From: MO, United States
Genre: Rock, Pop, Soul
The Quivers are foul. The Quivers are terrible people. The Quivers killed my dog, had me arrested, foreclosed on my trailer and put the milk carton back in the fridge when there was only a few drops left.
The Quivers are the absolute worst. The Quivers cut in line. The Quivers smell bad and mooch at the expense of everybody else. The Quivers leave crumbs in the butter. The Quivers are careless and start fires. One of The Quivers pushed an old man down on the sidewalk. I won’t tell you which one it was, but she’s not sorry.
And despite of, or because of such a lackluster attitude toward the most basic gestures of polite civilization, The Quivers make meaningful music. Music that rocks at its foundation and swings from the rafters. The Quivers as individual persons are profoundly flawed, but as a band The Quivers deliver the real deal. The Quivers have fun.
What others are saying about The Quivers:
"Kansas City's Motown napalm darlings, The Quivers followed Drop A Grand. A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n’ roll, a little bit Carrie Fisher with a flamethrower, their groovy tunes really got Ricardo dancing. Their set was quick, no nonsense, and a hell of a lot of fun. The well-dressed band jumped from song to song, never letting the sweaty crowd get too much of a break from the groovy vintage tunes. The set really picked up steam in the second half when vocalist Terra Peal let her voice play in the sandbox a little. Her vocals carry a combination of pure power and snarl that contrasts wonderfully with the organ and guitars beneath." ~ Zach Hodson | The Deli Magazine
"The band was dressed in sharp suits and ties (with frontwoman Terra Peal wearing a party dress and heels). I looked down at my cargo shorts and trainers and immediately felt underdressed. It's over 100 degrees in Kansas City, who has that sort of commitment to fashion? Evidently The Quivers do. The Kansas City quartet began with several soul-fuelled garage rock numbers that could have been lost tracks by ? And the Mysterians or The Standells. I was delighted by the familiarity of it all... " "All that dancing, all that sweat, and only a 20-minute set. That's a sure sign that something good was happening. Ultimately it would be revealed that The Quivers drew the biggest crowd of the night." ~ Sid Sowder | Too Much Rock
"...the debut EP from The Quivers is a delight to the ears. Fronted by Terra Peal, the four-piece group is a powerful force of rock 'n' roll mixed with an old-school Motown sensibility. The group is propelled by Peal's strong stage presence and Tina Turner-esque vocals, but its staying power comes from having a tight musical backbone. Abraham Haddad's guitar riffs come second nature to him much of the time, while Todd Grantham channels old Motown sounds on the keys. With a solid and sometimes jazzy backbeat, Bernard Dugan sets the foundation of the music. The stand-out track on this album is "Shake Me," a song that showcases Peal at her best: with a raw, melodic voice and a brazen boldness. She plows through the song with a purpose, and an enhanced strength from driving rhythm and a wailing axe. And every song on this quick 4-track album does just that. And that's why we like it." ~ The Deli Magazine
"If Tina Turner, Dick Dale, and Augie Meyers had a love child; this is what it would sound like! Incredible stuff. I never stopped smiling through the entire set. That's how I gauge a musical performance, if it makes me smile, its good. I see enough music to have become a bit jaded, so it takes a lot for that to happen any more. The Quivers are real in every sense of the word. Look out world- here they come!" ~ Sherman Breneman
"I would put The Quivers on when no one else is home and dance around in my underwear." ~ Tommy Sommers
"The Quivers are guaranteed to rock your socks off with the band's retro sound and pleasing tunes. Get ready for the band's super keen sound that will make you wanna shimmy your way over to the nearest sock hop!" ~ Kelly Smith
"I eat a bowl of Jell-O while listening to The Quivers every morning and that's why I don't kill anyone during the day!" ~ Alicia Houston
The Quivers are:
Vocal/Bass: Terra Peal
Vocal/Keys: Todd Grantham
Guitar/Vocal: Abe Haddad
Drums: Bernie Dugan
Recorded @ Digital Pulse Studio