Quick moved to Maine with family in 1971. He took up the clarinet in the 5th grade band. But that wasn't hep enough. So he started serious guitar practice at age 12 while attending private school at Oak Grove-Coburn. He had his first paying gig that same year. The following year found him playing in a pit band for the musical production "Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris" for the Waterville Theater Company. Quick joined the United States Air Force Band at age 17, spending his first 2 years in Biloxi, Mississippi (the birthplace of the Blues). After his next assignment of 18 months at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines--touring Okinawa, Korea, Japan, Guam, and Hawaii--he spent his last 10 months gigging for Uncle Sam at Travis Air Force Base in California.

Upon returning to mid-coast Maine in 1986 he fulfilled a life-long dream and opened "David's Music" store in Belfast, and began teaching music lessons. In 1987 he formed the rock band DC3, which won the Belfast Battle of the Bands three years running (they were asked not to return so other folks could get a taste of winning). Over the years, Quick played with various other bands; "Faceplant," "Tonto Lavec," "The Willy Kelly Band," "Hemmens," the "Bel-Isle Trio/Quintet" and "the Elevator Pilots." He currently splits his time playing with jazz groups "Bel-Isle Trio" - "John Nowak" and "Brian Catell" - a new acoustic duo "Indigo" and swinging and jumping with "Three Button Deluxe."


Current Equipment:

Guitars:
1957 Gibson ES-175
1957 Re-issue Fender Stratocaster
1959 Re-issue Gretsch 6120 Nashville
1957 Re-issue Gretsch 6129 Silver Jet
And about two dozen others ...

Favorite Zoot:
Brown with white pinstripes, two-tone wingtips and a fedora

Martini:
Bombay Sapphire, up, extra dry with Noilly Pratt vermouth and one un-pitted olive swimming with a twist of lemon.