The sound of silence for a couple of weeks…. After our busiest period for a long time, it’s time to put our feet up for a couple of weeks and prepare for the Big Country gig in Gloucester. October has flown by – following on from an excellent night in Cheltenham at the Frog and […]Read More Decibel Overload
The Q on the road this Autumn!Read More Autumn’s here but not too much ‘mellow fruitfulness’! (plenty of Mod racket though!)
The power of social media played its part in our 5th gig of the summer. Regular readers will know that we hadn’t planned to do 5th gig, with nothing in the diary until September. However when a plea for bands was posted mid week for a festival right in our backyard we had to answer […]Read More Off the bench and making an impact – The Q at Sounds of Cotswolds 5
To cap off our latest run of gigs this summer we find ourselves in our ‘home’ town (2 thirds of us at least). It’s Saturday night and we’re in the Old Bell on Southgate Street. A funny little place but a decent enough room. With shoppers on their way home we embark on building the […]Read More The local music scene is alive and well and lives in Gloucester
What a way to follow up our adventures in Southampton! 7 days later and we’re in the Capital; Pride, The Who at Wembley, Stevie Wonder in Hyde Park and four great acts at The famous Dublin Castle, a place so steeped in North London musical history you can feel it coming out of the walls! […]Read More Camden – still the coolest place in London : The Q at The Dublin Castle 6th July 2019
This could turn into a ranty post from a frustrated musician about how people don’t go out to venues to support local independent music any more – but it isn’t. Instead I want to tell you about what a FANTASTIC time we had in Southampton yesterday evening. Yes it was the hottest day of the […]Read More You! Yes You! (And your friends) you really should get out more! – The Q at The Joiners 29th June 2019
Looking forward to giving this an airing at our shows this summer and autumn!!Read More Chill Pill
The Q will be ‘Opening Up’ for The Circles on their 40th Anniversary tour at The Thunderbolt in BristolRead More New date: Thunderbolt, Bristol May 10th
The Q confirm new gig date at Bar Tiger in Southport, MerseysideRead More New Date confirmed: Bar Tiger, Southport
The Q will be opening The Big Yellow Music Fest on 1st June 2019 in aid of The Big Yellow Bus Project helping homeless people in GloucestershireRead More The Big Yellow Music Fest…
In 2013 we released the four Chemical Overload songs (Science, Communication Breakdown, My Life, Diamond July) digitally across various download and streaming platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Google play etc). On a monthly basis we receive a report on how the songs are doing. Whilst I was having casual look at our general performance I noticed that […]Read More My Life streaming activity
THE Q ARE LOOKING TO PUT A SHORT TOUR TOGETHER LATER THIS YEAR (LATE SUMMER OR AUTUMN). WE’LL BE HAPPY TO PLAY SUPPORT TO LOCAL HEROES OR HEADLINE AS YOU SEE FIT. HOME OR ABROAD, BIG OR SMALL, WE’LL COME TO YOUR TOWN TO DELIVER OUR OWN BRAND OF POWER POP TO YOUR AUDIENCE! IF […]Read More CALLING ALL VENUES!
GREAT TO BE BACK AFTER OUR WINTER HIATUS! WE’RE BACK IN THE STUDIO WORKING ON NEW OUR NEWLY RECORDED MATERIAL WHICH WE HOPE WILL BE WITH YOU VERY SOON! WATCH THIS SPACE FORNEWS ON HOW YOU CAN ACCESS THE NEW TUNES…..Read More BACK IN THE STUDIO…
Recording for the new ‘mini’ album is coming along nicely! Drums and Bass all down and now on to the guitar(s), vocals and all the nice intricate bits that probably only we will notice in final mix 🙂 Obviously a way to go yet – but keep on the look out for news as we […]Read More Recording the new material…
Great to get together with the lads last night, we’re well on the way to writing the follow up to The Nations Recreation! We’ve written at least 4 new songs (and have plenty more in the pipeline) that have come together over the last month or two and will probably get an outing at gigs […]Read More New material coming together nicely…
It’s always great to return to a venue where we’ve had some good nights, and the Vaults in Rugeley is no exception! Very welcoming and appreciative audience that likes to party! We’ll be on stage from approx 21:00 on SATURDAY 3rd JUNE. Come and be part of The Nations Recreation! See you down the front […]Read More See you at The Vaults in Rugeley on Saturday night
Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at The Kings Head in Dursley last night, we hope you enjoyed the show and a big thanks to those who wanted to hear more of our original tunes. We always tend to put a couple of ours in but Rock n Roll Herberge got its […]Read More Dursley audience requests originals over covers….
