Everybody at some stage of their life thinks back and says to themselves "I wonder if I had given that idea a shot -- etc.". This was the birthplace of QUILL. With the combination of so many ideas from the type of music, stage presence to costuming, the hunt was on to find the crazies that would make up the band. It wasn’t until JUDAS P met WASP and DEF L through the Weekend Warriors programme in Queensland, Australia that JUDAS P saw something was going to happen.
CINDERELLA was always going to be a part of the plan as JUDAS P and CINDERELLA had been performing together for many years as a duo. They did have another drummer in mind, but because of personal reasons, he could not continue. MOTLEY C was delivered to QUILL through a school band JUDAS P was training at the time.
The name QUILL was reintroduced after JUDAS P was the only original member of Quill, which was his high school band years ago. JUDAS P’s plan for QUILL was to produce a band that not only was exceptionally musical, but also would give off a stage presence while telling a story. The goal was to trace the history of the hard rock music (metal) of the 70’s and 80’s, until its transformation in the 90’s. Calling on the efforts of the main bands of the time (Motley Crue, Poison, Ratt, Saxon, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne but to name just a few), the work was cut out for the band. With inspiration from the Rock Star Movie, QUILL started constructing itself in early May 2003 in the back room behind a Chinese take-out shop. Even at this stage, the members noticed that working together was easier then they thought. This is due to the fact that each band member was thinking and playing on a level far beyond they’re initial expectations.
Six months of rehearsals behind closed doors was the catalyst needed for Quill and prepared the band to debut on the 13th of September, 2003 at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel in Brisbane. In front of a 180 strong crowd, Quill (in full costume) started carving history back into the pub scene. For hours Quill started to re-ignite the memories of so many to the point that at the end of the night, patrons were upset that QUILL had to finish, and encore after encore echoed through the walls of the Eddy. Since that night, QUILL has been playing private parties, until the band was requested to return back to the Edinburgh Castle Hotel because of the requests of the patrons. This night was staged on the 8th of November 2003. The Weekend Warriors had also requested QUILL as guest band and headline act for their event at the Kedron Wavell R.S.L on the 13th of December 2003. In true QUILL tradition, the band continues to learn, rehearse every week, until recently Quill has embarked on a new adventure with the writing of their own original music.
In April 2004 QUILL released their debut 3 song EP with tracks On the Trail, Arabian and Until the End which was quickly taken by many friends, family and mostly supporters. Since then QUILL has played at many venues including Nudgee Beach Hotel, The Gap Sports Club, Petrie Arts Hall, Chermside Bowls Club, Arana Leagues Club, Hard Rock Cafe - Gold Coast, Waterloo Hotel, Indy 2005 and heaps more. We have also been the Promotion Band for Babes n Bikes supporting them in their 2006 and 2007 Calendar Launches. In conclusion, if you want a band that thinks only of themselves, sets up, breaks down and leaves without anybody noticing, or basically is the average, then hire the CV you receive after this one.
BUT, if you want patrons to remember your establishment because of your entertainment, if you want a show that will be requested over and over again, if you want real value for money then QUILL should be your next consideration. Use your pen, USE THE QUILL.