Joseph Schlaudraff: Vocals
Skunk Wright: Guitar
Blaine Matte: Bass
Chris Farrell: Drums
hard-rock outfit QUARTERSHACKLE have established themselves as a band with a dynamic sound and relentless stage presense. Featuring innovative hard-hitting riffs and tempo changes with clever ability and approach, their music has established a powerful connection with their fast growing fan-base. The four-piece has forged together an entirely different range of influences and created a "sound reminicient of Faith No More, Alice In Chains, and The Cult". (Sean Claes, INSITE Magazine)
The band burst onto the Austin scene in 2005 with their critically praised 3 song EP "SINKHOLE", produced by Rob Hinton of 2222 Productions (Daves Not Here, Loss Rayne, Velvet Brick, Korn, Michael Jackson) at Austin's A-Valve Studios. Through grass roots marketing more than 5,000 are in current circulation throughout Texas and the rest of the United States. The group is currently in the studio working on their full-length debut album slated for release in 2009.
"SINKHOLE" has made great strides in a short time, attaining airplay and gaining significant radio exposure for QUARTERSHACKLE as a featured artist on San Antonio's KISS FM "Texas Trax" program. With additional support from KOIL (Houston) and KROX, KOOP, and KLBJ (Austin) as well as streaming and satellite radio, QUARTERSHACKLE has "burst on the scene as if they were rockstars". (Sharon Jones, EDGE Magazine)
In addition to making The Edge Magazine's double-disc "Real Texas Edge Vol. III" compilation in 2005, in February 2006, QUARTERSHACKLE received 8 prestigous awards at the Edge's Best of 2005 Readers Poll, including "BEST GROUP DESERVING OF A RECORD CONTRACT." In October 2006, the band was again selected to be a part of the year's more selective volume, including only 18 bands and featuring QUARTERSHACKLE's newly recorded song "Craven."
A relentless and energetic live band, QUARTERSHACKLE has gained an immense amount of attention, including the interest of organizers of the 7th, 8th & 9th Annual Heart of Texas Rockfest, Roadstar Production's Shamrock Festival and the 2007 & 2008 Republic of Texas Biker Rally.. The band has also showcased their intensity at the United Music Alliance's Regional Rockfest Tour throughout Texas, and at Austin's 101X Homegrown Live Series.
By early 2009, the band has already lined up the 2009 Texas Rockfest, the Bloodapalooza Tattoo & Arts Expo, Winter and Summer NAMM Showcases, and the Thunder of Gods Open Air Festival, just to name a few.
Simply put, QUARTERSHACKLE combines "A Mix of old school brutality and melody that defies conventional pigeon holing. This is a band that doesn?t follow trends". (Gramie Dee, DJ ?Autopsy Radio)
Skunk uses a custom designed and built guitar by: TREGAN GUITARS.