With two feet solidly in Reggae. Juggling elements of Jam, Roots, Rock, Pop all into Party. Always sharpening an ever evolving musical arrangement of Vocal Melodies and improve jams that can go any direction during any song on any given night. The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, with ever changing and flowing setlists of medley’s galore. There live show guarantees not just music for your ears, but also a high-energy, powerful experience you’ll never forget. Qwister promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message, all while having a good time and keeping the party going !!!!

Ryan Melquist(Vocals/Guitars/Harmonicas/Loops/Synths) has been playing music for the better part of 20 years from Churches to Living Rooms to Bars to Beaches to Venues and Festival Stages across Western NY to California back to the East Coast and everywhere in between.

They currently are based out of Jamestown, NY where they can be seen as a Duo or Full Band ‘Qwister’ with Nate MaHaffey(LeadGtr/BassGtr/Loops/Vocals) & Alex Devereaux (Drums). Get ready to rock the boat with them at a location near you.

Upcoming Shows

November 22, 2019 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Friday Night ) Keuka Restaurant Keuka Restaurant
November 23, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday ) Steuben Brewing Steuben Brewing
November 29, 2019 Qwister Avon, OH ( Friday Night ) Mulligan's Pub and Grill Mulligan's Pub and Grill
December 13, 2019 Qwister Warren, PA ( Friday Night ) American Legion Post 135 American Legion Post 135
December 14, 2019 Qwister Marienville, PA ( Saturday Night ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot

