Quinn Band

Quinn Band

BandFolkReggae

Just the right blend of smokin' folk & reggae! A little bit of acoustic folk encircled in bass-heavy reggae dub and burnin' roots versions, lifting smiles on faces for more than 3 years. Quality penmanship that understands the modern world meets great music, meets people, and brings them together!

Biography

Quinn is a lion standing tall and proud in the sunburnt Aussie musical landscape.

Socially concerned, politically active, a humanist; he's the kind disliked by corporations that exploit society to make money. "Life for me is about people coming together. And stangely enough, our modern-day lifestyles seem to be driving us apart. I think it's deliberate, & I'm standing up and letting 'em know that we want real change, and we're not going to ask, we're just going to take!"

"I think reggae and folk music is owned by us - people; and it's about people too, so it's a perfect genre to express what I feel. I'm not another materialistic singer trying to ride the hype rollercoaster." Reflecting on the things that matter, what's needed to move us forward is drastic change. "It's about realising who and what we are, instead of letting the media decide what we learn." And the main message of the music? "A little bit more love. For each other and ouselves. Undoing the things that the winning-is-everything economy has brought with it."

Starting off as a solo folk singer, Quinn's been lifting smiles on faces with the band for the last 3 years. A muso's apprenticeship served out on literally thousands of different pub stages, through night-long sweat-soaked gigs, saw penmanship and understanding of the world gradually evolve - right alongside the band's bass-heavy reggae dub and burnin' roots versions. And thus created is the Aussie soul of the John Butler Trio & Carus meeting the Wailers, rollin' up some Sublime, and lighting it up with a Marley flash! An inviting reggae groove to ignite any and every heart.

His pen a mighty sword, Quinn's songs don't waste ink. "I support veganism because since I took the plunge, I feel better than ever before, and because it's a little bit of action to help the ailing planet. We're trapped in modern-day slavery; debt and the daily grind, without knowing ourselves." Laughing, Quinn says "Life's not supposed to be a grind mate! Change is just around the corner. We've got tough economic times coming, and what we need are educated minds to topple the cabalistic media and finance monopolies - Once we get that shit out of our way, we can start to really go somewhere!"

"That's what I reckon is the way foward, the window within, not the window without."

"I can't lay claim to being perfect, but who is, and who needs to be? I'm just trying to care. It's such a beautiful world we live in !"

"I'm fighting with everything I've got, and I'm never giving up."

Lyrics

Every Day

Written By: Quinn McHugh

she's there in the morning
she brightens up my whole day
if the sunshine is calling
I know it's gonna be ok
open up my eyes and breathe in slow
fighting this insistent gravity
what a crazy world makes you feel
nothing's going right
but the power to change it lies with you and me

Oh, every day, take it all on come what may
Oh, every day, I feel love I need to display

she's there in the morning
she brightens up my whole day
she tells me she loves me,
I feel it's gonna be ok
corporations, ineffective government, we're working harder and longer just to pay the bill
life's sweetest pleasures are heaven sent, fancy clothes and plasma screens just bitter pills

Oh, every day, take it all on come what may
Oh, every day, I'm feeling fine like a sunny Saturday

If you should ever feel, that it's hard to live
You've got a friend in me, always, mondays, fridays, always

Oh, every day, take it all on come what may
Oh, every day, Every day your love knocks me sideways!

She's there in the morning, every day, every day.

Learn to Live Again

Written By: Quinn McHugh

Again, I hope I haven't let you slip too far away
Each passing day, dreams come true for eternity
Light on in your window
Warm hearts welcome you home

I hope you see, I have learned to live again
meant to be, one chance to breathe, live it up my friends

Whose, whose embrace does your body need now
Aloud, I'm calling to a higher power
Smiling down, from the blue sky to the ground
So high, don't wanna come down, down

I hope you see, I have learned to live again
meant to be, one chance to breathe, live it up my friends

Oh yeah,
I hope you see, I have learned to live again
meant to be, one chance to breathe, live it up my friends

I hope you see, I have learned to live again
meant to be, one chance to breathe, live it up my friends, live it up my friends, live it up my friends

Good People

Written By: Quinn McHugh

Every time I meet your eyes, I get high
Climate's so hot, but nobody seems to mind
I'd rather live and let live instead put it to bed, I gotta make a little bit more peace just a little more love, I said
In a storm rise up, we gonna climb up, live a little different
Stand up ride rough yes enough is enough, I'm sending out my respect

Come on everyone let's forget our troubles and dance
Lay down our trouble set aside our differences
Come on everyone let's forget our troubles and dance
Lay down our trouble set aside our differences

Travel somwhere different and strange
A moment close to a show upon a stage
I'd rather live and let live and bathe in the sunlight,
Gotta make a little bit more peace just a little more love, allright
In a storm rise up, we gonna climb up, live a little different
Stand up ride rough yes enough is enough, I'm sending out my respect

Come on everyone let's forget our troubles and dance
Lay down our trouble set aside our differences
Come on everyone let's forget our troubles and dance
Lay down our trouble set aside our differences

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Come listen the nice, nice, reggae style
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Woooah
So I said

Come on everyone let's forget our troubles and dance
Lay down our trouble set aside our differences
Come on everyone let's forget our troubles and dance
Lay down our trouble set aside our differences

Just One Moment

Written By: Quinn McHugh

Heavenly sky, do you know the way
To unity, maybe something we can find today
Cause sometime you rain, this time you'll shine
If we stand up for fredom, we can move the lines, that bind and restrain us all,
The writing's on the wall
Do you hear it call? War for peace makes no sense at all

It only took one moment of my life to decide I'm gonna live
Life is but one moment in this existence

Heavenly sky, is it time for us to arrive?
At our destination, for all creation, that we might survive and turn the other cheek
But we're just out of reach
With no chance to speak
Breathing silently
Stop, I wanna get off, do you feel the loss? Can't witness no more suffering

It only took one moment of my life to decide I'm gonna live
Life is but one moment in this existence

It only took one moment of my life to decide I'm gonna live
Life is but one moment in this existence
It only took one moment of my life to decide I'm gonna live
Life is but one moment in this existence

Discography

Blazin' Infernal - 4 track EP
Revolution - Single
From Up Above - Single
Learn to Live Again - Single
Good People - Single

Set List

Typical Set - 1hr.

Learn to Live Again
Just One Moment
Wake Up
I Shot the Sherriff (Marley & the Wailers)
Revolution
Higher Law
From Up Above
Sing Upon the Mic
The System
Good People