Self described raunchy rock ‘n’ roll band Miss Quincy and the Showdown are performing at The Elite on Wednesday.
Armed with an electric guitar and vocal prowess, Miss Quincy is joined by band mates on the upright bass and drums. Since they started their tour eight months ago, most listeners seemed shocked not about their genre of music but their musicality.
“I think they are just not expecting to see three girls get up and rock it,” said Miss Quincy. “They are more used to three girls get up and sing beautiful songs. The songs are a very important part of our show but that is not all there is. We have high musical standards and we really worked hard at our musicality.”
Miss Quincy said don’t expect her to be singing pretty pages out of her diary. Instead, you’ll find the trio getting down and rocking out with electric roots and blues.
“If it is a listening room in a theatre we are going to play quite differently than if we are playing in a loud, drunken bar. It is quite a dynamic show. It is pretty rocking with a raunchy, roots and blues sound with a good dose of rock ‘n’ roll in there. It is really fun upbeat and it is music to dance to, listen to and party to,” she said.
Like The Devil Does, is the title of Miss Quincy’s second full length album and is a collection of songs filled with dirty guitar licks, sweet gospel harmonies, swampy grooves and stories of old-time deal breakers. Setting out to create an album with the gritty sound of tube amps, a tight rhythm section and a band playing live off-the-floor is just what Canadian roots and blues legend Tim Williams helped them accomplish.
“Tim is not a guy that has been doing this for five years, he has been doing it for 45 years so there is just a lot of history and he has lived his music a long time. It was really an honour and a lot of fun to work with him on the project. He is a blues historian as well and that is always really interesting. He has stories of when he played with the great blues players that are no longer and it is a history lesson the whole time you are playing with him or hanging out with him,” said Miss Quincy.
With two more months left on Miss Quincy and The Showdown’s tour, this makes it the longest Miss Quincy has been on the road. While their schedule seems extensive, Miss Quincy said she has made a game out of guessing which town she is in trying to remember before she opens her eyes.
“This life may be a lot of things but it is never boring,” said Miss Quincy, of their relentless touring schedule, which fans can follow along on the journey on their Facebook page or website at www.missquincy.net.
Doors open at The Elite at 8 p.m. with Miss Quincy and The Showdown taking the stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7.