Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland and now based in London, ABQ is a unique proposition. Lead singer Paul Shevlin, winner of the BPI / BRIT Awards sponsored ‘Next BRIT Thing’ has a distinctive voice, combining emotion, character, and texture that certainly gives this outfit an undeniable edge. The band has been compared to the likes of Imagine Dragons, Snow Patrol, and Biffy Clyro. They have recently been working with the likes of Alex Davies (Elliot Minor, Frances), Mats Valentin (Carpark North, Backyard Babies, MY) as well as James Walsh (Starsailor), Ben Langmid (La Roux) and Ben Mark (Take That, George Ezra). The band emanates angst, frustration, and emotion through their music. Coupled with an energetic and slick live show, ABQ provides a big, powerful and polished sound with undeniable hooks you can sink your teeth into.
With only a small number of releases, ABQ has managed to achieve play-listing on BBC Introducing Radio, festival slots at Liverpool Sound City, Hit The North and The Great Escape. Along with multiple London headline shows and a supporting tour with American outfit The Rocket Summer. The band is on the Primary International Talent Booking agents roster and is concentrating their energies on releasing new singles in 2020 to showcase their versatility and grow an audience for their professional, clean and anthemic music style within the UK and Irish Indie Scene.