115% Funded


Target: €7400


€8,581 Raised


131 Funders


By CQ Music


Hi, my name is Conor Quinn,

I am a singer/songwriter, 23 years old and live in Westmeath. After appearing on 'The Voice' in Ireland 2012, with Bressie as my mentor, I got through to the live shows. This experience was fantastic and has encouraged me to pursue a musical career.

With my EP material written, I have been rehearsing in preparation for getting it recorded. I want to create an original, brilliant, high quality EP. At the moment I am looking for talented musicians who are as enthusiastic as me.

The songs I write are influenced by the people and places that are important to me. My songs are written from the heart and with passion. I would like to inspire and encourage others to write their own lyrics and music. At the moment I am penning new material and so far have 20 songs written. I am totally dedicated to writing and performing. I hope to have my own band soon for and Ireland tour.

Money raised will be spent on studio costs, manufacturing, rehearsal rooms and production; artwork for the cover; marketing and distribution.

I have put together a great list of rewards including an EP download, signed EPs and exclusive t-shirts, even a live performance in your home/garden.

Check out the video to the left to see one of my tracks called “ Fade to Grey”. I hope you enjoy it and love the rewards so you can invest in me and this EP.

I plan, with your support, on doing a tour of Ireland, where I can bring my unique style of music to a wider audience. Hopefully you can come along for the launch night planned for the summer. A great night is expected!

Thank you for your support, it is much appreciated.

Conor Quinn

The EP 'The Golden Kids', with your support, will be released in summer 2013. Check out my website for more information



A treat for our loyal supporters

hi everyone, Fresh from our tour of England with Kodaline. Enjoy.............. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxrik6oVN9g Conor :}

Our special announcement

Hi everyone, Our special announcement - We are touring England in March to open for " Kodaline " in Bristol, Nottingham, Southampton and Norwich. As you can imagine we cant wait to showcase our music to everyone in England. Thanks to everyone who came along to our sold out show in Longford. What a night. Were all heading to Germany tommorow morning from Dublin airport. Our gear and sound engineers, set sail on Sunday and have arrived in Holland on our amazing tour bus. They are travelling through the night to Germany where we will prepare for 14 arena shows. We can't wait !! Thanks again for your continued support. Ye are all legends !! :-)

Were off to Germany.....Switzerland and Austria.

Hi everyone With preperations well under way and suitcases nearly packed, well almost........ ha ha. Were all excited and cant wait for our first tour of Germany. We will be gone for almost a month. I know we have supporters from Ireland travelling over to see us. Brilliant ! " Back to the start " video is still getting plenty of hits......thanks everyone ! We feel proud to be asked to be asked to perform this Wednesday in the R.D.S as part of the Cycle Against Suicide event. Prior to us going to Germany next week. We are performing this Friday in The Backstage Theatre, Longford. It really is an imtimate and special venue, last time we performed to a packed house. I think theres a few seats left........doors open at 8.00pm. So if you want a great night out and a chance to hear some new songs weve written, love to see you there. Just to mention, supporting us is the fabulous Shane Kennedy. We will be keeping you all up to date on facebook during our German tour. So excited..................... We all appreciate your on going support. Chat soon Conor :) Pss...coming soon.....special announcement, cant mention it just yet though.....

Merry Christmas to you all from " White Chalk ".

Hi all, We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and peaceful new year. Its been a fantastic year. At the moment " Back to the Start " has over 20,000 hits on Youtube. Our annoucement......we have been asked to suuport Rea Garvey in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in January and February 2015. We have other exciting tour dates to announce...........soon....... 2014 was a great year and with all your support and loyality 2015 will be even better. We have been busy writing and preparing for the tour ahead. Bring in the new year with us in Danny Byrnes ! We are also proud to announce that White Chalk will be the headline band to play at The Students Leaders Congress in the RDS on Wednesday 14th January 2015 as part of the Cycle Against Suicide Event. Finally the band will return to one of our favouite venues prior to our european tour, The Backstage Theatre Longford on Friday 16th January. Hope to see you there. It's going to be a very special gig !! Check out our facebook and web site for more details. " White Chalk " want say a huge THANK YOU to each and everyone.

A treat for everyone !

Hi all To celebrate our first music video on youtube " Back to the start " reaching 10,000 hits so quickly. We now give you 10,000 minutes to get a free download. Follow the link below. https://soundcloud.com/whitechalkofficial/back-to-the-start In the next few weeks we have a major announcement to make. Were very excited about it............... Thanks to everyone for requesting " Back to the start " on the radio. Its getting great airplay. Hope your all well and keeping warm. Great to know your all still enjoying the music ! Chat soon Conor :)

New acoustic video launched today !!!!

