We are a high energy and fun Reggae Party Rock group who spreads laughter and positivity! We are full time musicians that love what we do and share our passion with our audiences in a fun filled musical experience that contains evolving medleys and continuous changes that keeps our listeners on their toes at all times! We'll include everything from Johnny Cash to Top 40 and all others greats in between with our own Reggae twist.
Qwister does everything from weddings, private parties, corporate gatherings, benefits, to bars, restaurants, breweries, night clubs, and festivals! Book your event today!!! You'll sing and dance your heart out!!!
What to Expect
We are high energy and highly positive people who spread love, joy and laughter through music to people around the region and country. We like to shift and boogie any given direction at any given time that make for a memorable experience. Come out and experience for yourself the live show that keeps your spirit flying and body driving!!!
Reggae artist Ryan Melquist has solid roots in playing reggae with over a decade of experience gigging up and down the east coast. In 2014 he went on to form the group Qwister who seamlessly juggles elements of Roots, Dub, Rock, and a taste of Pop. As they are always sharpening an evolving musical arrangement of Vocal Melodies and improv jams that can go any direction during any song on any given night, the music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat. With ever changing and flowing setlists of medley’s galore, attending a live show guarantees not just music for your ears, but also a high-energy, powerful experience you’ll never forget. Qwister promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message while still having a good time and keeping the party going!
Ryan currently resides in Jamestown, NY where he plays a Solo, Duo, or Trio Act and also has a Full band ‘Qwister’ with other local professional musicians Nate Mahaffey (bass, lead guitar, backing vocals), Graham Mahaffey (drums, aux percussion) and Luke Swanson (keys, piano, organs).
Get ready to rock the boat with them soon at a location near you!
Additional Booking Notes
We usually travel as a 3 piece or 4 piece. We have all of our own equipment.
Everything from Johhny Cash, Bob Marley, Allmann Brothers, Avett Brothers to Justin Bieber to John Courgar Mellencamp and pretty much everything in between! Make a request! We know hundreds, maybe thousands of songs!
Influences & Inspiration
We like high energy and positive music that is catchy and upbeat. That includes music from all generations and genres. We will take great songs that stand the test of time and form them into our own reggae dance medleys.
We have all of our own equipment and only need a source of power. 2 sources preferably.