With the weather set to hit the hottest it’s been this year, what better way to end the working week than to join us at The Kings Head in Dursley! Come and let off some steam! We’ll be blazing through the set with all the usual heat and passion you’ve come to expect! As the […]Read More Dursley, Friday night, it’s going to be a scorcher!
We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new on-line merchandise e-store! Just click on the Merchandise link on our home page and you will transported to a world full of t-shirts (and a tea towel!) All products are responsibly sourced, organic and printed on-demand. Happy Shopping! Tim The Q http://www.theq-hq.co.ukRead More New! On-Line Merchandise Store!
Website is back! In my opinion much less clunky and stripped down. To celebrate I thought I’d share this short Spotify playlist! Take a look and tell us what you think: http://www.theq-hq.co.uk If the playlist disappears for whatever reason use the link below: https://open.spotify.com/user/timfromtheq/playlist/3zEBNXYi5oZYrZIltQUwd2X Cheers Tim The Q http://www.theq-hq.co.ukRead More New ‘slimmed down’ website..
Looking forward to tonight’s gig in Frome at The Cheese and Grain. It’s always a privilege to be on the bill when FTJ are in town. We’ll be on early doors and it will be great to see you there support band fans!Read More Cheese, Grain, FTJ and Us!
We’re on the last lap of our latest trip to Modernworld Studios. 4 tracks all recorded with Mike putting the last guitar line down at this moment. This is the first time we’ve used brass on any of our songs and it sounds amazing. Just the mixing to go now – really looking forward to […]Read More The last guitar line….
Over the last few weeks we’ve been working hard to perfect our latest tunes in readiness for the studio in early April. All 4 songs are coming on really well and we’ve been really pleased with what we’ve done so far. We’ve also started to write some brand new material too, which in these early stages (we […]Read More Rehearsing like good ‘uns!
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the long awaited return of Hard Up’s Half Hour; the little known series of mixtapes by yours truly…. Take it Easy Tim The Q http://www.theq-hq.co.uk mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/timfromtheq/hard-ups-half-hour-the-return/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]Read More Hard up’s Half Hour – The Return
Unbelievable to think this original recording is ten years old! I remember Mike bringing this song to the band and being really impressed. I instantly liked it and still do. In a lot of ways I prefer this version that appeared on Takin’ a Detour Vol 3 than the one that eventually took a starring […]Read More From the Archives: Through Your Eyes – original version
Weve spent some time over the Christmas period getting some new demos together with a view to hopefully recording with Greg Haver in the spring. 4 or 5 new songs , some of them showcased at recent gigs, will be ready to unleash on the general public hopefully in the early summer. watch this […]Read More New demos ‘ couldn’t get much better!’
Absolutely blinding night last night in Cardiff supporting FTJ and meeting our new friends The Riff. One of the best audiences we’ve ever had ( we really must get some more gigs in South Wales!). A real old school atmosphere leaving me with memories of all the great gigs we went to when we were […]Read More Not quite a ‘tube station’ but The Tramshed will definitely do!
Great gig in Redcar tonight with The Wainstones and The Face! Brill audience, slightly dodgy radio interview on http://www.modradio.co.uk.We definitely met and made some new friends tonight! Looking forward to our acoustic session in Richmond tomorrow.. Take it easy Tim The Q http://www.theq-hq.co.ukRead More Redcar tonight!
