|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.
Whether playing at the historic Stanhope House or The Stone Pony in New Jersey or at festivals throughout the Northeast,
the Quimby Mountain Band continues to garner tons of attention and new fans.
The new CD, a titillating array of original songs, from the title track,
“Move On” to “The Smile On My Face” and “Impossible 2”,
fans take a dynamic ride from start to finish. In concert, the band
plays predominately originals with a sound that spans a wide range of
with parts funk, blues, southern rock, reggae and soul mixed in, or as
band members like to say, “We are all over the place.”
Some of their music has a jam-like flare to it, but the band isn’t
confined to any one style, which makes them unique in their approach and
reason for celebration among their rabid following. The band’s CD
release party in September 2011 was a sellout at the Blairstown (NJ)
making them only the third group to do so that year, following in the
footsteps of national acts From Good Homes and Steve Earle. “Move On”
comes on the heels of their super selling first CD, “Up From The Dust”.
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 the
Waterloo Music Festival, Festival in the Borough in Washington, NJ,
in Pennsylvania, Peacock Palooza in Jersey City, NJ, Wagnerstock in New
York, Skylands Music & Arts Festival, Groove in the Grove, and other
The New York Times highlighted the band in an article about the Skylands
Festival (“Youth Movement at an Old Festival”) and The Star-Ledger
to them as “Northwest New Jersey favorites.” Lenny Bloch of CBS Radio in
New York says, “I have watched this band evolve, mature, and
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, Keller Williams, and The
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. They have also become a staple on
college campuses, playing at Rutgers University, West Virginia
Wagner College in New York, among others. An April tour included stops
throughout the south and culminated in Atlanta as part of the Miller
Series. As part of a busy summer schedule, they will be at MusikFest,
Bethlehem, Pa. in August.