With two feet solidly in Reggae. Juggling elements of Jam, Roots, Rock, Pop all into Party. 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. There 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, all while having a good time and keeping the party going !!!!

Ryan Melquist(Vocals/Guitars/Harmonicas/Loops/Synths) has been playing music for the better part of 20 years from Churches to Living Rooms to Bars to Beaches to Venues and Festival Stages across Western NY to California back to the East Coast and everywhere in between.

They currently are based out of Jamestown, NY where they can be seen as a Duo or Full Band ‘Qwister’ with Tristen Lee Fox (BassGtr/Vocals/NotThatFunnyComedy) & Alex Devereaux (Drums/Vocals/Comedy), Alex Leyva (Lead Guitar/THC) and T.R. McKotch(Auxiliary Percussion/Hernia). Get ready to rock the boat with them at a location near you.

No upcoming shows scheduled

Past Shows

August 14, 2021 Qwister Frewsburg, NY ( River Run Party ) Frewsburg Legion Frewsburg Legion
August 14, 2021 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Saturday Night on the Lake ) The Fish The Fish
August 13, 2021 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Friday Night E'Ville ) Balloon's Front Bar Balloon's Front Bar
July 25, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg Weird Al) Keuka Park, NY ( Sunday Funday ) Lyonsmith Brewing Lyonsmith Brewing
July 24, 2021 Qwister Chardon, OH ( Grad Fest Weekend Party 2 ) Private Party Private Party
July 23, 2021 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Grad Fest Weekend Party 1 ) Private Party Private Party
July 18, 2021 Qwister Harmony , PA ( Sunday Funday ) The Harmony Inn The Harmony Inn
July 17, 2021 Qwister Steamburg, NY ( In the Woods!! ) Private Party Private Party
July 16, 2021 Qwister Avon, OH ( Friday Evening in Ohio ) Mulligan's Pub and Grill Mulligan's Pub and Grill
July 2, 2021 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Back to Steuben ) Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
June 30, 2021 Qwister Slippery Rock, PA ( Wednesday Night ) North Country Brewing Co North Country Brewing Co
June 25, 2021 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Friday Night Lights ) Krooked Tusker Distillery Krooked Tusker Distillery
June 20, 2021 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Sunday Fun Day ) The Fish The Fish
June 19, 2021 Qwister Slippery Rock, PA ( Saturday at the Taproom ) North Country Cannery & Taproom North Country Cannery & Taproom
June 18, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg Weird Al) Youngstown, OH ( Patio Party 'Whoop Whoop' ) Shakers Bar and Grill Shakers Bar and Grill
June 7, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg Weird Al) Lewiston, NY ( Monday Jamz ) Water Street Landing Water Street Landing
June 6, 2021 Qwister Avon, OH ( Sunday on the Patio ) Mulligan's Pub and Grill Mulligan's Pub and Grill
June 5, 2021 Qwister Slippery Rock, PA ( Noon Time Rockin' ) North Country Taproom North Country Taproom
June 5, 2021 Mister Qwister Irving, NY ( Saturday Night on the Lake ) Cabana Sam's (Sunset Bay) Cabana Sam's (Sunset Bay)
June 4, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg T.R.) Geneva, NY ( Friday Evening ) Big aLICe Brewing FLX Big aLICe Brewing FLX
May 30, 2021 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Sunday Funday ) The Fish The Fish
May 29, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg Trasta) Ellicottville, NY ( Labor Day Weekend Bash ) Balloons Front Bar Balloons Front Bar
May 28, 2021 Qwister Vienna , OH ( Private Party BOOK YOURS!!! ) Candy wood Wine Cellars Candy wood Wine Cellars
May 23, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg Weird Al) Keuka Park, NY ( Sunday Funday on Keuka Lake ) Lyon smith Brewing Co. Lyon smith Brewing Co.
May 22, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg T.R.) Warren, PA ( Saturday Evening in PA ) Bent Run Brewing Company Bent Run Brewing Company
May 21, 2021 Qwister St. Mary's PA, PA ( Back to Meti-Land ) Gunner's Gunner's
May 16, 2021 Qwister Mercer, PA ( Start of Sunday Funday ) The Harmony Inn The Harmony Inn
May 15, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg T.R.) Cuba, NY ( Solo Shannanigan's ) The Old Grey Hound The Old Grey Hound
May 8, 2021 Mister Qwister (Wsg Weird Al) Marienville , PA ( Rocking at Ray's ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
January 22, 2021 Qwister Duo Ellicottville, NY ( Friday Evening ) Balloons Front Bar Balloons Front Bar
April 25, 2020 Qwister Batavia, NY ( Saturday Evening Gig ) Eli Fish Brewing Co. Eli Fish Brewing Co.
April 24, 2020 Qwister Duo Wilcox, PA ( First time Damming it!! ) The Dam Inn The Dam Inn
April 10, 2020 Qwister Duo Lakewood, NY ( Hometown Duo Throwdown ) Group Ther-Happy Group Ther-Happy
April 8, 2020 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Thursday Night on Clinton St. ) Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge
April 4, 2020 Qwister Hickory , PA ( Late Night in the Woods ) West Hickory Sportsman's Bar West Hickory Sportsman's Bar
April 3, 2020 Qwister St. Mary's , PA ( Elk County Party ) Gunner's Gunner's
March 28, 2020 Qwister Duo Jamestown, NY ( Jamestown Nights ) 4 Below Haggy's Bar 4 Below Haggy's Bar
March 14, 2020 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Late Night Mardi Gras Set ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
March 7, 2020 Qwister Avon, OH ( West Cleveland Area ) Mulligan's Pub and Grill Mulligan's Pub and Grill
March 6, 2020 Qwister Sharon, PA ( Early Evening in Sharon ) Apollo Maennerchor Club Apollo Maennerchor Club
