About The Band

      A bluesy alt-rock guitarist, a funky R n' B bassist, and a progressive drum major walk into a bar...

Bryan Robert Vickers

Music was always important to Bryan, having been raised on everything from Elvis and The Beatles to AC/DC and Nirvana. His dad remembers sitting with Bryan for hours as the child explored and listened to his collection of vinyl records, while his mom recalls car rides with an adorable 4-year-old belting out Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive". As Bryan recounts in one of his songs, "Mamma taught me 'bout rock n' roll, daddy taught me 'bout the blues and soul...". His parents divorced when he was just a year old, yet they raised him together in two separate households in the same small town. Bryan played saxophone in school band and fooled around on a family piano before deciding to take up traditional rock instruments, starting on drums and eventually singing and playing guitar. But it wasn’t until his young world crumbled that he really sought it as a way to deal with life, love, and questions of God. Leaving behind his high school, his hometown, his friends, family, and the girl he had lost, Bryan found himself alone, addicted, and without purpose. Amidst the drugs, depression, and soul-searching, Bryan would find solace in an old guitar his uncle had given him. He didn’t quite realize how lost he was until his dad gave him one last chance to move away with him, leave his life of self-destruction, and start fresh. Bryan started on a path of redemption, holding onto only one thing from his past: his guitar. Using it as a tool to pick up the pieces of his life, rediscover his faith in God and in himself, and to connect with others who might be just as lost as he once was, he set out to change the world through music. Eventually, he recaptured the love he once lost and they welcomed their first son in April 2013. He formed the Bryan Vickers Band in 2012 with brothers Quetzal Emanuel Andrade and Quetzal Uriel Andrade, and they have been rocking shows all over California while writing and recording their debut album. At 28 years old, Bryan has experienced a lifetime of love, loss, and redemption. Now he's writing songs that speak to the soul, share his testimony, and call the world to action.

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Quetzal Emanuel Andrade

Quetzal Emanuel grew up playing the piano, drums, violin, and bass. Playing the drums was his obsession from middle school through college, but while he was working on his B.A. in Music Education with an Emphasis in Percussion at CSU Fresno, he started getting calls to fill in on bass for church services and different bands around town. Before long his reputation grew and his bass skills were in high demand. His passion quickly shifted from drums to bass, which was perfect since his younger brother Quetzal Uriel was learning drums. The brothers started jamming together at home, their inherent connection enabling them to feed off each other's ideas, and develop their own unique and dynamic musical language. He now plays bass, keyboards, and sings background vocals for the Bryan Vickers Band, having "a blast playing with my brother and Bryan". Quetzal Emanuel is also a passionate music teacher in his 5th year at Mendota Junior High where he teaches Band, Beginning / Advanced Guitar, and Beginning / Advanced Percussion. He plays bass at Sanger New Life Apostolic Church every Sunday morning, and piano at his dad's church, Templo Apostólico de Consagración in Fresno every Sunday afternoon. He attributes all his musical achievements to the Lord and to the support of his loving parents, who came from very poor migrant families, and could only dream of playing a musical instrument. After working hard for their education through all adversity, both earned Master's Degrees, and now support their children in the music world they had always longed to experience. Quetzal Emanuel hopes to become a loving husband with a wonderful familia, and follow his parents' spiritual footsteps and parental example, so that someday he too can support his children in whatever passion they seek.

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