The Lickerish Quartet
From left: Dover, Manning, and Smith
From left: Dover, Manning, and Smith
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresRock
Years active2017–present
Associated acts
Websitethelickerishquartet.com
Members

The Lickerish Quartet is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2017.[1] The group consists of keyboardist Roger Manning, guitarist Eric Dover, and bassist Tim Smith, each of whom were former members of the band Jellyfish. They released the EP Threesome Vol. 1 in May 2020 and are scheduled to release Threesome Vol. 2 in January of 2021, with a third coming later in the year.

Background

Keyboardist Roger Manning, guitarist Eric Dover, and bassist Tim Smith were formerly members of Jellyfish. Dover joined the band during the 1993 tour supporting their second album Spilt Milk.[2] After their breakup in 1994, Manning and Dover formed Imperial Drag, a band which lasted until 1997. Meanwhile, Smith formed one-half of the band Umajets and recorded the 1995 album Demolotion with help from Manning and Dover.[3] This marked the last time the three musicians played together until 2017.[4]

By the 2010s, Smith had relocated to Atlanta, while Manning and Dover stayed in Los Angeles. The Lickerish Quartet began forming in early 2017 when Manning reached out to Smith with the intent "to continue in the tradition of a lot of the pop/rock stylings" that he had appreciated. He then reached out to Dover as well. Without the direct goal of recording, the trio got together for several writing sessions, each lasting around a week long, and ultimately produced 12 songs. Jeremy Stacey was recruited to play drums on the recordings.[3]

Ex-Jellyfish frontman Andy Sturmer was not offered to participate. According to Manning, this was because the group was only ever intended to be a collaboration with Smith and Dover, and that Sturmer had "made it very apparent to us and the industry over the years that he's not interested in any kind of post-Jellyfish activity, and that’s fine."[5]

In March 2020, the Lickerish Quartet announced that they would have three EPs released by September 2021.[3] The first, Threesome Vol. 1, yielded four songs and was issued on May 15 through Lickerish Quartet/Label Logic.[2][6] The second, Threesome Vol. 2, has been schedule for a 2021 release, with its first single Snollygoster Goon arriving on November 19, 2020.[7]


Members

Discography

The "Threesome Vol. 1" cover art, as designed by Tim Smith
The "Snollgoster Goon" cover art

EP

TitleDetails
Threesome Vol 1
  • Release: May 15, 2020
  • Label: Lickerish Quartet/Label Logic
Threesome Vol 2
  • Release: January 8th, 2021
  • Label: Lickerish Quartet/Stranger Danger Records and Tapes

Singles

YearSong
2020"Lighthouse Spaceship"[3]
2020"Fadoodle"
2020"Snollygoster Goon"

References

  1. ^ Aaron, S. Victor (March 26, 2020). "The Lickerish Quartet, "Lighthouse Spaceship" (2020): Something Else! sneak peek". Something Else!.
  2. ^ a b Ewing, Jerry (March 12, 2020). "Three ex-Jellyfish members unite as The Lickerish Quartet". Louder Sound. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Beaudoin, Jedd (March 12, 2020). "The Lickerish Quartet Take Us on Classic Pop Journey with "Lighthouse Spaceship" (premiere + interview)". PopMatters.
  4. ^ "The Lickerish Quartet". lickerishquartet.com. February 9, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  5. ^ Catlin, Roger (April 20, 2020). "Roger Joseph Manning Jr., The TVD Interview". The Vinyl District.
  6. ^ BWW (March 16, 2020). "THE LICKERISH QUARTET Lighthouse Spaceship' Lyric Video Out Now". Broadway World.
  7. ^ Prog (November 20, 2020). "The Lickerish Quartet confirm Threesome Vol 2 will be out in January of 2021". Louder Sound.

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