Past Shows

November 16, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Back to Back Nights ) Gunners Gunners
November 15, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Back to Back Nights ) Gunners Gunners
November 9, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
November 2, 2019 Qwister Marienville , PA ( Saturday Night Halloween Party ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
November 1, 2019 Qwister West Hickory, PA ( Friday Night Halloween Party ) Sportsman's Bar Sportsman's Bar
October 26, 2019 Qwister , Private Halloween Party
October 25, 2019 Qwister DuBois, PA ( Friday Night ) Fat Kids Sports Bar Fat Kids Sports Bar
October 19, 2019 Qwister Olean , NY ( Saturday ) Union Whiskey Union Whiskey
October 18, 2019 Qwister Sharon, PA ( Friday Night ) Apollo Maennerchor Apollo Maennerchor
October 13, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Sunday Funday ) Steuben Brewing Steuben Brewing
October 12, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Fall Fest ) Balloons Main Stage Tent Balloons Main Stage Tent
October 11, 2019 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( Friday Night ) Downunder Downunder
October 5, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
October 4, 2019 Qwister , Private Party
September 27, 2019 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Saturday Night ) The Keuka Restaurant The Keuka Restaurant
September 25, 2019 Qwister Harmony, PA ( Wednesday Night ) Harmony Inn Harmony Inn
September 21, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Balloons
September 21, 2019 Qwister Naples, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) Inspire Moore Winery Inspire Moore Winery
September 21, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
September 20, 2019 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Friday Night ) 12 Gates Brewing 12 Gates Brewing
September 18, 2019 Qwister Coudersport, PA ( Wednesday Night ) Hotel Crittenden Hotel Crittenden
September 14, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( 2 Nighter ) Gunners Gunners
September 13, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's , PA ( 2 Nighter ) Gunners Gunners
September 7, 2019 Qwister Tonowanda, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) St. Amelia School St. Amelia School
September 7, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons Back Bar Balloons Back Bar
September 6, 2019 Qwister Williamsport, PA ( Friday Night ) The James The James
September 1, 2019 Qwister Findley Lake, NY ( Harvest Festival ) Downtown Findley Lake Downtown Findley Lake
August 31, 2019 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Craft Ale Company Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Craft Ale Company
August 30, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Friday Evening Kickoff ) Steuben Brewing Steuben Brewing
August 29, 2019 Qwister Auburn, NY ( Thursday Night ) Moondog's Lounge Moondog's Lounge
August 28, 2019 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Wed Night ) Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge
August 24, 2019 Qwister Put in Bay , OH ( All Day with Qwister ) Fishbowl Fishbowl
August 24, 2019 Qwister Put in Bay, OH ( Saturday ) Fishbowl Fishbowl
August 24, 2019 Qwister Put in Bay, OH ( Saturday Night ) Frosty Bar Frosty Bar
August 22, 2019 Qwister Put in Bay, OH ( Thursday Night ) Fishbowl Fishbowl
August 21, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Wed Night (Crab Night) ) Switzerland Inn Switzerland Inn
August 18, 2019 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Sunday Funday ) The Fish The Fish
August 17, 2019 Qwister Frewsburg, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) Frewsburg Legion Frewsburg Legion
August 17, 2019 Qwister Youngstown, OH ( Saturday Night ) Shakers Bar and Grill Shakers Bar and Grill
August 16, 2019 Qwister , Private Party
August 14, 2019 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Wednesday Night ) Soho Burger Bar Soho Burger Bar
August 11, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Sunday Afternoon ) Switzerland Inn Switzerland Inn
August 10, 2019 Qwister Branchport, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) Stever Hill Vineyard Stever Hill Vineyard
August 10, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday Night ) Maloney's Pub Maloney's Pub
August 9, 2019 Qwister Erie, PA ( Friday Night ) Rum Rummers Rum Rummers
August 5, 2019 Qwister Lewiston, NY ( Monday Evening ) Water Street Landing Water Street Landing
August 4, 2019 Qwister Sherman, NY ( Sunday ) Pine Junction Pine Junction
August 3, 2019 Qwister Angola, NY ( Saturday Night ) Mickey Rats Beach Club Mickey Rats Beach Club
August 2, 2019 Qwister Avon, OH ( Friday Evening ) Mulligan's Pub and Grill Mulligan's Pub and Grill
July 28, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Sunday Funday ) Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
July 27, 2019 Qwister Onoville, NY ( All Day Festival ) Onoville Marina Onoville Marina
July 27, 2019 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Private Party )
July 26, 2019 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Friday Night ) Gunners Gunners
July 24, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Wednesday Evening ) The Switzerland Inn The Switzerland Inn
July 21, 2019 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Sunday Fun ) The Fish The Fish
July 20, 2019 Qwister Akron, NY ( Saturday ) Leisurewood Campground Leisurewood Campground
July 19, 2019 Qwister Orchard Park, NY ( Private Party ) Private Party Private Party
July 18, 2019 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( Thursday Night w/ Space Junk ) Winter Garden Plaza Winter Garden Plaza
July 16, 2019 Qwister Slippery Rock, PA ( Tuesday Night ) North Country Brew Pub North Country Brew Pub
July 15, 2019 Qwister Lansing, WV ( Monday Night ) Chetty's Pub Chetty's Pub
July 13, 2019 Qwister Lansing, WV ( Qwisterfest 2 ) Adventures on the Gorge Rendezvous River Lodge Adventures on the Gorge Rendezvous River Lodge
July 12, 2019 Qwister Put-in-Bay, OH ( Friday Night ) Fishbowl Fishbowl
July 11, 2019 Qwister Put-in-Bay, OH ( Thursday Night ) Fishbowl Fishbowl
July 7, 2019 Qwister Findley Lake, NY ( Sunday Heron Afterparty ) Pine Junction Pine Junction
July 6, 2019 Qwister Onoville, NY ( Private Party )
July 6, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)
July 5, 2019 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Friday Evening ) Southern Tier Brewery Southern Tier Brewery
July 4, 2019 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( 4th of July Celebration ) Lakewood Beach Pavillion Lakewood Beach Pavillion
July 3, 2019 Qwister Conesus, NY ( Private Party )
July 1, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Live Music Monday ) Switzerland Inn Switzerland Inn
June 30, 2019 Qwister Geneva on the Lake, OH ( Sunday Afternoon ) Spotsterz Bar and Grille Spotsterz Bar and Grille
June 29, 2019 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( Saturday ) National Comedy Center National Comedy Center
June 29, 2019 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night ) Balloons (Back Bar) Balloons (Back Bar)
June 28, 2019 Qwister Avon, OH ( Friday Night ) Mulligan's Pub and Grille Mulligan's Pub and Grille
June 27, 2019 Qwister Auburn, NY ( Thursday Night ) Moondog's Lounge Moondog's Lounge
June 23, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Sunday Afternoon ) The Waterfront Restaurant The Waterfront Restaurant
June 22, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Twister Qwister Beer Release ) Steuben Brewing Co. Steuben Brewing Co.
June 22, 2019 Qwister Kill Buck, NY ( Saturday Night ) Atlas Fest Atlas Fest
June 21, 2019 Qwister Warren, PA ( Friday Night ) American Legion Post 135 American Legion Post 135
June 17, 2019 Qwister Lewistown, NY ( Monday Night ) Water Street Landing Water Street Landing
June 16, 2019 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Sunday ) The Fish The Fish
June 15, 2019 Qwister Angola, NY ( Saturday Night ) Mickey Rats Beach Club Mickey Rats Beach Club
June 14, 2019 Qwister Youngstown, OH ( Saturday Night ) Shakers Bar and Grill Shakers Bar and Grill
June 9, 2019 Qwister Belmont, NY ( Sunday Funday Pizza ) Pollywogg Holler Pollywogg Holler
June 8, 2019 Qwister Geneva, NY ( Saturday Night ) FLX Live FLX Live
June 8, 2019 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Saturday Afternoon ) Southern Tier Brewery Southern Tier Brewery
June 7, 2019 Qwister West Hickory, PA ( Friday Night ) Sportsman's Bar Sportsman's Bar
June 1, 2019 Qwister Charlotte, NC ( Saturday Night ) Jack Beagle's Jack Beagle's
May 31, 2019 Qwister Piedmont, SC ( Friday Night ) Tribble's Bar Tribble's Bar
May 26, 2019 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( Sunday Night ) Aunt Chilada's Easy St. Cafe' Aunt Chilada's Easy St. Cafe'
May 25, 2019 Qwister Savannah, GA ( Saturday Afternoon ) Service Brewing Co. Service Brewing Co.
May 25, 2019 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( Saturday Night ) Reilley's Grill and Bar Reilley's Grill and Bar
May 24, 2019 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( Friday Evening Reggae ) Black Marlin Bayside Bar and Grill Black Marlin Bayside Bar and Grill
May 23, 2019 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( Thursday Afternoon ) Tiki Hut Tiki Hut
May 22, 2019 Qwister Awendaw, SC ( Wed Barn Jam ) Awendaw Green Barn Awendaw Green Barn
May 16, 2019 Qwister Florence, SC ( Thursday Night Reggae ) Soul Jerkin Soul Jerkin
May 15, 2019 Qwister Columbia, SC ( Wed Night Reggae ) The Kraken Gastropub The Kraken Gastropub
May 11, 2019 Qwister Wilmington, NC ( Roof ) Reel Cafe Reel Cafe
May 10, 2019 Qwister Boone, NC ( Friday Night ) Ransom Ransom
May 9, 2019 Qwister Sparta, NC ( Thursday Night ) Main St. Pizzeria and Taphouse Main St. Pizzeria and Taphouse

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