Hi! I hope you all have had wonderful Labor Day weekend. I can't express how awesomely relaxing it was to actually have a full day off to smoke some of my world famous ribs and guzzle down a few Coronas! Music Notes: I have a bunch of solo acoustic shows this month at some of my favorite venues, including: Bistro 33 Davis, Sienna Restaurant, and Pizza Rock (all upcoming shows in September are listed below). Side Note: As we all have heard by now, the multi-talented Robin Williams has sadly passed away. I bring this up to give you a brief tidbit of awesomeness because back in 1989, I was an extra in the box office hit, "Dead Poets Society". My parents, grandparents, and uncle were also extras, and my cousin Allison was the fairy in the play! Looking back, it was an amazing experience. You can even see me if you watch my scene in slow motion! (High Five!) Please enjoy my video of the month of me covering the Foo Fighter's classic, "Everlong": www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZMMfi8WWyY Thanks so much for your continued support! Quinn www.quinnhedges.com P.s. I made $130 for the full day of work on the set of Dead Poets Society. P.p.s. What did I do with that $130?? Well, I picked up my very own original Nintendo Entertainment System. P.p.p.s. Best Purchase Ever. September 5, 2014 6:30 PM Bistro 33 (Davis) September 11,2014 7:00 PM Sienna Restaurant September 12,2014 6:30 PM Bistro 33 (Davis) September 13,2014 11:00 AM Pizza Rock September 19,2014 6:00 PM Natomas Park September 23,2014 5:00 PM Private Event September 26,2014 6:30 PM Bistro 33 (Davis) September 27,2014 7:00 PM Sienna Restaurant
February is here....and it's chock-full of great shows and other awesomeness!
The QAZ Trio (acoustic style), consisting of Andy Dibben (percussion) and Zack Proteau (bass) will be playing at Bella Bru Café in Natomas, CA, on February 7th from 8:00 - 10:00 PM, which brings me to my video of the month - Here is the QAZ Trio (electric style) playing at the Torch Club last month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ84GlsbKYI
I'm absolutely stoked to play at one of my favorite wineries, Dono dal Cielo, in Newcastle, CA on February 8th from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. Come out and enjoy some of the finest wine I've ever tasted in an extremely relaxing setting with me! http://www.donodalcielo.com/
Every once in a while I'll have the opportunity to open for someone who has made a name for themselves in the music industry (Matt Schofield, Nicholas David, Zach Deputy). On February 9th, my band and I have the fantastic opportunity to do that again as we will be opening for the incredibly talented Duncan Sheik. Doors open at 6:00 pm and tickets can be purchased here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/415627
On Valentine's Day I'll try my absolute best to summon my "Inner Cupid" while serenading everyone at Pizza Rock in Sacramento from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. I'll also be playing a bottomless mimosa brunch there on February 23rd from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. http://pizzarocksacramento.com/
The Quinn Hedges Band will be rocking The World Famous Torch Club on Thursday, February 27th at 9:00 PM. It's always a good time at the Torch!! http://www.torchclub.net
Wrapping up the month, I'll be playing solo at one of Sacramento's finest restaurants, Ten 22, on Friday & Saturday, February 28th & March 1st, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. http://www.ten22oldsac.com
As always, thank you for being such great support!
Upcoming Shows in February
2/07/14 - The QAZ Trio @ Bella Bru Cafe- Natomas, CA 8 PM, FREE 2/08/14 - Dono dal Cielo Winery (Solo) - Newcastle, CA - 2:00 - 5:00 PM, FREE 2/09/14 - The Quinn Hedges Band @ Harlow's (Opening for Duncan Sheik) - 7:00 PM 2/14/14 - Pizza Rock (Solo) - Sacramento, CA - 6:00 - 9:00 PM, FREE 2/22/14 - UnWined (Solo) - Folsom, CA - 6:30-9:30 PM, FREE 2/23/14 - Pizza Rock (Solo) - Sacramento, CA - 11:00 - 2:00 PM, FREE 2/27/14 - The Quinn Hedges Band @ The Torch Club - 9:00 PM, $5 2/28/14 - Ten 22 (Solo) - Sacramento, CA - 7:00 - 10:00 PM, FREE 3/01/14 - Ten 22 (Solo) - Sacramento, CA - 7:00 - 10:00 PM, FREE
Happy New Year!
I sincerely hope you had a memorable and safe New Year’s celebration; I’m still recovering from mine, but made some great memories and am really pumped for what’s in store for 2014!
VIDEO OF THE MONTH: Here’s a solo acoustic version of me playing “Tupelo Honey” by Van Morrison: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF8LSlG-4C4
My shows for this month are as follows:
January 4th (Saturday) – The QAZ Trio, consisting of Andy Dibben (Drums) and Zack Proteau (Bass) and myself, will be playing Happy Hour at the Torch Club in Sacramento from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Free!!
