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 Nate MaHaffey(LeadGtr/BassGtr/Loops/Vocals) & Alex Devereaux (Drums). Get ready to rock the boat with them at a location near you.

Upcoming Shows

June 21, 2019 Qwister Warren, PA ( Friday Night ) American Legion Post 135 American Legion Post 135
June 22, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Twister Qwister Beer Release ) Steuben Brewing Co. Steuben Brewing Co.
June 22, 2019 Qwister Kill Buck, NY ( Saturday Night ) Atlas Fest Atlas Fest
June 23, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Sunday Afternoon ) The Waterfront Restaurant The Waterfront Restaurant
June 27, 2019 Qwister Auburn, NY ( Thursday Night ) Moondog's Lounge Moondog's Lounge
June 28, 2019 Qwister Avon, OH ( Friday Night ) Mulligan's Pub and Grille Mulligan's Pub and Grille
June 29, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)
June 30, 2019 Qwister Geneva on the Lake, OH ( Sunday Afternoon ) Spotsterz Bar and Grille Spotsterz Bar and Grille
July 1, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Live Music Monday ) Switzerland Inn Switzerland Inn
July 3, 2019 Qwister Conesus, NY ( Private Party )
July 4, 2019 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( 4th of July Celebration ) Lakewood Beach Pavillion Lakewood Beach Pavillion
July 5, 2019 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Friday Evening ) Southern Tier Brewery Southern Tier Brewery
July 6, 2019 Qwister Onoville, NY ( Private Party )
July 6, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)

