Michael Quinn & The Virgin Suicides
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Michael Quinn & The Virgin Suicides

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The best kept secret in music


"Best Bets: Michael Quinn: Sounds Like Tom Petty at Luce"

by Sarah Henning
This guy could be Tom Petty's progeny. It's almost creepy, hearing Tom Petty's voice come out of Michael Quinn's decidedly younger and swarthier vessel. The St. Paul acoustic rocker recently released his first CD, titled "sushi, sex, music," after Quinn's three favorite things.
Best Bet. - Duluth News Tribune

""In the Lead, Michael Quinn no longer content to follow along," says the Post-Crescent."

Article can be read at:

http://www.everysecretthing.com/quinn/news/news_04_july_17.htm - The Post-Crescent

"Virgin Suicides to perform at White Winter Winery in Iron River"

IRON RIVER — Michael Quinn and his new band, the Virgin Suicides, will perform live at the White Winter Winery in Iron River on Saturday, July 24, at 2 p.m.
Quinn’s songs stir his fans with soulful singing and frank lyrics. His music reflects the journey of a man who has toured the world playing music, seen a lot of crazy things, had his heart broken, and yet still knows how to have a good time. A grisly but tasty mix of Roots Rock and Americana, Michael Quinn and the Virgin Suicides are too tasty to be missed! Michael is currently touring regionally in support of ‘sushi, sex, music,’ and a west coast tour is in the works for the fall of 2004, followed by an east coast tour being booked for the spring of 2005. After that? Ireland. His tour appearances have and will continue to include radio interviews, in-store performances, and crazy on-stage antics. - The County Journal

"For more/current press please go to following link"

http://www.everysecretthing.com/quinn/news.htm - Various


sushi, sex, music 2004
audiophile's guide to the twin cities, 2004 (produced by MCAD and the Pioneer Press.)


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** Finalist in the 2004 Zippo Hot Tour... stay tuned for more info.
** Won placement on the "Audiophile's Guide to the Twin Cities," voted by readers in an online poll at twincities.com, produced by Pioneer Press and MCAD of Minnesota. His track, "Virgin Suicides," garnered praise from Pioneer Press pop music critic Ross Raihala.

Years of drumming for bands such as the Whiskey Sournotes, the Regulars, and Speedway can make a great singer-songwriter of a man. Quinn follows in the footsteps of many other great drummers turned singer-songwriters: Dave Grohl, Don Henley, and more recently, Pete Yorn. Never mind the drumming, though. For those of you yet unacquainted with Quinn, you’ll soon discover that it’s all about the songs.

Quinn first recognized his life path as a musician when he was four years old. His grandmother took him to the Grand Ole Opry to see Johnny Cash- and from that moment on, music was his life. Quinn moved to Minneapolis in 1986 to start drumming with his first band, Thought Factory. He went on to drum for some of the area’s most popular bands, including the Whiskey Sournotes, Mandrake Scream, the Regulars, Speedway, the Cogs, and more; all the while he was learning guitar and studying the craft of songwriting. He traveled all over the United States and Ireland as a musician and earned a music degree from MusicTech in Minneapolis in 1992. It wasn’t until just before the turn of the century that he finally decided it was time to perform his own songs.

Now, after five years on the road as an acoustic musician, Quinn has recorded his first EP, the impressive and always honest “sushi, sex , music,” with production by Bernie Larsen (Spinout Records, Cry on Cue, Melissa Etheridge), and with musical appearances by Bernie Larsen and Eric Koskinen.

“sushi, sex, music” (named after Quinn’s three favorite things in the world, in no particular order) features seven songs that have been compared to Tom Petty, Van Morrison, and the Band… it is the honesty that rings true on each and every song, from his soulful singing, to his frank lyrics, to his timeless song structures.

Quinn’s live shows are equally honest- not to mention an all out good time. Whether he performs solo or with his band, he is always engaging and having a great time, giving his all for every single note of every single song. This is something every person in the audience can feel. He cares about his music, he has a great time, and so does the audience.

A national CD release is planned for late summer 2004, followed by a tour in support of “sushi, sex, music.” Check out www.everysecretthing.com for more information.