These guys are great and they are playing on Thursday 20th May 2010 at The Actress and The Bishop, 35 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1EH - £4 Advance, £5 on the door.
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Support from Capture Kendall.
Rocky indie type band - really tight live. Saw them in torquay a couple of weeks ago for their album launch - 1000 people at that show!
Initially a five piece, The Quails first joined forces over a pint three years ago in a Devon pub. All five had been in previous bands, but shared a desire to be more focused in their approach to music. At first just a hobby, things gradually became more serious as the band realized that they were building up an army of supporters. They earned their stripes gigging in pubs in the South West, and their loyal army of fans were rewarded at the end of last Summer when the band were chosen to open for Muse on the first night of their Resistance Tour and were featured as part of a BBC3 documentary about the gig. They also supported The Kooks at The Eden Project and Motorhead on the main stage at The Bulldog Bash. As yet unsigned, these gigs were all as a result of them being spotted in smaller venues.
The first album, "I've Heard it's All Rumours"www. was released in 2008 to much acclaim.
Last year the band also played at festivals in Turkey and Jersey and headlined a number of smaller music festivals; they played on the Britbus in Bristol and for the Jack Wills sponsored varsity polo party in Windsor. A TV production company followed them to Turkey where they made a documentary about their invitation to play at an EU funded festival just 50 miles from the Iran/Iraq border. The documentary is currently being entered for national film festivals.
Now a four-piece, the band entered the wonderfully atmospheric Sawmill studios on the River Fowey in January of this year to record their second album "Master of Imperfection" Producer Simon Honywill who is the head of department for sound for The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury described the album as dynamite. The album, called “Master of Imperfection” will be released in May, with the first single Argentina coming out on the 3rd May.
Festival season 2010 kicked off for The Quails in The Alps supporting Newton Faulkner and KT Tunstall at The Altitude Festival. A busy Summer lies ahead with festival appearances at Beach Break Live, Chagstock, Reading, S. Devon Festival, Relentless Boardmasters to name but a few.
The Quails are fronted by prolific and talented songwriter Dan Steer who has a distinctive and powerful voice and is a charismatic performer. Rhythm and energy is supplied by Sam Banks on Bass and Chris Prentice on drums. The music is on the rocky side of indie, and although there are countless nods to the musical greats, The Quails have very much developed a distinctive sound. Dan’s voice is instantly recognizable, and Max Armstrong’s guitar riffs have to be heard to be believed. Max was recently cited by his old guitar tutor at Exeter Academy of Sound and Music as being the most accomplished student ever to pass through the Academy. Dan’s keyboard playing combines with good old rock guitar to create a perfect fusion of old and new. Topped off with sublime harmonies, it’s no wonder this band are attracting so much attention!
Go To Magazine “The first time I saw this Indie rocking five-piece live, they blew all the other bands clean off the stage; tight, professional and oozing with energy, The Quails are the real deal”, The Fly Magazine