February 29, 2020 Qwister Hickory, PA ( Late Night in the Woods ) West Hickory Sportsman's Bar West Hickory Sportsman's Bar
February 22, 2020 Qwister Glenwood, NY ( Early Evening ) Kissing Bridge Ski Resort Kissing Bridge Ski Resort
February 21, 2020 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Evening in E'Ville ) Balloon's Nightclub Balloon's Nightclub
February 15, 2020 Qwister Duo East Aurora, NY ( Saturday Afternoon!!!! ) 42 North Brewing 42 North Brewing
February 14, 2020 Qwister St. Mary's , NY ( Elk County Baby ) Gunner's Gunner's
February 8, 2020 Qwister Slippery Rock, PA ( Evening in PA ) North Country Brewing Co North Country Brewing Co
February 7, 2020 Qwister Westfield, NY ( Late Night Sets ) The Taproom The Taproom
February 1, 2020 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Late Night Sets ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
January 31, 2020 Qwister West Ellicott (Jamestown), NY ( Friday Night ) Goodtime Saloon Goodtime Saloon
January 25, 2020 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Late Night Sets ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
January 24, 2020 Qwister Auburn, NY ( Friday Night ) Moondog's Lounge Moondog's Lounge
January 4, 2020 Qwister Glenwood, NY ( Saturday Night ) Kissing Bridge Ski Resort Kissing Bridge Ski Resort
January 3, 2020 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Friday Night ) Balloons Front Bar Balloons Front Bar
December 31, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( New Years Eve Bash ) Balloons Front Bar Balloons Front Bar
December 28, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday Night ) Maloney's Pub Maloney's Pub
December 27, 2019 Qwister Batavia, NY ( Private Party )
December 21, 2019 Qwister Warren, Private Party
December 14, 2019 Qwister Marienville, PA ( Saturday Night ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
December 13, 2019 Qwister Warren, PA ( Friday Night ) American Legion Post 135 American Legion Post 135
November 29, 2019 Qwister Avon, OH ( Friday Night ) Mulligan's Pub and Grill Mulligan's Pub and Grill
November 23, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday ) Steuben Brewing Steuben Brewing
November 22, 2019 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Friday Night ) Keuka Restaurant Keuka Restaurant
November 16, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Back to Back Nights ) Gunners Gunners
November 15, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Back to Back Nights ) Gunners Gunners
November 9, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
November 2, 2019 Qwister Marienville , PA ( Saturday Night Halloween Party ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
November 1, 2019 Qwister West Hickory, PA ( Friday Night Halloween Party ) Sportsman's Bar Sportsman's Bar
October 26, 2019 Qwister , Private Halloween Party
October 25, 2019 Qwister DuBois, PA ( Friday Night ) Fat Kids Sports Bar Fat Kids Sports Bar
October 19, 2019 Qwister Olean , NY ( Saturday ) Union Whiskey Union Whiskey
October 18, 2019 Qwister Sharon, PA ( Friday Night ) Apollo Maennerchor Apollo Maennerchor
October 13, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Sunday Funday ) Steuben Brewing Steuben Brewing
October 12, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Fall Fest ) Balloons Main Stage Tent Balloons Main Stage Tent
October 11, 2019 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( Friday Night ) Downunder Downunder
October 5, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
October 4, 2019 Qwister , Private Party
September 27, 2019 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Saturday Night ) The Keuka Restaurant The Keuka Restaurant
September 25, 2019 Qwister Harmony, PA ( Wednesday Night ) Harmony Inn Harmony Inn
September 21, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Balloons
September 21, 2019 Qwister Naples, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) Inspire Moore Winery Inspire Moore Winery
September 21, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
September 20, 2019 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Friday Night ) 12 Gates Brewing 12 Gates Brewing
September 18, 2019 Qwister Coudersport, PA ( Wednesday Night ) Hotel Crittenden Hotel Crittenden
September 14, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( 2 Nighter ) Gunners Gunners
September 13, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's , PA ( 2 Nighter ) Gunners Gunners
September 7, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
September 7, 2019 Qwister Tonowanda, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) St. Amelia School St. Amelia School
September 6, 2019 Qwister Williamsport, PA ( Friday Night ) The James The James
September 1, 2019 Qwister Findley Lake, NY ( Harvest Festival ) Downtown Findley Lake Downtown Findley Lake
August 31, 2019 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Craft Ale Company Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Craft Ale Company
August 30, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Friday Evening Kickoff ) Steuben Brewing Steuben Brewing
August 29, 2019 Qwister Auburn, NY ( Thursday Night ) Moondog's Lounge Moondog's Lounge
August 28, 2019 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Wed Night ) Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge
August 24, 2019 Qwister Put in Bay, OH ( Saturday Night ) Frosty Bar Frosty Bar
August 24, 2019 Qwister Put in Bay , OH ( All Day with Qwister ) Fishbowl Fishbowl
August 24, 2019 Qwister Put in Bay, OH ( Saturday ) Fishbowl Fishbowl
August 22, 2019 Qwister Put in Bay, OH ( Thursday Night ) Fishbowl Fishbowl

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