Bill Quinn – Writer, MC, Radio Presenter

Bill Quinn and John Schumann (Redgum, John Schumann & The Vagabond Crew), Concert Stage, Woodford Folk Festival, December 2007

Owner/operator of Overheard Productions, 2003 to present

Sponsor/singer in Born To Sing 1000 – 2023 at Perth Concert Hall, Sunday 11 June 2023.

Sponsor of 102.1FM 8CCC Community Radio – Alice Springs & Tennant Creek (Dead Parrots Society and A Little Bit Country), 2021 to 2022.

Contributor to Trad & Now magazine (folk and anything roughly related), Ducks Crossing Publications, December 2006 – March 2023.

Festival and gig MC from 2005 onwards

Radio presenter:

2008 to 2012 – Artsound FM 92.7/90.3FM/  (ACT)

2019 to 2020 – 104.1 Territory FM/ (NT)

2020 – Guest presenter via phone, 107.5FM 2EAR-FM/ Thursdays at 7.15pm AEST on Ian Traynor’s Thursday evening show (6-10pm)

2022 to 2023 – 107.9FM Radio Fremantle, ‘Folking Around’, Mondays 9-11pm AWST and online at: 

Trivia quiz host 1992 – 2012. Maybe again…

Peripatetic, interviewer, blatherer Ongoing. Always. Ever-present.

Gypsy. Effectively on the road from Ngunnawal (Canberra) since 18 March 2013, with a 2.5 year stop in Darwin (March 2019 to August 2021).

Currently in residence in Walyalup (Fremantle, Western Australia), on the lands of the Whadjuk people, and I pay respect to the custodians past, present, and emerging. These are lands that are called ‘Australia’ and Terra Australis, a land of many nations, that were never ceded by the traditional owners. Vote ‘Yes’ for A Voice To Parliament.

More details at

Bill The Housesitter
Bill Quinn, Bloke, v2011


“Never meet your heroes” – Old Norse saying. “Bugger that!” – Bill Quinn, 1966 – present, Canberra Theatre Centre, 2011. With Stephen William Bragg.
At Groove Cafe and Makers Space, Nightcliff NT, Australia, June 2020
Dressed for the conditions, Perth 2022
At The Ramada Suites by Wyndham, Darwin NT, 2021
Not my first rodeo, but on 1 January 2008, this was then by far and away my biggest singing gig. 200 singers, 15 musos, 8 Taiko drummers, 15,000 audients. Woodford Folk Festival Fire Choir, Fire Event. I’m the one in white. No, seriously, I’m just to the right of the water tank of a drum on your left, stage right, arms crossed in the ‘protecting the family jewels’ position. 🙂 Picture: Steve Swayne (Serendigity).

4 thoughts on “Bill Quinn – Writer, MC, Radio Presenter

  1. THE BARDOGS direct from Bali touring WA February & March 2023. A 5 piece original band that will be performing at Ravenswood Blues n Roots Festival 2023, Perth Blues Club 28/2/23, Hilton Bowling Club 10/3/23 and many more venues in Perth & South West region. can be seen/heard on youtube and facebook.

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