The most common asked question, “What’s a Quactus?” A Quactus is a little bit of every great jam band you know and love blended together to form a familiar sound that you know you can put your finger on but you’re not sure why. A band for everyone, Quactus mixes intricately composed guitar leads, tight rhythm and spacey jams that keeps fans all over the country dancing. After 7 years of touring extensively throughout the West coast, Quactus may call Los Angeles, CA home but they continue to entertain crowds where ever they perform.
Quactus debut album, Once Upon A Spine, released in 2008 was quickly recognized by Jambands.com as “New Groove of the Month” and garnered a wide fan base well beyond the West Coast. In 2010 Quactus released their sophomore album, A Sense of We, took the band into new directions with genre bending tunes from Irish Music, Heavy Rock, Progressive Rock and Electronic Jams all the while staying true to their root...play great music and have a good time doing it.
Quactus is Seth Gordon (guitar/keyboards/vocals), Matthew McDuffee (drums), Gabriel Weiner (lead guitar), Greg Zachan (bass), Michael Russeck (keyboards) and Keith Erikson (percussion). Never playing the same show twice, Quactus often performs with “special guests” including Steve Molitz (Particle), Tom Ryan (Cubensis) and Mike Mangan (Big Organ Trio). Additionally, 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), Steve Molitz (Particle), Banyan, U-Melt, The Heavy Pets, Cubensis, Underground Orchestra, Delta Nove, Big Organ Trio, Jamie Janover, Leon Mobley, 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.