Midlands based mod outfit The Quik have developed a Hammond-driven sound that’s ideal for a whole range of beat, soul, rhythm & blues, cool jazz and even rock.
Whilst ‘mod’ may be a shorthand description for their sound, the band draws its inspiration from a wide range of sources from early American rhythm and blues, through a mainstay of mid sixties ‘British Invasion’ and ‘beat’ music right through to psychedelic material from the summer of love and beyond.
At a Quik gig you can expect to hear an eclectic mix of familiar favourites from artists like The Small Faces and The Spencer Davis Group and The Kinks, rare soul from Nolan Porter and Julian Covey and tracks that’ll remind you why you’ve always loved music so much.
A Quik Look at the Line-up
Lead Vocals: Stan the Man
A top front man whose versatile vocal talent allows him to take on songs made famous by legendary singers like Eric Burden, Steve Winwood and Steve Marriot.
Guitar: Tony G
Don’t expect any growling rock riffs when Tony’s in the spotlight. Its sweet blues licks and clean warm tone every time for this cool G-man. For his equipment he favours a vintage Fender Telecaster that shows the scars of a life dispensing soulful sounds, and the warm tone of a valve amp.
When a former band needed a bass player, Arty left 25 years of playing keys behind in favour of the four-string. Whilst he loves the look and sound of his Ric, Arty is just as likely to be found toting his hot-rod red Fender Jaguar
Keys: Quik Nick
Nick developed an outstanding reputation as the Midlands’ king of the Hammond sound wowing audiences with his flamboyant drawbar stylings in a variety of bands over the years. A standard bearer for the ‘old school’ combination of tone wheel and Leslie, whilst Nick can be lured away from his rotary speaker the Hammond just can’t be replaced.
Drums: Double-O Dino
Double-O Dino has played with the best of them and joins us fresh from countless years of studio work and touring with some superb local and national acts including Matrix Club Matrix and the UK’s No. 1 tribute to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Now back playing the music he loves Dino has wowed The Quik’s audiences with his rock steady grooves and uncanny resemblance to Keith Moon. Double-O Dino … licensed to fill!