Bullet with a Name
TQS pride themselves on creating "music for life". They are self-proclaimed "normal guys" who you can easily relate to personally at shows and through their music, no matter what life is throwing at you. They have life experience, maturity and operate utilizing all gears. Their love of music began like many of us out of teenage angst, anger and overflowing energy but has grown through experience, musicianship and disillusionment with the business of music. Their songs reflect that, displaying insight, intellect and the full range of emotions. No longer caring of trends, formats or being the next one hit wonder they create songs that have meaning and a musicality that they are proud of and are unmistakenly TQS. Their albums have been compared to riding the rails of the TTC. The moods of their songs range from amped and aggressive, to mellow and pacifying, and hit every stop in between. It's loud and rocking like a fast moving train, but with a little bit of everything mixed in. Providing different moods, from the frantic energy of rush hour to winding down at 2am, with all the quirky personalities and stories there for the looking. The artists of the band all have rich and colourful pasts and their life experiences and wisdom are what fuel their musical passion and creativity. Three Quarter Stone has it's roots in Chris Drone and Dan Wray, on guitar and vocals respectively. The two grew up together in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, having met on a Tilt-A-Whirl ride at the summer midway, then playing as hockey and soccer teammates before playing as bandmates in their late teens. Their friendship and journey has continued has continued with all the excitement of that first carnival ride. TQS initially stalled when Dan left Guelph to travel as a photographer and Chris entered medical school, but the spark was there and TQS was reunited leading to TQS's first studio offering in 2007. After recording it's second album the band became fortified and locked into it's current line-up with Ev Locke on drums, Nathan Le Blanc on guitar/vocals, and Scott Clarke on bass. Thus became the TQS we know and love today. That album, titled "Bullet with a Name", launched a tour around Canada for TQS in 2011. That tour did more than introduce Canada to TQS, but it solidified the friendship of the bandmates and musical direction for the band.