The Cabaret Quicksand released their debut album The Company You Keep on BS Live Rock Records digitally on March 2nd 2018 and on Vinyl/CD April 5 of the same year. TCQ was formed by Southern Ontario bassist/songwriter Craig Rewbury in 2016, who went right into the analog world of recording on 2-inch tape. The debut album was well received with videos made for “TREPIDATION” and “REMISSION”.
In late 2019 Craig started working with Producer/Guitarist/Songwriter Paul Gigliotti (formerly of the pop duo Wave) and recording at Ignition Audio in Niagara Falls. This resulted the releases “Save Me Now”,”Burning Daylight”, and then “All You Ever Wanted to Know (Sleeper 1973)”, and “COLOURS” featuring the voice of Serena Pryne from The Mandevilles.
Paul and Craig are influenced by many of the same artists and the chemistry and process has been a blast! The new songs have captured several British influences and nuances like The Beatles, Oasis, Johnny Marr, The Stone Roses and Muse to name a few.
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Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
Since the high school days, which was a long time ago.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
Definitely the Rock genre. Some of the songs have different sub-genres from Alt to Pop to Brit Rock.
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Originally it was the just the passion of the art. After high school I was gigging 6-7 nights per week back then and was generating enough income to survive at that time. That was appealing to me.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Early on it was The Beatles, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and The Who. Later on it was The Smiths, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, Oasis, Ryan Adams, Crowded House, Jeff Buckley.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Being able to exist and survive as a full time artist. Eventually I had to get a job.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
The Cabaret Quicksand has one full album (2018) and a second one in the works that would have been complete if not for the pandemic. 5 new singles have been released and next year a full album will be released with those songs and a few more.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
The latest single is called The Light Returns to Shine. It’s a song about trying to fight life hardships created by the pandemic and getting to the other side.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I tend to release new singles every few months or so and record every week. This will amount to a 2nd album in 2022 as long as we’re not locked down again.