Quinten Broid

Quinten Broid

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Biography

The journey dates back to the early 1990’s. The first musical seed was planted.

Quinten Broid is an energetic South African born singer/songwriter. When you think of South Africa, you immediately think energy, rich, vibrant colours, friendly people, and that is exactly how you can describe Broid. He has a contagious passion for the creative process and for life in general. Broid was born in small-town Kathu, in the Kalahari region of South Africa. He had an upbringing filled with wildlife and the great outdoors and started exploring with music since the age of 8.

What started as a pocket money job, playing piano in a local restaurant, turned into his life calling.

Being a formally trained pianist, Quinten brings the piano and guitar to life through a strong passionate combination of well placed lyrics and clear cut vocals.

An enthusiastic Photographer and Traveler, Quinten has travelled to the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands and stayed a year in Miami, USA, where he had the opportunity to share his music in the ocean city’s restaurants.

When the opportunity arrived in 2008 for Quinten to record at Streetlevel Studios in beautifully vibrant Cape Town, he immediately packed his bags and drove south to the coast. His ‘hands on’ approach in the creative process of his songs is reflected in several Broid penned and produced songs along musical contributions from Chris Tait and the Fazeka Childrens Choir. His first full length recording, Story of my life, show Broid’s remarkable ability as a vocalist, producer and songwriter.

Early in 2009 Quinten founded the WE NEED LOVE FUND. Quinten, with fellow musician friends, will donate a percentage of their earnings from performances into this fund. Funds will be used to buy musical instruments, such as accoustic guitars, and donate them to communities where needed. The musicians will assist with the training on the instruments.

" Music is such a strong medium and individuals benefitting from this project, has the power to make a difference in their community's social situation."

Anyone who would like to contribute to this fund in any way, is welcome to contact us.

Quinten is currently touring throughout South Africa
Bookings 082 926 0598 or mail to music@quintenbroid.com


Lyrics

We need love

Written By: Quinten Broid

the cry of a soldier not allowed
running around to find his dignity

the walk of the brave man standing tall
looking around to find his destiny

the teacher looks into her eyes
just to see his own empty happiness

where did I go so wrong?

CHORUS
if my eyes regain their breath
my heart will stop searching
you’ve always carried me through everything
for that, now, I need you so

hiding away from an empty lie
who can tell where to go?

he’s lying awake looking up at the stars
he’s chasing the long awaited answers

maybe we should all look up to the stars
to learn what’s it’s all about

lend a helping hand

CHORUS

CHILDREN CHOIR
we need love to help us carry on
we need love to help us carry on
we need love
we need love

CHORUS

Copyright Controlled – Quinten Broid

Discography

I love you now
Story of my life
Maybe
Not the only one
Run to you
Hold on tonight
We need love
You had my heart
I'm here for you

Set List

QUINTEN BROID SONGS:
I love you now
Story of my life
Maybe
Not the only one
Run to you
Hold on tonight
We need love
You had my heart
I'm here for you
More than what I bargained for
Shinning for you
'Cause I have you
Right next to you
Hell of a lover
My everything
Where you belong
Paint, write and love
27 Dresses
Happy endings

COVERS:
You and Me - Lifehouse
This year's love - David Grey
The animals were gone - Damien Rice
Halleluja - Leonard Cohen
Goodbye my lover - James Blunt
When you love someone - Bryan Adams
In this life - Ronan Keating
Always on my mind
The way you look tonight
Angel - Sarah Mclaghlan
The first cut is the deepest - Cat/Rod