This is Real

TJ Quinton has an affinity for the musical narrative and has developed a unique style based on open tunings and finger style playing, and has incorporated this in a style of songwriting that reflects the influences from Dylan and Mitchell to Drake and Buckley. TJ is on tour to promote the single What is Real.

Growing up in northern NSW, TJ 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 unique style.


From an early age Quinton developed an affiliation for the musical narrative and this has been a constant theme throughout his music progression.

TJ commenced a Bachelor of Music Performance at QUT in 2007 and studied guitar before founding independent progressive-folk band The Deckchairs.

2012 saw the completion of TJ 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 soundscapes in communicating stories and themes, Sorry Business has been featured on ABC radio and community stations across Australia, and attracted Triple J airtime and international interest.

With the conceptual themes being the backbone of all TJ Quinton’s Sorry Business performances, he has recently demonstrated a variety of performance options from live sampling and looping solo performances to eight piece band arrangements.

Never straying far from his guitar playing roots TJ Quinton regularly performs the album as a solo guitarist and is currently touring as a trio. An engaging performer and storyteller, TJ Quinton is an artist to watch.

The tour will stop in Byron on its way along the east coast, supported by local songwriter Tim Stokes and Jamie Macdowell.

See them all at Kulchajam in Byron Bay this Friday.


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