Michael "Mick" Quinn is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known as founding member of English rock band Supergrass. He formed the DB Band with bassist Paul Wilson of Shake Appeal in 2010 and released début EP "Stranger in the Alps" on 17 September 2011, he is a member of 60's garage/beat band the "Beat Seeking Missiles". Mick Quinn started playing bass at the age of 14 on an Ibanez Roadster RS-900. A year he moved on to guitar to improve his bass style and start to write songs, he played with The Asylum in 1986, a band featuring Kid Wig, guitarist with the Beat Seeking Missiles, in and around Oxford including the Port Meadow Festival. In the late 80's he became interested in record production and borrowing equipment to experiment with at home, he travelled to Spain and France to play with local musicians before returning to England in 1992. Mick Quinn formed Supergrass with Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey in February 1993. In 1995 the band released. Singles, Caught by the Fuzz and Alright confirmed the band's popularity and they went on to release five further albums, four reaching the top ten in the UK Albums Chart.
Children of the Monkey Basket, a website created by Quinn under the name Big Arm Technology was awarded best Rock Website at the UK Online Music Awards in both 2000 and 2002. Other nominations in the category were Coldplay, Radiohead and U2. In 2008 the band parted ways with Parlophone records acquired by Guy Hands of Terra Firma, released single Rebel in You on Supergrass Records, overseen by Mick. Following the difficulties of recording Release the Drones, the band announced in April 2010 that they were to split. In May 2010 Quinn formed the DB Band with former Shake Appeal bass player Paul Wilson. Described as heavier and hairier than the'Grass, they released début EP, Stranger in the Alps on 17 September 2011 and EP Loosen Up, on 1 March 2013. Quinn is a founding member of garage band The Beat Seeking Missiles with former members of The Wig Outs and Thee Headcoats. Signed to Dirty Water Records, the band released their first single, "Break My Fall/Dr. Strangelove" in October 2011. Quinn has played bass and provided backing vocals for Oxford band Swervedriver since 2015.
The band released'I Wasn't Born to Lose You', Quinn has toured North America, South America, the Far East and the UK in support of the album. The band are due to tour North America in the fall, performing the albums Raise and Mezcal Head in their entirety. Quinn's father is the Australian lipid biochemist Professor Peter Quinn, based at King's College London. Though born in Cambridge, Quinn spent his early childhood living in America before relocated to Oxford, England in the 1970s. On 21 August 2007, Quinn was hospitalized in Toulouse, France for an operation to repair two broken vertebrae and a smashed Calcaneus, sustained after falling out of a first floor window of a rented villa he was staying in with his family, he subsequently made a full recovery, returning to perform with the Diamond Hoo Ha Men in January 2008. Quinn lives in Oxfordshire with his family. DB Band – Current band website Children of the Monkey Basket – Website created by Mick Quinn – Supergrass official website Mick Quinn on IMDb
Michael Patrick Quinn is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Denver Broncos. He was a member of the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, he played college football at Stephen F. Austin State University. Quinn attended Robert E. Lee High School in Houston, where he played quarterback; as a senior, he received All-Greater Houston honors. He walked-on at Division I-AA Stephen F. Austin State University, he was a backup quarterback behind James Ritchey during his first three seasons. As a junior in 1995, during a game against Southwest Texas State on November 12, Quinn came into the game in place of Ritchey and threw three touchdown passes; as a senior in 1996, he became the starting quarterback after Ritchey graduated, throwing for 136 completions for 2,049 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
In the game against Samford on October 27, Quinn led Stephen F. Austin to a 43–14 win after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Chris Jefferson at the end of the first half. SFA held the lead for the rest of the game. Against McNeese State on November 3, Quinn led a come from behind win for SFA by throwing two touchdowns to Mikhael Ricks in the fourth quarter; the next week, Quinn threw for 283 yards and threw four touchdown passes to lead Stephen F. Austin to another win making them 7–2. Against Delta State University, he had 19 out of 33 completions for 362 yards and 3 touchdowns, receiving Southland Offensive Player of the Week honors, he finished his college career after playing in 28 games and passing for 2,641 yards and 23 touchdowns. Quinn began his career by signing with the Fountain Tadpoles of the Eastern North Carolina Football League, but when the league folded after just one season, Quinn decided to go to the NFL. Quinn signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent following the 1997 NFL Draft.
Quinn entered training camp behind Kordell Stewart, Mike Tomczak and Jim Miller on the depth chart, but after training camp Quinn had beaten out Miller and became the team's third-string quarterback. He saw his only game action on November 9 against the Baltimore Ravens, throwing for 10 yards on one completion. Following the 1997 season, the Steelers allocated Quinn to play in NFL Europe. In his second game with the Fire on April 12, Quinn completed 13 of 21 passes for 194 yards, he completed two touchdown passes. With Quinn as the starting quarterback, the Fire played in the World Bowl. However, Quinn could not play in the game, he finished with 133 completions for 13 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He returned to the Steelers after the NFL Europe season but was waived on August 31, after being passed on the depth chart by Pete Gonzalez. After being waived by Pittsburgh, Quinn was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on September 1. To make room for Quinn the Colts had to release Jim Miller, who had lost a roster spot on the Steelers to Quinn a year earlier.
However, after signing Doug Nussmeier, the Colts waived Quinn. On September 10, 1998, the Dallas Cowboys, who were unsuccessful claiming Quinn 10 days earlier, claimed him after he was waived by the Colts, reuniting with head coach Chan Gailey, his offensive coordinator with the Steelers, he became the Cowboys second-string quarterback after Troy Aikman was injured and Jason Garrett became the starter. He played in three games for the Cowboys in 1998. In 1999, Quinn did not play in a game for Dallas. During the 2000 off–season, Garrett signed as a free agent with the New York Giants and quarterback Paul Justin was signed by Dallas to compete for the backup spot with Quinn. On May 5, 2000, he was released after being passed on the depth chart by Paul Justin. On May 23, 2000, Quinn signed with the Miami Dolphins, reuniting with Gailey, the offensive coordinator. On November 6, Quinn threw a touchdown pass to Deon Dyer but was waived by the Dolphins on November 10, only to be re-signed four days later.
In the 2001 preseason, Quinn was waived/injured. He was released from injured reserve with an injury settlement on September 6; the Houston Texans, the newest franchise in the NFL, signed Quinn to a reserve/future contract on December 30, 2001. Following the 2002 NFL Draft in which the Texans drafted quarterback David Carr with their first pick, Quinn became the backup. Quinn and Tony Banks ended up winning the backup jobs to Carr over Ben Sankey. Banks was second–string with Quinn being the third–string quarterback; the Texans waived Quinn during final cuts on August 25, 2003. He was the final member of the Texans first signings still on the team, he was re-signed to the practice squad on November 17 after David Carr suffered a sprained right shoulder. However, when Banks became injured, Quinn was signed from the practice squad to back up the now healthy Carr and rookie Dave Ragone; the Denver Broncos signed Quinn as an unrestricted free agent in March 2004. At the end of training camp, Quinn was released by the Broncos.
Quinn was assigned to their practice squad. He was released from the practice squad on November 10. On August 29, 2005, Quinn was signed to the practice roster of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. On March 22, 2006, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed Quinn, joining quarterbacks Tee Martin, Russ Michna and Kevin Glenn on Winnipeg's roster. In his CFL preseason debut against the Alouettes on June 2, Quinn threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Quentin McCord howe