Quinn Band are an eight piece from sunny south-east QLD who aren't afraid to be the ones to start the party. Heaving festival crowds and staunch critics agree; the band are blazing a unprecedented path through reggae, roots and folk, stopping at nothing to deliver a high energy show, sending their infectiously catchy grooves across the universe.
“The music is identifiably Aussie, is created by and comes from all of us”, shares dreadlocked bandleader Quinn McHugh, obviously not long out of bed on a sunny Thursday afternoon. “Having multiple songwriters in the band gives our sound diversity, which I love. Our grooves cover vintage reggae, dub, the NZ and pacific sound, Jamaica, and the folk-infused Aussie acoustic reggae style."
Overflowing with genuine spirit, the music has earned them respect with both their fans and their contemporaries. With the launch and tour of their much anticipated self-titled EP in early 2013, mixed by renowned producer Jeff Lovejoy, Quinn Band are keeping the fire burning with a constant schedule of shows and QLD/NSW tours, including support slots with Brisbane's massive reggae outfits Darky Roots and One Dread.
Being an independent band today has it’s challenges, but the crew aren’t worried. “We make the effort because it’s worth it. There’s a business side to the game, but the great thing about music in general is the way it transcends the daily grind. All the politics, the lies, the disgrace, can't defeat the music in all of us."
2013 is looking a fine year for the crew. Keep an ear to the ground, Quinn Band are coming to a stage near you!