PQF event in Stroud yesterday

Great day out in Stroud yesterday, great bands, great cause and a good time was had by all.

Thanks to all the organisers and to all who came raising nearly £500 for the foundation

Take it easy

Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Baker Street

Absolutely top night at Baker St tonight. Thanks to all who came to see us. We really appreciate your support

Cheers
Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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The Q Live !

Regular readers will already know this…

This is how we pay for the recording and production of new original music: by getting out there and playing live!

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Whether it’s the O2 academy or your local pub, in front of 6 or 600; well give you a performance that’ll get you on the dance floor!

Be great to see you at one (or more) of the shows. Be sure to stay tuned – new dates are being added all the time!

Cheers
Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Pontllanfraith (hope I’ve spelt it right!) last night…

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Absolutely cracking night last night in the Welsh valleys ! Big thank you to Enjoy Yourself Scooter Club for putting us on. Fantastic Crowd, great sound all coming together for a good few hours of ‘Q’ style mod! From the opening chords of Strange Town right through to the sing a long version of David Watts we had a ball and left the stage as it should be left – knackered, sweaty ( and a bit grumpy at having to pack all the kit away ;) ) Apologies to those who were trying to leave the car park while we were loading the trailer!

Look forward to a return gig – hope to see our Welsh friends again soon

See you in Nottingham on Good Friday

Cheers
Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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New gig announced in aid of Cancer Charities

The Q will be playing at Nells Bar in Willenhall on Saturday 19th April. The gig will be a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK. If you’re in the area (or even if you’re not) come on down and give us your support, it’ll be a great night and also help to raise valuable funds for worthy charities.

Tell your friends !

Cheers

Tim
The Q

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Communication Breakdown

Your Trending Song:
Communication Breakdown
was played over 20x this week
http://youtu.be/7SdXxiltZbE

Cheers

Tim
The Q
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Parkas Bar 18th April

Come and see us in Nottingham – full on 60′s mod set!

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March of The Mods! (and beyond)

Sunday 2 March sees us undertake our first leg of the March of The Mods 2014 in Luton. Events that we’re really proud to be associated with and part of. MOTM kicks off a busy spring for us with trips to South Wales, Croydon and Nottingham alongside a home town support slot with From the Jam and a good old knees up over the Bank Holiday in Gloucester! As always we’ll be very happy to see you at one or more of these amazing events! #theqmodfollowers

Take it easy and stay sharp

Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Nice Interview -even if I do say so myself…

Thanks to Rebecca

Take it Easy
Tim
The Q
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Science, We Are The Mods, mutual appreciation society….

Cheers

Tim
The Q
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Science to be featured on the We are the Mods February show,

Received the following from DJ Warren Peace…

Tim,
We are the Mods is airing on 8th Feb and will be available for download after that (featuring the Q and ‘Science’ which is our office’s fave track right now!) I will be sending you flyer and URL for the show as SOON as it airs so you can promote with your fan base and drum up some excitement, but in the meantime, can you share the event and let them know your lads are featured? URL is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1385505431671817/
Cheers, WP

subscribe to the show on Podomatic.com or iTunes. It is THE Show to be listening to for all things Mod…

Take it easy

Tim

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Chemical Overload e.p. distributed by Time for Action records…

‘Brand new 4 track EP on 12inch with a stripped-down sound full of energy, soul and imagination. These guys celebrate a mind blowing mix of 60´s RockPop and late 70´s/early 80´s Mod Revival/post-punk UK. But it doesn’t stop here. Once again The Q capture that working class edge – the scuffles and annoyances from our streets and society today. Produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers) the songs reminds to bands like the Damned, The Jam, Gang Of Four and the Godfathers to name a few.’

A bargain at 6 euros plus p&p

Visit http://www.timeforaction.de to order your copy.

Chemical Overload is also available from Blazer Records http://www.blazer-records.co.uk

£5 plus p&p

Cheers
Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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2014! The Q Spring into Action!

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Some great stuff coming up for us in the months ahead! March of The Mods, FTJ, Parkas Bar for The Q ‘sixties experience’ and much more…

Don’t forget – the Chemical Overload e.p. is on sale through Blazer records and Time for Action http://www.blazer-records.co.uk http://www.timeforaction.de you can also still get hold of Sonically Sound and The Issues e.p. too

Stay tuned for more news….

Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Chemical Overload e.p. out now!

Released on 9th December, our new 12 inch vinyl e.p. could be winging its way on to your turntable for the paltry sum of 5 quid!

All you have to do is pay the Blazer Records site a visit and job done! A copy will be all yours!

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www.blazer-records.co.uk

Cheers
Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Chemical Overload e.p. released 9th Dec 2013

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Chemical Overload the new 12inch vinyl e.p. will be released on Blazer Records.

