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Check out Quarters Only. A rock/ ska band lead by strong female vocals. They have played around Illinois and the surrounding states and are releasing a new cd i
Quarters Only is an energetic 6 piece from South of Chicago. The band consist of 3 guys and 3 girls with a RocK Ska feel. Lead by female vocals and planning the release of a new album titled, "Infectious"
Band/artist history
Quarters Only started when Mike and Julie Sherry, a brother/sister duo, began writing Ska songs together on their guitar and bass in their down time and wanted to do something with the material. So they both started to look for a singer. They soon came across Jessica Steffes, a talented vocalist from the south suburbs. They then invited a drummer and began writing the first QO songs in the Summer of 1999. After a little while they were in the market for another drummer, so they then turned to a guitarist/percussionist, Jared Steffes. About a year later, Jared really wanted to play guitar...so then the search was out, again, for another drummer. Jeff Jedlowski, a punk/rock influenced drummer also form the south suburbs, was right around the corner and joined QO. Jared then brought his guitar playing skills up front, giving a more edgy, fuller sound to QO. But something was still missing. Enter Shannon Osborne, a keyboardist also form the south suburbs. Thus forming an energetic sound with an energetic stage show. With their first CD, "Something To Rock About", and a new full length in the works, "Infectious",you'lll definitely see us near you soon. Quarters Only has played all around the Illinois area and surrounding states.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes, we love to play live. Place we have played at: the fireside bowl- Chicago, bottom lounge- Chicago, for the chicago fire MLSoccer team, New world resource center- Chicago, rubes in harvey, Washington Park Beach- michigan city Indiana, DePaul University- Chicago, Joliet Junior College- Joliet Illinois, Joliet fesitivals, Countless VFW's, Oak Park Church- Illinois, basements, Lemont Highschool Soccer Field ( Chicago Fire Reserves )- Lemont Illinois, Backyards, Manteno Junior high- Illinois, coffee shops, the zoo- Chicago, Coffee houses, Bicentenial Park- Joliet, Oak Lawn Ice Arena- Illinois, Northern Illinois University- Illinois, Portage Yacht Club- Portage Indiana, Crush on Halsted- chicago, The Beat Kitchen- Chicago, The Keg- Evanston Illinois, Ye Olde Bennys- Michigan City Indiana, Phyllis Musical Inn- Chicago, Java Jims- Laporte Indiana, Wheaton Grand Theater- Illinois, Clearwater Theater- West Dundee Illinois, Gunther Murphy's- Chicago, The underground Lounge- Chicago, Nite Cap- Chicago, And many more.
Your musical influences
MU330, Ben Folds, Aquabats, ben kweler, save ferris, blue meanies, the monkeys, bjork
What equipment do you use?
Tama Rock Star Drums, Marshall head and cabs, Hughes and Kettner Head, Fender keyboard amp, Gretsch bass, yahmaha keyboard, gibson and schechter guitars.
Anything else?
Stop by our website, it was just created this year. Also, you can find more tracks on our myspace page.
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