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Quadra Nixx - 2014 Quadra Nixx

ARTIST: Quadra Nixx
ALBUM: Quadra Nixx
LABEL: Self Released
YEAR: 2014


LINEUP: Jan Fields - lead vocals * Marc Jackson - guitar, vocals * Tim King - keyboards, vocals * Jon Young - bass, vocals * Jack Perry - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 What If I * 02 Daddy's Little Girl * 03 Hollywood * 04 Keep The Fire Burning * 05 Key To Your Heart * 06 Calling For You * 07 Look Who's Crying Now * 08 Miranda * 09 Steal My Heart * 10 Never Left

WEBLINKS: www.quadranixx.com

North Carolina's Quadra Nixx came out of the independent ranks during 2014, and are a prime contender for recognition here at GDM. A by-product of the late 80's and early 90's, it never quite worked out for them back then, but every dog has its day and QN are a testament to that. This band are definitely from the Journey school of thought, and even though they are displaced by a good thirty years, it's never too late for melodic rock/AOR of this vintage. There's a big reference to Steve Perry on the vocal work from singer Jan Fields. He certainly has studied the Journey form-book over the years. The music however owes more to late 80's bands like Tyketto, White Lion and Valentine.

The Songs
Aside from the confusing mix of harmony vocals, 'What If I' introduces QN's severe melodic inducement. If you can imagine Hugo doing his best Perry meets Emmett vocal impersonation, then you get the drift. 'Hollywood' rollicks along in fine fashion, so too 'Keep The Fire Burnng', which just reeks of all the best qualities from our favourite era. 'Key To Your Heart' is a reminder of Valentine's fabulous 1990 debut, while Tim King's keyboards definitely set the trend on 'Calling For You'. The band take on a White Lion identity for 'Miranda', Fields vocal work off the charts, and there's the power-ballad of 'Steal My Heart' which widens QN's diversity. The rough and tumble hard rock of 'Never Left' finishes an interesting set of polished 80's/90's material.

In Summary
The band have a website, and there's a few clips posted on Ewe Chube to investigate. Not quite sure about the name, perhaps it's a word-play or an anagram for something else? Check them out, definitely worth a mention here at GDM. Oh and by the way, they have a new album in the wings!

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