Listen to “Please Who You Want To”
Quantus Quick Facts
• Formed in 1975 after morphing from a previous band called Springfield.
• Original configuration of the group lasted for 3 years.
• Played at a fundraiser held by Margot St. James, the self-described feminist and creator of COYOTE (“Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics”).
• While playing at Travis Air Force Base, a fight broke out between some airmen in the audience, knocking over the band’s equipment in the middle of a song. Band got the rest of the night off with pay.
• Steve Miller once sat in with some of the members at a private party in Mill Valley.
Where are they now?
- Dean Roumbanis lives in Santa Rosa and is still playing venues.
- Drummer Rocky Vannucci is now a Sales Manager at Coldwell Banker.
- Guitarist Matt Womack is now a high-end contractor in Marin County
- Keyboardist Paul Bursch passed away in Nevada in 2012. He was still playing and writing material until he died.
- Bassist Randy Thomsen was a Marin County painter and playing in bands until he passed away in 2012.
- Rick Shirley Pierce has vanished. Rick, if you’re out there, drop a line and say hello!