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The McQues

Get Me Crazy

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The McQues

Get Me Crazy

27 Dec 2011 date joined

England, West Yorkshire

Sam Dixon-Dawson Bass/Vocals

Kieran Clarke Guitar/Vocals

Matthew Gleason Guitar/Vocals

Richard Gartland Drums/Vocals

Biography

The McQues are a happy indie pop four piece located primarily in Huddersfield as students at the university. Sam Dixon-Dawson and Matthew Gleason founded the band at New College Durham with previous original members Sam Gill and Reece Avery, however since moving to university have found the need to recruit hometown friend Kieran Clarke as guitarist and Richard Gartland on drums. Influenced by bands such as Grandfather Birds, the Maccabees, Little Comets, Dog is Dead and Friendly Fires The McQues have adopted a new approach to indie music. Incorporating heavier elements of funk due to the background of Richard whilst still keeping the sweet harmonies that are reknowned in indie music as a whole. Frontman Sam delivers raspy tones of ever memorable melodies whilst the experience and energy of Matthew and previous Deers frontman Kieran, add an extra dynamic and complete the fourpiece who pride themselves on tight sounds and music made to enjoy. 2012 welcomes a year for the band to really develop, their debut gig in the current line up at the Head of Steam in Durham on the 11th December as part of the Soundwave competition, has put them on the right foot in terms on making a name for themselves. The McQues finished 1st out of 154 acts and booked themselves a spot at the 02 Academy in Newcastle. This accompanies other gigs lined up around the North East and Yorkshire in what is sure to be an enterprising year for them.

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