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Curious Quail

Curious Quail

Alternative / Orchestral Rock / Chiptune San Jose, CA  US
The Villain
The Villain
Apart We Are Together
Apart We Are Together
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Disappointed Smiles (Formula for a Generic, Academy​-​Award Nominated [But Not Winning] Ron Howard Film)
Disappointed Smiles (Formula for a Generic, Academy​-​Award Nominated [But Not Winning] Ron Howard Film)
The GLOW (Radio Edit)
The GLOW (Radio Edit)


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  • Fri

    Jan 30

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Three nights of music made on obsolete video game and computer hardware.

  • Fri

    Feb 6

    San Jose, CA, US | 5:00pm

    A three-day celebration of indie music + retro gaming in San Jose, CA.

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  • Ships Have Sailed (Artist)
    Ships Have Sailed
    Wow, you guys have a SUPER cool vibe going on! We're currently looking for acts to team up with on one or more shows as we make plans to come up to the bay area (early D...
  • Linda Freeman (Artist)
    Linda Freeman
    Likin' just about everything about your music.
  • Tone Captain (Artist)
    Tone Captain
    Whats up guys! I like " Disappointed Smiles " good stuff. The beginning reminds me of The cure. " Pictures of you " Check out our Songs when you get the chance. Keep up the...
  • Skarred Kage (Artist)
    Skarred Kage
    Excellent work Alex Skarred Kage


  • Photo Credit: Skeleton Key Photography
  • C2SV Festival, 2013
  • Alan and Abe Flying - Art Boutiki, SJ 10/04/2013 - Photo by JRSDPhotography


Sounds Like: The Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups

Label: Monster Music Prizefighters

Bio: Started in 2008 by singer/songwriter Mike Shirley Donnelly, Curious Quail began as a one- man DIY project mixing chiptunes, guitar driven rock and orchestral arrangements. Influenced heavily by the fuzzy alternative guitar sound of the 90's, and both retro and modern video game soundtracks, 2009'...See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: RT @HoppKirra: @CuriousQuail I love "Braid" #reallywonderfulsong


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Q: Would it be OK if I write about your music on my TIW Facebook page? ~ Linda

A: Absolutely! We'd be honored!

Asked by TIW Music. Answered on Sat Feb 01 2014

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  • Song Plays 293
  • Video Plays 44
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