For over 5 years, Quadrasaurus (loosely translated "4 dinosaurs") has been entertaining NY/CT/NJ area fans with our infectious "indie rock for grown-ups" original songs. Our music is a blend of clever lyrics and saucy hooks, melding the essence of rock, jazz and alt country, with a lively, festive stage presence.
After many years of playing in separate bands in the Northeast and Midwest (and many more years spent growing up), in 2007 the members of Quadrasaurus came together to focus on writing songs they liked rather than living in "cover band" hell. We Quads found we had talent and a professional but playful energy. We have been together ever since.
We are a traditional 4 piece band (two guitars, bass and drums) and we perform both acoustic and electric shows depending on the venue. Our experience dictates that we are a great band for opening and early slots at festivals. Our fan base will come out early, eat, drink, listen and then hang out and shop before they head home to their families. We are professional in our approach to all gigs and can work with any back-line sound crew or stage director. More importantly, we love to put on a fun show!
We have performed in many Tri-state area venues including the Taste of Danbury Festival (Danbury, CT), Oyster Arts & Music Festival (Rye Playland Boardwalk), Two Boots Cafe (Bridgeport, CT), the Lumberyard (Redding, CT), the Mexicali (Teaneck, NJ) and Pauly's (Pleasantville, NY).
Influences include Robben Ford, Jerry Garcia, Lester Young, Santana, Thelonius Monk, Bill Bruford, Larry Mullen, John Bonham and Phil Collins, Dr. Seuss, K-tel, Cracker, Beach Boys, George Jones, Violent Femmes, KISS, Elvis Costello, Clifton Chenier, Jimmy Cliff and Buddy Holly.
Michael Graham - Lead Vocals and Rythm Guitar
Bill Donnelly - Drums and Backing Vocals.
Stephen King - Bass & Backing Vocals
Michael Albanese - Lead Guitar
In 2012 we released our first independent EP entitled "Tequila Whispers," which includes five new songs and is available on iTunes!