Sunday, 17 July 2016

Gary Quinn new single Shame, new EP slated for September

Quinn is back with a “Mighty” new single
NEW EP I REMEMBER to drop in September
Artist Spotlight Feature
Co-headline Tour in September

As the British country scene continues to expand on the international stage, scene frontrunner Gary returns with his
long-awaited new EP, which is his most personal collection to date.

Song: Shame

Release Date: July 22, 2016

Label: GaryQuinnMusic

Copyright: 2016 GaryQuinnMusic

Genres: Alternative Rock, Singer-Songwriters Country
Available for Download:

Amazon UK |  UK iTunes |

Track credits:
Produced by Thomm Jutz
Engineered and mixed by Thomm Jutz at TJTunes, Nashville/TN
Mastered by Alex Mccullough at True East Mastering, Nashville/TN
Thomm Jutz (guitars), Buddy Hyatt (keyboards), Lynn Williams (drums), Mark Fain (bass), Doug Jernigan (pedal steel), Britt Savage & JT Brown (harmony vocals)

Lee Williams President of the British Country Music Awards, and CEO of CMR Nashville "Europe's #1 Country Music Radio Station" played the track on the flagship show, first broadcast on Fri July 15, 2016. 
He described Gary as a very good singer-songwriter, loved by many” 
Listen here:

Gary says this of the new song: Shame really came from a situation I was looking in on. I could see a person making the same mistake and getting hurt but never learning from it. I was also listening to Lady Antebellum’s song ‘Need You Now’ which triggered me to thinking that although in their song it all ends ‘happily ever after’ I felt that it sounded like someone might get hurt.

Hence ‘Shame’ was born almost as a reply to ‘Need You Now’ and the subject needed a little more of an edgy sound on the recording, which I feel we achieved and I’m pretty excited about people hearing it.
Thankfully it maintains a strong country blend stirring in steel guitar and piano.

Gary whose inspirations include Brad Paisley and Keith Urban believes that he has found a sound which is my own, “which I feel sets me apart" he explained.

Dad-of-two Gary Quinn, of Leigh Road, Leigh, Wigan performed his new song Shame at the inaugural BUCKLE AND BOOTS country music festival – and apparently it went down a storm.
He co-founded the event with Karl Hancock and was delighted that 40 artists performed over the weekend, including top American country singer Phil Vassar and country band Jess and the Bandits.
Gary told the Leigh Journal: “The festival was absolutely amazing. More than 1,000 people turned up and were full of praise for it and I hope that it has given all the artists, including those just starting out, a platform to really show people what they can do”.
Gary, a much respected singer-songwriter on the British country circuit, was instrumental in drawing up the line up inviting artists to
Gary spoke with Dan Wharton from online Blog in this great Buckle & Boots interview:

It turned out that the Buckle & Boots Acoustic Tent was now home to a songwriters round with Gary Quinn compering, ably assisted by Sonia Leigh and Carley Stenson. GQ's set went down a treat at this year's Buckle & Boots Fest in Manchester! Congrats to the Buckle & Boots team on a great event. The highlight for GQ was being invited on stage by US Artist Phil Vassar to perform a duet of Kris Krisfofferson's 'Help Me Make It Through The Night'! - W21 Music Review

Shame Heading Stateside to make a big splash across the pond!
The 34-year old Omagh musician told the Ulster Herald that he is "incredibly excited" ahead of the of the release of his brand new single.
It's been well over 2-years since Gary released his 10 track SELF TITLED album back on Oct 22, 2013 which was successfully crowd funded using the Pledge Music platform (145 pledgers raised 113% of the goal).
It’s available on Amazon UK and UK iTunes
Current Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,713 in Albums
#2984 in MP3 Downloads > Albums > Country
#9740 in MP3 Downloads > Albums > Indie & Alternative

Since then Quinn has been busy penning songs for other artists. He shares that "Happily my last album was very successful, since then the fans have been asking for new tracks

The forthcoming EP, dubbed neo-traditionalist, will be titled I REMEMBER which is slated for release in early September. The vocals were recorded in Wigan (Gary's home for 7-years). He then sent them across the pond with the tracks produced in Nashville by producer Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith). Lutz was also at the helm producing Gary's self-titled 2013 set.

About Gary Quinn
From Omagh
Band Members: Gary Quinn (lead vocals & guitar), Luke Thomas (lead guitar & backing vocals), Johnny Harper (bass guitar & backing vocals)
Iain Bradshaw (keyboard), Terry McCusker (drums)
Northern Irishman Gary Quinn has become one of British country music’s more established performers.
He has opened for top touring US country artists and appeared at several prestigious music festivals in Ireland, UK and America.
Gary has played support slots for touring US artists Collin Raye, Larry Gatlin, Will Hoge, Aaron Watson and Gene Watson.

