Ryan(LeadVocals/Harmonicas/Gtrs/Looper/TriggerPads/Trix) has been playing music for the better part of 20 years from Living Rooms to Churches to Parties to Bars to Venues and Festival Stages across Western NY to California back to the East Coast and everywhere in between.

With two feet solidly in Reggae. Seamlessly juggling elements of Roots, Dub, Rock, and a taste of Pop. Always sharpening an ever evolving musical arrangement of Vocal Melodies and improve 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 !!!!

He currently resides in Jamestown, NY where he plays a Solo, Duo, Trio Act and has a Full band ‘Qwister’ with Local Phenoms, Nick Campbell(Drums/Vocals/Dr.QuickHands), Nate MaHaffey(LeadGtr/BassGtr/Vocals). Get ready to rock the boat with them soon at a location near you.

Upcoming Shows

April 28, 2017 Qwister Youngstown, OH ( Friday Night ) Magic Tree Pub Magic Tree Pub
April 29, 2017 Qwister Export, PA ( Saturday Late Afternoon ) Rivertowne Brewing Company Rivertowne Brewing Company
May 5, 2017 Qwister Olean, NY ( Friday Evening ) Four Mile Brewing Co. Four Mile Brewing Co.
May 6, 2017 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday Evening ) Union Block Bistro Union Block Bistro
May 10, 2017 Qwister // Love Unit Johnson City , TN ( May Tour ) Capone's Capone's
May 11, 2017 Qwister Boone, NC ( May Tour 2nd Show ) Murphy's Irish Pub Murphy's Irish Pub
May 12, 2017 Qwister Franklin, NC ( May Tour 3rd Show ) Mulligans Bar & Grille Mulligans Bar & Grille
May 13, 2017 Qwister Charlotte, NC ( May Tour 4th Show ) Mortimer's Cafe & Pub Mortimer's Cafe & Pub
May 16, 2017 Qwister Winston-Salem, NC ( May Tour 5th Show ) Recreational Billiards Recreational Billiards
May 17, 2017 Qwister Charlotte, NC ( May Tour 6th Show ) Cowbell Whiskey & Burger Bar Cowbell Whiskey & Burger Bar
May 18, 2017 Qwister Greenville, SC ( May Tour 7th Show ) Smiley's Acoustic Cafe Smiley's Acoustic Cafe
May 19, 2017 Qwister (NoDa) Charlotte, NC ( May Tour 8th Show ) Jack Beagles Jack Beagles
May 20, 2017 Qwister Huntersville, NC ( May Tour 9th Show ) Primal Brewery Primal Brewery
May 21, 2017 Qwister Greenville, SC ( May Tour 10th Show ) Southern Culture Kitchen & Bar Southern Culture Kitchen & Bar
May 22, 2017 Qwister Myrtle Beach, SC ( May Tour 11th Show ) Goodtime Charley's Goodtime Charley's
May 23, 2017 Qwister Wilmington, NC ( May Tour 12th Show ) The Juggling Gypsy The Juggling Gypsy
May 24, 2017 Qwister Awendaw, SC ( May Tour 13th Show ) Awendaw Green Barn Jam Awendaw Green Barn Jam
May 25, 2017 Qwister Savannah, GA ( May Tour 14th Show ) Service Brewing Co. Service Brewing Co.
May 26, 2017 Qwister Folly Beach, SC ( May Tour 15th Show ) Loggerhead's Beach & Grill Loggerhead's Beach & Grill
May 27, 2017 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( May Tour 16th Show ) The Black Marlin The Black Marlin
May 31, 2017 Qwister Jacksonville, FL ( May Tour 17th Show ) The Roadhouse The Roadhouse free

