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QUAERY is a new project from longtime music collaborators Erik Schee and Scott Christopher. The duo draw from their background in folk and pop songwriting while exploring new sounds influenced by contemporary indie, pop, & R&B trends. QUAERY’s sound is rooted in Erik and Scott’s collective skill sets as multi-instrumentalists. Story-driven lyrics are accompanied by immersive arrangements full of washy guitars, synthesized percussion, heavy 808 bass, and carefully crafted keyboard sounds. The duo released their first EP, "Until the Sun Stopped Glowing", in January 2022.

QUAERY released their second EP, "Dark Magic is Real", on September 29th, 2023. This new collection of songs was written, produced, and engineered entirely by Scott & Erik. The songs tell stories ranging from everyday love to out of body experiences and fantastical thoughts. This 3-song release takes the listener from thoughtful, intimate verses to loud, danceable hooks. The EP is available for streaming on all major platforms.

More About the Band

Erik and Scott began their collaboration in the Minneapolis-based indie folk group, The Paper Days. In their former band, they explored their passion for songwriting, became a staple of the local music scene, and made regular appearances at venues such as The Icehouse, 7th St Entry, and Aster Cafe. The band released its debut album "Falling Is Easy", which received radio play on The Current, Go 96.3, and KFAI. In its final project as a band, The Paper Days collaborated with the University of Minnesota’s music program to compose Maycomb, a three-movement suite for rock band and wind ensemble. They debuted this work to an enthusiastic full house at UMN’s Tedd Mann Concert Hall.


Outside of their original-music projects, Erik and Scott are both full-time music educators. Erik is a drum set and percussion faculty member at MacPhail Center for Music. He teaches students of all ages and abilities in one-on-one settings as well as in group settings via the various ensembles he oversees. These include jazz combos, rock bands, percussion ensembles and youth orchestras. Scott manages The Scott Christopher Studio, which provides a variety of private and group music classes around the twin cities. In addition to general music classes, Scott's studio has a focus on providing music opportunities to historically underserved populations, particularly individuals with disabilities.

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