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(LeadVocals/Guitars/Harmonicas/Loops/Science/Trix) has been playing music for the better part of 20 years from Living Rooms to Churches to Parties to Bars 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 Solo, Duo, or Full Band ‘Qwister’ with Nate MaHaffey(LeadGtr/BassGtr/Loops/Vocals) & Alex Devereaux (Drums/Percussion). Get ready to rock the boat with them at a location near you.

Upcoming Shows

November 21, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Thanksgiving BASH (Wedsnight Night) ) Group Ther-Happy Group Ther-Happy
November 24, 2018 Qwister North Canton, OH ( Saturday Night Live ) Shale Brewing Co. Shale Brewing Co.
November 30, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Frisky Friday Reggae Rock Night ) Steuben Brewing Steuben Brewing cancelled
December 7, 2018 Qwister Franklin, IN ( Indiana Tour ) Bojak's Bar and Grille Bojak's Bar and Grille
December 8, 2018 Qwister Cincinnati, OH ( ON TOUR ) Westside Venue Westside Venue
December 15, 2018 Qwister Frewsburg, NY ( Holiday Party ) Frewsburg American Legion Frewsburg American Legion
December 21, 2018 Qwister Rochester, NY ( Happy Hour Pre-Game Party ) Blue Cross Arena Blue Cross Arena
December 22, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Christmas Special ) Southern Tier Distillery Southern Tier Distillery
December 28, 2018 Qwister Williamsport, PA ( Friday Night ) Old Corner Hotel Old Corner Hotel
December 29, 2018 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( New Year's Party ) Balloon's Nightclub Balloon's Nightclub
December 31, 2018 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( New Year's Eve Party ) Brokenstraw Valley Winery Brokenstraw Valley Winery
January 4, 2019 Qwister Sharon, PA ( Friday Night ) Apollo Maennerchor Club Apollo Maennerchor Club
January 11, 2019 Qwister Concord, OH ( Friday Night ) Redhawk Grille Redhawk Grille
January 12, 2019 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday Evening ) Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
January 25, 2019 Qwister Sherman, NY ( Friday Night ) Pine Junction Pine Junction

