NEWQUOTA is an English funk rock band from Bristol, founded in 2015 by singer-songwriter Jacob Spencer (from whose artist name the band is named). The band have been performing in Bristol, filling such stages as Mr Wolfs, the Fleece, the Grain Barge, and a few pop-up festivals. In the autumn of 2016 the band took a hiatus so that bassoonist Bethany and lead vocalist Jacob could tie the knot. The band are now back in full force ready to start touring brand new material.
The band's name initially came from Spencer's album of the same name, for it was at the launch of this album, in October 2015, that the band first joined forces: "I named the album after recognising a new era was dawning in my personal and creative life as I was leaving the community house I was living in, just outside of Bristol. I suppose the name was a form of greeting to the new season with a bagful of new ideas!" - Jacob Spencer.
"Jacob blends silken riffs on the guitar with peppercorn words of punch and power, whose melodies are chased by Lou on the synthetic ivories, hemmed in by the tight rhythms of Joel on drums, and growling underneath is the monster bass brought by the bassoon." - Bethany describing the band's sound.