The Mendition of the Quay is a four-piece garage-y/psych-y/pop-y/rock-y/poop-y group from Connecticut. The two frontmen, lifelong pals David Elliott (who you may have seen behind the counter at Replay Records) and Justin Martell (author of the upcoming definitive biography of pop culture icon Tiny Tim), have spent their lives scouring every record shop they could get to for 60’s pop, garage and psychedelic sounds. After devouring everything from Gary Lewis & The Playboys to The Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band, the members of the Quay decided to give it a go, and started crafting songs that plays to their influences while still maintaining a sense of identity and originality. Soon after forming, veteran drummer Mike Jackman was brought in to play skins, and Nick Lombardo, known for his love of bacon and his eerie physical resemblance to Charles Manson, hopped on board to play bass. Detroit native Aaron Hamel later replaced Lombardo on bass, which thankfully did not confuse many people, as they are similar in appearance.
To date, the band has released one album ('Hear Is ... The Mendition of the Quay') and one single ('Not Me') both on limited-edition vinyl, released two well-received music videos, and have given two televised interviews. The Quay will release their second full-length album in 2014.
DaveAce (Guitar, Vox)