Past Shows

November 17, 2018 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Friday Night ) The Keuka Restaurant The Keuka Restaurant
November 16, 2018 Qwister Avon, OH ( Pre-Turkey Week Party ) Mulligan's Pub and Grille Mulligan's Pub and Grille
November 10, 2018 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Saturday Night Back Bar ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
November 9, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Friday Night ) The Fish The Fish
November 7, 2018 Qwister Coudersport, PA ( Ryan's Birthday!!! ) The Crittenden Hotel The Crittenden Hotel
November 3, 2018 Qwister Youngsville, PA ( Halloween Costume Party ) Youngsville American Legion Riders Post 658 Youngsville American Legion Riders Post 658
November 2, 2018 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Friday Night ) Thin Man Brewery Thin Man Brewery
October 27, 2018 Qwister , Private Halloween Party Private Party Private Party
October 26, 2018 Qwister Avon, OH ( Triumphant Return ) Mulligan's Pub & Grille Mulligan's Pub & Grille
October 24, 2018 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Wednesday Night!!! ) Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge
October 20, 2018 Qwister Marienville, PA ( Saturday Night ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
October 19, 2018 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Weekend in the Woods ) Gunner's Gunner's
October 13, 2018 Qwister Frewsburg, NY ( Wadsworth Wedding ) Private Event Private Event
October 12, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Friday Evening ) Southern Tier Distilling Southern Tier Distilling
October 11, 2018 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Rowhouse Reggae Series ) Rowhouse Bakery and Restaurant Rowhouse Bakery and Restaurant
October 7, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Sunday Afternoon ) Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
October 6, 2018 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Prime Headlining Slot ) Balloon's Tent Balloon's Tent
October 5, 2018 Qwister Corning, NY ( Saturday Night ) BrickHouse Brewery BrickHouse Brewery
October 4, 2018 Qwister Binghamton, NY ( Thursday Night ) Galaxy Brewing Co. Galaxy Brewing Co.
September 30, 2018 Qwister Mayville, NY ( End of Year Bash ) The White Carrot The White Carrot
September 29, 2018 Qwister Frewsburg, NY ( Steak Fry Night!!! ) Frewsburg American Legion Frewsburg American Legion
September 28, 2018 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Summer Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
September 23, 2018 Qwister Lansing, WV ( with Groundhog Gravy ) Rendezvous Lodge (Adventures on the Gorge) Rendezvous Lodge (Adventures on the Gorge)
September 22, 2018 Qwister Warren, PA Fat Daddy's Taproom and Grill Fat Daddy's Taproom and Grill
September 21, 2018 Qwister Penn Yan, NY The Keuka Restaurant The Keuka Restaurant
September 19, 2018 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Wednesday Night ) Soho Burger Bar Soho Burger Bar
September 15, 2018 Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Summer Residency ) Balloon's Balloon's
September 14, 2018 Qwister Ithaca, NY The Range The Range
September 9, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY The Fish The Fish
September 7, 2018 Qwister Burdett, NY Grist Iron Brewing Co. Grist Iron Brewing Co.
September 3, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( USA ) The Fish The Fish
September 2, 2018 Qwister Findley Lake, NY ( Downtown Harvest Festival ) Downtown Findley Lake Downtown Findley Lake
September 1, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Early Show ) Southern Tier Brewing Southern Tier Brewing
September 1, 2018 Qwister Marienville, PA ( Late Show ) Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
August 31, 2018 Qwister Irving, NY Sunset Bay Beach Grill (Cabana Sam's) Sunset Bay Beach Grill (Cabana Sam's)
August 26, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
August 23, 2018 Qwister Binghamton, NY Galaxy Brewing Co. Galaxy Brewing Co.
August 22, 2018 Qwister Olean, NY Union Whiskey Union Whiskey
August 19, 2018 Qwister Port Clinton, OH Dock's Beach House Dock's Beach House
August 18, 2018 Qwister Port Clinton, OH McCarthy's Pub McCarthy's Pub
August 16, 2018 Qwister Cambridge Springs, PA The Villa Lounge The Villa Lounge
August 12, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY The Waterfront Restaurant The Waterfront Restaurant
August 11, 2018 Qwister Jamestown, NY
August 11, 2018 Qwister Frewburg, NY Frewsburg American Legion Frewsburg American Legion
August 10, 2018 Qwister Sharon, PA Apollo Maennerchor Club Apollo Maennerchor Club
August 9, 2018 Qwister Williamsville, NY My Dad's Market My Dad's Market
