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Joe Quillin

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Blues soul and jazz for any occasion, from a versatile singing pianist who has played venues all round the world since the late eighties.
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Joe had already built a reputation for playing solo or with his band around London in the late Eighties when in 1992 he first toured Europe with the Mick Clarke band (guitarist with Killing Floor) playing support to many major bands including Canned Heat. Having spent a year writing and playing in Australia with members of Australian Crawl and the Black Sorrows, Joe returned to London where in 1995 he was winner of the Golden Plectrum Musician of the Year award. In 1996 the success of his first e.p. 'ask me for the truth' brought him bookings at festivals such as Big Green Gathering, Buddha Field and Bracknell. Over the next four years he went on to include Camberwell, He has also performed over the last few years at festivals including Filey, Alchemy, Festival 8 and Cottingham Springboard. Vixen FM featured a set of unreleased piano songs on the 'foxes den' radio show, and unit number 7 have been played a number of times on humberside fm.

Covers, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Ska, Samba
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Song list

elvis costello - alison, watching the detectives, accidents will happen, olivers army
dire straits - romeo and juliet
labi siffre - it must be love
jj cale - after midnight, cajun moon, they call me the breeze
supertramp - breakfast in america, logical song
paul simon - mrs robinson, sound of silence, cecilia, america, kodachrome
pink floyd - bike, wish you were here
leonard cohen - thats no way to say goodbye, hallelujah, tower of song
the cars - best friends girlfriend
rolling stones - honky tonk women, can't get no satisfaction, ruby tuesday
david bowie - jean genie, drive in saturday, lady grinning soul, starman, ziggy stardust, the man who sold the world, life on mars, space oddity, ashes to ashes, changes
bob marley - no woman no cry, i shot the sheriff
elton john - guess that's why they call it the blues, tiny dancer, honky cat, bennie and the jets, rocket man
peter gabriel - solsbury hill
the police - message in a bottle, roxanne, every little thing she does is magic, shadows in the rain, don't stand so close to me, every breath you take
dr. john - iko iko, liza jane, mama roux, walk on gilded splinters
duke ellington - don't get around much anymore, satin doll, take the 'a' train, perdido, i'm beginning to see the light
steely dan - reeling in the years, ricki don't lose that number, my old school, bad sneakers, home at last, deacon blue
tom waits - jockey full of bourbon, swordfishtrombone
eagles - take it easy, take it to the limit, you get the best of my love, hotel california
bob dylan - subterranean homesick blues, it's all over now baby blue, like a rolling stone, it takes a lot to laugh it takes a train to cry, to bring you my love
al green - let's stay together, what a wonderful thing love is, so tired of being alone, take me to the river
e.l.o. - mr blue sky, wild west hero
otis redding - sitting on the dock of the bay, my girl
wilson pickett - mustand sally, 634 5789
the kinks - lazing on a sunny afternoon, you really got me, dedicated follower of fashion
howling wolf - spoonful
kate bush - wow, wuthering heights
beatles - penny lane, and i love her, when i saw her standing there, norwegian wood
mamas and the papas - california dreaming
ella fitzgerald - dream a little dream of me


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Gill P, 1 year ago

Joe Quillin is a great entertainer and adapts his set well to his meet with his audience. He employs an easy conversational style and this, combined with a comfortable variety of songs and piano pieces made a lovely accompaniment to our ‘Romantic Valentine’s Night Pie & Pea Supper’ in 2020. We will be welcoming him back soon!

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Tyler M, 3 years ago

Joe was excellent each time he played at the West Malvern Social Club's Music Night. He was always the favourite act, with his excellent piano playing and offbeat style. Highly recommended!