Whiskey’s Quicker

October 13, 2017
Oktoberfest
Tempe, Arizona

Dan Bickley - Whiskey's Quicker. Photo by Renae Karlquist - torenka.com
Dan Bickley – Whiskey’s Quicker. Photo by Renae Karlquist – torenka.com

Whiskey’s Quicker has been the opening act at the past several Oktoberfests held each fall in Tempe, Arizona. And this year was no different as the local rock cover band took the stage in fine fashion once again. The crowd would never know that this band only plays limited dates each year from the sound sound they produce.

Gary Sanchez, Gary Hake - Whiskey's Quicker. Photo by Renae Karlquist - torenka.com
Gary Sanchez, Gary Hake – Whiskey’s Quicker. Photo by Renae Karlquist – torenka.com

Whiskey’s Quicker got the crowd into party mode with great versions of Night Ranger’s “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”; Foo Fighter’s “My Hero”; Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love”; and The Doobie Brothers “Long Train Runnin” to name a few.

Joe Palma-Alirez - whiskey's Quicker. Photo by Toby Karlquist - torenka.com
Joe Palma-Alirez – whiskey’s Quicker. Photo by Toby Karlquist – torenka.com

The band consists of Dan Bickley (rhythm guitar), Joe Palma-Alirez (lead guitar), Gary Hake (Bass), Roger Belfiore (lead vocals) and Gary Sanchez (drums). Dan Bickley is also half of Bickley & Marotta who can be heard weekdays at 10 a.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station

Gary Sanchez - Whiskey's Quicker. Photo by Toby Karlquist - torenka.com
Gary Sanchez – Whiskey’s Quicker. Photo by Toby Karlquist – torenka.com

Keep an eye out for Whiskey’s Quicker doing the occasional show in and around the Phoenix area and at Circus Mexicus each summer. Take a look at all 98 photos from this show HERE!

Toby

Author: Toby

Toby is a professional photographer and fan of all things music. He and his bride Renae own Torenka Photography in Mesa, Arizona. (www.torenka.com) When not photographing and writing about concerts and bands Toby and Renae provide custom Fine Art photography services to musicians and automobile owners. They also travel the world photographing landscapes; are constantly searching for the “perfect” Bloody Mary; dislike robo callers; are ruled by two cats; don’t miss the snow and are just plain ‘ol nice folks. Quote from Toby: "As a writer, I'm a pretty good photographer!"

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