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QUICKDRAW: Bio

Winner - Gotham Battle for the Best Band Competition (only country act to ever win this competition)

Winner  - Good Times Magazine Music Festival Competition

(only country ACT to ever win this competition)

Winner - Music Excellence Award for Outstanding Americana/     Country Act - Musician Exchange Magazine.

Winner - Best Country Act - The Voice Readers Poll

Winner - Denim and Diamonds Playoff Talent Showcase

Winner – Best Country Act - LI Music AwardS

1ST runner up – all american superstar competition

NOMINATED- BEST INDEPENDENT SONG OF THE YEAR – JUST PLAIN FOLKS MUSIC ASSOCIATION

NOMINATED- PBS Award for writing and producing WLIW spot

Featured on - ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA in a live performancE,     ABC  EYEWITNESS NEWS IN NEW YORK & THE NBC morning show of Nashville legend Charlie Chase of Crook and Chase

CMT, MTV, MTV2, VH1, FOX, ABC, USA, Discover, Style, We, TNT, Spike, WB network shows are all featuring QUICKDRAW songs since they signed a deal with Viacom’s Extreme Music. 

Great tunes and a sack full of awards aren’t all these boys bring to the table.  They are also seasoned professionals being no strangers to big stages, they have toured and shared dates with national recording artists such as:

 Charlie Daniels Band                       The Marshall Tucker Band

Gretchen Wilson                                  Blake Shelton

Kentucky Headhunters                    Delbert McClinton 

Asleep at the Wheel                          Steve Wariner

Trace Atkins                                          Chris Cagle                       

Brian White                                           Jeffrey Steele

Jessica Andrews                                  Buddy Jewell

Suzy Boggus                                          The Kinleys

Stephanie Bentley                              Victoria Shaw

Andy Griggs                                           blackhawk

Dierks Bentley                                     Kathy Mattea

 As well as performing Songwriter showcases with Beth Neilsen Chapman, Hugh Prestwood, Steve Sesskin and Richard Bach.

 Their music is used in movies, on television and in commercials including:

MTV& MTV2’s         

‘CRIBS’

‘PIMP MY RIDE’

 ‘EXPOSED’

‘NEXT’

‘ROB AND BIG’

‘A SHOT AT LOVE WITH TILA TEQUILA’

‘DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE’

‘SEVEN’

‘MIS VIDEOS LOCOS’(mtv3)

‘MADE’

‘TRUE LIFE’

 CMT’s            

 ‘CMT INSIDER’

 ‘TOP 20 COUNTDOWN’

‘CMA NOMINEE REPORT’

‘CMA RECAP’

‘DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM’

‘MY BIG REDNECK WEDDING’

‘CAN YOU DUET’

‘THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH’

‘GATOR 911’

‘TEXAS WOMEN’

‘TRICK MY WHAT’

‘CMT MUSIC AND A MOVIE’

‘CMT CRIBS’

‘SWEET HOME ALABAMA’

‘BAYOU BILLIONAIRES’

SOUTHERN NIGHTS’

‘CHAINSAW GANG’

 VH1 & VH2’s

 ‘UNDATEABLE’

‘BEST WEEK EVER’ 

 ‘WHAT CHILI WANTS’

  ABC’s           

 ‘MODERN FAMILY’

‘GENERAL HOSPITAL’

‘ALL MY CHILDREN’

 ‘ONE LIFE TO LIVE’

‘IN THE MIDDLE’

‘CAVEMEN’

 CW’s             

 ‘AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’

 ‘FARMER WANTS A WIFE’

CW KIDS      

 ‘TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES’, ‘YU-GI-OH!’, ‘DINOSAUR KING’,      ‘CHAOTIC’, ‘VIVA DINATA’ Promos

FOX Network’s

'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT'

‘TAKE ME OUT’

STEVEN SPIELBERG’s ‘ON THE LOT’

‘NASHVILLE’

We Network’s

‘SECRET LIVES OF WOMEN’

DISCOVERY Channel’s

 ‘FACTORY MADE’

‘WRECKREATION NATION’

 ‘DATELINE ON ID’

 ‘MY BRAND NEW FACE’

‘ALL STAR DEALERS’

‘TED NUGENT’S GUN COUNTRY’

SPIKE Network’s

 ‘GENE SIMMONS’ FAMILY JEWELS’

