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This review was first published on CLUAS in 2005
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A review of his album 'Body Electric'

Q - Body ElectricReview Snapshot:
Moving forward after the success of his debut album, Q has given us a second helping of his charms. Released on his own label "Body Electric" has all the maturity of a second album with a few sure fire hits.

The CLUAS Verdict? 8 out of 10.

Full review:
Q (aka Colm Quearney) the guitarist and songwriter known from such bands as LIR and Dragonfly and from working with high profile Irish Acts including Mundy, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club and Mark Geary has just released his second album "Body Electric".  Q released his debut album "The World's not Round" back in 2001 to great critical acclaim.

This, the second album from Q released on his own label Strange Vibe Records is packed with a warmth of luscious melodies and emotional lyrics, making quite a powerful combination.  The musical expressions range from pop to rock to 60's to jazzy blues - and it works!  As always strong guitar playing from this very talented musician with lyrics ranging from loss of love to putting the world to rights. Occasional use of brass throughout some of the songs such as "Ingrown Cheekbones" and "Flags" add colour and flavour to this well produced ensemble.  "Baby let's Dance" (also with brass) will, if there is any justice be one of our Irish anthems over the coming year, with its catchy melody and hyped up lyrics.  The hit single "Carol" is also featured.

Q appeals to a wide audience both in musical tastes and age groups because of the lack of genre. This is an album worthy of a place in anyone's collection this winter and the best thing about it is - even your Dad will like it!

Orla Gibbons