Past Shows

April 22, 2017 Qwister Clymer, NY ( All Night Long ) Peek N. Peak Resort Peek N. Peak Resort
April 21, 2017 Qwister Niagara Falls, NY ( Friday Night ) LaSalle Yacht Club LaSalle Yacht Club
April 15, 2017 Qwister Canisteo, NY ( Friday Night ) Cider Creek Cider Creek
April 14, 2017 Qwister Bouckville, NY ( Friday Night ) Ray Brother's BBQ Ray Brother's BBQ
April 13, 2017 Qwister // wsg Late Earth Syracuse, NY ( Thursday Night ) Funk n' Waffles Downtown Funk n' Waffles Downtown
April 8, 2017 Qwister North Tonawanda, NY ( Saturday Night ) Crazy Jakes Crazy Jakes
April 7, 2017 Qwister Rochester, NY ( Amerks Happy Hour ) Blue Cross Arena Blue Cross Arena
April 7, 2017 Qwister Palmyra, NY ( Friday Night ) The Place The Place
April 6, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Auburn, NY ( Thursday Evening ) Parker's Grille & Tap (Auburn) Parker's Grille & Tap (Auburn)
April 1, 2017 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( Saturday ) DownUnder DownUnder
March 31, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Lakewood, NY ( Friday ) Yesterday's Yesterday's
March 25, 2017 Qwister Northeast, PA ( Saturday ) Jammin' Vine Jammin' Vine
March 24, 2017 Qwister Cleveland, OH ( Friday Evening ) West Park Station West Park Station
March 18, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( End of Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
March 17, 2017 Qwister Olean, NY ( St. Paddy's Day Morning ) Four Mile Brewing Co. Four Mile Brewing Co.
March 17, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
March 11, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
March 10, 2017 Qwister Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH ( Friday Night ) Tequila Jaxx Tequila Jaxx
March 4, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
March 3, 2017 Qwister Export, PA ( Friday Night ) Rivertowne Brewing Company Rivertowne Brewing Company
February 25, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
February 24, 2017 Ryan Melquist Cleveland, OH ( Friday Evening Downtown ) Wilbert's Wilbert's
February 23, 2017 Ryan Melquist Buffalo, NY ( Thursday Night ) Buffalo Taphouse Buffalo Taphouse
February 18, 2017 Ryan Melquist Duo Williamsport, PA ( Saturday Night ) Barrel 135 Barrel 135
February 17, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
February 16, 2017 Qwister Rochester, NY ( Thursday Night ) Flour City Station Flour City Station
February 15, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Williamsville, NY ( Wednesday ) 12 Gates Brewing Co. 12 Gates Brewing Co.
February 11, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville , NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
February 10, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Lakewood, NY ( Friday Night ) Yesterday's Yesterday's
February 4, 2017 Qwister Burdett, NY ( Saturday Evening ) Grist Iron Brewing Co. Grist Iron Brewing Co.
February 3, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
January 28, 2017 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( Saturday Night ) The DownUnder The DownUnder
January 27, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
January 26, 2017 Ryan Melquist Buffalo, NY ( Thursday Night ) The Tap House Pub & Grille The Tap House Pub & Grille
January 21, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
January 20, 2017 Qwister Westfield, NY ( Friday Night ) WestField's Taproom WestField's Taproom
January 14, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
January 13, 2017 Qwister Three McKean , PA ( Friday Night ) McKean Tavern McKean Tavern
January 12, 2017 Qwister Duo Auburn, NY ( Thursday Evening ) Parker's Taphouse & Grille Parker's Taphouse & Grille
January 7, 2017 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
January 6, 2017 Qwister // Psychic Relic wsg. Jeremy Heavener Youngstown, OH ( Friday Night ) Suzies Dogs & Drafts Suzies Dogs & Drafts
January 5, 2017 Qwister/Psychic Relic/Accent the Sky Cleveland, OH ( Thursday Night ) Beachland Tavern Beachland Tavern
December 31, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( New Year's Eve Party ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
December 30, 2016 Ryan Melquist Hammondsport, NY ( Grotto Bar ) Union Block Bistro Union Block Bistro
December 23, 2016 Qwister East Aurora, NY ( Christmas Eve Eve ) 189 Public House 189 Public House
December 17, 2016 Ryan Melquist Greenhurst, NY ( Ugly Sweater Party ) Steener's Pub Steener's Pub
December 16, 2016 Qwister Bouckville, NY ( Friday Night ) Ray Brother's BBQ Ray Brother's BBQ
December 10, 2016 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( Saturday Night ) MoJo's MoJo's
December 9, 2016 Qwister Victor, NY ( Friday Night ) Victor Village Inn Victor Village Inn
December 8, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Youngsville, PA ( Thursday Night ) DownUnder DownUnder
December 4, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Northeast, PA ( Sunday Afternoon ) Arundel Cellars & Brewing Arundel Cellars & Brewing
December 3, 2016 Qwister Williamsport, PA ( Saturday Night ) Bullfrog Brewery Bullfrog Brewery
