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Meet Quentera

What's the story behind your band's founding?

A few years ago, we were crafting when we saw the Mardi Gras Party band playing in the crafting hall. Rhawwen thought it would be a cool idea to get a band playing. About a year later, after many months of traveling, the Mardi Gras and other bands on Crick inspired Rhawwen to arrange songs. And so, Rhawwen started to dabble in Maestro and became addicted. We have been playing almost every Friday at the Bread and Jam.

How did your band get its name?

Our name was created by Combining one of our favorite metal band names ((Pantera)) and our Kinship Name ((QuendeNosse)). Quentera's meaning can be interpreted by using the elvish word Quen = Elven, and Pantera = Panther. ((Elven Panther))

How did your members meet one another?

We all met 6 years ago threw some mutual friends and we stuck together like glue ever sense.

How would you describe your band's music?

The Aleford Band play an eclectic mix of musical genres in which the only stipulation is that the tune has to be good and entertaining. Ballads, jigs and reels, rock, classical and pop tunes all appear in their repertoire.

How do you decide which songs to play?

Our decisions are based on things from requests to what ever mood we are in.

Do you have a signature song?

If we had a signature song, it would be one of three option. Worth, Tortured Hobbit Burrow, and Alice in hell.

What's the highlight of your band's time together?

Getting everyone to jump around, run around like lunatics, howl, and scream at each other. Basically, a Mosh pit.

Does your band play a regular concert? If so, when and where?

Fridays B&J, Bree south gate and anywhere in between. Also will play on the Arkenstone server as well and the only places we play there and at the south gate and crafting hall.

Does your band have a website, Twitter feed, Youtube channel, or links to any performances?

No we do not currently have external pages however if anyone would like to give some advice on to which site to use, Please contact Rhawwen.

What's the one thing we should know about your band above all else?

If you pass out from drinking to much, dont be surprised if you wake up with a shaved head or markered mustache if you have no hair to shave.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about your group?

Here's the back story on our members:

Rhawwen Draconis - Born in the Grey Havens, shortly after the battle of the Last Alliance. Young Adult, around 3000 years old. She grew up reading books of history of Arda, from her father, Balagan, and learned to hunt from her mother, Sapphiriel. In between those years studying and hunting, she would eventually learn music from minstrels of the Grey Havens. And from then on, music became a integral part of Rhawwen's life.

Gwendynn - Born in Gondolin, 137 years before the Last Alliance of Elves and Man, stayed with family from her mother's side as her father, Misterian, wandered middle earth searching for something unknown. She learned her music from her guardians who were renown for their songs of rich history and valor. Gwendynn was once a member of High King Gil-galad's personal army and fought beside him at the last battle of Dagarlad, where she took a wound from a morgul blade. Those were her last memories before waking up to this age and to the war with Sauron.

Celtica and Emeraldellen - Born 22 years ago, they are the daughter of a warden, Meriagold. The girls grew up always playing songs and begged to join the band. Darralldime - Slammed on the head with a lute at a young age and cant stop thinking of sweet riffs ever sense.

Danifilt - Why did you decide to go under the pseudonym DaniFilt? "It was for Cruelty And The Beast and I’ve no idea why, probably because my surname’s crud. It’s not that great when they book you into Inns under Mr Filt, and you get your StablePass out, and they say no."