reverb
T.C. D-Two 24 bit Stereo Delay
Lexicon 200 / PCM80 / PCM 70 vocal verb
4 x Sm 57
3 Beta 56 / Senn. E604/ 904
2 x SM81
3 x Senn. 935
4 Radial JDI
minimum 10,000 watt 3-way Main sound system
4 mixes biamp wedges
min. 8+ LED par cans
4+ Martin intelligent lights: Moving head fixtures minimum Like Sharpi, 250 Entour etc.
6 x 250-600 watt halogen Martin or equiv. Mirror fixtures
Stolen Dance - Milky Chance
Obla di obla da - The Beatles
Wake Me Up - Aviici
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Honey I’m Good - Andy Grammar
Jealous - Chromeo
Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
Faith - George Michael
I Can’t Feel my Face - The Weeknd
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Feel so close to you - Calvin Harris
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Miss You - Rolling Stones
Island in the sun - Weezer
Pumped up Kicks - Foster the People
Happy - Pharrell
Rude - Magic!
1901 - Phoenix
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Fishin’ in the Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Emerson Drive
Sex on fire - Kings of Leon
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Free Falling - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Ring of fire - Johnny Cash
Just what I needed - The Cars
Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys
Signed Seald Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Swingtown - Steve Miller Band
Get Back - The Beatles
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield
Blister in the sun - The Violent Femmes
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Hungry like the wolf – Duran Duran
Chicken Grease - D’Angelo
Sex Machine - James Brown
No Diggity - BlackStreet
Get Lucky - Daft Punk / Pharrell
Kiss - Prince
All Apologies - Nirvana
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Pour some sugar on me - Def Leppard
Mr brightside - The Killers
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Electric Avenue - Eddie Grant
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Proud Mary - CCR / Tina Turner
Feel Like Making Love – Bad Company
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy – Big n Rich
Fight for your right 2 Party – Beastie Boys
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sweet dreams - The Eurythmics
Boys Of Summer - Don Henley / The Ataris
What I got - Sublime
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I Want you to Want me - Cheap Trick
Wonderwall - Oasis
Shook me all night long - ACDC
Fall To Pieces - Velvet Revolver
Your Love - Outfield
Purple Rain - Prince
|Jacob Dryden||Lead singer / Electric Guitar|
|Mark Olexson||Lead vocals / Guitar / Keys|
|David Spidel||Bass / Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Imagine dragons, Capital Cities, Queen, Neon Trees, Lights, Tegan and Sara, The police, Tokyo police club, Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Depeche Mode, Foster the People, Imogen Heap, Billy idol, The Violent Femmes, Weezer, Led Zeppelin, The beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Prince, The Who...
Full sound and Lighting Production with a complete monitor system
minimum 10,000w Mains with Subwoofer
Lighting system including 8 led pars haze machine
4 mix bi-amp monitor System
minimum 16' x 16' stage
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