Conor Quinn & The White Chalk
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Conor Quinn & The White Chalk

Paulstown, Munster, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Paulstown, Munster, Ireland | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter




"Conor Quinn & The White Chalk"

Three was certainly the magic number this evening here in Doyle’s as the third band that took to the stage brought a good night of music to a close in the way it deserved. There is a very precise and humble feel as everything creeps in on “Wolf Watching” which then becomes more exacted as the play picks up. The broad definition in the arrangement comes to give it all a sharp cut that turns it into a big number with all the right credentials. The keys and cello trace out a solemn feel on “Atlantica”. The very cautious approach shows in the way it builds. There is also a lot of notability in how it is delivered which pulls it all in quite diligently. The lead single off their current EP “Golden Kids” was next. What shows in “The Architect” comes up with the goods for the band. The rise in the rhythm is angled very well. This results in the urgency meriting a commanding presence that gives the delivery a definitive kick from the cajun. The cello again marks out their sound on “Fade To Grey”. The keys come in behind that and it all builds from the opening. The vocals linger finely on it and add something of splendour. Everything is tidy and applied well to give it a nice even flow. They close out with an excellent track called “Carnival Of Light”. This bursts through as it takes off and really sees the band hit the ground running. The trajectory carries off in the rhythm and everything in their play matches up. The catchy and riles up feel to it all is consistent and nothing short of excellent.

Up next from the band is a gig at The Sugar Club on September 22nd and their EP “Golden Kids” has already been reviewed and will be included in the October issue of U&I Music Magazine. - Unsigned & Independent


Still working on that hot first release.



Emerging band White Chalk have certainly been creating a buzz since arriving on the Irish music scene only a year ago. The seven piece band which is fronted by popular Voice of Ireland finalist Conor Quinn have begun building an army of followers after a phenomenal year which saw them sell out their first headline gig at Dublin’s Sugar Club, top the ITunes album charts with their debut EP and support some of Ireland’s biggest bands such as Kodaline and Keywest in Ireland’s most prestigious music venues.

White Chalk was formed after talented singer/songwriter Conor Quinn held auditions to find his band after spending two year writing beautiful, heartfelt music following his Voice of Ireland success. The band is an eclectic mix of some of Ireland’s finest young talent. They use an impressive array of instruments such as guitar, cello, keyboards, drums, mandolin and bass. Their full sound compliments their impressive five part harmonies and the unique vocal tone of lead singer Conor Quinn.

After working with two top producers; Tom Fuller who worked with the legendary Amy Winehouse and Philip Magee who has worked with Kodaline and The Script, the band released their debut EP “Golden Kids” which shot into the ITunes album charts at number one. The EP received critical acclaim with Golden Plec describing it as “effortless and infectious pop with a warm glow that makes it made for radio”.

Following the success of their debut EP, the band were invited to play at Electric Picnic, Ireland’s most respected music festival. The Musical Director of Electric Picnic was extremely impressed by their performance and confirmed that he would love the band to return.

2014 looks to be a busy year for the talented young named. Their new EP is expected to be released over the coming months and hype has already begun to generate from fans and critics alike. White Chalk plan to hit the festival circuit hard this year and have already been confirmed to perform at numerous music festivals including Hype Festival in Longford, Knighthood Festival in Kilbeggan and NewC Fest in Ballymahon house.

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