Born and raised in Ireland, Quinn listened to his father’s Kris Kristofferson tapes and then fell in love with the new country music coming out of America after hearing the Garth Brooks album NO FENCES in the early 1990’s.

Quinn’s self-penned He Don’t Show Her Anymore received the runner-up accolade in the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival International Song Writing Competition in 2010. Subsequently he performed at the festival in 2010, 2011 and 2012 where he shared the stage with Nashville recording artists like Carlene Carter, John Brannen and Nanci Griffith
Gary was also invited to share the stage with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush opening for the CMA Songwriter Series show that included Clint Black, Bill Anderson and Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPeiro.
In March 2012 Gary was invited to perform at the Belfast Nashville Songwriter Showcase in Nashville and shared the stage with hugely successful songwriters Billy Montana and Pam Rose.

He released an EP titled THIS COWBOY HEART which released digitally to iTunes. It included two previously released “Tin Man” and “Keep On Playin’”. The songs were recorded at three different studios: Flashpoint Studios (England), Pinegrove Studios (Ballymena | song: “Live Each Day”) and StudioPros (USA). His song “But He Don’t Know Her Anymore” won an online competition which bagged him a $1,200 production package for the song, done in L.A with vocals recorded at Flashpoint.
Colin Magee of Panarts (Belfast Nashville Showcase) contacted Gary to say he was chosen as one of 5 artists to bring out to Nashville to perform at two showcases (one was the famed Bluebird Café)

Gary Quinn Self Titled
Country Music People
CD Review  3.1/2 STARS
Feb 2014 Issue
Gary returned to Nashville in June 2012 as he was invited to sing at the prestigious CMA Global Artist Party and CMA Music Fest (in the past known as Fan Fair) in downtown Nashville. 
This, along with opening for Gene Watson, Will Banister, Larry Gatlin, performing The Three Legs Festival (Isle of Man) and his continued performances in the UK, led to Gary being nominated for two British Country Music Awards (BCMAwards) he was in the category ‘Best Horizon Act’ for up-and-coming artistes.

He released a Christmas Single “Festive Moonshine” promoting it with appearances on local BBC.

He released his self titled debut album GARY QUINN, a 10 track offering with a mix of self penned and co-written songs. He enlisted the services of producer Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith) to produce the album.

Quinn’s songs could be heard on radio stations in his native Ireland, UK, America and Australia. He landed radio airplay on the local BBC country programmes and many of the top country stations in the UK and around the world including Chris Country, CMR Nashville, Nixa Country and 2Country Radio.

Gary was nominated for a British Country Music Awards (BCMAwards) and snagged the trophy for ‘UK Song of the with ‘He Don’t Show Her Anymore’. He his sights on furthering his career into 2014. 
Gary Quinn : Song of the Year
BCMAwards Nov 2013

It’s been a while coming, but I’m delighted,” Gary said after picking up the award. “It really lifts you and puts you on a pedestal.” This marked the second year that Gary has been nominated for the British Country Music Awards. 

It is a big thing for the industry. The place was packed with 500 people with a lot of influential people and the likes of Sony and O2 Events represented,” Gary explained.

The official Music video for “He Dont Show Her Anymore” (written and performed by Gary Quinn) was directed by Tony Sutherland.

It was first published on April 14, 2013 (7,379 views) | 1,957 Spotify streams.
For many people the video was probably the “introduction to” appearing several times on the Phil Mack Country & Keep it Country shows (Sky/ Freesat). * Gary and his band have since been filmed at the Pentney Bowls Club appearing on the Smith and Rogers Country Show on the 24/7 Keep It Country TV Channel (SKY389 | Freesat 516).
Watch “He Dont Show Her Anymore”:

He opened for Jace Everett at Manchester Academy Fri 25th April 2014 and also shared the stage with James House at ''2Country Radio presents In The Round'' at a sold out Troubadour Cafe in London.
He played Denmark for the first time at the Kolding Truck Stop Festival in June 2014.

Gary Quinn : Live on C2C Pop Up Stage with Luke Thomas (R)
Credit:Jeff G (March 2014)

Gary joined Allan Watkiss when his country radio programme “Your Country” returned to BBC Radio Sheffield for a summer country music special show on a rainy August Bank Holiday Monday! The BCMAward winning singer-songwriter discussed the current UK country music scene, how he might progress to the next level and played live. First broadcast on August 25th (BBC Page) >> Listen back from 27mins:

Gary also performed an acoustic set at the's 7th Birthday Party Celebrations which took place on Sat Sept 13th in the Yew Lodge Hotel, Kegworth near Derby. As well as celebrating the radio station's 7th year, also presented a UK artist with the 'UK Country Artist of the Year' award for 2014 of which Gary found himself among the nominees.

