With two feet solidly in Reggae. Seamlessly juggling elements of Jam, Roots, Rock, and Pop. 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. Attending a 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 while still having a good time and keeping the party going !!!!

Ryan(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, Trio or the Full band ‘Qwister’ with the Brothers Nate MaHaffey(LeadGtr/BassGtr/Loops/Vocals) & Graham Mahaffey (Drums/Percussion/TriggerPads) and the New addition of Luke Swanson (Keyboards) . Get ready to rock the boat with them at a location near you.

Upcoming Shows

August 19, 2018 Qwister Port Clinton, OH Dock's Beach House Dock's Beach House
August 26, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
August 30, 2018 Qwister Bemus Point, NY EBC on Chautauqua EBC on Chautauqua
August 31, 2018 Qwister Irving, NY Sunset Bay Beach Grill (Cabana Sam's) Sunset Bay Beach Grill (Cabana Sam's)
September 21, 2018 Qwister Penn Yan, NY The Keuka Restaurant The Keuka Restaurant
October 5, 2018 Qwister Patchogue, NY ( Saturday Night ) BrickHouse Brewery BrickHouse Brewery
October 19, 2018 Qwister St. Mary's, PA ( Weekend in the Woods ) Gunner's Gunner's

Past Shows

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 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 ( 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
May 23, 2018 Qwister Awendaw, SC ( South by SouthEast Tour ) Awendaw Green Barn Jam Awendaw Green Barn Jam
May 22, 2018 Qwister North Charleston, SC ( South by Southeast Tour ) The Purple Buffalo The Purple Buffalo
May 20, 2018 Qwister Carolina Beach, NC ( South by Southeast Tour ) The Lazy Pirate The Lazy Pirate
May 19, 2018 Qwister Charlotte, NC ( Southeast by South Tour ) Mortimer's Cafe & Pub Mortimer's Cafe & Pub
May 18, 2018 Qwister Charlotte, NC ( South by SouthEast Tour ) Jack Beagles Jack Beagles
May 17, 2018 Qwister Murrell's Inlet, SC ( South by Southeast Tour ) Bubba's Love Shak Bubba's Love Shak
May 16, 2018 Qwister Myrtle Beach, SC ( South by Southeast Tour ) Good Time Charley's Good Time Charley's
May 13, 2018 Qwister Charlotte, NC ( South by Southeast Tour ) Sycamore Brewing Sycamore Brewing
May 12, 2018 Qwister Waynesville, NC ( South by Southwest Tour ) Boojum Brewing Boojum Brewing
May 11, 2018 Qwister Franklin, NC ( South by Southwest Tour ) Mulligan's Bar & Grille Mulligan's Bar & Grille
May 10, 2018 Qwister Boone, NC ( South by Southwest Tour ) River Street Ale House River Street Ale House
May 9, 2018 Qwister Winston-Salem, NC ( South by Southeast Tour ) Foothills Brewing Foothills Brewing
May 8, 2018 Qwister Winston-Salem, NC ( South by Southeast Tour ) Recreational Billiards Recreational Billiards
May 5, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Cinco De Mayo Party ) Southern Tier Distillery Southern Tier Distillery
April 28, 2018 Qwister Olean, NY ( Saturday Night on the Strip ) Union Whisk(e)y Union Whisk(e)y
April 27, 2018 Qwister Cleveland, OH ( Friday Evening ) West Park Station West Park Station
April 21, 2018 Qwister Duo Williamsville, NY ( Saturday Night Jams ) 12 Gates Brewing Co. 12 Gates Brewing Co.
April 20, 2018 Qwister Oswego, NY ( Friday Night Far ) Old City Hall Old City Hall
April 19, 2018 Qwister Auburn, NY ( Thursday Night Downtown ) Moondog's Lounge Moondog's Lounge
April 18, 2018 Qwister Syracuse, NY ( Wednesday Night Downtown ) Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge
April 14, 2018 Qwister Buffalo, NY ( Saturday Night Live ) Gene McCarthy's Gene McCarthy's
April 13, 2018 Qwister Westfield, NY ( Friday Night ) Westfield's Taproom Westfield's Taproom
April 7, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Saturday Evening ) Steuben Brewing Co Steuben Brewing Co
April 6, 2018 Qwister Jamestown, NY ( Friday Night ) Goodtime Saloon Goodtime Saloon
March 31, 2018 Qwister Hamburg, NY ( Saturday Evening ) Hamburg Brewing Co. Hamburg Brewing Co.
March 30, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( Grand Opening ) Group Ther-Happy Group Ther-Happy
March 23, 2018 Qwister Williamsport, NY ( Friday Night ) Barrel 135 Barrel 135
March 17, 2018 Qwister Lakewood, NY ( St. Paddy's Day Party ) Southern Tier Distillery Southern Tier Distillery
March 17, 2018 Ryan Melquist & Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( St. Paddy's Night Party ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
March 17, 2018 Qwister Duo Olean, NY ( St. Paddy's Morning ) Union Whiskey Union Whiskey
March 16, 2018 Qwister Boardman, OH ( St. Practice Day ) Suzie's Dogs N' Drafts Suzie's Dogs N' Drafts
March 10, 2018 Ryan Melquist & Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Mardi Gras Weekend ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
March 9, 2018 Qwister Penn Yan, NY ( Friday Night ) The Keuka The Keuka
March 3, 2018 Ryan Melquist & Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
March 2, 2018 Qwister Sharon, PA ( Friday Night ) Apollo Maennerchor Club Apollo Maennerchor Club
February 24, 2018 Qwister Warren, PA ( Saturday Night ) Fat Daddy's Taproom Fat Daddy's Taproom
February 23, 2018 Qwister Williamsport, PA ( Friday Night ) Barrel 135 Barrel 135
February 17, 2018 Qwister Youngstown, NY Private Event Private Event
February 16, 2018 Qwister Hammondsport, NY ( Friday Evening ) Steuben Brewing Company Steuben Brewing Company
February 10, 2018 Ryan Melquist & Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
February 9, 2018 Qwister Olean, NY ( Friday Night ) Four Mile Brewing Co. Four Mile Brewing Co.
February 3, 2018 Ryan Melquist & Qwister Ellicottville, NY ( Winter Residency ) Balloon's Back Bar Balloon's Back Bar
February 2, 2018 Qwister Bouckville, NY ( We Love RBQ!!! ) Ray Brother's BBQ Ray Brother's BBQ
January 28, 2018 Qwister Westerville, OH ( Mid East MiniVan Tour ) Fender's Fender's

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