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MAN RUNS 5K WHILE SINGING & PLAYING GUITAR!
July 10th, 2011— SEATTLE, WA —Â Over 1,600 runners converged on the Seattle suburb of Mill Creek on Saturday for the 26th annual â€œRun of the Millâ€ road race. But only one of them was singing and playing guitar for the entire 5k race route: meet Lou Trez, front-man for northwest pop-punk band Quickie. And at 23:19, he made good time. Quite an chievement for a runner with an acoustic guitar strapped to his chest. â€œNo disrespect to Eddie Van Halen, but I am now the fastest singer-guitarist in the world.â€ Trez quips.
Trez is no stranger to this kind of stunt: last September his band, Quickie, played a world-record setting 44 shows in a single day! Billed as the â€œ40 Quickies in One Nightâ€ tour, the exhausting stunt had the band dragging their equipment from door to door, city to city, to perform a single song at each venue. â€œThat was a marathon, this was more of a sprint,â€ says Trez. â€œBut singing, running and playing power-punkâ€¦non-stopâ€¦was definitely itâ€™s own challenge. I trained for weeks.â€
Trez says his motivation was simple: â€œSeattle is on the short-list of healthy U.S. cities. Iâ€™m just doing my part to prove that statistic right.â€ And, of course, a little publicity wonâ€™t hurt Quickie or their singer. â€œDear shoe companies: I am available for endorsements!â€ he half-jokes. â€œSeattle rocks, rolls, and runs!â€
Now that the race is over, will Trez return to the traditional rockâ€™nâ€™roll lifestyle? He shakes his head. â€œI run every day. Youâ€™re more likely to see me with a water bottle than a beer bottle.â€
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Quickie is a 3-piece pop-punk band from Seattle, Washington. Quickie’s songs have been featured in the hit series “Vampire Diaries”on CW, â€œParenthoodâ€ on NBC, and in the movie “Our Lips are Sealed” featuring the Olsen Twins. The band recently shared the stage with Vicci Martinez of the Voice. You might have also heard Quickie’s work on ESPN and Fox Sports. Quickie continue to make international headlines with their song and video â€œBikini Barista,â€ recently as part of a news-feature on Taiwanâ€™s Chung Tâ€™ien Television. Visit www.youtube.com/quickietheband to see what all the excitement is about for yourself.