Making a name . . .

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SOUTHSIDERS A Band Called Quinn began to solidify their reputation with show stealing performances at La Roche Rumba in the Queen’s Park glasshouses.

Now they are beginning to earn a reputation across the world. First, their song DIY was heard in BBC’s The Borrowers – which later featured on TV across the Atlantic on the USA’s ABC channel. The band’s songs provide a focal point for the new Carter Ferguson film Fast Romance, in which three of their songs feature.

This band are carving out a niche in soundtracks, being used in movies by Penny Woolcock and David McKenzie.

A trio of lead singer Louise Quinn’s songs feature on the soundtrack to the forthcoming second series of Lip Service which airs on BBC 3 this spring.

They have been rubber stamped by music legends Gordy Goudie of Echo and The Bunnyman fame and Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, who have both worked with ABCQ.

Also on their impressive CV are gigs supporting Blondie and the B52s.

And it’s not just fellow musicians who call themselves fans of the band, Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin wrote the sleevenotes for ABCQ’s last album The Beggar’s Opera.

Tomorrow, they will rub shoulders with another music legend when superstar DJ and producer Kid Loco arrives from Paris for a rare Scottish outing on the decks and performance with the band at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow.

Singer Louise said: “I was over in Paris earlier this year singing on his next album. He got me to do a version with him of Serge Gainsbourg’s Comic Strip.

“Kid Loco is like a modern day Serge Gainsbourg, both in his manners and he also looks a bit like him.

“I got to do the Brigitte Bardot part. He has reworked Comic Strip as a hip hop/rap version and remixed Oh Jackie to return the favour”.

The tour follows a recent collaboration between Louise and Kid Loco,on the Oh Jackie EP, featuring a remix by Scottish indie jazz legend Bill Wells & a cover of 1930’s Broadway classic Exactly Like You.

The single has already featured on 6 Music and Dave Gorman’s Absolute Radio show while up & coming Scottish director Uisdean Murray is also collaborating with Louise on a short film inspired by the title track.

Louise has appeared on several Kid Loco albums; Kill Your Darlings; Party Animals & Disco Biscuits and the most recent Confessions Of A Belladonna Eater.

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