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From: Canada

Genre:
Alternative/Alt. Rock, Rock, Pop

Q.E.D is a four-member rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba presently promoting their third CD titled “[Sometimes a Cigar…is just a Cigar]” and its first single “Floating on Freud”. Q.E.D has always strived to deliver a highly energetic and stimulating audio-visual show on their tours.

The members of Q.E.D are:

• Ra - Lead vocals, guitar, sequencing, keyboards

• Shawn Nelson - Guitar, vocals

• Wade Buettner - Bass, Vocals

• Sandy Fernandez - Drums, percussion

Recorded and co-produced at Red Door Recording Studios (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) by Ryan Andersen (Nickelback—The Long Road, Theory of a Deadman, Moist etc.,) and mastered in Los Angeles, USA by Rob Beaton (Chinese Democracy [“Sorry” and “Shackler's Revenge”], The Whole Nine Yards, Buckethead and trailers for Lord of the Rings and Batman Begins) this enhanced CD contains eight guitar driven, melodic songs. The enhanced CD portion consists of studio footage, pictures and member biographies.


Q.E.D is a diverse multicultural band whose members bring sonic intensity from their international and national backgrounds. The amalgamation of this music and personal experience is the quintessential Q.E.D.


“Floating on Freud” is at #100 on Mediabase Active Rock and receiving radio airplay in stations across Canada including CFWF The Wolf 104.9 Regina, CFJB Rock95 Barrie,

CJTR 91.3 FM, Regina.

The response from internet radio stations internationally from Los Angeles to Europe has been phenomenal.


“[Sometimes a Cigar…is just a Cigar]” is available online/stores at www.dynastyrecords.com , www.indiepool.com (includes storefronts iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Verizon, Rhapsody etc.,)



The web site at www.qedmusic.com and www.myspace.com/qedrocks and www.facebook/QEDMUSIC and www.sonicbids.com/qed will be updated regularly with webcasts, photographs, reviews and tour information


The media (print, radio and television) have given rave reviews to the previous CD by Q.E.D “Searching For Adjectives” featuring the singles “Bubblegum Rock Song” and “Ask The Sun” (see attached page) and the latest CD is receiving an excellent response.


After constant and extensive tours Q.E.D has established a reputation for setting the standard for performance.


Reviews Of “Searching For Adjectives”



1. Smart, slick, powerful, strange, heavy, esoteric, haunting, experimental…out of the deep blue comes one of Edmonton’s strongest rock bands. The songs are filled with layers of sound, melding electronics with hard rock grooves and themes inspired by science fiction.

Mike Ross – The Edmonton Sun

2. …an unpredictable sojourn into the rough bequeathing diamond treasures. Their quirky sonic layers and unconventional lyric patterns keep you listening like you’d watch an M. Night Shyamalan flick, wondering what’s going to happen next.

Jennifer Parks – Prince George Free Press

3. Both the band and the CD are getting rave reviews at every stop along the way. The band might best be described as thinking man’s hard rock…combination of crunching heavy guitars and strong vocal melodies alongside hypnotic bass grooves and atmospheric texturing. Ra has a great sense of melody and a compelling vocal style. Writing intelligent and challenging rock music is becoming a lost art and I found “Searching For Adjectives” to be a refreshing change.

Craig West – Soo Today

4. Their live show is more than just four guys on stage playing their instruments. Q.E.D’s songs have a deeper quality to them, an undescribed spirituality.

Wayne Arthurson – Vue Weekly

5. …music set to metaphorical poetry which focuses on more cerebral subjects.

Winnipeg Sun

6. Q.E.D offers much more than just tracks on an album.

Brian Kelly – Sault Star

7. …heavy rock with groove rhythms…dashes of Tea Party, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more spices than a chef’s pantry.

Ron Chittim – The Chitlet

8. Many lyricists can’t tell an adjective from a pecan, and Ra quotes Arthur C. Clarke…carefully organized, even orchestrated. Solid, entertaining fare for fans with degrees.

Todd Babiak – Edmonton Journal

9. Their live show will blast you out of your chair. It’s enthusiastic rock entertainment at its best.

Al Knowing – The Reminder

10. The music flows and ebbs dramatically…self contained sonic stories providing a square meal with all four food groups…wraps around you like a warm blanket.

Dave Lloyd – See Magazine

11. It is such a rare pleasure to see a band get on a stage and take immediate charge…what was most important to me was that I was watching a band that imbued every tune they did with a unique energy and intelligence.

Jayashree Singh – Gigpad.com

12. Canadian band Q.E.D did their first show in Mumbai, India to a tiny crowd and bad sound at Razz, but they were bloody amazing. The band, in its hour long set took me from initial apprehension, to upbeat approval, to an unmitigated thumbs up as I walked out of Razz a fan, glad to have been there, glad to have caught them in action.

Sandeep Mittal – Gigpad.com

13. The first thing that came across like a furious haymaker was the edgy tightness

and easy energy of the foursome. I came out of the gig hoarse and with a rapidly developing crick in the neck – two sure shot signs of having been to a kickass gig.

Watch out for these guys, they’re merciless.

