UPDATE (3/23, 11 a.m.): Colin Deyalsingh has been located in Colorado Springs, Colo., according a Facebook message from the band posted Tuesday night:
He has spoken to members of the team and we have a person with him at this point. He is currently safe and without injury. We wish to thank every single one of you who helped us during this difficult time. The outpouring of support and love was overwhelming. We would like to thank all of the law enforcement agencies and members of the press who did everything in their power to get the word out to help us find our friend. We do not know any of the circumstances that led Colin to Colorado and we do not know anything further at this time. This is not our story to tell, and any further information about this will have to come from Colin and his family. Thank you all again for lifting us up in our time of trouble. We will never forget it. We are happy our friend has been found.
Oklahoma’s The Damn Quails, a popular act on the Red Dirt circuit, are frantically searching for their tour manager after he disappeared during the band’s gig last Saturday night at the Firehouse Saloon. According to a message posted Monday morning on the Quails’ Facebook page, Colin Deyalsingh was last seen around 11 p.m. as the Quails were taking the stage. He left behind his belongings, and has not been seen since.
We are all extremely worried about Colin. If anyone at the show or in the area has any idea about where he may be, or if anyone saw him anywhere in the Houston area, please let us know as soon as possible.
Comments on the group’s two Facebook posts Monday offered a steady stream of prayers for Deyalsingh’s safe return, as well as several promises to contact friends in Houston-area law enforcement. The band noted that, to their knowledge, Deyalsingh had not wound up in any local jails or hospitals. According to the Firehouse’s Kim Imber, the venue’s staff is at a loss as well.
“All we know is that he was last seen at 11 p.m [Saturday],” she said via email late Monday. “Our manager looked through our surveillance videos but was not able to find anything of note to report. Could not actually pinpoint anything out of the ordinary.
“Sure hoping for a good outcome,” Imber added.
By Monday evening, the news had been shared statewide and into Oklahoma, with no sign of Deyalsingh. In a second Facebook post Monday night, the band thanked fans for all the messages of support, and noted, “every possible piece of information has been given to the authorities, and we are using every avenue possible to locate Colin.”
Discouraging speculation about “what may or may not have happened,” the message added, “We ask that you please remember that some people in this situation are missing a father, son and brother.”
Formed in 2010 as a partnership between singer/songwriter/guitarists Gabe Marshall and Byron White, the Norman, Oklahoma-based Quails debuted with 2011's Down the Hatch and became a sizable draw throughout the region thanks to songs like "Fool's Gold," "Me and the Whiskey" and "So So Long." Their most recent album, Out of the Birdcage, was released last September.
"The police haven't told us much of anything," said Michael Krug at the Quails' management company, CTK Entertainment, this morning.
The band urges anyone with information on Deyalsingh’s whereabouts to call CTK at 512-312-9350, as well as the local authorities.