“Fatale presents. Leila Motaei, whose stage name is Rabbit Quinn, says she’s looking forward to “the experience of being surrounded by strong female energy” at Blackbird. “Hopefully we will become friends and support each other,” Motaei says of her sister artists. “Hanging out with other women artists is liberating and comforting to the soul.” » Read more
Here is a wonderful interview with Shelley Dudley on OCR’s “Rock the System” that aired this evening. Rabbit starts tearing up at one point, does an impersonation of Jimmy Page, and swears profusely.
Last Tuesday, I found myself at Bazaar Café, a cozy venue in the Richmond that provides a welcoming environment for performers to play all-original music, and I was lucky enough to meet and listen to a fantastic pianist, vocalist, composer and visual artist named Rabbit Quinn. » Read more
“San Francisco-based, Saratoga-raised indie singer-songwriter-pianist Rabbit Quinn dazzles with her hauntingly beautiful debut album. Gorgeous melodies, literate lyrics, sumptuous piano passages and exquisite, often astonishing vocals combine to create drama and poignancy. Listeners may detect traces of Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, but Quinn establishes her own impressive, eloquent style. Classical and theatrical elements emerge, in addition to a wide palette of pop. Each of the 11 tracks here is a glittering gem.”
“San Francisco songwriter Rabbit Quinn’s classical piano training is evident in how smooth, textured and fluid her songs are. Originally from Saratoga, Quinn has been playing the piano since she was a child and had a classical pianist father to lead the way. Rather than compose concertos, she weaves elements of theatrical ballads and pop music with her penchant for classical music, not unlike Tori Amos. Her music is haunting, gentle and catchy all at once. She recently released her debut album Lost Children, a labor of love that has taken her years to finish. Currently she’s playing with percussionist Beth Wiesendanger and cellist Natasha Littlewood, creating a somewhat different live sound than what’s on her album.”