J.Dasgupta – Rock Street Journal


Other print media that have covered Q.E.D’s overseas tour include:


1. Times of India (New Delhi)

2. Times of India (Mumbai)

3. Times of India (Kolkata)

4. Times of India (Bhopal)

5. Times of India (Pune)

6. Times of India (Bangalore)

7. Hindustan Times (New Delhi)

8. Hindustan Times (Mumbai)

9. Hindustan Times (Kolkata)

10. Hindustan Times (Bhopal)

11. Hindustan Times (Indore)

12. Mid-day (Mumbai)

13. Indian Express (Pune)

14. Indian Express (Bangalore)

15. Jam Magazine (Mumbai)

16. Deccan Herald (Bangalore)


Q.E.D Radio Station Playlist as of June 5, 2011


1. GO 92.5 FM, Mumbai, India

2. Radio Onde Furlane, Udina, Italy

3. Kanal K 94.9 FM, Aarau, Switzerland

4. KSUP 106.3 FM, Juneau, Alaska, U.S

5. KINY 800 AM, Juneau, Alaska, U.S

6. 100.3 FM, The Bear, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

7. CKUA, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

8. CJSR 88.5 FM, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

9. 97.7 Sun FM, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

10. CJLY 93.5 FM, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

11. CFNR 92.1 FM, Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

12. CBC, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

13. MBC 89.9 FM, La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada

14. CJFD 94.3 FM, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

15.105 FM The Fox, Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada

16. CHKS K106.3 Sarnia, ON

17. CFJB Rock95 Barrie, ON

18. CFWF The Wolf 104.9 Regina, SK

19. CJTR 91.3 FM, Regina, SK

20. CFGW Fox 94.1 Yorkton, SK

21. CJNE Storm 94.7 Nipawin, SK

22. CJGL 94.1 FM Swift Current, SK

23. CFXW Rig 96.7 Whitecourt, AB

24. CKQR Mountain 99.3 Castlegar, BC

25. CHRT 104.1 Trail, BC

26. CKGF 96.7 Grand Forks, BC

27. CKGF-1 93.3 Christina Lake, BC

29. CKGF-2 96.7 Greenwood, BC

30. CKGF-3 103.7 Rock Creek, BC

31. CKBJ-FM 93.9 Eastman Media, Beausejour, MB, Canada


Q.E.D College Radio as of June 5, 2011


1. CJSW 90.9 FM University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

2. CKUA Radio Network 94.9 FM Edmonton, AB, Canada

3. CKXU 88.3 U of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

4. CFUR Radio Prince George, BC, Canada

5. CFBX the X 92.5 FM Kamloops, BC, Canada----#12 Earshot Charts

6. CHLY 101.7 The Radio Nanaimo, BC, Canada

7. Kootenay Coop Radio 93.5 FM Nelson, BC, Canada

8. CJUM 101.5 U of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB, Canada

9. CKIC FM 92.9 Kick FM Red River College Winnipeg, MB, Canada

10. 95.9 FM CKUW University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

11. CJJJ 106.5 Brandon "The Alternative Edge", Brandon, MB, Canada

12. CKMS RADIO U of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

13. CHSR-FM 97.9 FM U of New Brunswick Frederickton, NB, Canada

14. CHMR-FM 93.5 FM Memorial University of Newfoundland St.John, NL, Canada

15. CFOU-FM 89.1 FM Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres Quebec, Canada

16. CJMQ-FM 88.9 FM Bishop's University Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada


Q.E.D Internet Radio and WebZines as of June 5, 2011


1. iRadio104----Los Angeles---#4 requested

2. Subway Webradio----Genoa, Italy

3. Officialfnradio----Connecticut, US

4. Radio Arcadia---Toronto, Canada

5. JANGO

6. Localbandz.com

7. Datamusic.org

8. Indieezine----Arizona, US

9. Patricia Stevens ----Six Flags Great Adventure

LIVE & LOCAL Program founder and director----Jackson, NJ, US

10. Spider Radio---Ada,OK, US

11. Sefronia--Grenoble, France

12. Error FM ---Atascadero, California, US

13. Indie Castle---Fayetteville, NC, US

14. GiggaMusic Corporation---Pembroke Pines, Florida, US

15. DekaDance Radio----Bayonne, NJ, US

16. Headliner.fm

17. The Buzzin Box

18. Indie on Air----Cedar Lake, Indiana, US


HISTORY AND HIGHLIGHTS



1. Some of the festivals Q.E.D has performed at are:

a) Minnedosa Rock Festival Main Stage

b) Northern Exposure in Fairview, Alberta with Rhymes with Orange and Biff Naked

c) Hard Rock Weekend in Donalda, Alberta

d) Rendezvous Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon)---Headlining

e) Mood Indigo in Mumbai, India ---Headlining

f) Rockarama in Bangalore, India ---Headlining

g) Wilson College in Mumbai, India---Headlining

h) Regina Grey Cup Mother All Parties---opened for 54-40

i) Alberta’s Own, Lacombe, Alberta

2. Distribution deal signed with Sony Music for the territory of India

3. Q.E.D tours the major metropolitan centers in India

4. 3rd album ‘[Sometimes a Cigar…is just a Cigar]’

5. Distribution deal for Canada signed with Dynasty Records