Brought up playing the guitar since twelve years of age, T.J. Quinton was influenced by the musical stylings of Leo Kottke, Dylan as well as his own father's song writing.
T.J. commenced a Bachelor of Music Performance at QUT in 2007 and studied guitar before joining independent progressive-folk band The Deckchairs.
The Deckchairs released two EP’s that received strong reviews from the music industry and were played across Australia on Triple J, ABC as well as community radio stations.
T.J. Quinton and The Deckchairs have toured heavily over the past two years with more than 200 live performances across Australia and North America.
He has performed along side artists such as Jeff Lang, Dallas Frasca and The Fumes and has recently supported Ladyhawke for a one off show in NZ. He has toured extensively throughout Australia, NZ and North America and most recently played at The International Guitar Festival in Adelaide.
Other festivals include WA's Nannup Folk Festival, Brisbane's Big Sound Showcase, Greenfest, Caloundra Music Festival as well as a solo set at The Woodford Folk Festival that was received with a standing ovation.
T.J is currently touring an exciting solo project, building on the intricate finger style 12 string guitar work, creating multi-layered tapestries of guitar, vocals and rhythm, using loops and effects, strings and percussion.
He is a very talented and engaging singer, songwriter and storyteller, making him one to watch.
“Look beneath the surface lyrics to find richly illustrated themes that dissect contemporary values”
- BMA MAGAZINE
“When a boisterous but unassuming local muso takes to the stage with a detuned 12 string and starts playing it in a way most of the crowd can’t comprehend, it’ll blow any previous performance from the same night right out the water”
- TSUNAMI MAGAZINE