Five Minutes With: Montreal Pop-Rock Artist Tatum Quinn

Trained at Berklee College of Music and featured twice on Ubisoft’s massively successful, Just Dance, Montreal’s “powerhouse in a little package”, 27-year-old Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter Tatum Quinn has opened for Kool & the Gang, Boy George and more. Quinn’s goal is to inspire the world through her music and give her fans a place to belong in a world that wants them to fit in.

Tatum is no stranger to bullying due to a learning disability called Dyslexia. Struggling to get out of school, alongside teachers who’d tell her “she’ll never amount to anything” and to “give up music and get a real job, ” music saved TQ! That’s why it’s so crucial for Quinn to use her voice & speak up on behalf of her fans.

Tatum Quinn


Tatum Quinn





Latest Single:

Short Supply

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Eminem – Eminem’s music changed my life. It gave me a place to fit in & to feel understood.

Favourite musician now:

Elton John or Steven Tyler

Guilty pleasure song:

Straight Up by Paula Abdul (but please keep it a secret 😉 haha

Live show ritual:

Overthink up until showtime & also stay in my sweatpants relaxing until I have to get ready!

Favourite local musician:

Oo there are SO many but I’d say Old Soul! They’re a young Psychedelic Rock band from Montreal that I love!

EP or LP?

EP all the way!

Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl but I do love an early morning!

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

We have SO many awesome shows coming up! We’re currently booked to play live every week til mid-October (so far) & don’t plan to stop anytime soon! You can find all our show details on my website

Also, I’m currently working on my next single to be released called “Back In Time”, we’re in the final mastering stages of the song, as well as we’re in the editing/coloring stage of the badass music video that goes with our song Back In Time! Other than that, the band is hard at work in the studio, recording more music for you all! We’re so excited to show you what’s cooking!

Where can we follow you?

Website | Linktree


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

My favourite local restaurant is Wilensky’s on Fairmount!

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

There are so many awesome streets here in Montreal, but I guess I’d have to say Wellington is my favourite street! There are always fun things going on and it’s very lively with tons of music!

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Montreal’s Botanical Garden is my favourite park!

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Petit Campus or The Diving Bell Social Club

What is your favourite music store in your city?

The old Steve’s Music Shop!


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