To order your copy go to: http://www.blazer-records.co.uk or http://www.facebook.com/blazrec

Follow Blazer Records on twitter @blazer_records

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Here's a taster - our new video for Communication Breakdown
http://youtu.be/7SdXxiltZbE

Cheers
Tim
The Q
Www.theq-hq.co.uk

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March of The Mods 2014

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Rocking it for the Unsigned…

http://www.forksterrocks.com/

Chemical Overload reviewed, an interview with Mike, what more do you need?

Cheers

Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Live in Bristol at The Addaction Recovery Conference 2013

Fun night in Bristol last night -thanks to all who came to see us. We hope you had as good an evening as we did.

Check out the work of Addaction http://www.addaction.org.uk or follow on twitter @AddactionUk

Cheers
Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Chemical Overload e.p. release date set for 9th December

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Our new 4 track vinyl e.p. will be released on 9th December.

Details of how to order to follow this week

Cheers

Tim
The Q

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The Q live at Baker St, Southgate St, Gloucester. Thursday 7th Nov

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Chemical Overload

Our new 12 inch, 4 track vinyl e.p. ‘Chemical Overload’ will be available in December 2013.

Here’s a sneak preview over the cover artwork

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Details on how to order/purchase will follows in the coming days and weeks

Stay tuned!

Cheers
Tim
The Q

http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Chemical Overload reviewed

http://emergingindiebands.com/the-q-mod/

An interesting review from Tim Whale

Cheers
Tim
The Q

http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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The Q to support FTJ in Stroud next April

Yes it’s been officially announced…

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See you down the front!

Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Where have all the good times gone?

Here’s a link to our video for The Pete Quaife Foundation. We recorded a version of The Kink’s Where Have all the Good Times Gone for inclusion on the new Pass it On CD which is released on 21st Sept.

For more details please go to:

http://www.petequaifefoundation.com/order-cd-pass-it-on.php

Cheers

Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Chemical Overload!

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Video Shoot news

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New Single ‘Communication Breakdown’

http://www.reverbnation.com/theqhq/song/18491876-communication-breakdown

 

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Your Band Needs You!

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The Q on 7 Digital

Here’s a link to our digital catalogue on 7 digital, including our NEW SINGLE Communication Breakdown!

http://www.7digital.com/artist/the-q

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Communication Breakdown on Spotify

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New Single ‘Communication Breakdown’ Out Today!

Our new single Communication Breakdown is out today and available to download from all your favourite download sites

Here’s a link to download from iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/communication-breakdown-single/id677949029

Take it easy
Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Goytre Arms last night

Great gig at The Goytre Arms last night. Thanks to all who came to see us. Looking forward to another trip to South Wales soon!

Cheers
Tim
The Q
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31st August

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The Q at The Queen Victoria, Stroud, 31st August

Originals in the afternoon with The Jarrs and The Watts; followed by an evening of mod classics!

See you down there!

Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Diamond July review on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Piece of Power Pop, 1 July 2013
By CiniMoD

This review is from: Diamond July (MP3 Download)
If you like your pop anthemic, shallow but deep, that rocks and swirls for 3m 46secs, then you must buy this now.
If you do not, then buy it anyway and you soon will.

Diamond July on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00CYIRHQG/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt/280-8973523-4135419?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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Diamond July AirPlay

From this Friday “Diamond July” by The Q is being played on Neil Glaves show “The Hit Factory” which is broadcast across 148 commercial radio stations around the world – If you haven’t already got a copy, get one today from Amazon or iTunes: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Diamond-July/dp/B00CYIRHQG

http://www.facebook.com/l/_AQF7iXWh/https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fgb%2Falbum%2Fdiamond-july-single%2Fid652581968

Take it Easy
Tim
The Q
http://www.theq-hq.co.uk

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Pete Quaife Foundation – Pass it On!

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Buy our new single ‘My Life’ on Amazon

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March of the Mods 2013 – Quadrophenia UK

http://www.quadrophenia-uk.com/march-of-the-mods-2013.html

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Acoustic Gig in London – CANCELLED

Just to let you know that our acoustic show at Angels in  Islington has been cancelled by the venue.

 

Cheers

Tim

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2013–The New Year is amongst us! Getting ready for recording the new E.P.

We met up with Greg Haver on Thursday night in preparation for our recording session in Cardiff starting on Monday. Greg gave us some really good advice regarding the structure of the songs. It should be a really good few days. All of the band are looking forward to the experience!

Keep tuned in for more news on how it’s all going – hopefully with some pictures and videos from the the days ahead.

Happy New Year all

 

Take it Easy

 

Tim

The Q

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Addaction New Year Appeal

Please get behind this appeal – send to as many people as you can.

Addactions New Year appeal is out!

