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TJ QUINTON - WHAT IS REAL
PRESENTED BY ALLAN
Growing up in Northern NSW Australia, T.J. Quinton took to music early. Learning to play guitar late at night as he played and replayed Leo Kottke albums, Quinton quickly developed a unique style based on open tunings and finger style playing and over the years incorporated this in a style of song writing that reflects a broader range of influences from Dylan and Mitchell, to Drake and Buckley.
From a young age Quinton developed an affiliation for the musical narrative and this has been a constant theme throughout his music progression.
T.J. commenced a Bachelor of Music Performance at QUT in 2007 and studied guitar before founding independent progressive-folk band The Deckchairs.
The Deckchairs released two EP's that received strong reviews from the music industry and were played across Australia on Triple J, ABC as well as community radio stations. T.J. Quinton and The Deckchairs have toured heavily over the past two years with hundreds of live performances across Australia and North America.
He has performed alongside artists such as Jeff Lang, Dallas Frasca and The Fumes and has recently supported Ladyhawke in NZ.
He has toured extensively throughout Australia, NZ and North America and most recently played at The International Guitar Festival in Adelaide and completed a short UK tour. Other festivals include Canada's Artwells Festival, WA's Nannup Folk Festival, Brisbane's Big Sound Showcase, Greenfest, Caloundra Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival.
2012 saw the completion of T.J. Quinton's first solo record, Sorry Business. This concept album was the product of two years' work and features intricate guitar work alongside additional production that ranges from string quartets to world percussion and rock arrangements. A massive testament to the power of sounds capes in communicating stories and themes, Sorry Business has been featured on ABC radio and community stations across Australia attracted Triple J airtime and international interest.
With the conceptual themes being the backbone of all T.J. Quinton's Sorry Business performances, he has recently demonstrated a variety of performance options from live sampling and looping solo performances to 8 piece band arrangements.
Never straying far from his guitar playing roots T.J. Quinton regularly performs the album as a solo guitarist and is currently touring as a trio. An engaging performer and story teller, T.J. Quinton is an artist to watch.
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