Sir Q, the imposter

Sir Q, the imposter

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The band is a culmination of avant-garde musicians and creative antithesis that delivers a sound so unique that your most dormant senses are intrigued.

Biography

Sir Q emerged from the creative obscurity of an anonymous writer and an old book that spent decades hidden away on a basement shelf.

The band is a culmination of avant-garde musicians and creative antithesis that delivers a sound so unique that your most dormant senses are intrigued. Hailing from Haverhill, Massachusetts, Sir Q tugs at the same nostalgia with locals as the city’s abandoned shoe factories and mills. What resonates is the band’s common passion for music and the influence of cultural elements like art, film and literature.

Founded in 2000, Sir Q is a fresh approach to the proverbial verse-chorus-verse rock band. Together, Gene Fontaine, guitar and vocals; Matt Learoyd, drums and vocals; Tony Rossetti, bass and vocals; and Addam Zaino, guitar and vocals, craft complex sound armed with dense vocal harmonies and angular rhythms. Each band member lends to the vocal dichotomy: Think Beach Boys meet the alt movement. Sir Q evokes bands in a similar vein like Jesus Lizard, Nirvana, Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age and Fugazi. Sir Q has headlined at some of Boston’s most notable venues including The Paradise Rock Club, The Middle East (Upstairs and Downstairs), Bulfinch Yacht Club and Bill’s Bar.