Billington and Quinn are a duo comprised of Tom Billington and Sinead Quinn who came together over a shared love of the Country and Americana music of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Pete Seeger, Billy Jo Sears, Neil Young and Tammy Wynette.
Individually they’ve been charting their own courses through the turbulent waters of the music scene for years. Tom trod the boards in Watford band Mohair for the best part of a decade, taking their brand of harmony soaked indie, pop, rock across the world and back. He has since released two acclaimed solo albums on his own record label. Meanwhile, Sinead wrestled the giant squid of the pop world in 2003 with no 2 hit song ‘I Can’t Break Down’ , launched by the good ship ‘Fame Academy’. Latterly, her band Sinead and The Dawnbreakers have enjoyed their rockabilly/country music gaining more exposure with performances on both Dermot O Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show and a television appearance on BBC1 Children In Need.
The Billington and Quinn band are made up of Paul Stewart and Ciaran Jerremiah (both of mega-pop band The Feeling) and the glorious pedal steel of Matt Park (The Mystery Jets). Stuart Wilkingson, from the Andy Burrows band (and, more recently of David Brent’s band ‘Forgone Conclusion’) on mandolin and vocals and the fabulous Sam Willcock on guitar.
Together they make a sound that is as old as the waves that carried their influences here but as fresh as the wind that caused them. It rolls and it rocks, it swings and it sings and is as honest as the day is long. Good things are always on the horizon.