Past Shows

June 17, 2019 Qwister Lewistown, NY ( Monday Night ) Water Street Landing Water Street Landing
June 16, 2019 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Sunday ) The Fish The Fish
June 15, 2019 Qwister Angola, NY ( Saturday Night ) Mickey Rats Beach Club Mickey Rats Beach Club
June 14, 2019 Qwister Youngstown, OH ( Saturday Night ) Shakers Bar and Grill Shakers Bar and Grill
June 9, 2019 Qwister Belmont, NY ( Sunday Funday Pizza ) Pollywogg Holler Pollywogg Holler
June 8, 2019 Qwister Geneva, NY ( Saturday Night ) FLX Live FLX Live
June 8, 2019 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) Southern Tier Brewery Southern Tier Brewery
June 7, 2019 Qwister West Hickory, PA ( Friday Night ) Sportsman's Bar Sportsman's Bar
June 1, 2019 Qwister Charlotte, NC ( Saturday Night ) Jack Beagle's Jack Beagle's
May 31, 2019 Qwister Piedmont, SC ( Friday Night ) Tribble's Bar Tribble's Bar
May 26, 2019 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( Sunday Night ) Aunt Chilada's Easy St. Cafe' Aunt Chilada's Easy St. Cafe'
May 25, 2019 Qwister Savannah, GA ( Saturday Afternoon ) Service Brewing Co. Service Brewing Co.
May 25, 2019 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( Saturday Night ) Reilley's Grill and Bar Reilley's Grill and Bar
May 24, 2019 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( Friday Evening Reggae ) Black Marlin Bayside Bar and Grill Black Marlin Bayside Bar and Grill
May 23, 2019 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( Thursday Afternoon ) Tiki Hut Tiki Hut
May 22, 2019 Qwister Awendaw, SC ( Wed Barn Jam ) Awendaw Green Barn Awendaw Green Barn
May 16, 2019 Qwister Florence, SC ( Thursday Night Reggae ) Soul Jerkin Soul Jerkin
May 15, 2019 Qwister Columbia, SC ( Wed Night Reggae ) The Kraken Gastropub The Kraken Gastropub
May 11, 2019 Qwister Wilmington, NC ( Roof ) Reel Cafe Reel Cafe
May 10, 2019 Qwister Boone, NC ( Friday Night ) Ransom Ransom
May 9, 2019 Qwister Sparta, NC ( Thursday Night ) Main St. Pizzeria and Taphouse Main St. Pizzeria and Taphouse
May 5, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Cinco de Mayo Party ) Steuben Brewing Co. Steuben Brewing Co.
May 4, 2019 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( Cinco de Mayo Party ) Youngsville American Legion Youngsville American Legion
May 3, 2019 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Friday Night ) Thin Man Brewery Thin Man Brewery
May 1, 2019 Qwister Harmony, PA ( Wednesday Night Reggae ) The Harmony Inn The Harmony Inn
April 30, 2019 Qwister Slippery Rock, PA ( Tuesday Night ) North Country Brewing North Country Brewing
April 27, 2019 Qwister Corning, NY ( Island Night ) Brick House Brewery Brick House Brewery
April 26, 2019 Qwister Williamsport, PA ( Friday Night ) Barrel 135 Barrel 135
April 25, 2019 Qwister Victor, NY ( Thursday Night ) Thirsty Turtle Sports Bar Thirsty Turtle Sports Bar
April 24, 2019 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Wednesday Night! ) Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge
April 20, 2019 Qwister Saint Mary's, PA ( Saturday Night ) Gunners Gunners
April 19, 2019 Qwister Marienville, PA ( [National Forest Tour] ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
April 13, 2019 Qwister Cincinnati, OH ( [Westbound Tour] ) Westside Venue Westside Venue
April 12, 2019 Qwister Franklin, IN ( [Westbound Tour] ) Bojak's Bar and Grille Bojak's Bar and Grille
April 6, 2019 Qwister Olean, NY ( Saturday Night ) Union Whiskey Union Whiskey
April 5, 2019 Qwister Painesville, OH ( Friday Night ) Redhawk Grille Redhawk Grille
March 30, 2019 Qwister Warren, PA, PA ( Saturday Night ) Fat Daddy's Taproom and Grill Fat Daddy's Taproom and Grill
March 29, 2019 Qwister Apalachin, NY ( Friday Night ) Ransom Steele Tavern Ransom Steele Tavern
March 23, 2019 Qwister Geneva, NY ( Saturday Night ) FLX Live FLX Live
March 22, 2019 Qwister Auburn, NY ( Friday Night ) Moondog's Lounge Moondog's Lounge
March 21, 2019 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Thursday Night ) Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge
March 17, 2019 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( St. Patty Celebration ) Good Time Saloon Good Time Saloon
March 17, 2019 Qwister Olean, NY ( Kegs and Eggs ) Four Mile Brewing Four Mile Brewing
March 16, 2019 Qwister West Hickory, PA ( St. Patty's Day Party ) West Hickory Sportsman's Bar West Hickory Sportsman's Bar
March 15, 2019 Qwister St. Marys, PA ( (pre) St. Patty's Celebration ) Gunners Gunners
March 14, 2019 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Thursday Night ) My Dad's Market and Restaurant My Dad's Market and Restaurant
March 9, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)
March 9, 2019 Qwister Glenwood, NY ( 5 pm - 8 pm ) Kissing Bridge Ski Resort Kissing Bridge Ski Resort
March 8, 2019 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Friday Night ) The Keuka Restaurant The Keuka Restaurant
March 6, 2019 Qwister Olean, NY ( Wed Night ) Union Whiskey Union Whiskey
March 2, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday Early Evening ) Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
March 2, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday Night ) Maloney's Pub Maloney's Pub
