Singer/songwriter Paul Quinn spent the early part of his music career in Scotland playing with various bands, including Jesus Monroe and the infamous pre-Teenage Fanclub outfit the Boy Hairdressers. Later, Quinn was recruited by the Soup Dragons in time to record the band's 1990 breakthrough album, Lovegod, which spawned the hit "I'm Free." After the Soup Dragons called it quits in 1993, Quinn received an invitation from his old Boy Hairdressers pal, guitarist Norman Blake, and soon joined Teenage Fanclub to record the highly praised Grand Prix. In 2001, after recording four albums with the Fanclub, Quinn decided to leave the band and begin work on his first ever set of original songs. Collaborating with local Glasgow musician Ryan Currie at ex-Oasis bassist Paul "Guiggs" McGuigan's studio, Quinn recorded the '60s folk-rock-influenced North Pole. Going under the name the Primary 5, Quinn released North Pole on his own Bellbeatmusic label in 2004. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi