Johanna Amelie, Evelin Sillen & Trinidad Doherty join forces as Q.U.O.I, delivering velveteen melodies with masses of charisma. Tender and brave, this trio are about as good a three-for-one deal as you're going to get.


Tell us a little about your project.
Johanna: We met in Berlin, playing the same underground venues and bars, and busking in 2012. We all have our solo projects but kinda experience and play music on a similar emotional frequency, and that's why we love to put our songs together and perform as a trio. Evelin lives in Oslo nowadays, so we're happy to have her come to play in Berlin with us!

What’s been your best moment as a band so far?
Johanna: When we first sang a song together and laughed and cried.

Evelin: I get goose bumps when a song is about to end and someone in the audience starts making noise… 

Trinidad: When I heard the audience singing along for the first time. Something so intimate for me once, then becomes part of that whole moment. 

How do you prepare for a gig?
Evelin: Get dressed up with a glass of wine, kiss myself in the mirror, and take five deep breaths focusing on my heart. It’s true. 

Johanna: Headstand.

Trinidad: Stretching, breathing, and probably have a beer. 

If you could have anyone in the audience at Bang On fest for your set, who would you choose and why?
Evelin: Probably Björk, Yoko Ono, Malala Yousafzai?

Trinidad: I think my ancestors, would be interesting. 

What does Bang On Fest mean to you?
Evelin: A great opportunity to get together with friends in a somewhat safe space and celebrate that summer is on the rise. 

Bang On Fest is all about promoting women in music. Favourite female artist?
Evelin: Fever Ray, Aldous Harding, Cardi B. It’s a mix.……

Johanna: PJ Harvey, Regina Spektor, Bands like Wye Oak, Little Drago

Trinidad: Hard question. Etta James, Soledad Bravo, Yva Las Vegas, Violeta Parra, Adrianne Lenker, and more

What can people look forward to about your set?
Evelin: Deeply rooted trust and love.

Johanna: a lot of beautiful melodies and blues.

Trinidad: To have a connection through our music, with the stories and melodies that we three put together.

Catch Q.U.O.I at Bang On Fest, April 7th.