Julianne Q & The Howl: A Modern Take on Classic Rock

Julianne Q & The Howl are fronted by the powerful vocals and creative mind of Julianne Q. Born from the spirit of Julianne Q & The Band, Julianne Q cut her teeth in Chicago and is now carving her own path in LA’s music scene. This blend of groove-based, tightly-wound rock ‘n roll with the stunning voice of lead vocalist Julianne Q synthesizes influences including Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, and Greta Van Fleet. Raw emotional energy drives the evocative imagery in their lyrics, introducing a classic take on modern rock songwriting. With larger-than-life performances, Julianne Q & The Howl leave their audience with an unforgettable experience.



Press Quotes

'Sky Rider' - A Sound You Won't Forget

“Julianne Q’s soaring vocals [rises] above the chaos and create[s] music that is worth listening to.  The band rocks through various blues styles and is truly worthy of their name, “The Howl.”  This is a sound you won’t soon forget, so you would be wise to simply add it to  your collection.” – Bob Leggett, LA Music Critic

Local Rocker on a Roll

“Julianne Quaas channels spirit of ’60s and ’70s to front her band.” – Profile on Julianne Q by Ken Knutson, The Hinsdalean

Rock band 'Julianne Q & the Howl' exploring new sonic territory

“The EP launches with the Led Zeppelin-colored track “Powder,” all energy and screamy vocals, before looking back over her shoulder to Quaas’ roots in the blues. The EP also dabbles in funk grooves and ends with a beautiful duet of sorts on the title track, ‘Sky Rider’.” -Brian Shamie, Daily Herald

'Sky Rider is a bright spark to get that storm rolling'

“Music fans looking for both shredding guitar solos and dynamic vocal performances should definitely enjoy Julianne Q and The Howl’s unique styling of blues rock.” – Matty Jiles, CHARMMusic Magazine

Interview with VoyageChicago

“Our performance is unhinged and raw, filled with screaming guitar solos, our music and live shows echo the high energy and emotional ecstasy of our rock ancestors.” 

Feature in The Chicago Tribune

Julianne Q & The Howl’s performance at the Oak Park Micro Brew Review landed them on the front page of the Chicago Tribune’s coverage of the festival.

Previous Venue Highlights


Festa Italiana – Taylor St. Chicago

Long Grove Chocolate Festival

Long Grove Strawberry Festival

Homegrown Arts & Music Festival

Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run

Bourbon on Division

Elbo Room

The Cubby Bear


Frankie’s Blue Room

Set Lists


Sky Rider



Leaving You

Born to Die

Last Call

Honey Blues

Devil’s Paradise 



Under The Knife


Don’t You

Empty Chairs

Love on a Timer

Mr. Boss Man



Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)

Loving Cup (Rolling Stones)

Proud Mary (Tina Turner)

Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (Rolling Stones)

Sugar Pie (Subdudes)

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John)

Angel From Montgomery (Bonnie Raitt)

What’s Up (4 Non Blondes)

Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin)

 Roadhouse Blues (The Doors)

Good Times Bad Times (Led Zepplin)

Drops of Jupiter (Train)

Son of a Bitch (Nathaniel Rateliffe & The Nightsweats)

Otis (Houndmouth)

Dive (Ed Sheeran)

Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)

Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane)

Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughn)

Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Aretha Franklin)

Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)

Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton)

Your Love (The Outfield)

Night Moves (Bob Seger)

Highway to Hell (AC/DC)

Rock ‘n Roll (Led Zeppelin)

Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Smokin’ (Boston)


Stage Plot & Details

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