A listen to Three Quarter Stone is like a ride on the TTC subway... it's loud and rocking like a fast moving train, but with a little bit of everything mixed in. It can provide very different moods, from the frantic energy of rush hour to winding down at 2am, or between different sections of track. Their sound is both familiar and new, and you're sure to hear something a little different each time you have a listen. A good kind of different, like their singer's choice of shoes! So come along and Ride The Rocket with Three Quarter Stone... it's the better way to go!
This past weekend (July 19, 2014), Three Quarter Stone was one of 20 specially chosen bands from an original pool of 1500 to play during the "Breaking Bands" opening day of the Big Music Fest in Kitchener Ontario. Big names such as Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, Slash and Styx highlighted the 3 day festival.
We are excited to announce that our latest studio album entitled "Fighting" is set to release very soon, followed by an Eastern Canada tour through Quebec and the Maritimes!
Thank-you to the Kitchener-Waterloo Lions Club for a great Oktoberfest 2013 at Altes-Munchen Haus! What a treat to meet legendary Walter Ostanek and play a couple of polka songs with him at Queensmount Arena!!
"Where It's At" is the lead single from Guelph rock quintet Three Quarter Stone's third album. It's a leering, sneering defiant summer party rock anthem that roundly declares the boys are back and pumped with cat scratch fever. Quiet Riot reborn?
'Refined garage rock; the energy and balls of AC/DC, crisp and present vocals of Mick Jaggar, with todays big pop/rock production and socially relevant themes'. Guelph is a quaint university town, whose downtown core has stereotypically been known as an 'artsy' community; but if you're expecting that Guelph's 'Three Quarter Stone' is another band of generationally lost hippies that can be found discussing the importance of granola in the vegetarian diet at Hillside Festival then you are in for a surprise. This five piece band is electrified adrenaline on stage. Pure unadulterated, triple xxx rock 'n roll!
- David Farrell
Early believers at radio:
To celebrate this single release, we are having a video contest on YouTube! This is your chance to have your video featured on our website and win VIP passes to our shows. We've even built a lame video to get the contest kicked off, so go check it out now!
Congratulations to the winner of our 'Ready, Aim... Fire!' tour contest. Keegan MacCauley from Calgary, AB was chosen from thousands of entrants to come to Toronto, ON and participate in our video shoot at Rockpile this Saturday night, Jan 12th 2013!
Three Quarter Stone will be opening for Finger 11 on Thursday December 27 at Barracuda Pretty in St. Catharines.
Stratography.com illustrates TQS's return to the Rockpile on Oct. 19th when they warmed up the stage for the Michael Schenker Group: http://stratophotography.com/three-quarter-stone-return-to-the-rockpile/
The Kitchener Post featured an article recently on Chris Drone of Three Quarter Stone as The Doc That Rocks!
Three Quarter Stone had the pleasure of opening for international recording star Michael Schenker, founding member of Scorpions and guitarist for UFO and Michael Schenker Group, at Rockpile in Etobicoke earlier this year. Thanks to Angela R Campbell of ohjusteatit.ca and Michael Wiensczyk for the review of our set and photos.
Recently, TQS were guests on Q107's Classic Rock Indie Invasion series with Candice Knihnitski! Surf on over to Candice's Q107 blog where you can listen to the performance and band interview (look for Session 29).
TQS is teaming up with engineer/producer Dan Hosh who has recently worked with "City and the Colour" to record their upcoming 3rd album for release this fall!
Tune in to Texas-based renegaderadio.net on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8-11PM for a good chance to hear a couple of TQS tunes!
Check out this cool video from our great friends at BikerTV.ca for the latest info on their upcoming 8th season on CTV Two Canada! Beginning March 3rd at 11am Saturdays and 11am Sundays. That's TQS's song 'Bring It On' from our first album that they are using!!
Three Quarter Stone has been inducted into the ImageFM Hall-of-Fame! Check out the 2011 awards ceremony, including a live 2 song set from TQS, at ImageFM.ca
Look for our upcoming 2nd Canadian tour this Spring in support of our 3rd album release.
Check out the Three Quarter Stone - A Road Less Travelled review/interview at ROCKUREVIEW.COM.
