Biography

There are, at least, two artists known as Quinn (none to be confused with Glee’s Quinn and the Cheerios): 1) A USA artist / composer. 2) An alias of Glasgow, Scotland’s A Band Called Quinn.

1) A USA artist (Orison Records), who also composes music for television & film. Since graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance, he’s collaborated with such notable artists as Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen, REM, Ice-T, Michael Brook, Mitchell Froom, Paula Cole, Belinda Carlisle and East Mountain South. In 1994 his critically acclaimed debut CD Quinn was released and charted number two on Virgin Megastore’s ‘Top 30’. It remained there for nine months with four of its songs being featured in the movies Silent Trigger and Father (Winner of Damah Film Festival Award). In 1996 his second CD Ecstasy in Avila, which included the song Sacred Revelation, aired on radio nationwide and most notably on Morning Becomes Eclectic. It charted both on the Gavin and CMJ charts and was also featured on several compilation CDs, including Elevation II, Respirar II and Tribal Dreaming. His third CD called The Solemn Vow, released in 1998, was conceived as a modern world opera ballet and merged world music and classical music together into a very unique hybrid. In 2000 he released his fourth CD called Chasing Silence on his own independent label called Orison Records. Acedia (The Noonday Demon) was included on the soundtrack for the Academy Award winning film Crash. In 2003 Orison Records released Quinn’s fifth CD, Beneath the Quiet, which made the ‘Best of 2003’ list at Backroads Music.com and played on Morning Becomes Eclectic 89.9 KCRW with Nic Harcourt in Los Angeles, XM Satellite Radio and Radioio.com. In 2004 Ensoul was released by Orison Records with the song Stand By The River With Me being featured in the movie Americanese, and A Simple Kind Of Life featured on a compilation called Luna, along with other artists Moby, Damien Rice and Chris Botti. The Great Unfolding and A Simple Kind Of Life also received much air play. In 2005 and 2006 Quinn recorded and toured the world with Tracy Chapman, playing the Tonight Show, the Today Show and Tavis Smiley. 2007 saw the release of Quinn’s seventh cd, Becoming, which was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios as well as recorded and mixed in St. Petersburg, Russia, Cour Des Loges, France, Los Angeles, California and Maine.

He’s composed numerous pieces for television and film, including the music for the launch of the UPN Network, the Roseanne Talk Show theme, Promos for CSI New York and CSI Miami as well as the opening title song for the film Sub Down called Saving Rain, featuring Stephen Baldwin and Gabrielle Anwar. He’s written many compositions for the top Music Library companies that can be heard on television, film and radio around the world every day.

Currently Quinn is gearing up to tour the world playing his unique drum/percussion kit in support of his latest cd release, secrets from the whisper dome (First in a series of records on Chimeric Cinema). www.orisonmusic.com

2) An alias of Glasgow, Scotland’s A Band Called Quinn (officially known as ‘Quinn’, 1999 to 2002) - a duo of Louise Quinn (songwriting & vocals) & Bal Cooke (production & drums) - they have releases aliased under this name, inc: Luss & Inbetween Worlds (inc’ Autumn). Official site: http://aBandCalledQuinn.BandCamp.com.

Edited by IanAR on 22 Nov 2010, 21:49

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