The most common asked question, “What’s a Quactus?” In the comical sense of the word, a Quactus is a duck billed saguaro cactus sent to this planet to spread love and music. In the literal sense of the word, Quactus is a 6 piece progressive rock band that weaves intricate melodies rooted in rock, jazz, psychedelic and early progressive music. Their fusion of styles can develop into various forms during a live show taking the listener on a different musical journey every time. Never the same show twice. A great band with a silly name!
After 9 years of performing extensively throughout the South West, Quactus may call Los Angeles, CA home but they continue to entertain crowds wherever they perform.
Quactus debut album, "Once a pond, a spine...", released in 2008 was quickly embraced by the jamband community and led to a win on Jambands.com as “New Groove of the Month”, garnering a wide fan base well beyond the West Coast. In 2010 Quactus released their sophomore album, A Sense of We, taking the band into new directions with genre bending tunes ranging from Irish Music, Heavy Rock, Progressive Rock and Electronic Jams all the while staying true to their roots...playing great music and having a good time doing it.
Quactus is Seth Gordon (guitar/keyboards/vocals), Matthew McDuffee (drums), Gabriel Isaac [Weiner] (lead guitar/vocals), Greg Zachan (bass/vocals), Michael Russeck (keys/vocals) and Keith Erickson (percussion). The band has shared the stage with several national acts, including Particle, The New Mastersounds, Tea Leaf Green, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Moonalice (w/ members of Phil Lesh and Friends, Hot Tuna, Bruce Hornsby, and Jefferson Starship), The Maykers, EOTO (w/ members of String Cheese Incident), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Bobby Vega (Sly and the Family Stone), CR Gruver (Polytoxic/Outformation), Marc Ford (Black Crowes), Banyan, U-Melt, The Heavy Pets, Cubensis, Underground Orchestra, Delta Nove, Big Organ Trio, Jamie Janover, Leon Mobley, Moksha and Al Howard & the K23 Orchestra. Individual members of Quactus have also shared the stage or bill with Umphrey’s McGee, Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band, Mr. Blotto, and NOFX.