Gary was “absolutely thrilled” to find himself nominated for 6 British Country Music Awards (BCMAwards) for ‘Album of the Year’, ‘UK Song of the Year’, ‘Songwriter of the Year’, ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’, ‘Band of the Year’ and ‘Radio Act of the Year’ categories
He performed once again at the event alongside 4 time Grammy Award Winner & US Country Singer-Songwriter Steve Warnier.
He picked up the ‘UK Song of the Year’ for the second consecutive year, and the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ honours at the ceremony in London (Nov 24, 2014). Gary also performed the award winning song; ‘The Power Of Me And You’ (a co-write with fellow writer David C Banning (Joey & Rory, Chris Cagle) at the country gala in the Concorde Suite at Heathrow where he was nominated in an unprecedented six categories.
Gary said after picking up the awards “It’s a great honour to be nominated alongside such an abundance of talent but to come away a double winner feels amazing.” Additionally, The BCMAwards presented "The Songwriters Round" featuring Gary Quinn, along with Luke & Mel, Jess Roberts, Emma Jane and US act Beau Fuller on the line up.

On March 8, 2015 Gary, a very late addition to the C2C (Country To Country) Pop Up stage line ups played Bob Harris’ The Saloon (WM Jazz Club at The O2). “I’m delighted to be invited back to perform the Pop-Up Stages at this year’s C2C. I’m really excited to share my new music with all the country music fans that will visit London in March. To be playing the same day as Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean is a real honour”! he shared.
At the Ascot Lawyers British Country Music Awards for 2015 he was nominated in Group of the Year category (Sponsor: JSH Vintage Guitars; presenter Jean Jordan) which was won by his Glasgow pals Raintown

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Quinn opened for Aaron Watson and Sam Outlaw at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester.
Quinn and his band performed at Buckle & Boots Festival (where he was invited onstage to duet with US headliner Phil Vassar) as well as festivals the length and breadth of the UK.
The British Country Music Awards announced their nominees for 2016 to held Sunday 30th October at The Heston Venue (formerly the Concorde Suite), Heston Sports Ground, Crane Lodge Road, Cranford, Middlesex TW5 9PQ. Gary has received three nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year, Group of the Year and Video of the Year for “Dodge Your Bullet

Watch “Dodge Your Bullet” (Official Music Video) A CountryBox Production
Published on Sep 3, 2015 (782 YouTube views) | 1,051 Spotify streams


2014 - British Country Music Awards - 'UK Song of the Year' - 'The Power Of Me And You' (G. Quinn & D. C. Banning)
2014 - British Country Music Awards - 'Songwriter of the Year'
2013 - British Country Music Awards - 'UK Song of the Year' - 'He Don't Show Her Anymore' (G. Quinn)
2012 - Nashville International Song & Lyric Competition for Christmas Winner - 'Festive Moonshine'
2010 - Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival International Songwriting Competition - Runner Up

"He's wonderful, he's really good…” Kristian Bush – Sugarland.

"Gary is just what the UK country music scene needs - someone who is passionate about modern country music, yet respectful of its traditions…" Allan Watkiss (CMA International Broadcaster & Director of

Gary has an engaging country voice and style. Emotional with shades, to these ears at least, of Dan Seals and Kristofferson (one of his earliest influences) in there and he certainly sings straight from the heart. His compositions are superbly crafted - poignant and at times haunting" David Allan (Country Music People Magazine)

"A modern country sound with echoes of the past..." Country Music People Magazine – UK

“If there’s a writer from this side of the pond capable of a career as a tunesmith on Music Row Gary Quinn is it…” Duncan Warwick - Editor of Country Music People

 "I can only see great things in future for Gary Quinn, his album is a first class collection from an emerging British talent" B J Thomas (Up Country Magazine)

Gary Quinn Tour Dates

Sat July 23, 2016 - Blackthorn Festival  , Romiley, Etherow Avenue with Carley Stenson
Sun July 24, 2016 - Blackthorn Festival, Romiley, Etherow Avenue with Carley Stenson
Fri July 29, 2016 - Rockridge Festival, Durham
Sunday July 31, 2016 - FSA Fest, Newark
Thurs August 2016 - Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester with Glen Mitchell, SARABETH
Mon, September 5, 2016 - Cluny 2, 34 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ co-headline with Luke & Mel £8 Event
Tue, Sept 6, 2016 - Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3LG co-headline with Luke & Mel Event
Wed, Sept 7, 2016 - Gullivers, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW co-headline with Luke & Mel £8 Advance Event
Thu, Sept 8, 2016 - The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, London N1 0XT Event
Thurs 8 Sept 2016 - The Islington (1 Tolpuddle Street, London N1 0XT) co-headline with Luke & Mel Full band co-headline. Support TBA

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