The Wealden combines the creative forces of two of the most in-demand musicians in the UK, composer/guitarist Justin Quinn and vocalist/songwriter Tim Dickinson. Sought after for their unrivaled musicianship and unparalleled stylistic sensitivity they come together to deliver their own brand of art-pop, avant-pop, art-rock, call it what you will, but at its core lies real, honest musicianship, fearless songwriting and an astonishingly powerful voice.
Tim Dickinson is an immensely gifted songwriter and vocal polymath whose background lies in choral music (his classical credits are far too many to mention here). He was the voice of Frank Zappa with The London Sinfonietta and David Bowie in Dylan Howe’s 'Berlin Trilogy’ with Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers). He was praised for his “amazing voice” by BBC Radio 2 in Charles Hazlewoods ‘The Beggar’s Opera: Reborn’ project. He has gigged and recorded with London-based rock band Enamel alongside his own ‘other bands’, Elephant Juice and The Silver Lining.
Justin Quinn is a critically acclaimed guitarist and composer whose very early career lies in jazz. Versed in multiple plucked string instruments including lap steel and mandolin, he is winner of a BBC Jazz Award for Innovation and was described by Mojo as "a startlingly fresh and deeply individual talent" when awarded the Number 1 Jazz Album of the Year in 2005. Aside from his own critically acclaimed recordings, he has performed and recorded with artists in countless genres of music, from Damon Albarn, Jack Bruce, Tom Hickox, Shpongle, The Webb Sisters and Leafcutter-John, to the BBC Big-Band, BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Halle and John Wilson Orchestras.