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6 days ago
Jo Quail

It’s hard to find words to adequately express my thoughts and feelings from Saturday’s concert at Dunk!festival. This concert was a culmination of passion, dedication and collaboration. I realise once again the power of music to bring people together and create unforgettable moments, and to feel the impact this has on me, and to hear the stories from you - well there no words to express this.

Thank you to Dunk!, to Luc, Amaury and the whole team, my family. You gave me a home once again, and a stage to bring this creation to life, and I love you! Steven and all my crew in the theatre what a joy to work with you all again, and thank you for your professional brilliance. And for finding the extra microphones we needed, and taking the time to make things as majestic as they were for our performance in sound, visual and light.

To Jos, Daniel, Lucie, Tom and Lef, you each brought such individual magic, such power and grace in your performance and conducting; you interpreted the dots and my hugely vague instructions with sensitivity and inspiration, and all I can think of now is what I want to write next for you! 😊 Alan, this only worked because of your organisational skills which are second to none, thank you from all of us!

Now, Wilmink Project Orchestra. Oh my goodness. Working with you was beyond a privilege. You traveled hours and hours to be with us, you brought your passion and your warm enthusiasm for this music, and you created an utterly unforgettable concert. You are absolute professionals, you are a joy to work with, so generous in your support of my music, and you inspire me to write, write, write!

And you, our incredible audience! Thank you, on behalf of all of us, for joining us on saturday afternoon. You made such powerful energy in the room before we’d even walked to the stage, you greeted us with such exuberance and you ignited this performance for us! I’ll never ever forget this concert. The wheel turns again.

Love jo x

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Pleasure to be a part of it! 😁🥳🥁

This concert was absolutely phenomenal! 🤩 ... thanks again, dear Jo and Alan, for your trust and appreciation of my work! big hugz 🤗

A stunning achievement for all involved, wish we could have been there, huge congratulations! 👏

Looks incredible!!!

Awesome! 😍💜

passionate

Thank you, Jo, that we could be a part of this magnificent and challenging journey! Thanks for the trust you and your team had in our orchestra and that everything fell into place last Saturday during the performance! I had a really good time, experiencing, once again, what it is like to get goosebumps from the music you are actually playing! 🎶🥰

As already said, you and Lef make an incredible dream team! I can only imagine the sheer power when backed by a full orchestra. Any plan to release the video of this perfomance?

Dear Jo! I am happy to have had you back at our cosy festival. Hope you had the best of times and know that you are always in our heart 🫶 and what Michiel said: it was the best performance this weekend 😳

amazing 😇🥰

Nothing but love and utter respect

A moment out of time, happy to have been part of it ❤️

O U T S T A N D I N G performance and delivery. Goosebumps from start to finish for such a complex piece of art. And I sensed so much respect and friendship on stage that brought the sherry on the cake and made the audience return with a standing ovation. Respect for each and everyone involved in this interpretation. 🖤🤘

it was awesome

Was phenomenal..

Looks like it was a awesome show! 🎻😁✌️

You're a vibrant musician and I guess an intense person.

I have been attending every edition of dunk festival since 2016. Your performance was the most magical I have witnessed. Thank you for this exceptional moment in time.

THE highlight of the festival by a mile! Thank you for such a wonderfull show🥰😁 Hope to see you again soon😉

mindblowing Jo, sorry I didn't get the chance to tell you that in person. The room was packed with such a diversity of all kind of post whatever fans in overwhelming black T-shirts and you got them silent and in awe. As you said, music is such a powerfull thing. Lots of respect for you and the whole team. 🖤

It was absolutely mesmerizing! You always are a highlight on Dunk, but this was another level!

Thank you for the nice note with your CD.💜

Another amazing show with an amazing Jo 🙏. Your intense performances always go beyond my expectations. Your music is like a journey and I am each time honoured to be your passenger. Merci! 💝😘

Jo カッコいい🌟 僕も頑張っています。

❤️❤️❤️

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1 week ago
Jo Quail

Today is the day 💫
Dunk!festival - Theatre stage - 5:15PM.

Hope to see you there!

@luciedehli
@jos_pijnappel
@lorenzoespositofornasari
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Today is the day 💫
 Dunk!festival - Theatre stage - 5:15PM. 

Hope to see you there! 

@luciedehli 
@jos_pijnappel 
@lorenzoespositofornasari

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Sending all our best wishes, hope you had a great show! ❤👋 XXX

I hope it went wonderfully Jo!! ❤️❤️❤️

Have a great gig! 🎻😁✌️

Joanna, you're electric gorgeous girl!! xx❤️❤️

That's an amazing photo, I thought you were playing soprano sax at first glance...have a brilliant gig, Jo, so jealous of all those that made it there 🖤

That was an amazing performance! I'm glad I was able to see it live. Jo, LEF, Lucie, Jos, Sellfable, that was bloody amazing! For those that were not able to see it live: the CD mastering was released, so it should be available at all your major sources 🙂

Buon live cara Jo

it was amazing

Toi toi! Have a brilliant gig.

