Harry Quinn is a guitar-centric music maker mainly influenced by Pop, Soul and Jazz music.
He played 500 shows between 2017-2018, highlights include headline gigs at The Courtyard and St John’s in London and BBC Three Counties Radio. He's currently working on the follow up to his debut album "Parallels".
"Parallels" was released on 7th April 2017. The album features a mix of moods and grooves delivered by soulful vocals, dynamic guitar playing and a most excellent bunch of musicians (full album credits available here).
In mid-late 2018 Harry drew up plans for a small recording space. Construction completed in Mid-2019 where he's working hard on album number two. Studio build documentary vlog available here.
I was born in Slough, UK, then moved and raised in Norfolk.
I began at the age of 9, I was extremely lucky to have a couple of guitarists and musicians among the teaching staff at my school. They got me going and I haven't looked back since. There was also a constant stream of mostly 70s/80s music playing at home.
The short answer would be Pop with Soul and Groove. But it's always tough to answer this. I think for any artist, because they're so much a part of and deeply connected to their work, labeling stuff isn't the easiest thing to do. Listening to "Parallels" is the best way for going about judging for yourself :).
"Parallels" is the result of a few years of performing, writing, refining and 'living'. The songs, the recordings, the lyrics all mean a huge amount to me personally but I also hope there's a lot in there for any listener. There's a range of grooves and moods on the album, upbeat stuff, slower jazzier stuff and more Soul and Pop tunes too. I'm super proud of it as my debut album.
Most of my experience playing and writing has been as a solo singing guitarist so when I got a group of people eager to contribute on recordings and at live shows I jumped at the chance. I was very fortunate to have a great bunch of friends and musicians to play on "Parallels". I'm always on the lookout for more people to be part of my music and/or the band, any serious enquiries regarding gigs/writing/recording contact me!
Too many to mention, but as long as it's good, heartfelt and gets me going in one way or other I'm game. I keep my ears open though: there's something to appreciate about any music. For a flavour of my favourite tunes at the minute I've made this Spotify playlist if you're interested.
Yep. I spent a year at the Guitar Institute (ICMP) in Kilburn, it was a great experience to meet fellow muso types. Another definite highlight there was getting a better grip of music theory and it's application on the guitar. There are times when following your intuition exclusively is the best way to go with writing and performing music, but sometimes, particularly when communicating with other musicians it's good to be able to explain things or write things down to get your ideas across. Having said that - one of my most profound musical 'educations' came via 'The Music Lesson' by Victor Wooten. I have no affiliation or connection to the book or author but I seriously recommend it.