John Cox and Rosie Queenan have been working together on this project since Autumn 2013. John plays guitar and bass guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals. Rosie plays bass guitar and guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals.
John Cox is Hull-based and has been playing and writing music since the age of 15 and this developed to include recording and producing his own work and that of others. His main influences are Bowie, Prince, REM, Crowded House and Paul Weller amongst others.
Rosie Queenan is also Hull-based and has been playing in bands since the age of 16 and has recently begun songwriting. Her influences include Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac & Talking Heads.
Together their sound is best described as melodic and funky with a soulful edge and being genre-free has a wide appeal. Their shared love of hooky songs with strong vocal harmonies is a feature of their musical style.
Recent events and activities:
They played their first gig as Queenan Cox at Solo’s Music Café, Willerby near Hull on 22nd March 2014. Since then they have played at numerous venues within the Hull and East Riding area including The Jaz Bar, The Raine Club, The Kardomah94, St John’s Hotel – all in Hull, and The Blue Bell Inn, The Railway Pub, Hodgsons Pub, The Lawn’s – all in Cottingham, and The Tiger Inn (Beverley) & The Minster View (Howden).
Holy Trinity Festival (Hull), Filey Folk Festival, Cottingham Springboard Festival (near Hull), Hull Photography Festival, Leven Real Ale Festival, Little Weighton Beer Festival, Humber Sesh Festival, Freedom Festival (Hull), Recognition Festival (Hull), Hull Folk Festival, Cornucopia Festival (Burton Constable Hall, East Yorkshire) & Beverley Real Ale Festival (Beverley Memorial Hall).
EP. ‘Play It Cool’ released 22nd October featuring – ‘Shut Up Get Up & Dance’, ‘Hanging With Dylan’, ‘Clear’, and ‘Unsaid’
Radio airplay (2015):
Two of the songs from the EP; ‘Clear’ and ‘Hanging With Dylan’ have so far received airplay on BBC Introducing Humberside twice each, and also three times each on BBC Radio Humberside’s David Burns programme. And ‘Shut Up, Get Up & Dance’ has also been played on BBC Introducing Humberside twice!
Radio interviews and performance (2015):
Queenan Cox performed a live session and were interviewed on BBC Introducing Humberside on January 8th (broadcast 10th). And also performed live and were interviewed on the BBC Radio Humberside David Burns programme on March 27th.
Played at ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Charity Music Event at The Red Lion, Driffield on August 24th 2014.
Queenan Cox organized and hosted ‘The Long Good Thursday’ Charity Music Event in aid of St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice at The Piper, Hull on April 2nd 2015. This was co-presented by Ross Carrick, radio presenter at Lincs FM and KCFM Radio.