AN award-winning country singer hopes the borough’s music fans will look beyond the genre’s stereotypes when he makes a hometown return for a sold-out Hallowe’en gig.
Gary Quinn will perform in Leigh with his band following a hugely successful 18 months which has seen him release his debut album and pick up no fewer than six nominations at this year’s British Country Music Awards.
Gary’s band will take to the stage at St Joseph’s Hall on October 31 on a bill which also features rising Hindley Green singer Toria Lynn.
Gary says he hopes people will turn out in force to find out what the present-day country music scene is really like, and says anyone who wishes to mark Halloween by donning fancy dress can do so.
Gary said: “It’s going to be great. There’s a bit of a stigma attached to country at times, so a show on people’s doorsteps is a chance to promote the music in a positive light.
“There’s a lot of excitement locally as I’ve only really done solo shows in the North West. This will be the first hometown gig with the band.
“We’re going to do a mixture of my own songs and some covers. It’s a modern sound, it’s not really like old traditional country music.”
Gary, who says his style is influenced by the likes of Garth Brooks and Keith Urban, is also currently busy writing songs for his second album, which he again hopes to crowd-fund using online site Pledge Music.
The Gary Quinn Band, supported by Toria Lynn, will perform at St Joseph’s Hall in Leigh on October 31 at 7pm. The gig is sold out.
For more information visit www.garyjpquinn.co.uk