The Stripped Sessions w/ A Band Called Quinn
+ special guest John Rush
SATURDAY 28TH JUNE 2014
A Band Called Quinn are a female fronted art-pop band from Glasgow. Singer/songwriter Louise Quinn & producer/drummer Bal Cooke met whist dressed as aliens performing for a surrealist theatre company. Other member are Steven Westwater (bass) & Robert Henderson (trumpet/keys). The band have worked with French Producer/ DJ Kid Loco (produced album Luss & Louise appears frequently on his records) & Alex Kapranos (played on first album Inbetween Worlds).
Bal has worked on a lot of Domino Records releases by The Pastels, Tenniscoats, Bill Wells & International Airport. Investment from Creative Scotland in 2012 supported a flurry of multimedia activity for the band spawning an award nominated short film Oh Jackie which screened at Canne last year & a critically acclaimed collaboration with Grid Iron theatre director Ben Harrison, Biding Time (remix). Previously the band toured with Vanishing Point Theatre company in their production of The Beggar’s Opera . The album of songs from the show has sleevenotes penned by Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin .
The band can be heard on various soundtracks to films by the likes of David McKenzie & Penny Woolcock & TV productions such as the Kudos produced The Borrowers (BBC 1).
The band are set to tour Biding Time (remix) this spring & release a single from the soundtrack which has already picked up radio plays from Dermot O’Leary, Tom Robinson & Janice Forsyth.
‘Louise Quinn has a wonderful voice’ (Madonna)
‘Incredible’ (Ian Rankin)
‘A pop-art treat ‘ (Q)
‘Our favourite Glaswegian music makers’ (The Herald)
‘...Incredible songs...’ (Big Issue)
‘Excellent Electro Stompers’ (The Guardian)
‘A Band Called Quinn aren't just one of Scotland's best bands, they are one of Britain's’ (The Daily Record)