Hi friends, long time no see!
Take a moment to breathe in that fresh 2016 air. Smells good, doesn’t it? Full of excitement and promise. Or maybe that’s just the wilting veg in my fridge…
We’ve started this year on a sad note, with the news of the deaths of musical legends like Lemmy and David Bowie, and our own fair Jay Newton leaving the band for faraway lands. We’re hard at work on the next phase of QQB, figuring out old favourites as five men rather than six, and considering where we go from here. Reading friends will get a taster of what’s to come at our next show, at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on January 29th. We’ll be celebrating Independent Venue Week at Club Velocity, and we hope you’ll join us! Small venues like the Rising Sun have been so important to all our musical lives, not just with QQB, and we have to go out and show our support for the ones we love before they get turned into a Tesco Express or some shit.
Also just announced is an appearance at the Arena Sessions on March 2nd. Hosted at a secret and extremely intimate location in London’s Manor House, we’ll be playing a rare acoustic show alongside Kai Carter and the London Klezmer Quartet. Links for furter info and tickets below:
In November we spent some time snuggled up in Tottenham Hale at REKroom studios (http://www.rek7.com/#!rekrooms/c1kwx) recording some tasty new jams of a couple of songs that have been part of our live set for a while, and some new tunes too. Look out for them in the months to come!
Lastly, as a little present from us to you, is a recording of our song Carol Ann, captured live at the Magic Garden at our show last November. Please enjoy and be merry, and we’ll see you on the road in 2016!