‘MANswers'

 ‘ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATE’

 E ENTERTAINMENT

‘SNOOPS DOGGS FATHER HOOD’

STYLE Network’s

 ‘HOT GUYS WHO COOK’

TNT’s         

‘ALIAS’

TV LAND

 ‘SHE’S GOT THE LOOK’

TLC

 ‘MY BRAND NEW FACE'

‘MISS TURKEY TROT AND MISS DRUMSTICKS PAGEANT’

 ANIMAL PLANET network

‘ROCKY MOUNTAIN GATORS’

 ‘YEAR IN PUP CULTURE’

 TRU TV  

 ‘LIZARD LICK TOWING’

 ‘ALL WORKED UP’

 ‘SPEEDERS’

 LRW 

‘MOM’S COOKING’

 OWN    

‘NATE BERKUS SHOW’

 CENT            

‘FANTASIA FOR REAL’

 ‘WHAT CHILI WANTS’

 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL              

 ‘MAD SCIENTISTS’

OXYGEN network               ‘SING OFF’

 BRAVO                ‘KATHY GRIFFIN SHOW’

Movies:    

 ‘MOVING McALLISTER’ starring Mila Kunis, John Heder, Ben Gourney, Rutger Hauer

'THE CLIENT LIST' movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Cybil Shepard

 Commercials Include:

 prilosec

nascar 

usa network’s ‘Character’s Welcome’

windex

pbs channel 21

 Shows like Tyra Bank's  'AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL', ‘GENE SIMMON’S FAMILY JEWELS’ & ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ are using QUICKDRAW songs written by QUICKDRAW’s Kevin Hawkins & Steve Ronsen.

 CMT is the biggest user of QUICKDRAW music, using it on 17 shows to date including CMT INSIDER, TOP 20 COUNTDOWN, their CMA AWARDS coverage shows, also BAYOU BILLIONAIRS, CAN YOU DUET, MY BIG REDNECK WEDDING, DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM, THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH, GATOR 911, TEXAS WOMEN, SWEET HOME ALABAMA, SOUTHERN NIGHTS, TRICK MY WHAT,  CMT CRIBS.

After leading a pop/ rock band with Tony Award winning singer/actress IDINA MENZEL (Broadway shows “Wicked” & “Rent” FOX tv show “GLEE”), the boys founded the band QUICKDRAW, released 2 albums “Quickdraw” and “America and Me” and collected numerous awards along the way.

QUICKDRAW’s s band members have played as EDDIE MONEY's backing band, playing such hits as "TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE",  "BABY HOLD ON TO ME", "I WANNA GO BACK" .  QD’s Steve Ronsen is Eddie Money's Musical Director for Eddie’s play "TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE”.

The movie "MOVING McALLISTER" starring JON HEDER(Napoleon Dynamite & Blades of Glory) MILA KUNIS(that 70's Show & Family Guy) RUTGER HAUER(Batman Begins & Blade Runner) written by and starring Ben Gourley and now available at BLOCKBUSTER, features QUICKDRAW's writers Ronsen & Hawkins’ song "AMERICA & ME".

When asked about influences bassist & songwriter Kevin Hawkins says its “every juke box in every dive bar we ever warmed a barstool in….. the dives always have the best jukeboxes!”

Singer, guitarist, songwriter Steve Ronsen adds “we have heard comparisons vocally to the Eagles & Keith Urban as well as musically to Lynyryd Skynyrd, Zack Brown Band, Montgomery Gentry, Brooks & Dunn but whatever it may be it touches people and satisfies us and that’s what’s important.”

Based out of Nashville for 2 years, Steve Ronsen and Kevin Hawkins, were touring with some of the top acts in country music while penning all the songs for multi – award winning QUICKDRAW as well as those for a SONY/ USA Networks NASHVILLE STAR finalist with whom they had also been touring.

BAND MUSICIANS:

STEVE RONSEN – LEAD VOCALS, LEAD GUITARS

KEVIN HAWKINS – BASS GUITAR, BACKUP VOCALS

GLENN SHERMAN – LEAD & SLIDE GUITARS

TOM PANTALEO – DRUMS, BACKUP VOCALS

 contact: 516-316-5362  email: designingmusic@aol.com                  www.quickdrawmusic.com