August 8, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Qwister Crab Night!!! ) The Switzerland Inn The Switzerland Inn
August 5, 2018 Qwister Burdett, NY Grist Iron Brewing Co. Grist Iron Brewing Co.
August 4, 2018 Qwister Orchard Park, NY Private Event Private Event
August 3, 2018 Qwister Avon, OH Mulligan's Pub and Grille Mulligan's Pub and Grille
July 30, 2018 Qwister Lewiston, NY Water Street Landing Water Street Landing
July 29, 2018 Twister Bemus Point, NY The Fish The Fish
July 28, 2018 Twister Lakewood, NY Southern Tier Brewery Southern Tier Brewery
July 27, 2018 Qwister Girard, PA The Gathering at Chaffee's Music Festival The Gathering at Chaffee's Music Festival
July 27, 2018 Qwister Fredonia, NY EBC West Fredonia EBC West Fredonia
July 26, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY EBC Chatauqua EBC Chatauqua
July 22, 2018 Qwister Port Clinton, OH Dock's Beach House Dock's Beach House
July 21, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY Maloney's Pub Maloney's Pub
July 20, 2018 Qwister Williamsport, PA Barrel 135 Barrel 135
July 20, 2018 Qwister Springville, NY
July 19, 2018 Qwister Sherman, NY Brushwood Folklore Center LLC Brushwood Folklore Center LLC
July 18, 2018 Qwister Dundee, NY ( Qwister Crabnight ) The Switzerland Inn The Switzerland Inn
July 16, 2018 Qwister Lansing, WV Adventures on the Gorge Adventures on the Gorge
July 14, 2018 Qwister Lansing, WV Adventures on the Gorge Adventures on the Gorge
July 13, 2018 Qwister Bluefield, WV ( ON TOUR ) The Railyard The Railyard
July 12, 2018 Qwister Lansing, WV The Burrito Bar at Breeze Hill The Burrito Bar at Breeze Hill
July 8, 2018 Qwister Sherman, NY The Great Blue Heron Music Festival The Great Blue Heron Music Festival
July 8, 2018 Qwister Burdett, NY Grist Iron Brewing Grist Iron Brewing
July 6, 2018 Qwister Williamsport, PA ( First Friday Reggae ) The James The James
July 5, 2018 Qwister Irving, NY Cabana Sam's Cabana Sam's
July 3, 2018 Qwister Geneva, OH ( Pre-Independence Day Bash ) Deer's Leap Winery Deer's Leap Winery
July 1, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
June 29, 2018 Qwister Canton, OH Shale Brewing Co. Shale Brewing Co.
June 28, 2018 Qwister Erie, PA Rum Runners Rum Runners
June 25, 2018 Qwister Lewiston, NY ( Reggae Monday ) Water Street Landing Water Street Landing
June 24, 2018 Qwister Sherman, NY ( Sunday Fun ) Pine Junction Pine Junction
June 23, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY Southern Tier Brewery Southern Tier Brewery
June 23, 2018 Qwister Youngstown, OH ( Saturday Night ) Shakers Bar and Grill Shakers Bar and Grill
June 22, 2018 Qwister Avon, OH ( Friday Evening ) Mulligan's Pub and Grille Mulligan's Pub and Grille
June 21, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Ryan Melquist and Friends ) EBC Chatauqua EBC Chatauqua
June 21, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Thursday Evening ) EBC Chatauqua EBC Chatauqua
June 20, 2018 Qwister Olean, NY ( Wednesday Evening ) Union Whiskey Union Whiskey
June 19, 2018 Qwister Slippery Rock, PA ( Tuesday Night Reggae ) North Country Brewing North Country Brewing
June 17, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Sunday Funday ) The Fish The Fish
June 16, 2018 Qwister Marilla, NY ( All Day Festival! ) Music in the Woods Festival Music in the Woods Festival
June 16, 2018 Qwister Cambridge Springs, PA ( River Side Music Festival ) Cambridge Springs Carnival Grounds Cambridge Springs Carnival Grounds
June 15, 2018 Qwister Marienville, PA Ray's Hot Spot Ray's Hot Spot
June 14, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY ( Flag Day Party ) Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua
June 10, 2018 Qwister Port Clinton, OH ( South by Southeast Tour ) Dock's Beach House Dock's Beach House
June 9, 2018 Qwister Port Clinton, OH ( South by Southeast Tour ) McCarthy's McCarthy's
June 8, 2018 Qwister Franklin, IN ( South by Southeast Tour ) Bojak's Bojak's
June 5, 2018 Qwister Atlanta, GA ( South by Southeast Tour ) Terrapin Taproom Terrapin Taproom
June 2, 2018 Qwister Jacksonville, FL ( South by Southeast Tour ) Monty's Monty's
June 1, 2018 Qwister Madeira Beach, FL ( South by Southeast Tour ) Mad Beach Dive Bar Mad Beach Dive Bar
May 31, 2018 Qwister Oscala, FL ( South by Southeast Tour ) Pi on Broadway Pi on Broadway
May 29, 2018 Qwister Hilton Head Island, SC ( South by Southeast Tour ) Tiki Hut Tiki Hut
May 26, 2018 Qwister Hilton Head, SC ( South by Southeast Tour ) The Black Marlin The Black Marlin
May 25, 2018 Qwister Savannah, GA ( South by Southeast Tour ) Service Brewing Service Brewing
May 24, 2018 Qwister Isle of Palms, SC ( South by Southeast Tour ) The Windjammer The Windjammer

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