The "Ready!...Aim!.....Fire!" tour has now kicked off! TQS is now headed out West, having completed two nights with Teenage Head and three nights at the Coulson Nightclub in Sudbury Ontario.
Check out Angela Campbell's blog post on the show at the Rockpile with Teenage Head, complete with photos and video: http://ohjusteatit.ca/three-quarter-stone-tour-begins/.
We, the members of Three Quarter Stone, are excited to announce that we have recently joined forces with Professional Artist Management Company, The Next Level Entertainment Consulting Inc. (TNLEC). TNLEC has already proven to be a knowledgeable and valuable resource to us and will be working with us towards achieving our goal of making music for a living. In addition to all of the usual management functions, TNLEC will also be handling all show bookings for TQS in the future.
As part of the "Master Plan", Three Quarter Stone will be releasing the single "Bullet With A Name" to Commercial Radio across Canada on August 29th and we couldn't be happier to have Linda Dawe and Ray Cave of Music Solutions Inc. on the team to help bring our music to the radio waves. In addition, we will send our "Bullet With A Name" Album to Campus and Community Radio throughout Canada with April Coish of April Coish Publicity working that music circuit. Welcome to the Team Linda, Ray and April!
To support the Radio Release, TQS will be hitting the road from September 28th-October 20th on our Ready!...Aim!.....Fire! Tour. We will be performing shows all the way to Victoria, B.C. and back as well as hitting the major Ontario Radio Markets in November. For specific dates, please keep checking our tour dates for updates (www.ThreeQuarterStone.com).
Also, watch for the Video Release of "Bullet With A Name" sometime in September.
The Future looks very bright for us with our 3rd, as yet untitled, LP due out in February, 2012. Plans are already in place for a busy year with scheduled radio releases in both February and May and more touring to continue to build our fan base. If you already know TQS, please spread the word about us to everyone you know who loves pure unadulterated XXX Rock and Roll. If we haven't met yet, we look forward to rocking you to your soul!
TQS - Chris, Dan, Ev, Nate, and Scott
Three Quarter recently warmed up the stage for Goddo at Toronto's Rockpile Bar and Nightclub. Check out the review at livenloudmagazine.com
This week, Three Quarter Stone will be in the studio recording with Greg Godovitz of GOODO.
Three Quarter Stone will be opening for Vancouver BC's JAKALOPE at Club 515's in Cambridge, Ontario on Friday, March 11.
On the following day (Saturday March 12), TQS will be returning to the ImageFM studio for their first full length broadcast in full HD! This will be the first of 3 broadcasts this year for the reigning Band of the Year!
Check out what rebelreviewer.com has to say about our latest album "Bullet With a Name".
On February 1st, Three Quarter Stone will be warming up the stage for LYNCH MOB (featuring George Lynch of Dokken) at The Rockpile in Etobicoke (Hwy. 427 at Dundas). Come on down and enjoy a great night of rock and roll!
Also, if you've been craving some live TQS, check out our updated video page.
ImageFM.ca has named Three Quarter Stone as the 2010 Band of the Year! The awards ceremony will take place online at http://www.imageFM.ca on Saturday, January 8th 2011. The ceremony will kick off at 7:30PM and will include a live performance by Three Quarter Stone. You can also check out their previous live performance for ImageFm in the broadcast archives.
On December 5th, TQS will be playing another show at The Rockpile in Etobicoke, this time opening for BLACKFOOT. The Rockpile is a great venue that's easy to find (427 and Dundas), pumps out some excellent sound, and offers free parking. Come on out and enjoy a great night of ROCK!
Three Quarter Stone will be opening for MOLLY HATCHET at The Rockpile Bar and Nightclub in Etobicoke on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 around 9PM.
In October, we will be going into the studio at Conestoga College Radio CJIQ 88.3FM to play a live acoustic set for their "Pull the Plug" show.
TQS recently played a full-length webcast show at ImageFM (http://www.imageFM.ca)... and the show was recorded! Go check it out at the ImageFM website now!
Three Quarter Stone are currently one of 5 finalists in the Y108 Band Slam contest! All five finalists will be playing off this Thursday at the Boston Manor in Burlington for a chance to open for Gord Downey at the Y108 Rock n' Roll Picnic on August 7.
If you love vintage guitars, visit our good friend Gary at www.garysguitars.com.