January 10th & 11th (Friday & Saturday) – I’ll be performing solo at Ten 22 in Old Sacramento from 7-10 pm. Also free. (Amazing food and beer/wine list by the way)
January 18th (Saturday) – I’ll be performing solo acoustic brunch awesomeness at Pizza Rock in Downtown Sacramento from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Free!
January 22nd (Wednesday) – The Quinn Hedges Band will be playing an all-nighter at the Torch Club from 9 pm until way too late. $5 cover.
January 28th (Tuesday) – I’ll be playing a set of all-original solo tunes at the Singer-Songwriter showcase held at Dillan’s Bar & Grill in Lincoln at 7:30 pm. This is my first time playing at this venue and am really looking forward to making a great first impression!
All in all, I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a special year….and I can’t wait to dive right in!
As always, thank you for such fantastic support!!
P.s. The Quinn Hedges Band will be opening for Duncan Sheik at Harlow’s on February 9th! P.p.s. How about those EAGLES?!?! Fly Eagles Fly! P.p.p.s. Over the holiday I had my first Build-a-Bear experience. (No, it wasn’t for me…but it changed my life)
I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with friends and family!
Here is my video of the month (recorded just last week) – Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SnFAe16bGU
After taking the month of November off, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things! I’ll be playing at some great venues this month, such as: Ten 22, Bella Bru Café (w/Zack Proteau & Andy Dibben), Pizza Rock, and New Years Eve at the Hyatt Regency.
All in all, 2013 has been a pretty awesome year! Some notable musical highlights include singing the National Anthem at a Kings vs. Lakers game in March (one of my proudest moments), my band playing Sacramento’s Concert in the Park series in June (one of my sweatiest moments) , and opening for Nicholas David in October (one of my proudest and sweatiest moments). This year has provided some ups and downs, but it’s how we get back up when we’re knocked down that gives us character, right?! All of these experiences have made me personally grow stronger, musically and spiritually. I’d like to personally thank each and every one of you for the bits of support you have given collectively push me to move forward when it seems like the road is a bit too rough. Thank You, and let’s bring on 2014!!
I wish all of you a safe and wonderful holiday season surrounded with loved ones!
P.s. I’m still having Walking Dead dreams…
Upcoming Shows in December
12/06/13 – Ten 22 – Sacramento, CA – (Solo) 7-10 PM, Free
12/07/13 – Ten 22 – Sacramento, CA – (Solo) 7-10 PM, Free
12/20/13 – Bella Bru Cafe – Natomas, CA (w/ Zack Proteau & Andy Dibben) – 8 – 10 PM, FREE
12/21/13 – Pizza Rock – Sacramento, CA (Solo) – 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, FREE
12/31/13 – New Year’s Eve @ Hyatt – Sacramento, CA (Solo) – 4 – 8 PM, FREE
There are lots of awesome shows going on this month!
I had the distinct honor and privilege of performing the National Anthem for the Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers game last Saturday! It was a bit outside of my comfort zone, but it turned out to be an amazing experience! Knowing how heavily scrutinized the singing of the Star Spangled Banner is, I still felt sure of the words and confident….until about 10 minutes before I was to perform!! As soon I got the call to go on, the doubt and second-guessing crept in. Luckily, when I was in the moment, the right words came out. I can’t tell you how relieved I was when it was all said and done. Check Mark!
Check out the video of the performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VajnuW2vaSY
What did you think? Not bad? I was considering sporting a pair of depends underneath my dapper slacks for the performance just in case, but decided to go natural. (No accidents…High Five!!)
Okay, here are my upcoming shows for the month of April: 4/05/2013 – Bella Bru Cafe – Natomas, CA (Solo) – 8:00pm 4/07/2013 – Bella Bru Cafe – Carmichael, CA (Solo) – 4:00pm 4/10/2013 – Hyatt Regency – Sacramento, CA (Solo) – 5:00pm 4/12/2013 – Ten 22 – Sacramento, CA (Solo) – 7:00pm 4/14/2013 – Pizza Rock – Sacramento, CA (solo) – 11:00am 4/17/2013 – Hyatt Regency – Sacramento, CA (Solo) – 5:00pm 4/19/2013 – The Quinn Hedges Band @ Marilyn’s – Sacramento, CA – 9:00pm 4/20/2013 – Winestyles – Folsom, CA (Solo) – 6:30pm 4/23/2013 – Torch Club– Sacramento, CA (Solo) – 5:30pm 4/25/2013 – Sienna Restaurant – El Dorado Hills, CA (Solo) – 7:00pm 4/26/2013 – Bistro 33 – Davis, CA (Solo) – 6:30pm 4/28/2013 – K Street Mall – Sacramento, CA – 2:00pm
Thanks again for all of your support!!
P.s. It’s time again where people are voting for best businesses, restaurants, and entertainment in the wonderful city of Sacramento on KCRA’s “A-List”. I don’t really like badgering people to do things very often, so I’ll just mention it this one time…If you’d like to support us and vote for The Quinn Hedges Band, you can do so here: http://kcra.cityvoter.com/quinn-hedges-band/biz/604943?view=Votes