Ryan has been playing music for the better part of 20 years from Living Rooms to Parties to Bars to Venues and Stages across Western NY to California back to the East Coast and everywhere in between.
With two feet solidly in reggae. He seamlessly juggles elements of Roots, Dub, Rock, and a taste of Pop. Always sharpening an ever evolving musical arrangement of Vocal Melodies and improve jams that can go any direction during any song on any given night. The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, with ever changing and flowing setlists of medley’s galore. Attending a live show guarantees not just music for your ears, but also a high-energy, powerful experience you’ll never forget. Melquist promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message while still having a good time and keeping the party going!
He currently resides in Jamestown, NY where he plays a Solo, Duo, Trio Act and has a Full band ‘Qwister’ with Local Phenoms, Nick Campbell(Drums), Nate MaHaffey(Gtrs), Zac Imus(Aux Percussion/DJ) & Ryan Ecklund(Bass). Get ready to rock the boat with them soon at a location near you.