Quality Retreads Line Up:
Sean O'Connor - vocals and banjo
Dylan O'Connor-Vocals and acoustic guitar
Kerry O'Terry - percussion and backup vocals
Christine Nelson - stand up bass and backup vocals
Terry O'Kerry- baritone guitar and back up vocals
Sean O'Connor was vocalist, guitarist and song writer for first, "Vibraluxe" and then "Dem Bones". The bands played a combined 17 years in Albuquerque until 2002 when a sex change operation that involved dolphin parts went horribly wrong and forced Sean to retire and open a combination welding and massage shop. He returns now to front the bacchanalian billy-grass band; Quality Retreads.
Kerry cooper was the original drummer for "Vibraluxe" until he was arrested in 1987 for ties with IRA and playing a Boran without a license. After a grueling stint in the same prison that Martha Stewart served her sentence, Kerry returned to Albuquerque to play drums with "Memphis P Tails", "Sons of the Unlucky", and "Ryan McGarvey". He now joins Quality Retreads to play drums, rub board and boran for which he is fully licensed and insured.
After returning from child services, various foster homes and covert military operations in Bernalillo, Dylan O'Connor has played lead guitar for the mucho mighty rock-a-billy band "The Roustabouts". He now plays guitar and sings in "Quality Retreads" because his dad buys him Guinness and gives him guitars.
Christine Nelson stomps the standup bass, digging the ditches and plowing the groove alongside Kerry. The east mountain express plays dog house barefoot and drinks like a Delta bluesman. She’s played with myriad bands across the state but now her favorite gig (other than her solo Jello coated beach ball act) is rocking with the Retreads.
Terry Bluhm recently released from San Quinton prison where he studied and perfected Baritone Guitar has joined the band. Terry has played with all the great musicians from coast to coast.
When these five rejects get together the result is a throbbing zephyr of Gaelic, Delta and
Appalachian sounds mixed with a rat rod twang that makes a body quiver and shake. Is it shock
or is it ecstasy? Who cares Support live music.