Queenadreena are a band from London, England. Described at various times as "art, punk, metal, rock or alternative", QA are difficult to categorise.
Formed by iconic vocalist Katie Jane Garside (once described by Courtney Love as one of the original "riot grrls") and guitarist Crispin Gray (great nephew of John Gray, the inspiration for "Dorian Gray"), they had previously collaborated in the celebrated but short-lived band Daisy Chainsaw. As well as having a top twenty hit in the UK with Love Your Money, Daisy Chainsaw toured the world and appeared on national TV in the UK and US including Beavis And Butthead and Roseanne. Perhaps suffering from "too much too soon" syndrome, the band imploded by 1994.
Garside and Gray did not cross paths again until 2000 when they formed Queenadreena. An album, Taxidermy, soon followed in 2001 on Blanco y Negro/Warners. Pete Howard, the last drummer to play with The Clash, joined just before the band signed with Rough Trade for their second effort, 2003's Drink Me, featuring the roaring lead single Pretty Like Drugs.
Queenadreena toured extensively in the UK and Europe, playing with, amongst others, The Cramps, Killing Joke, Garbage, Incubus, Henry Rollins, The 80's Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Marylin Manson (culminating in the Paris Bercy show in 2005).
The same year QA released their third album, The Butcher And The Butterfly, on One Little Indian records.
Queenadreena has fought long and hard with the "music industry" and struggled to survive but, with Welsh speaking bassist Nomi Leonard completing the line up, they continue to excite and challenge audiences everywhere they go. There is truly no one quite like them.
Ride A Cock Horse, an album of mostly unreleased rare material, is only available from this myspace and www.myspace.com/queenadreenafrance
This is the ONLY official UK Queen Adreena MySpace. For anybody wishing to contact the band regarding bookings, you can do so at this MySpace.