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CQB - Robin Cowpertwait

Crazy Quilt Bouquet

"The name comes from the lyrics of an old song of mine called 'Feather Duster and a Bucket of Sand," says Robin Cowpertwait. "The band name is often shortened to CQB to save on ink!" Robin's been telling us about his 'imaginary' friends.

Q: What's the history of CQB?
A: It's evolved out of several Nottingham bands until there was only me left and I moved to Devon in 2003.

Now CQB is just me, Robin Cowpertwait, aged 42, on guitar and vocals - and my imaginary friends who play everything else.

Robin Cowpertwait - CQB

Enjoying a pint

We all live in Teignmouth.

Q: Which three words best describe your music.
A: Quirky, English, Original.

Q: Tell us about the track you've chosen to demo?
A: Rock Pooling (sunshine mix) - a pretty little song written on a cliff top above Morte Bay before moving down to live in Devon.

Q: You obviously love Devon then - what are the highs and lows of being here?
A: The highs: Haytor and Haldon Hills! Lows? Cold easterlies and endless cover bands.

Q: Not fond of cover bands then?
A: I think it's a shame there are so many locally.

CQB cartoon

The music scene IS getting better though, and it's good to see some 'proper' bands around and people who can actually play their own instruments.

Q: Whose records do you have in your collection?
A: Everybody including Elvis Costello, Robyn Hitchcock, Squeeze, Eels, Beatles, Sparklehorse, XTC, KT Tunstall and Andy Williams.

I'd love to perform with Robyn Hitchcock.

Q: Complete the sentence: "When I become famous....."
A: ...I'll be very, very surprised!

If you're looking for something original, independent, quirky, melodic, catchy, irreverent, harmonious and mildly eccentric - try CQB

Audition CQB

Take a listen to Rock Pooling (sunshine mix) by clicking on one of the links - then use our Devon Demos message board to give some feedback and see what others have to say about the track.

last updated: 04/07/2008 at 14:37
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