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Michael Gabriel and The Quixotics

Years Active 2008- 2016

Genre Folk, Pop, Rock

Members Michael Gabriel - Vocals Guitar Gabriel Francas - Drums Hannah smilie - Bass

Describe Your Sound

melodic folkpop tinged with trippyrock…

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Contact

Michael Francas
michaelfrancas@hotmail.com

Formation

grew out of former bands Colourblind and the Giant Steps...which dissolved after many years recording and performing....so the quixotics formed as a casual concept in which the line up members can vary at various gigs based around Fremantle with the North Freo bowls as a headquarters...soon we compiled some recordings for a debut launch at mojos and then a follow up album launched at the bowls club in 2010...after my son's live debut on drums at 10yo he is now the official drummer at 16yo and we just recorded a new album 'All is Atremble' at home in the loungeroom together and we head east in Jan 2017 to launch it.

Influences

too many to mention......i grew up on blues and the Stones... but i would say the ball park is Neil Young and Wilco....but i listen to a lot of old rock n roll too......a sprinkle of pop like blondie does not go astray...and class acts like prefab sprout add something into the mix..

Shared Bills With

Hannah Lucy Peach Painkillers Adrian Hoffman Ruby Boots Kenny Austin Stu Orchard

Career Highlights

WAM Song writer nomination for song 'Beekeeper'
video for Beekeeper
song 'Clouds' selected for short film soundrack 'The Keepers'
Debut Album launch at Mojos
Album launch at Noth Fremantle Bowls
Recording of new album 'All is Atremble' with my son

Current Activity

Putting the final mastering touches to our third album 'All is Atremble' ..due for release Jan 2017.....we are currently rehearsing for a few local live shows before heading east to launch album in Jan...

Shared Members With

Head Full of Steam The Giant Steps The LongStrides Next Time Hearts Myles Vincent Colourblind

Bumpy Ride

2009

The Treacherous Love In Everybody

2010

All Is Atremble

2017