Hi everyone, Thanks for all your support and comments following our 2 performances at Electric Picnic. We had a blast !! Today we released dates for our new EP "Indigo Sound" The EP contains 5 new songs and will be available for pre order on iTunes on FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER. We are very excited for you to hear our new songs. We have also released an acoustic version of the title track from the EP called "Back To The Start" you can check out the video and the song here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz3n9sjh6UI hope you like it ! The band are busy getting ready for a busy schedule of dates for Guinness Amplify and other gigs around the country, plus radio publicity for the new EP. Busy times !!!! Your support is fantastic !! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more exciting news to come !!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/whitechalkband Conor :-)

The big news is out...............

Hi all A few months ago we entered the Guinness Amplify competition. Over 800 bands entered and six were selected to be featured in there on line Guinness Amplify meets campaign. We were one of six bands they selected. Three weeks ago a film crew arrived and we spent the weekend filming the band in various locations all over Mullingar and Donegal, where we were performing. As you can imagine we had a great time. The deal was we could not mention a word, until the film was released by Guinness as part of Guinness Amplify. Todays the day so we can sing and shout about it. YA.....YE......WHAY...... Were so proud and excited to be selected as part of this national campaign, promoting Irish Music. Have a look at the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUhi7AhjXQE Off packing my bits for Electric picnic.......come and see us and say hello if your coming. Thank you all again, your support and loyalty genuinely means everything to each and everyone of us in the band. More exciting things happening over the next coming weeks. I'll keep in touch. Conor :-)

Big news to announce...............

Hi everyone Just to keep in touch.....hope your all keeping well and glad your all still enjoying the music. Its great to see so many of you coming out to see us perform. We cant wait for you to hear the new tracks, coming out soon. We have a busy couple of weeks ahead. This Sunday the band are performing in Danny Byrnes as part of there garden festival. If your around Mullingar pop in and say hello. The band are on stage at 7.30p.m. Were busy rehearsing, as we've been selected to perform 2 stages at this years Electric Picnic Festival. YES TWO STAGES. White Chalk are on the Oxjam stage on Saturday at 2pm as well as the main stage in Trailer Park on Sunday at 10pm.......were so excited....... We have some big news to announce next week. Keep watching our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/whitechalkband Hint.......We do love a good pint of plain ! Who better to work with ? http://youtu.be/0hAMVbuDIEw

Exciting news everyone !

Hi everyone The band has some exciting news to share with you. 2FM ran a competition to play Electric Picnic. 500 bands applied. 10 bands were selected to perform, we are one of them ! Thank you to everyone who voted for us. Your loyalty and continued support is fantastic I have to share with you what happened last friday. It was such an exciting and hectic day. We performed in HMV, Grafton st. .Recorded videos for our next E.P. ( due for release in a few months ) Played support to " The Strypes " . And found out we were playing Electric Picnic. Oh ! Bob Geldof was around, so we gave him a copy of " Golden Kids ", he said he can't wait to listen to it. Told you it was an exciting day.......... A night for emerging artists takes place this Thursday, The Harbour Bar, Bray. Where on stage at 9.00p.m. If your around, come and say hello. We've been busy and have written three new songs. Cant wait for everyone to hear them. Were looking to performing them at the Backstage Theatre, Longford on Friday July 25th. Thank you everyone for believing in us and supporting us on our journey. Chat soon Conor :)

Lots happening ! Thank you everyone for your constant support.

Hi everyone Thanks to you all for your on going support. Just to let everyone know what a busy time we've over the past couple of months and give everyone an update. The response from supporting "Kodaline" has been amazing. We had a great time in both Killarney and Belfast. As a direct result we have been invited to a singer/songwriting music session in Lavery's Belfast on May 21st. This will be our first headline Belfast gig. Today we were in R.T.E and performed live on Elev8 t.v. Tomorrow we are playing in Vicar st, supporting " Keywest". We received great news today from Balcony t.v that our live performance of " Carnival of lights" had reached no 1 in Ireland . We are still writing our own music and rehearsing during the week and busy getting ready for numerous acoustic sessions we have booked in radio stations throughout the country. Keep an eye on what were up to on facebook/whitechalk. Were appearing at numerous festivals all over place in 2014 ! The past year could never have happened without everyones constant loyal support and belief in the band. A great big thank you, to you all ! Chat soon. Conor :)

RTE Radio 1 Live Tomorrow

Hi all, just to let you know that we will be live on RTE Radio 1 tomorrow morning on the John Murray show between 9-10am. We will perform an acoustic version of our new single " Carnival Of Lights" and maybe if we get time we will perform one of our songs from our new EP which will be released later this year. You can listen to the show live tomorrow by following this link rte.ie/radio1/thejohnmurrayshow We have more very exciting news to share with you over the next few weeks !! Thanks again for all your support. Ye are all legends ! C-:)

Video for "carnival of lights". Your the first to see it !

