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QueenAdreena

QueenAdreena was an alternative rock band from London, which originally formed in 1999. Vocalist Katie Jane Garside and guitarist Crispin Gray had previously collaborated in the celebrated but short-lived band Daisy Chainsaw. They were joined by drummer Billy Freedom and bassist Orson Wajih and then released their first album, "Taxidermy", in 2000, on the Blanco y Negro Records imprint. After its release, the band's name was changed slightly, from "Queen Adreena" to "QueenAdreena," and subsequent releases reflect this.

Billy Freedom was replaced in 2002 by drummer Pete Howard, f ...read more

QueenAdreena was an alternative rock band from London, which originally formed in 1999. Vocalist Katie Jane Garside and guitarist Crispin Gray had previously collaborated in the celebrated but short-lived band Daisy Chainsaw. They were joined by drummer Billy Freedom and bassist Orson Wajih and then released their first album, "Taxidermy", in 2000, on the Blanco y Negro Records imprint. After its release, the band's name was changed slightly, from "Queen Adreena" to "QueenAdreena," and subsequent releases reflect this.

Billy Freedom was replaced in 2002 by drummer Pete Howard, formerly of The Clash. The band signed with Rough Trade for their second album, 2002's "Drink Me". Rough Trade dropped them shortly after the release of "Drink Me", and Wajih left the band at that time. The band signed with One Little Indian Records and released 2005's "The Butcher and the Butterfly" with KatieJane's sister Melanie Garside on bass, who left soon after and was replaced by Paul Jackson (not the fusion bassist of the same name).

Following "The Butcher and the Butterfly", the band recorded a live album at the Institute of Contemporary Arts titled "Live at the ICA". Later Paul Jackson was replaced by Nomi Leonard. During this time QueenAdreena independently released "Ride a Cock Horse", an album composed of early demos. In 2008, the group released its fourth and final album, "Djin", which impressively broke the Japanese Oricon music charts at number 120. However, in 2010, QueenAdreena officially split. Nomi Leonard, the final bassist of QueenAdreena before their split, went on to form her own group, the punk-grunge inspired The Dogbones.

In 2008, QueenAdreena released the album Djin in Japan on Imperial Records, however, this was not actively promoted by the band which are now effectively on a hiatus. In a recent interview, Crispin Grey stated that "I wouldn’t rule out some kind of reunion gigs in the future. I don’t think there will be another record from Queenadreena though, I would be very surprised myself. I haven’t heard from Katie in well over a year and I don’t know where she is." « hide

Similar Bands: Daisy Chainsaw, The Dogbones

LPs
Djin
2008

4.3
2 Votes
Ride a Cock Horse
2007

The Butcher and the Butterfly
2005

4.1
18 Votes
Drink Me
2002

4
14 Votes
Taxidermy
2000

4.2
10 Votes
EPs
FM Doll
2005

4
1 Votes
Medicine Jar
2005

3
1 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the ICA
2005

5
1 Votes

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