The Quick & Easy Boys
The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own unique blend of high energy rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, the Police, and Band of Gypsies rolled into one.
Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, OR fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members - - Sean Badders on lead vocals and bass, Jimmy Russell on vocals and guitar, and Casey Anderson on drums - - have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show.
In 2008, they released and toured the country behind "Bad Decisions With Good People" which left people raving about their unique and vibrant sound. Two more national tours followed the release of their 2nd album "Red Light Rabbit" in 2010, and 2013 saw the release of their 3rd album, "Make It Easy" and more relentless touring. Now the Boys are gearing up release their latest record, "Follow Us Overboard" produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Deer Tick) and recorded at Modest Mouse's new studio. They’ve opened both nationally and locally for Deer Tick, The Funky Meters, Peter Yarrow, The Thermals, Blitzen Trapper, The Meat Puppets, The Pimps of Joytime, Southern Culture on the Skids, The Bridge, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bob Wayne & the Outlaw Carnies, Vince Herman.
“Maybe Bootsy Collins wasn't listening to Farmer John when he said the Funkadelic bassman could sleep in his barn, because it appears Bootsy did have relations with John's daughter, and out popped Portland's The Quick & Easy Boys. Honky-tonk ain’t never been this funky, and funk ain’t never been this close to a cornfield. Riff-heavy and driven by a stoned-out beat wrested from the Mothership, The Quick & Easy Boys’ sound is a one-of-a-kind cerebral treat. Maybe this is what it sounds like when Willie Nelson puffs extra purple herb.”
- - WILLAMETTE WEEK
“I predict that within a couple of years, the band’s rallying-cry, ‘Yeah, Bud!’ will be on bumper stickers from Beaverton to Bonnaroo and beyond.”
- - P. Vaughn Shaver, OREGON MUSIC NEWS