MusicMight





In Association with Amazon.com
Musicians | Biography | Discography | Links

Biography

A renowned force on the New York / New Jersey club scene TT QUICK, hailing from Osbornville, impressed many and soon built up a sizable cult following. Guitarist David Dipietro's skills were especially singled out, as a guitar totur the man had taught both ZAKK WYLDE of the OZZY OSBOURNE band and SKID ROW's Dave Sabo.

The opening 'TT Quick' mini-album, released in April 1984 through Avalanche Records, featured a rendition of JOHN FOGERTY's 'Fortunate Son'. As drummer Glen Evans joined NUCLEAR ASSAULT former HELLCATS man Erik Ferro replaced him for the 1986 'Metal Of Honor' album on Steamhammer Records, which surprisingly included a cover of the DAVE CLARK FIVE's 'Glad All Over'. Internationally, TT QUICK peaked with the crunching 'Metal Of Honor', the album landing many commendable reviews, wide ranging media coverage and healthy sales. Touring saw TT QUICK opening for such major acts as ACCEPT, METALLICA, MEGADETHMOTÖRHEAD and IRON MAIDEN.

The band hit a major stumbling block when Ferro was forced out due to family illness. Unable to replace their drummer TT QUICK disbanded. Dipietro also later joined NUCLEAR ASSAULT. TT QUICK would reform with the original line up sporadically over the intervening years, these reunions resulting in the 1989 'Sloppy Seconds' album through Halcyon Records and the concert set 'Thrown Together Live' opus recorded in 1990.

The band, retaining the classic line-up, reformed on a permanent basis in 2000 for the tattoo themed 'Ink' album on the Ocean label. At one stage TT QUICK included drummer Tom Capobianco, a veteran of IGNEOUS ROCK and active with BLACK SABBATH covers band SABBRA CADABRA.

In a surprise move during May 2009, TT QUICK singer Mark Tornillo joined ACCEPT veterans Wolf Hoffmann, Peter Baltes, Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann to resurrected the famous German Heavy Metal brand. The band had tested out their new singer in late April at Shorefire Recording studios in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Copyright Musicdetector Websites 2009