The Q first formed in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK in 2006 as a 4 piece guitar combo and were signed to Time For Action Records in 2008 to recorded their debut EP, Issues, which was produced by the legendary producer of The Jam, Vic Coppersmith-Heaven. Having recorded a further full length album and performed three tours of Germany with Time For Action, the band decided to strike out on their own in 2013 and launched their own label Blazer Records, ( www.blazer-records.co.uk )
Whilst recording Issues The Q became friends with Manic Street Preachers producer Greg Haver and in 2013 The Q recorded their first truly independent EP, Chemical Overload, which Greg produced. The EP is exclusively available through Blazer Records and at gigs. Most recently the band have collaborated again with Greg to produce an outstanding 11 track album titled “The Nations Recreation” which has been snapped up and released in 2017 by Detour Records.
As well as receiving regular airplay on local and national digital radio stations in the UK, The Q have also attracted attention from the USA. November 2014 saw the band fly to New York to play several venues including two performances at the famous IPO Festival. The band also performed a live acoustic session for Radio New York International.
The Q take their inspiration from the same well of soles that the likes of "The Jam", "Secret Affair" and even "The Who" did. If you see The Q live you’ll see a performance reminiscent of the bands behind our inspiration, powerful, energetic and memorable.
In the words of Sussed Magazine, “Sometimes only soul or jazz will do. But for other times a shit kickin' rock band is the only tonic. I give you The Q”
Sussed Magazine 2014
2006: Taking a Detour Vol3 (comp album) Detour Records
2008: Issues (EP) Time For Action Records
2011: Sonically Sound (album) Time For Action Records
2013: Chemical Overload (EP) Blazer Records
2013: Pass It On (comp album) PQF Music (charity)
2014: Legends Shoulder to Shoulder (comp album) PQF Music (charity)
2017: The Nations Recreation (album) Detour Records
Notable collaborations: -
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven: Producer of the Issues EP
Greg Haver: Producer of the Chemical Overload EP and 2013 singles
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