Hi, We have literally just put up the video for "carnival of lights " . We want all the fund it people to be the first to see it. Thank you all for your on going support. We enjoyed making it. The song has been selected as the play Irish song of the week on Beat 102-103. It will be played every morning at 9.25 am from January 27th. Here is a link to our video for our new single Carnival Of Lights which is now available to download on iTunes. Enjoy ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnBi5IdsnEs Chat soon Conor :-)

Were supporting KODALINE

Hi everyone, We are so excited and want to let everyone know that we have been asked to support Kodaline for two dates of there sold out tour. INEC Killarney on March 14th and Ulster Hall Belfast March 15th. As you can imagine to support the biggest band in Ireland is fantastic ! Just to let you all know we have decided to change our name to " White Chalk ". Our new single "Carnival Of Lights" has just been released and will hit all the major radio stations in Ireland over the next few weeks. The single will also be available to download on iTunes shortly. Here is a link to our Youtube link to hear the song. We will be releasing a video over the next few weeks so keep an eye out !! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-JigX-dxYo Thank you everyone for your continued support, you have been amazing !!! Conor ; -)

Merry Christmas everyone !

Hi everyone, I'd like.to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas time. Had a great day yesterday. Ate and drank plenty.............and got some great gifts from you know who. We're playing in the greville arms tonight. The academic are on before us, a fantastic band. So looking forward to it. We've a disco to follow. Should be an action packed night. Stay safe everyone and enjoy the rest of the festivities.......... Conor :)

Up date on Conor Quinn & The White Chalk.

Hello everyone, It seems a long time since I was in touch. So thought i'd up date you on what has been happening lately. Last Thursday we performed in the Hard Rock Cafe, Dublin. Part of 98fm totally irish. A great venue. " Kodalines" producer, Phil McGee visited us during our rehearsals in Mullingar, last week. We are back in the studio from December 2nd for a week. He will be producing our next E.P ! At the moment we are busy rehearsing our new songs in preparation for the studio. We've also been writing some new songs together. We are performing over christmas, Including st stephens night in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar. We perform our first headline gig in Monoroes, Galway on December 28th. December 29th we are supporting" Walking On Cars" at there home coming, end of year tour in Dingle. We are performing in the Arts Centre, Mullingar on new years eve. With Christmas in mind. I'm trying to think of a prezzy to buy for one of the band members, were doing chris kindle.............should be a bit of crac. We really appreciate everyones continued support. Conor :)


Just a quick catch up.............. After interviews and playing in Kilkenny recently, we are off to the Sugar Club this Sunday. This unique venue should be a great night out. There are still some tickets avaialble from www.tickets.ie. On Monday we filmed for Balcony TV on the rooftop of Belvedere College in Dublin. What an experience. We were blow out of it with wind ! Just after filming the heavens opened and it was a mad dash to the cars. The clip we filmed will be shown on Blacony TV in a couple of weeks. The Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow holds an evening for singer/ song writers once a month and we are performing there next week. Can't wait. Our song is being played up to four times a day on Radio 2. As well as local stations. It's unreal hearing it on the radio. Thanks again everyone for your continued support. Conor :)

Conor Quinn & The White Chalk Live acoustic on Ray Foley Show Today 98FM

Hi everyone, everyone is asking me for the link to the Ray Foley Show on 98FM that we did this morning so here it is. http://player.98fm.com/player/shows/The_Ray_Foley_Show/6896/the_ray_foley_show_podcast_wednesday_4th_september_2013y Don't forget there are limited tickets available for our gig at the Sugar Club Dublin on Sunday 22nd September. Tickets available from www.tickets.ie priced at only €12.50. As a thank you to all Fund It members we have arrange a special meet and greet with the White Chalk and myself after the show. Mention that you are a Fund It member at the door when you arrive and you will be given a special VIP bracelet. Thanks for all your support and enjoy the clip. Conor :-)

