The Classic Q Band will kick off this season’s Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Blount County Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 6.
New to the area, the Classic Q Band is a classic rock band whose members are feeling right at home in East Tennessee.
Quincy Follweiler, band organizer, says, “Our goal was to be authentic in our approach to the music. We knew we were an original band and I wanted to be authentic to my roots in music genre. Classic Rock. That term covered so much when I was growing up from heavier sounds of Zeppelin to Songwriter-driven rock. All we knew was that we would do whatever came natural without trying to be like anyone else.
Enjoy Hot Summer Nights Concerts in our air-conditioned library at 7 p.m. every Thursday from August 6 through September 3. This annual series of events is sponsored by Blount County Friends of the Library.
The Classic Q Band concept came in winter, 2012. Quincy, being new to East Tennessee decided to start a brand new project by stepping away from the name “Sons of Levi” that he had carried in four other CD projects. Quincy and Jamie have been playing music together for years (Yes, they are father and daughter), so that was a given. Next on board was Barry Cochran on Bass guitar. In early 2013, the band was formed but then had to transition to a new drummer after Don Page moved away. Seven auditions later, in mid-2014, John DiCrosta fit right into the style of the Classic Q Band.
In October, 2014, the band began recording its first CD project, “Inside-World,” which was released in April, 2015, with Jeff Ervin mixing and mastering under the helm of Wandering Gypsy Recording @ The Mothership. Although in previous years, Quincy had completed four other CD projects, he is excited about the energy in this current CD.
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“Being a product of our generation, we grew up listening to all the greats,” says Quincy. “We have all been influenced by them in some way. Original, and Authentically Classic, that’s who we are. As a band we do not try to be anything else. Strong musical hooks, grooves and memorable lyric lines are what we strive for.”
The members of CQB have plenty of professional experience and talent and, of course, love all the greats that are far too many to mention here. So, they will be adding a few of their favorite classic rock tunes to the Classic Q Band set lists, and they hope you like what you hear.
“We are primarily an original band with a few cool classics sprinkled in. Guitars, bass, drums and melodic vocals with plenty of hooks and groove. Our songs are mostly faith based in that they come from our experiences in our walk of faith. Lots of music, not too preachy,” says Quincy. They are a family-friendly band, so there won’t be any foul language or songs that aren’t appropriate for all ages.
Quincy Follweiler, vocals and guitar, says he’s never stopped learning playing. Over the years he has played extensively all over the country in festivals, concerts, conferences, camps, bike rallies, coffee houses, Houses of Worship and every wide spot in the road. He says he enjoyed it all and is excited about “The Classic Q Band and the great people I get to play music with. Music is my passion and will continue to play as long as the Good Lord allows. All honor and Glory belongs to Him. I am just thankful that I get to ride along.”
Madison Moore, vocals, acoustic guitar and percussion, grew up around music and has an amazing ability to find harmonies. She and her father have been a dynamic duo for years, and she has been on four full-length CDs. Jamie does all the backup arrangements for The Classic Q Band.
Barry “Kaboom” Cochran, bass guitar, brings the thunder to the band. Heavily influenced early on by Led Zepelin, REO Speedwagon, Rush and many others, Barry played piano, drums and guitar. In the mid-1980s, he played on church worship teams. In the 1990s, he switched to bass guitar bridging his experience with drums and guitar.
John DiCrosta, drums, was born in Schnectady, New York, learning to read music and play drums during fifth grade. Throughout middle school and high school, he played clarinet, alto sax, bass guitar and all percussion instruments. Winning first and second place awards in high school stage/jazz band throughout the state of New York, he played bass guitar and drums and began his love affair with jazz music. He studied under Chuck Mangione, earned a B.A. in music performance at UCF, followed by a brief stint as a Disney musician.