March 1, 2019 Qwister Westfield, NY ( Friday ) The Taproom The Taproom
February 23, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)
February 22, 2019 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( Friday Night ) The Downunder The Downunder
February 16, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)
February 15, 2019 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Friday Night Buffalo ) Thin Man Brewery Thin Man Brewery
February 10, 2019 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( Sunday Funday ) Good Time Saloon Good Time Saloon
February 9, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night! ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)
February 8, 2019 Qwister Geneva, NY ( Friday Night Debut ) FLX Live FLX Live
February 5, 2019 Qwister Slippery Rock, PA ( Tuesday Night ) North Country Brewing North Country Brewing
February 2, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)
February 1, 2019 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Friday Night ) 12 Gates Brewing 12 Gates Brewing
January 26, 2019 Qwister Glenwood, NY ( Saturday Night ) Kissing Bridge Snow Sports Kissing Bridge Snow Sports
January 25, 2019 Qwister Sherman, NY ( Friday Night ) Pine Junction Pine Junction
January 18, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Friday Night ) Gunner's Gunner's
January 12, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday Evening ) Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
January 12, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency / Sat Night ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
January 11, 2019 Qwister Concord, OH ( Friday Night ) Redhawk Grille Redhawk Grille
January 4, 2019 Qwister Sharon, PA ( Friday Night ) Apollo Maennerchor Club Apollo Maennerchor Club
December 31, 2018 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( New Year's Eve Party ) Brokenstraw Valley Winery Brokenstraw Valley Winery
December 29, 2018 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( New Year's Party ) Balloon's Nightclub Balloon's Nightclub
December 28, 2018 Qwister Williamsport, PA ( Friday Night ) Old Corner Hotel Old Corner Hotel
December 22, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Christmas Special ) Southern Tier Distillery Southern Tier Distillery
December 21, 2018 Qwister Rochester, NY ( Happy Hour Pre-Game Party ) Blue Cross Arena Blue Cross Arena
December 15, 2018 Qwister Frewsburg, NY ( Holiday Party ) Frewsburg American Legion Frewsburg American Legion
December 8, 2018 Qwister Cincinnati, OH ( ON TOUR ) Westside Venue Westside Venue
December 7, 2018 Qwister Franklin, IN ( Indiana Tour ) Bojak's Bar and Grille Bojak's Bar and Grille
November 24, 2018 Qwister North Canton, OH ( Saturday Night Live ) Shale Brewing Co. Shale Brewing Co.
November 21, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Thanksgiving BASH (Wedsnight Night) ) Group Ther-Happy Group Ther-Happy
November 17, 2018 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Friday Night ) The Keuka Restaurant The Keuka Restaurant
November 16, 2018 Qwister Avon, OH ( Pre-Turkey Week Party ) Mulligan's Pub and Grille Mulligan's Pub and Grille
November 10, 2018 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night Back Bar ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
November 9, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Friday Night ) The Fish The Fish
November 7, 2018 Qwister Coudersport, PA ( Ryan's Birthday!!! ) The Crittenden Hotel The Crittenden Hotel
November 3, 2018 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( Halloween Costume Party ) Youngsville American Legion Riders Post 658 Youngsville American Legion Riders Post 658
November 2, 2018 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Friday Night ) Thin Man Brewery Thin Man Brewery
October 27, 2018 Qwister , Private Halloween Party Private Party Private Party
October 26, 2018 Qwister Avon, OH ( Triumphant Return ) Mulligan's Pub & Grille Mulligan's Pub & Grille
October 24, 2018 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Wednesday Night!!! ) Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge
October 20, 2018 Qwister Marienville, PA ( Saturday Night ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
October 19, 2018 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Weekend in the Woods ) Gunner's Gunner's
October 13, 2018 Qwister Frewsburg, NY ( Wadsworth Wedding ) Private Event Private Event
October 12, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Friday Evening ) Southern Tier Distilling Southern Tier Distilling
October 11, 2018 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Rowhouse Reggae Series ) Rowhouse Bakery and Restaurant Rowhouse Bakery and Restaurant
October 7, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Sunday Afternoon ) Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
October 6, 2018 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Prime Headlining Slot ) Balloon's Tent Balloon's Tent
October 5, 2018 Qwister Corning, NY ( Saturday Night ) BrickHouse Brewery BrickHouse Brewery
October 4, 2018 Qwister Binghamton, NY ( Thursday Night ) Galaxy Brewing Co. Galaxy Brewing Co.

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