Born and raised out of the local Rhode Island music scene, The Naticks is a high energy indie band that has played together for over ten years. The Naticks’ original sound has been described as an eclectic pop-rock mix, featuring female lead vocals and backed by driving instrumentals. In addition to original music, the band plays a variety of high energy, classic and modern cover music. The Naticks have played all over New England, recently headlining shows at Harpoon Brewery’s Oktoberfest, Ocean Mist, The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, among others. The band has won Rhode Island Monthly’s readers poll for Best Rhode Island Indie Band in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Telli Quinn is a vocalist that has been singing and playing piano since she was 10. She has previously been a part of several choirs and ensembles ranging from a tight-knit group of 12 to a state-wide group of 60 members. Other than playing music, her hobbies include art (painting, drawing, and sculpting) and being by the ocean. As the only female in the group, she adds higher range and accompanying harmony.
Ross MacAndrew has been playing guitar since he was 9, but really stepped up his playing in high school after listening to Hendrix. Through jazz band, ensembles, and impromptu jams he’s learned to love switching between lead and rhythm. Beyond music, he enjoys hanging outside, comedy, and running. He is a graduate from Northeastern where he studied business and music.
Drew Croll is a semi-self taught bassist who spends the majority of his time not playing the bass, but rather slapping it silly. Well known for his high voltage stage antics, Drew kicks up the energy of The Natick’s live performances. He enjoys outdoor adventures, a variety of sports and relaxing with friends. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with degrees in Economics and Political Science.
Chris Capuano is a keyboardist and vocalist for The Naticks. He began his musical career in the 1st grade, learning to play the piano via Suzuki, a Japanese training method which teaches students by ear. After years of classical lessons, Chris decided that rocking out with friends was way more fun and has been playing music with Ross and Drew since 2008. In addition to music, Chris is an engineer by day. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling.
Nick joined The Naticks in the Fall of 2018, and jumped right into action with a number of sets at local festivals, proving his skills as a drummer and ability to learn on the fly. His commitment to music is exemplified by the fact that he is in the process of building his own studio. Nick is a graduate of Rutgers University, and is looking forward to bringing his unique sound and style to the group!
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