The Q head to Shrewsbury – supporting From The Jam New town, new venue and another great chance to support the one and only FTJ! Hope to see you there – click the link for tickets! Take it easy Tim The Q http://www.theq-hq.co.ukRead More The Q head to Shrewsbury – supporting From The Jam
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Chemical Overload by the hard hitting modern Punk/Rock prodigies: The Q. is an EP to set your mind ablaze. From its pulse pounding rhythms that forever drive their melodies into your mind, to the rip-roaring wail of the guitar work. If one could imagine The Jam, Who and Ramones sat…
looking forward to playing at Maida Vale as part of the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield. It was a great weekend last year and a superbly organised event. Heres the full line up for the weekend at Maida Vale – were on at 9pm Saturday. Hope to see you there https://www.facebook.com/events/1577584609165763/Read More Tramlines Festival – Maida Vale 25th July
Full line up for the Tramlines-Maida Vale Saturday 25 July 2015: We’re on a at 9pm and in great company throughout the day! 2pm- 2.30pm ‘Conor Houston’ (Recently toured as a session guitarist. Highlights included opening for Stevie Wonder, elaborate musical arrangements separate him from the ordinary singer-songwriter. Think discord, think Marmite. But ordinary? […]Read More Tramlines at Maida Vale Saturday 25 July
Really looking forward to our next gig back at the Queen Vic – If the last one is anything to go by it will be a cracking night! Put the date in your diary, get your best clobber on and come on down for night of fine, stompin’ modness! See you down the front! Take […]Read More Back at The Queen Vic, Stroud for a ‘diamond’July gig!
For the second year running we’ll be playing the excellent Tramlines Festival in Sheffield. This time at Maida Vale on Saturday 25th July. On stage at 21:00 as part of a full line up of great bands, starting with Conor Houston at 14:00 and finishing with The Frankleys. Its free entry all day so we […]Read More Tramlines Festival Sheffield – Maida Vale Saturday 25th July
See you down there!Read More Bristol Ska and Mod Festival
Happy New Year from The Q to you! It’s ten years for us this year! Who’d have thought it? See you at a gig near you soon Take it Easy Tim The Q http://www.theq-hq.co.ukRead More 2015 – Ten Years and still going strong!
Your last chance to see us live this year! Never fear we will be back in 2015 but why not join us to finish a busy and exciting year with bang this evening! Hopefully we’ll see you later – 20:45 onwards It will be good to see all you smart and stylish people in your […]Read More Tonight! Live at Subtone, Cheltenham
The final instalment to document our time in New York. Collected images of us in NYC accompanied by a live (iPad) recording of The Social from our first set at the IPO at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn To hear the recorded version of The Social go to Take it Easy Tim http://www.theq-hq.co.ukRead More Waking up in a City that never sleeps – The Q in NYC
New song Couldn’t Get Much Better is turning into a bit of a band favourite! Here’s some footage of us performing the song at the IPO in Brooklyn on our recent trip to New York and also at our recent shows in Reading and Cardiff supporting From The Jam. Enjoy! Tim http://www.theq-hq.co.uk https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152833365570259&id=550395258&_rdrRead More Couldn’t Get Much Better
Two nights in support of From The Jam and two great gigs! Tonight’s show in Reading has topped off a hectic week but once again a brilliant enjoyable gig. A forty minute set of original material and from the first chord of The Social right through to Couldn’t Get Much Better, we let them know […]Read More Sub89 Reading
Great gig supporting From The Jam in Cardiff last night, as always a very enjoyable experience from the sound check right through to the last note! Very privileged to be able to have our own private FTJ ‘gig’ whilst watching them sound check. Setting Sons is my favourite Jam album so to be included as […]Read More The Globe Cardiff last night
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your big chance to help us get the new album recorded and produced…. The table above shows the monetary value of one million streams on Spotify and various other music streaming/download sites. Five grand (approx £3.5k) would probably be enough to get our next album recorded and produced. So here’s […]Read More Help to get the new album recorded and produced! (Lol)
And so to the IPO.. Two shows and an interview with Kurtis Powers of The Face radio on BBOX. We’ve met so many great people over the last few days, all of whom have been incredibly supportive of The Q Check out Kurtis’ show The Face’ here http://www.bboxradio.com/ Really big thanks to Dave Bash, Dave […]Read More Waking up in a city that never sleeps – The Q in NYC
A day off for us today following last nights gig at Pianos in Manhattan. A decent breakfast in Brooklyn and then off to be tourists for the day! Before I came on this trip, there were three things I wanted to do and see: Take the Staten Island Ferry Buy a hot dog from a […]Read More Waking up in a city that never sleeps – The Q in NYC
And so to Pianos… Situated in lower Manhattan, this happening little venue hosted two separate gigs with bands from New York, Los Angeles and us from across the pond. The Cabinet Makers kicked off the show playing their own brand of Jazz – with original takes on the great American songbook. Adam, an acoustic act, […]Read More Waking up in a city that never sleeps – The Q in NYC