a previous life Q was known to friends and acquaintances
as Colm Quearney, the guitarist and songwriter
with not one but TWO of Ireland’s more daring bands (DRAGONFLY
1991-94 & LIR 1994-1999). As if being one of the country’s
top guitarists in both the studio and the road for headline acts
such as Jerry Fish & the Mudbug Club, Mundy, Mark Geary, Bronagh
Gallagher, and Pugwash were not enough, Colm released his first
solo album “The World’s Not Round”
to overwhelming critical success in 2001 on his own Strange Vibe
Records. The success of his debut proved to be a beacon for the
independent music community thus proving you don’t need to
be signed to be major record company to make a brilliant album!
During the tail
end 2003 Colm simply became Q to the delight of small children and
grown-ups everywhere. His current band, HALLUCINATIONS, features
Zamo Riffman [drums], Andy McDonald [bass], and Bill Blackmore [trumpet].
With the classic power quartet line-up in place, the band went to
work on what would emerge as the “The Body Electric”
album, covering a wide range of genres from 60’s Spector pop
lushness to esoteric garage rock to reckless abandoned roots with
previously hip singles "Carol" &
"Baby Lets Dance" and now "No
Pulse", Q's critically aclaimed album "Body
Electric" manages to broaden horizons everywhere.
Truly a must buy for every household.
Current World Tour of Ireland:
tue. 10 january, roisin
dubh, galway (tadhg cooke support)
thu. 19 january, the
sugar club, dublin (tadhg cooke support)
sat. 28 january, oxmantown
hall, birr, offaly (tadhg cooke support)
fri. 17 february,
the spiritstore, dundalk * (keiron black support)
thu. 23 february,
dolans warehouse upstairs, limerick * (keiron black
fri. 3 march, cyprus
avenue, cork * (keiron black support)
not round' - what the critics said…
fruitful and diverse album is a collection of some
outstanding songs juxtaposed with airy experimental instrumentals"
track classic of pop moods with immaculate playing"
- Event Guide
are never less than inventive and inviting. A “Quear”
great stuff" - The Irish Times
solo album is an enjoyable burst of well crafted power pop and
dreamy melodies" - Entertainment Ireland