We need your help to get this out to as many people as we can, work colleagues, our partners, family and friends

Donating is easy just follow the link to Addactions website and click on the donate button

Donating even the smallest amount can and will make huge difference to children who are affected by their parents drug and alcohol misuse.

As Emma says in her letter: “Christmas should be a time for celebration, but if a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem, it can be a difficult and even painful time”

To read more of Emma’s journey please follow this link http://www.addaction.org.uk/page.asp? section=567&sectionTitle=Helping+Families+this+Christmas

Together we can help to ensure that for Christmas in the future, parents, children and families can look forward to a time of happiness, free from addiction. Isn’t that the greatest gift anyone could give at this time of year?

Could I ask that you email, tweet, facebook the link out to everyone that you know so that we can continue to create more success stories like Emma’s!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! Best Wishes Fundraising Team

Addaction 67 to 69 Cowcross St London EC1M 6PU

Compassionate, Determined, Professional

We are committed to putting service users back in charge of their livesand at the heart ofour organisation.

Visit Addaction’s websiteatwww.addaction.org.uk

Thanks
Tim
The Q
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A Busy Winter ahead…

Hi all

Looks like a busy few months ahead for the band:

Scally’s at the end of October, Baker Street, November followed by our first London gig for a few years at Monto Water Rats on 1st December and Gloucester Guildhall supporting The Beat on 9th December

and then there’s the recording of the new E.P in January!

‘Should be good’ is an understatement!

Keep on Keepin’ On

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Cheers

Tim

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All geared up for the IPO!

So…

Get set for a couple of cracking gigs this weekend as part of the IPO festival in Liverpool:

Saturday it’s Erics (5pm)

 

Sunday, The Cavern (1pm?)

See you there!

Cheers

Tim

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A Message for the people of Lichfield…

The people of Gloucester did us proud on 27th January, you have much to live up to! Rise to the challenge!

Outdo the people of Gloucester! Come and see us at The Feathers in Lichfield on 24th February. Its free to get in and we’ll be selling copies of ‘Sonically Sound’ on the night for only a fiver! Get your best gear on and get out on the town!

See you there for a crackin’ night of Mod classics and new material plus some of your favourites from the album!

Take it Easy

Tim

www.theq-hq.co.uk

 

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A Message for the people of Gloucester…

Outdo the people of Tamworth!

Come and see us at Baker Street on 27th January…

Cheers

Tim

The Q

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A Message for the people of Tamworth…

You missed a great gig!

Happy New Year

Tim

The Q

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Album Launch Party – The Buthay Inn, Wickwar

And so it came to pass…

‘Sonically Sound’, our debut album was launched on 28th April which coincided with our gig at the Buthay Inn.

We had an excellent turn out for the show – many thanks to all those who came along. Playing a mixed set of tried and tested covers and tunes from the album, after a slow start everyone was soon up and jumping!

It was great to see some old friends and also some new faces at the gig – special thanks to Theresa (and entourage!) Sara and Kath, Rob and (non) members of the Stroud Scooter Collective.

There really is nothing better when you look out from the stage to see a mass of bodies all getting into the music and enjoying what you are doing – Thursday was a special night and we’re looking forward to going back maybe later in the year.

To all those who bought a copy of the album on the night – we really hope you enjoy it and would love to hear your feedback. If you feel inclined to contact us please do so on info@theq-hq.co.uk - look forward to hearing from you soon!

Take it Easy

Tim

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28th May – Sonic Ballroom, Cologne

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2011 – Hello again…

Hello again…

Well I’ve been away for a bit (no not prison!) but now I’m back and ready to continue the documentation of life in The Q!

I seriously could not believe that I hadn’t posted a single item since 2009! To regular readers I apologise!

So… What has happened since 2009? Where to start?

Well, we’ve mostly been away writing and recording our first album ‘Sonically Sound’ The album was recorded in our own studio at Mike’s and will be out on Time for Action Records this April.

It was an excellent experience (if a little time consuming!) and we have to thank Ben for production and mixing. We’re really pleased that we’re about to release our first full length album and are looking forward to showcasing songs from the album at forthcoming gigs this summer.

2010 was also the end of an era for the band. Unfortunately Rob decided that The Q was no longer for him and left us back in the summer. He was a founder member of the band and left with our love and best wishes.

We recruited Dean to the band in the autumn and spent some time rehearsing before embarking on our first gig in ages at The Foresters Arms in Melksham. It was great to get back in the saddle after so much time in the studio and it gave us the taste for getting out and playing live again.

Looking forward into 2011 will see us going at it full tilt again in true ‘Q’ style – we’ll be promoting the album by doing a short tour in Germany during May, filming a video for ‘Being Totally Frank’ in March, playing Run to the Hills Scooter Rally in August and god knows what else!

Look out for more posts to keep you up to date – keep it ‘Q’

Take it Easy

Tim

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