Volunteer


About

Volunteer is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Cory Quintard. Shortly after starting Volunteer and recording the first EP in Orlando, FL in 2014 Quintard packed up his things and moved to Nashville that same year to pursue his passion playing music full-time. In February 2015 he independently released his debut EP, 'The World Will Begin Again' produced by Jeremiah Dunlap, which gained a great listenership on Spotify and Soundcloud. The EP's namesake single was quickly streamed over 100,000 times with follow up singles "Somebody's Everything" and "Waking Up" also breaking the 100,000 mark within the year. The music video for "The World Will Begin Again", released along with the album, performed well on YouTube with over 10,000 views on its own. The success of the debut EP translated into album sales and eventually a licensing deal from The Music Bed, the micro-licensing site based in Fort Worth, TX. Performances at The High Watt, The End, Mercy Lounge and Musicians Corner followed along with being one of three musical guests at the nation's premier conference for creatives and storytellers---Story Conference.

Volunteer embarked on their first full band tour in the Fall 2016 in support of Matt Hire's 'American Wilderness' Tour playing 25 dates in just over a month across Florida, Texas, The West Coast, The Midwest, and The Northeast just as the second EP was nearing completion. "The World Is Ours" released in June 2016 as the lead single of the second EP of the same name and in just under 6 months it has been streamed nearly 10,000 times on Spotify. "In The Unknown", the second single off 'The World Is Ours' EP released on March 3rd, 2017 leading into the release of the 5-track EP on April 7th, 2017. Volunteer drew a packed crowd at Nashville's The Basement for an EP release show on May 18th with fellow Nashville locals Civilian and Pat Kiloran.

2018 finds Volunteer with a new release slated for August. The first single "Money" will release independently and distributed by ONErpm on March 2nd with the follow up single, "On The Line," set for release on June 1st. A Spring tour in support of "Money" is slated for April taking Volunteer back to his stomping grounds in Florida with a Northeast tour in June in support for "On The Line" and an August release tour along the Midwest lining up for this year. The ambition and determination behind not just the music that Cory releases but with every aspect of the sound he has created as Volunteer permeates even through his live performance---putting everything on the line to create a memorable experience---something money can't buy.


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Biography

Volunteer is the moniker of Cory Quintard originally from Jacksonville, FL. Volunteer releases music with pop sensibilities, soaring vocal melodies, anthemic arrangements, and honest lyrics meant to make the listener engage. “The songs are meant to bring a sense of wonder and hope to people who choose to seek it out. Life many times presents us with safe and risky options, and my goal is to help people find the peace that comes with knowing you did what you could while you were here.” Volunteer released his first EP, The World Will Begin Again in February of 2015, with a follow-up, The World Is Ours in 2017. In support of The World Is Ours, Volunteer did a full band U.S. tour with singer-songwriter Matt Hires. Cory is currently in the studio working on music for 2018. He resides with his wife Robyn in Madison, TN.

Contact/MGMT/Booking: Jose Arredondo
Press: Defacto Productions
Licensing: The Music Bed
Label: Independent
Genre: Indie Pop Rock
Location: Nashville, TN
Markets: Nashville / Florida
Availability: Support/One-offs/Festivals


Noteworthy
Over 50 TV placements across 15 networks or brands including Hewlett-Packard, Audi, Hennessy, United Way, Pivot Network, A&E, MTV
- 906,507+ streams on Spotify
- 28,500+ monthly listeners on Spotify
- 55,200+ streams on Soundcloud
- 23,670+ views on YouTube
- Shared the stage with Civilian, Aaron Krause, Liza Anne, Matthew Perryman Jones, Matt Hires, Pat Kiloran
- Performed at The End, The High watt, Mercy Lounge, Musicians Corner, The Bluebird Cafe, The Basement in Nashville
- 'American Wilderness' Tour direct support for Matt Hires. 25 dates, 1.5 months (South, Midwest, East and West Coasts)


Press
- 4/5/17: No Country For New Nashville 'The World Is Ours' EP premiere and first listen
- 4/3/17: Noisetrade New & Notable Feature
- 3/27/17: "In The Unknown" music video premiere on Atwood Magazine
- 3/3/17: "In The Unknown" single premiere on East of 8th
“The World Will Begin Again” on A&E's Born This Way, S2 E8

- "Leap of Faith" on MTV's Teen Mom OG, S6 E1
- "Waking Up" on MTV's Teen Mom 2, S7 E1
- "The World Will Begin Again" on MTV's Catfish, S5 E7
- "Hope" on MTV's Suspect, S1 E4
- "Somebody's Everything" on Audi at Home TV Ad
Other TV ads: HP Mobile Printing, Hennessy, United Way, Pivot Network
- 12/5/16: YouTube Channel Alex Rainbird Music “The World Will Begin Again” feature
- 11/23/16: IndieSheep “Lose My Head” single review
- 3/4/15: Relevant Magazine “The Drop” The World Will Begin Again EP review
- 1/29/15: I Heart Moosiq The World Will Begin Again EP feature


Releases
"The World Is Ours" EP April 2017
"The World Will Begin Again" EP February 2015


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Photos by Ryan Alexander