Known for their incredible live performances, Quimby Mountain Band is quickly reaching new heights. With the recent release of their new CD, “Move On”, the band is definitely “on the move”, having gotten air time nationally on the Sirius XM Jam Station.
The band features Bob Noble, bass, Harry Noble, guitar, Matt Schmidt, guitar, Jesse Bardwell, lead vocals, and Matt DiPaolo, drums. Everybody chips in to sculpt each song into its finished product.
Their first CD, released in December 2010, “Up From The Dust,” garnered a great deal of media attention right from the start. Among the original songs on the CD are “All My Days”, “Save Me”, “Call Me Crazy”, “Broken”, “Epoch”, “Burn to Stone”, “Dirty, Dyin’ Easy” and “Let Me Down”.
The Hackettstown, NJ-based musicians first joined forces in 2005 while in high school and quickly gained a strong following in the Northwest part of NJ. That core following has become even larger as the members graduated from high school and spread their wings throughout the tri-state area and later in the South.
During the band’s formative years, the musicians shared a house in a Latin neighborhood in New Brunswick, NJ where they began to hone their act while living from day to day as they tried to earn enough money to pay the rent – and eat. Quimby Mountain Band’s memorable “Basement Shows” at the house doubled as food drives for the band! To this day, they are determined to help people truly in need and often play at worthy fundraisers.
Quimby Mountain Band is a festival favorite, having appeared at MusikFest, Rock Hops, the Waterloo Music Festival, Festival in the Borough in Washington, NJ, Phanfest in Pennsylvania, Peacock Palooza in Jersey City, NJ, Wagnerstock in New York, Skylands Music & Arts Festival, Groove in the Grove, and other festivals. The New York Times highlighted the band in an article about the Skylands Festival (“Youth Movement at an Old Festival”) and The Star-Ledger referred to them as “Northwest New Jersey favorites.” Lenny Bloch of CBS Radio in New York says, “I have watched this band evolve, mature, and crystallize over the past 3 years. They combine hard energy and spirited musicianship. Their stage presence is well beyond their years. Their sound is rooted in a blues/rock vain with elements of punk, power-pop, and pure rock. The songwriting is impressive, unique. They are ready for that quantum leap to the next level.”
The band has opened up for a host of major acts, including Marshall Tucker Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 7 Walkers, Keller Williams, Dark Star Orchestra, and The Radiators, and have played at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Sullivan Hall in New York City, The Stanhope House, Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ, and Triumph Brewery, New Hope, PA.
Check ’em out! These guys really kill it!!!