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Miami, Florida, United States (1967 – 2004, 2011 – present)

NRBQ (the New Rhythm and Blues Quartet) are a rock/power pop band which formed in 1967 in Miami, Florida, United States. Since their formation, The Q have gained a large cult following despite limited commercial success.

They are well known for being a very versatile group; their style on a single album can range from jazz to blues to country to pop. Fans know and love them for their wacky quirkiness and unpredictability in concert.

NRBQ’s 1994-2004 incarnation comprised of members Terry Adams (vocals, keyboards), Joey Spampinato (Bass), Tom Ardolino (drums), and Johnny Spampinato (Guitar). Past members include Al Anderson (1972-1994; Guitar), Tom Staley (1967-1974; drums), Steve Ferguson (1967-1971; Guitar), and Frank Gadler (1967-1972; Vocals, Cowbell). The band’s most stable incarnation lasted from 1974 to 1994 and consisted of Terry Adams, Joey Spampinato, Tom Ardolino and Al Anderson.

The band has kept a small, but extremely devoted cult following in its 40 year career. Many well known celebrities are fans of the group, such as George A. Romero, Mike Scully, Matt Groening, Elvis Costello, John Sebastian, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Penn and Teller and various staff members of the review website Allmusic.

The band’s only chart hit was 1977’s “Get that Gasoline Blues” (which only hit #70 on the American pop charts) and the band would only briefly flirt with success throughout their career (such as the band’s several guest performances on the extremely popular Animated sitcom The Simpsons during the show’s 10th

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