We all are on our way, looking forward too an incredible performance together.

I will be there!

Unleash your musical fury

カッコいい!

oh get it in focus

I’ve got extra tickets if anyone needs tickets

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1 week ago
Jo Quail

I’m in Ghent ready to play Dunk!festival tomorrow. See you on Saturday May 11th at the theater stage at 5:15pm. The premiere of the official video of ‘Supplication’ will go live at 6pm on my Youtube youtu.be/CwJihu4qYD0 🖤

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I’m in Ghent ready to play Dunk!festival tomorrow. See you on Saturday May 11th at the theater stage at 5:15pm. The premiere of the official video of ‘Supplication’ will go live at 6pm on my Youtube https://youtu.be/CwJihu4qYD0 🖤

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Thank you all for the lovely and supportive comments! We had the BEST time playing for you all, I am sure your good wishes carried us forward. Much love XX

So exciting! Enjoy every sound and every second together! Hugs from Bristol xxx

Wow, have tons of fun xx

See you tomorrow! Looking forward!! 🎶🎶😍

Does it Ghent, though?

This photo in the stairs couldn't be more accurate 😁. Looking forward to see you again 😍.

Getting there! Just leaving Brussels airport on train. 👏👏👏

Looking forward to your set!

Enjoy to the max! Big hug for you and Alan ♥️

CU in about 4 house 😁

Hope you have a great time.

Have a nice one dearest Jo! 🖤🤘

Wow, you’re looking very ready for something special…!

Lovely photo with Jo Quail captured on a flight up to fame and fortune 🙄well here's hoping 😉X

Lots of success

You’ll be amazing!

Welcome in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. See you tomorrow.

Great photograph, so cinematic…Ripley-esque.

Proper hug today!

See you soon dear Jo 🫶

You're amazing. You got this!!! Xx

Looking forward to it!

Godspeed

Stunning photo

I’ve got extra tickets if anyone needs tickets

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2 weeks ago
Jo Quail

Tom Atherton and I met through mutual friends a few years back, and I knew immediately he was part of my clan. He’s a Percussionist, Composer and Musical Director, and post grad teacher as well. Tom and I have shared several collaborative recording projects, and Tom performed all the percussions for Invocation, the counterpart to Supplication. Prior to this Tom was part of my ensemble for the live premiere of The Cartographer in 2022. Whether he’s playing Death Metal with De Profundis among others, classical repertoire, multicultural performance or truly progressive music Tom combines precision with strength, fluidity and grace. He’s been especially supportive as I prepared my orchestrations for Supplication, working with me to find a way through all the sound design and hybrid aspects of my scoring, and we have a glorious array of percussion to sit alongside the timpani of our Wilmink Orchestra - I cannot wait for this performance at Dunk!festival 🖤 ... See MoreSee Less

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These are fantastic pics, capturing such a meeting of artistic minds and joy in shared creation - inspiring and brilliant! ❤

Top bloke is Tom , bloody good drummer too.

Great photos ….the all the drum beats now in synch then 😇🖤X

Beautiful happy photo! 💗💕🌟xx

Great stuff. Wish I could be there. I am wondering about the white adidas shoes under death metal black.

You can't write such laudatio and put b/w photos! I thought he passed away... 😮

a hug from Verona dear Jo ❤

Yes Tom!

Wonderful ❤️

Dont forget to hit the ‘Merch’ table too! Loving my Original tour shawl made by Jo too! 💗💕💋

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2 weeks ago
Jo Quail

Our performance of Supplication at Dunk!festival will be accompanied by the premiere of a stunning animated film by Daniël van Nes aka Sellfable. Daniël created this beautiful film as a direct artistic response to hearing ‘Supplication’, and I find it exceptionally moving for several reasons. It’s been a privilege to see Daniël’s work in progress and to learn about his artistic process. There are many parallels between the way we both create in our individual mediums - Daniël’s work is infused with symbolism and coded message, as is my music in several ways, and I am hoping that this performance experience will be one that moves and inspires you as it has done us throughout the creation 🩶

Video: @marika_zrz
Animations: @sellfable
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Oh this gives chills! Bravo a fantastic collaboration! 🖤🖤🖤👋

🖤🖤🖤 So very excited to present this wonderful project with you Jo!

Great stuff, SellFable ! It was a delightful cherry on top of a magnificent musical cake 🙂

buon live cara Jo ❤

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