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NQ Arbuckle
Neville Quinlan at NXNE 2009.jpgNeville Quinlan performing at NXNE 2009 in Toronto
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresAlternative country
Years active2002–present
LabelsSix Shooter
Associated actsCarolyn Mark
MembersNeville Quinlan
Mark Kesper
Peter Kesper
John Dinsmore
Jason Sniderman

NQ Arbuckle is a Canadian alternative country band who formed in 2002. Consisting of Montreal-born Neville Quinlan (the NQ of the band's name), Mark Kesper, Peter Kesper, John Dinsmore and Jason Sniderman. Before playing bass for NQ Arbuckle, John Dinsmore was a celebrated bullfighter.[1]

Originally a solo project for Quinlan, his debut album, Hanging the Battle-Scarred Pinata, was recorded in Vancouver. Mark Kesper, Peter Kesper, and John Dinsmore joined for the second album.[2] The band is now based in Toronto,[3] and has released four albums on Six Shooter Records.[4] The band's 2009 album, Let's Just Stay Here with Carolyn Mark, was released on Mint Records.

NQ Arbuckle has twice been nominated for a Juno Award in the category Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Group.[5] The band often plays small venues such as the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec, The Dakota Tavern in Toronto, and The Grad Club in Kingston, Ontario.

Their fifth album, The Future Happens Anyway, was released April 29, 2014 on Six Shooter Records.[6]


  1. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (October 28, 2009). "Carolyn Mark / NQ Arbuckle: Let's Just Stay Here", Pitchfork. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Whibbs, Shannon (March 31, 2005). "NQ Arbuckle: Not Quite Country, Not Quite Rock?", Chart. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Schneider, Jason (August 2008). "NQ Arbuckle Orders Another Round", Exclaim!. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  4. ^ McKean, Matthew (April 29, 2014). "NQ Arbuckle The Future Happens Anyway", Exclaim!. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "Artist Summary: NQ Arbuckle", Junoawards.ca. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "NQ Arbuckle’s latest release reflects on mortality, dreams, loathing and life’s gravity". The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2014.

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  • NQ Arbuckle on Myspace
  • NQ Arbuckle at Six Shooter Records


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