Electric Picnic Live Clip

Hi Guys, have a look at this live clip from Electric Picnic.Just follow this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiZWp1BM2B8&feature=youtu.be Enjoy !! C:-)


What a weekend ! Just back from Electric Picnic. It was the best thing ever. The support and crowd that came to see us was unbelievable. We haven't stopped smiling.................... We were thrilled to be asked and hopefully we'll be asked to play again next year. It's been a mad few weeks. We've been doing radio interviews in various radio stations around the country. Playing in some great venues and giving everyone an opportunity to hear our songs. Were playing on the Ray Foley show 98FM tomorrow morning, tune in around 8.30 a.m. This Saturday were live on KCLR radio at 1.00p.m. On Saturday September 7th, 4.00p.m were doing a signing in Trax Records in Carlow Shopping Centre. Love to see you there. On Saturday evening were playing in Cleeres, Kilkenny at 9.00p.m. For everyone who didn't get to the Electric Picnic, we have a snippet of it up on youtube. Search - Conor Quinn & The White Chalk Live Electric Picnic 2013. Enjoy............................. It's just crazy, were l working hard and really enjoying life at the minute. Thanks to everyone who came to the launch night. I really appreciated you giving up your time. It was great to meet you. I will keep you all updated. Best wishes Conor : )

Connor Quinn & The White Chalk - No 1 on i tunes !

Just a quick up date to let everyone know. At 2.00a.m this morning Conor Quinn & The White Chalk went to No 1 in i tunes. The EP is getting fantastic reviews. Yippee.............. We can't believe it. We've been rehearsing the past few day's for our launch night tommorow evening. We cannot wait. Having our launch in the oldest building in Ireland, is going to be really special. We look forward to meeting the Fund It members who are coming along to the launch. We also have a few VIP's coming as well ! Your support is fantastic and we want to say thanks a million times over. Conor :)

WOW ! EP " Golden Kids" No 2 on i Tunes

Thank you everyone. Your all just fantastic. At the minute, Conor Quinn & The White Chalk and the EP " Golden Kids" are number 2 in i Tunes. Unbelievable............................... This is all down to the support I received from yourselves and the continuing hard work of my brilliant band. The launch night is next week. It's going to be a fantastic evening. For the members who's reward is to attend the launch night, if you could reply today please to - music@redhotmanagement.com it would be great, we just need to confirm who's coming. Can't wait to meet you all. If for any reason you haven't received your reward yet, please contact brightideas4u@eircom.net and it will be sorted as soon as poss. ( Sorry if theres been a hiccup in the system. ) To be No 2 on i Tunes is incredible and were so excited for the future. Best Wishes Conor : )

July 19th...............really exciting news !

Hello everyone, I hope the weather is keeping you all smiling. For the past few months. My band " The White Chalk" and myself have been busy rehearsing. We spent May in Transmission Studios, Drumlish recording with Kodalines producer Phil Magee. His Knowledge and magic has bought my songs alive. With the songs mastered, TODAY, thanks to everyone's generosity my EP is being manufactured. I hope to have the EP delivered in the next two weeks. At last " Golden Kids" has come to fruition. It's such an exciting time..............I cannot wait for you all to hear it. Thank you all for being so patient. We've a few gig's booked over the next few months. Were playing at the Electric Picnic. Yippee......... Checkout www.conorquinnmusic.com i'd love to see you at the gigs ! "Architects" will be the song released from the EP first. We've used our acting skills to make a brill video, ha ha ha ! Thanks to the crew at Mullingar Art Centre for there vision, time and expertise with making and developing the video for "Architecs". It's somethink really special. Our teeshirts have arrived ! Were still working on the launch night and plan on it being really special. Your support and belief in me, has meant so much. The band and myself are thrilled with the EP and cannot wait for you all to hear it. Thank you so very much. Conor:) .

Woops few typing errors !

Having a bad spelling day ha ha ha.........Kodaline your brill ! Conor :)

An up date for everyone from Conor !

I've been really busy. Thanks to everyone generosity. At the minute i've organised a date to work with a producer to get my EP done. Ive booked, Transmission Studios in Drumlish. A renowned studio were the likes of Coldaline and Strypes have recorded. I'm looking at prices to get my EP printed when it is produced. It's a slow process, so please be patient everyone ! Where still looking at venues for the launch night. The band will be rehearsing this weekend in Mullingar. We've so many new songs and i'm dying for everyone to hear them. Last Sunday myself, Liam, Niamh and Kevin and did an acoustic session in Whelans. It was fantastic and well supported. Your all brill. Thanks again everyone for your ongoing support, can't wait to showcase all our hard work. Conor;) Thanks to my uncle who gave a car he never used.............

