“A brilliant blend of sass, satire and pathos, delivered with an electrifying voice that can strip paint off the walls or retreat into haunting vulnerability.” The Age (Melbourne) *****
Rock comedy diva Geraldine Quinn has been performing her original style of pop/rock songwriting in Australia and UK for nearly a decade. As a self-taught songwriter, comedian, guitarist, singer, ginger and wit-slinger, Quinn’s black humour has local and international sell-out audiences in stitches as she and her bands carve up the stage at festivals including: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival.
At the end of 2011, fronting a group of local musicians, she will present The Last Gig In Melbourne, a unique night of original songs inspired by the local live music scene, within the local live music scene.
In 2007 Geraldine Quinn won Victoriaʼs Green Room Award for Best Emerging Cabaret Artiste (also nominated for Original Songs), performed with renowned Australian artist Paul Kelly at The Spiegeltent (Just Came Out Of A Coma) and was inducted into Whoʼs Who of Australian Women. She is a popular guest at Melbourne International Comedy Festivalʼs all female showcase Upfront.
Winning the Short and Sweet Cabaret competition in 2009, she went on to be highly commended for Best Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe, and was nominated for aGolden Gibbo Award at Melbourne Comedy Festival and three Green Room Awards for her 2010 show Shut Up and Sing.
Quinn has also appeared on ABC TVʼs Spicks and Specks, Rockwiz, The Comedy Channel (Stand Up Australia), co-hosted John Faineʼs Conversation Hour and guested on ABC and BBC Radio. She has worked with Paul Kelly, Tim Minchin, Tripod, Scared Weird Little Guys and others in the music and comedy fields.
In 2011, You’re the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac (Moosehead Award recipient, directed by Casey Bennetto) won the Golden Gibbo and earned 4 and 5-star reviews. Quinn recorded her live album with a full band at The East Brunswick Club in October 2008 and is currently mixing the Green Room Award-winning songs from Youʼre the Voice. Regular band members are local award-winning musicians, including Enio Pozzebon (Keating!, Shane Warne the Musical), Sonja Horbelt, Martin Lubran and Mark Jones (Helpmann Award nominee).
“Magnificent on-stage charisma [...] With ballsy attitude like she displays so convincingly here, she could always be a rock goddess instead." Chortle (UK) ****
Awards & Nominations:
2012 – Winner Green Room Award – Original Songs in Cabaret (You’re the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac & The Last Gig in Melbourne)
2012 – Nominee Green Room Award – Best Cabaret Artiste (You’re the Voice & Last Gig)
2012 – Nominee Green Room Award – Best Cabaret Production (You’re the Voice)
2011 - Winner Golden Gibbo Award (You’re the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac)
2010 - Nominee Golden Gibbo Award
2010 - Nominee Green Room Awards (Shut Up and Sing)
(3 nominations - Original Songs, Best Cabaret Production and Best Cabaret Artiste)
2010 - Best Cabaret - Highly Commended, Melbourne Fringe (Shut Up and Sing)
2009 - Winner Short & Sweet Cabaret competition
2006 - Winner Green Room Award for Best Emerging Cabaret Artiste
2006 - Nominee Green Room Award for Original Songs
A Quick One (EP, 2006), Scream ‘Jarvis Cocker’ When You’re Losing (Live LP, 2009), You're the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac (2013)