Welcome to our officially licensed Finley Quaye T-Shirt collection. There is just one design at the moment, but many more to follow! Below are a few words from Finley.
I was born in Edinburgh and raised in Stockbridge before moving to London as a young child. I started making music from a very young age and started to put my first songs together while in Manchester as a teenager.
Moving between Edinburgh and London frequently, whilst recording material for my first album Maverick A Strike. I first signed with Polydor followed by Epic Records and at the same time with Spirit Songs/EMI publishing. I have had several managers over the years including the legendary Frank Gironda who takes care of both Neil Young and Joni Mitchell as well as Mazzy Star and Spiritualized. Since 2005 I have pretty much been self-managed and without an agent and have worked without a publishing deal or record deal since parting company with Epic on amicable terms back in 2003.
Helen Searle has also been instrumental in my career. I continue to make music and perform as a band and as a solo acoustic artist. I played piano since the age of 11 and programmed music from 14 years of age and picked up guitar around this time.
I predominantly play Fender Stratocaster and use a variety of amplifiers as well as Spanish classical guitars when playing solo shows. Supporting James Brown, performing in Europe, South Africa, Hong Kong, Brazil, the US and Canada are some of the highlights of my career. Last year 2022, celebrated 25 years since Maverick A Strike was released.