1 HOUR LEFT ..................................

Thank you..................Thank you..................Thank you again ! Last hour if anyone else would like to be part of my exciting project. C:)

ONLY 13 HOURS LEFT..........................

Time is almost running out ! Thank you..........Thank you..................Thank you..................... If anyone is still uming and aring about being part of the project. ACT QUICKLY TO GET A GREAT REWARD ! C:)


Thank you so much everyone ! I am absolutely delighted to inform you all you that my fund-it campaign has now reached 100%. My debut E.P "Golden Kids" can now get produced, mastered and launched. My dream is about to come true! When I started on this project I never imagined that I would make the target. So many family, friends and supporters have shown that they believe in me. I feel overwhelmed and so lucky. I've been advised to keep going with the awareness and to let people know that they can still get involved with the whole project I've 1 day left. Your all fantastic, thanks for being part of this campaign. For your support, loyalty and faith in me. It means so much. C:)


I see lots of new people still continuing to add to my Fundit campaign. Thank you so very much. Only 5 day's to go. It's now crunch time ! Thank you so much everyone, its fantastic all the support your giving me. Were almost there..........C:)


I just want to say to everyone who is funding my campaign, i'm really touched by your support and generosity. Your all fantastic. Myself and the band are rehearsing full time next week. With new material i've written, it's great seeing the songs come alive with the input and support of the band. There a great bunch........ With only a few day's left to my target, i just need the extra push to reach it. So thank you everyone from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, America and New Zeland for funding me so far........and any other countries i may have missed. Thanks C:)


Hi everyone, a big thank you for contributing to my Fund IT campaign. We only have 10 day's left to reach the target, and as you know if I don't reach the target I receive no funds ! So please, please, please if you know anyone who would like to get brilliant rewards and support this project. I really would appreciate it....................... I've had a fantastic time this week. I met Tom Fuller and we've been writing and working on material towards the E.P. His production skills will mean the E.P will sound unreal. Tom is really encouraging. Help.................i just need the funds ! Theres been great articles written in the papers this week. Keep an eye on my website for up to date news of up and coming gigs around Ireland. www.conorquinnmusic.com Just to say everyone, If your interested in booking a great band ! Telephone 089 – 4072730 or email music@redhotmanagment.com. C:-)


Hi everyone, Thank you all for your continued support. Heres what we've been up to recently. We spent the past few days rehersing in Mullingar. Anne Marie from "Energy Plus of Dance", your brill for giving us the use of your studio for free. The band are working really hard. Rehersing non stop. Together my new songs are being bought to life with there expertise and encouragment. Theres been plenty of cups of teas and biccy's to give us energy. Glad to have Sunday off to nosh on easter eggs. Pictures of the new band are on my website, would love you to look at them ! www.conorquinnmusic.com, these were taken friday and saturday during rehersals. I feel privaliged to be working with such exciting and dedicated musicians. Here is some info on the band members : Sinead Mc Nally is a multi talented singer/songwriter who plays the keyboard. She won ‘Best Female’ at the Music Review Unsigned Awards in December. Gus Crawford Collins from Wicklow is a young energetic, drummer. Gus is also an engineer and music producer at Crab Lane Studios. Kevin Farrell is an accomplished guitarist. He is also a talented Mandala player. Liam O’Reilly has worked with me on various projects. From Mullingar Liam plays the bass. On my website you can find snippets of new songs. Also videos, pictures and links to my social network sites. If your interested in booking a great band ! - we recently signed to “Red Hot Management”. Telephone 089 – 4072730 or email music@redhotmanagment.com. I want to say a great big thank you to everyone who has supported me, it brings me one step closer of getting my E.P made and means alot . C:-)

Busy rehersing with my new band.

Hi everyone, An update of what i've been up to and to say a big thanks to everyone who has supported me on Fund It. Over the past few weeks we held auditions in Mullingar. We have put together an unreal band. They are fantastic talented musicians. We are currently rehearsing the songs i have written over the past year. I can't wait to get out there and for you all to see the band. I'll be posting pictures and info about the band on my web site next week. To all the people who have contributed to the Fund It campaign, thanks a million ! C:-)

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