Freddy McQuinn is a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and DJ from Paris, who has been living and creating music in London for more than fifteen years.
He picked up the guitar at the age of 16, and by 18 was cutting his teeth as a singer and guitarist with bands in Paris during the funky mid-90's. At the tender age of 21, he took the ferry boat to London, where he met his musical sidekick, Simbad. The musical chemistry was immediately apparent, so they built their own studio in the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, East London, where they both still work. Gradually they mastered the art of making electronic music and, under the name 'Twitch', they released their first 12-inch entitled Blow Your Blues Away, which was played by Radio Nova in Paris for two years in a row. During this time, they experimented with many different styles, from broken beat under the name Heal, right through to afrobeat as Les Barons.

The time soon came for Marathon Men to hit the racks and smash dance floors everywhere. After acclaimed remixes and 12-inches (some on their own promotional label, Je Ne Sais Quoi Recordings), their track In Paradise reached the year's top 10 on Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 1 show, Worldwide. Their remixes and 12's can always be found on top playlists from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Laurent Garnier, Norman Jay, Moody Man, King Brit and many more. Eventually, in 2005, they released an album on Chillifunk Records entitled Blessings. Freddy and DJ Simbad stopped producing electronic music under Marathon Men around 2008. They both still dj around the world...

Over the years, Freddy has collaborated and played with countless other well-known artists, such as Keziah Jones, Talvin Singh, M (Mathieu Chedid), Sebastien Martel, Julien Loureau, Maxime Zampieri, Mehdi Haddab, Smadj, Juan Rozoff, Sandra Nkaké, DJ Shalom, Pavan (Foreign Beggars) and Z Star, to name but a few.

In 2008, Freddy recorded a solo album of new material; returning to a more organic approach with a blend of real instruments (mostly played by himself) and a well-measured dose of electronic programming. Exile on Brick Lane is a heartfelt journey through his experiences of London's East End. Although eclectic in its musical styles, the songs are united by Freddy's distinctive vocals and guitars, which perfectly complement the poignant, tongue-in-cheek lyrics.
After the underground success of Exile on Brick Lane and two long years refining his new album, Freddy McQuinn presents his new offering: Positive Spin. Co-written with The Humans From Earth (Paul Harry Thomas and Stefan Martin) Positive Spin is an 100% organic album, with no computer generated sounds. Recorded mostly live in Paris at the famous underground studio Mercredi 9 and mastered at Metropolis London, it features la créme de la créme of Parisian musicians, including Cyril Atef (-M-, Bum Cello), Maxime Zampieri (Yodelice, Magic Malik), Christophe "Disco" Mink (Rokia Traoré, Air), Seb Martel, Sandra Nkaké, Fixi (Java, Tony Allen); Nicolas "Nico What" Liesnard (Hugh Coltman, Hindi Zahra), Ben Molinaro (Sly Johnson)...