Q3 is the band vehicle for Margaret River based guitarist, Qynn Beardman. Having played professionally since he was 9 years old, music has been the one constant in Qynn’s life all that time. He plays on average 150 shows per year, both in Australia and overseas. Some of the many artists he has played with over the years include James Morrison, Jimmy Barnes, Tim Rogers, Vdelli, Animosity, Diesel, Little Birdy, Lloyd Spiegel, Don Walker, Jon English, Darryl Braithwaite, Jack Jones, Ross Wilson, The Healy’s, members of Dire Straits, Fisher Z, Eric Claptons backing band and Scott Wise.
Qynn & Q3 are looking forward to being part of this years programme after having played a memorable set at last year’s Festival. 2014 will be Qynn’s fourth time at Blues at Bridgetown since 2008.
“Qynn displays all the attributes that excite me most about a guitarist. He is inventive, unique and combines those skills with true passion for his music. Performing with him is an absolute pleasure.” • Lloyd Spiegel
“Qynn is a unique and highly talented artist. He combines great song writing and vocal skills with an amazing guitar technique in a process which is redefining how acoustic guitar performance is done. I am honoured to have worked with him.” • Scott Wise, Luthier
“Very few soloists can come close to the passion and force that Qynn combines into a unique experience of roots influenced contemporary tunes. His live show and guitar dexterity place him in the new breed of gunslinger songwriters, making his mark on the Australian musical landscape.” • Richard Lane, X-Press Magazine
“A fire cracker of pace and dexterity… Knows his way around a guitar like few others…. Inspired songsmithery” • Drum Media
“The man is an absolute genius” • Mike Vdelli
“Qynn is a unique, experimental and at times sublime guitarist who is fast becoming an icon of the Margaret River region. His rock guitar playing, combined with a clear jazz/ blues influence and his vocals give richness to the effect, creating a blanket of sound that can at times attack and other times caress. For guitar music lovers, there is no denying that Qynn is an essential part of the Margaret River live music scene.” • The Margaret River Guide
Margaret River – Western Australia, Australia
Qynn Beardman – vocals, guitar