Miss Quincy

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Miss Quincy

Miss Quincy is part rocker, part cook and part explorer, but she’s coming Down Under for a purely music related venture – though as she tells us there are plans to cuddle a koala or two. We had a chat to the dirty blues and rock n’ roll musician about her trip to Australia.
Is this your first trip to Australia? What are you most excited to see or do Down Under?
This is my first tour in Australia. Of course I’m excited about the weather and obviously I’m going to get my picture taken with a koala bear and maybe a kangaroo. I get a lot of advice from fellow Canadians about which species to avoid in Australia as it seems like everything can kill you. I mean in Canada we have grizzly bears and such, but you can see them coming. Snakes, spiders – those things are terrifying. I don’t know if I’m excited about those things, but I am curious.
You’re hooking up with local musicians for your Australian tour – how did your Aussie line up come about?
Musicians always seem to find each other. I met my Aussie Rhythm Section while they were on tour in Canada and the US over the last few years with a few different projects. I really wanted to play with them and it just seemed logical to come to Australia to do that. Music and adventure – that’s living the dream…
You’ve racked up over 100,000 kilometres on the road in Europe and North America with your all-girl band. What’s your favourite thing about touring?
Oh, I think I just answered that question: music and adventure. No two days are the same on the road. There are a lot of ups and downs, but it’s never boring. Also, the people that you meet on the road really make it or break it, and I’ve spent enough time on the road that I’m really good at finding the good ones.
Along with being a touring musician, you also spend a large part of the year working as a bush cook in northern British Columbia. Tell us about that side of your life.
I’ve been a bush cook in Canada’s far north my whole life. I started working in extreme wilderness hunting camps with my parents when I was four. It’s in my blood to spend a part of every year in the mountains. My bush life informs my music life and vice versa. It used to feel wildly extreme and somehow now it feels like the only way to balance the extremes. I have a blog that shows what that life is about www.rocknrollbushcook.com.
What can Australian punters look forward to at a Miss Quincy show?
We’re playing rock n’ roll shows. Expect a fun time, dirty guitar licks and below the belt grooves. You’ll hear blues and gospel, you’ll hear throw back country roots and Americana flavours – all the things that make up rock n’ roll sung in three part harmony. I suggest checking out a few songs so you can sing along.
When & Where: The Loft, Warrnambool – April 10 & Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs – April 19