December 2, 2016 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( Friday Night ) Goodtime Saloon Goodtime Saloon
November 30, 2016 Qwister Quad Hamburg, NY ( Wednesday Evening ) Hamburg Brewing Co. Hamburg Brewing Co.
November 26, 2016 Qwister Rochester, NY ( Saturday Night ) Three Heads Brewing Company Three Heads Brewing Company
November 25, 2016 Qwister Trio Cleveland, OH ( Friday Evening ) West Park Station West Park Station
November 19, 2016 Qwister Duo McKean, PA ( Saturday Night ) McKean Tavern McKean Tavern
November 18, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Olean, NY ( Friday Evening ) Four Mile Brewing Co. Four Mile Brewing Co.
November 12, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
November 11, 2016 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Friday Night ) Goodtime Saloon Goodtime Saloon
November 10, 2016 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Thursday Night (10-10:50pm) ) Funk n' Waffles Downtown Funk n' Waffles Downtown
November 5, 2016 Qwister Trio Canton, OH ( Saturday Evening ) Royal Docks Brewing Co. Royal Docks Brewing Co.
November 4, 2016 Qwister Trio Export, PA ( Friday Night ) Rivertowne Brewing Company Rivertowne Brewing Company
October 29, 2016 Qwister Duo Williamsport, PA ( Halloween Show ) Barrel 135 Barrel 135
October 28, 2016 Qwister Erie, PA ( Halloween Friday ) Kings Rook Club Kings Rook Club
October 22, 2016 Ryan Melquist Duo Charlotte, NC ( Saturday Night Downtown ) Mortimer's Cafe & Pub Mortimer's Cafe & Pub
October 21, 2016 Ryan Melquist Duo Asheville, NC ( Friday Night Downtown ) One World Brewing One World Brewing
October 20, 2016 Ryan Melquist Duo Huntersville, NC ( Thursday Evening ) Primal Brewery Primal Brewery
October 19, 2016 Ryan Melquist Duo Charlotte, NC ( Wednesday Night ) Cowbell Whiskey & Burger Bar Cowbell Whiskey & Burger Bar
October 18, 2016 Ryan Melquist Winston-Salem, NC ( Tuesday Night ) Recreational Billiards Recreational Billiards
October 14, 2016 Qwister Youngstown, OH ( Friday Night Downtown ) Suzies Dogs & Drafts Suzies Dogs & Drafts
October 8, 2016 Qwister Trio Little Valley, NY ( Saturday Night ) Hughes Hotel Hughes Hotel
October 8, 2016 Qwister Trio Ellicottville, NY ( Fall Fest ) Balloon's Nightclub Balloon's Nightclub
October 7, 2016 Qwister Erie, PA ( Friday Night ) Sandbar Sandbar
October 3, 2016 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( Monday Night ) MoJo's MoJo's
October 1, 2016 Ryan Melquist Canton, OH ( Saturday Evening ) Private Party Private Party
September 30, 2016 Qwister Duo Sherman, NY ( Friday Evening ) Cooler Cafe Cooler Cafe
September 28, 2016 Ryan Melquist Hamburg, NY ( Wednesday Evening ) Hamburg Brewing Co. Hamburg Brewing Co.
September 24, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
September 23, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Lakewood, NY ( Friday Night ) Yesterday's Yesterday's
September 17, 2016 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) BandBoozle Jamfest Kueka College BandBoozle Jamfest Kueka College
September 17, 2016 Qwister Westfield, NY ( Saturday Night ) Westfield's Taproom Westfield's Taproom
September 16, 2016 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Friday Night ) Balloon's Nightclub Balloon's Nightclub
September 9, 2016 Qwister Duo Cleveland , OH ( Friday Happy Hour ) West Park Station West Park Station
September 4, 2016 Ryan Melquist Duo Canton, OH ( Labor Day Sunday ) Royal Docks Brewing Co. Royal Docks Brewing Co.
September 3, 2016 Qwister Duo Mayville , NY ( Saturday ) Webb's Captains Table Webb's Captains Table
September 2, 2016 Qwister Duo Rochester, NY ( Friday ) Angry Goat Pub Angry Goat Pub
August 29, 2016 Ryan Melquist Erie , PA ( Monday Happy Hour ) The Cove The Cove
August 27, 2016 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( End of Summer Bash ) Southern Tier Brewing Co. Southern Tier Brewing Co.
August 27, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday ) Balloon's Restaurant & Night Club Balloon's Restaurant & Night Club
August 26, 2016 Qwister Duo Olean, NY ( Friday ) Four Mile Brewing Co. Four Mile Brewing Co.
August 21, 2016 Ryan Melquist Sherman , NY ( Sunday Fun Day ) Cooler Cafe Cooler Cafe
August 20, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday ) Balloon's Restaurant & Night Club Balloon's Restaurant & Night Club
August 19, 2016 Ryan Melquist Duo Youngstown, OH ( Friday ) Shaker's Bar & Grill Shaker's Bar & Grill
August 18, 2016 Ryan Melquist Mayville, NY ( Friday ) Webb's Captains Table Webb's Captains Table
August 15, 2016 Ryan Melquist Erie, PA ( Monday Happy Hour ) The Cove The Cove
August 13, 2016 Qwister Duo Youngstown, OH ( Saturday Afternoon ) Fusion Fest Fusion Fest
August 13, 2016 Ryan Melquist & Friends Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday ) Balloon's Restaurant & Night Club Balloon's Restaurant & Night Club
August 12, 2016 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( Friday Night ) MoJo's MoJo's
August 11, 2016 Ryan Melquist Buffalo , NY ( Thursday Evening ) Epic Restaurant & Lounge Epic Restaurant & Lounge

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