Phoenix Q
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Phoenix Q


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"Phoenix rise as night's stand-out act"

THE Mill, brain-child of those people over at Miller Genuine Draft, is the newest project for Scotland's music industry, bringing the best emerging bands, solo artists and DJs to the stage to showcase their talents. It's a one in a million idea that ADVERTISEMENT

runs between Edinburgh and Glasgow, with, as the website states, "no record promoters, no judges, and no door fees – just the music, the crowd and the beer".

Last night it was Edinburgh's turn to play host to two up-and-coming bands; Phoenix Q from the city itself and the Dead Good Villains from West Lothian. However, it was to be the last at The Caves before The Mill moved home literally a two-minute walk away, to a venue known throughout Edinburgh as being one of the best for electro club nights and – especially – live music: Cabaret Voltaire. It's for good reasons too!

First to take the stage was five-piece turned seven-piece Phoenix Q – the normal line-up of the band plus two backing singers, who were used as promotion when they turned their backs to the audience during the last song to show the band name on the back of their T-shirts. The guitar-driven piano rock fivesome started their set off with a total howler of a track, the kind that would pull anyone who listened into the music by their ears. It is completely mindboggling to say the least as to how such an exceptional band and its super talented members have remained out of the spotlight since they formed in 2006. As proof of their skills, a cover of Seal's Crazy was played, rocked up and more alive than ever, before an original track described as "slow but bloody epic" calmed the room before it again erupted with immense musicianship and catchy lyrics. - Edinburgh Evening News

"Phoenix Q, The Mill, Edinburgh"

As the Mill prepares to move to its new home at Cabaret Voltaire next week, Edinburgh’s The Caves waves goodbye to the 'genuinely different live music experience’. The Mill features tonight Phoenix Q, a mellow and happy-go-lucky collaboration of musicians; and Dead Good Villains, a band from West Lothian whose sheer energy and high-speed tracks set the Caves on fire for the final night.

Phoenix Q perform first this evening with all 7 members filling the massive stage. Phoenix Q evolve around leadsinger Phoenix Quigley, a funk/soul kind of guy bringing influences from acts such as Aretha Franklin and Jamiriquai to his band. As a whole, Phoenix Q is a mix of specialities and talents, with each musician bringing their own taste ad music style to the band. This makes Phoenix Q an interesting concoction of rock, soul, punk and funk-pop.

The mix of musicians and styles makes for a great show because it gives the act variety. We are treated to calm acoustic numbers juxtaposed with energetic keyboard-lead tracks, never overseeing the whole funk-pop-soul driving the majority of songs. Phoenix Q are a youthful group with a contagious happy aura: there is no escaping the heart-warming grins of the musicians as they deliver their good-hearted, friendly music.

Phoenix Q claim that they are filling a void in the local pop scene that Indie music killed, but in reality the band seem to be snuggling into an ever-growing Scottish indie-pop scene. Whilst their brand of music is something a little different for The Mill, it seems naive for the band to presume they are creating something unheard of in the Scottish pop scene.

"Songwriting Review"

SONG - Hello, Goodbye

This song travels along quite nicely, the delivery is also quite nice, and pretty much current sounding with some nice indie rock vibes, The writing talent is there, as is the musicianship ! I like this sound so I’m going to put it up to the next level and see what happens, but I’m also thinking that these writers might just have something more up the sleeve . . .which could tip the scales and place them an outright winning slot for sure . . . .I do hope so !!

JUDGE - E Lee (06/01/09) - Festival for Stars


So far we have put together a 5 track demo that can be heard on our myspace.



Hailing from Scotlands glorious capital city Edinburgh, Phoenix Q started out as a solo act in 2002 and became a full on 4 piece in October 2006 playing their 1st gig for the Edinburgh Oxfam Oxjam festival. Since then Phoenix Q have gone from strength to strength playing throughout Scotland at some of the best venues around such as the award winning Jazz Bar in Edinburgh and festival favourite the Bongo Club. They have also had the pleasure of performing live acoustic sets on local and national radio stations like BBC Radio Scotland and Leith FM. Their most notable performance has been supporting chart toppers, Wheatus in Glasgows Rockers venue as part of Wheatus’s most recent UK tour.

Now back as a solo project for the time being due to a move south to the bright lights of London and looking to get together another great line up of musicians to rock your socks off at our gigs. The gigs have definitely not been put on the back burner, I'm going out on my own again, just me and my guitar, it'll be nice to strip it back again for a while.

The Phoenix Q sound comes from a diverse mix of influences from rock bands like the Foo Fighters with Dave Grohl's amazing lyrics to great pop bands like Scissor Sisters. Basically I love music and as long as I can find something good about a song then I won't have any prejudice against a band and just love the music for being the music (you should do that with my music to)

If you want to know more about Phoenix Q then contact us or come to our gigs or listen to your radio because we can be heard there every now and then when we infiltrate some poor unsuspecting radio station and take over.

Listen to our music, enjoy, chill out, dance.