Finley Quaye: C/D?

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1) i want to know whether if it was ever really proved that Finley was/wasnt Tricky's Uncle (the claim was based on the fact that Tricky's mother's name was Quaye, as in Maxine Quaye but whether that was her maiden name or her name from re-marrying i'm not sure - Tricky's real name is Adrian Hoares I believe? confusing!)

tricky's real name is adrian Thaws, isn't it?
i also heard about the finley/maxine quaye relationship, and i gave it credit until i read this thread.
there's some brilliant songs on the first album i remember enjoying very much.

joan vich (joan vich), Friday, 13 December 2002 17:41 (11 years ago) Permalink

well it is/was plausible that he and Thaws (thanks joan) are related somehow so i dont see why was never proven otherwise was it? i can imagine Tricky denying it because of possible issues with his parents but thats pure speculation...and here come the lawyers right on cue :)

stevem (blueski), Friday, 13 December 2002 17:52 (11 years ago) Permalink

I think I remember him claiming to be Tricky's half-brother. I haven't heard a word about Finley Quaye for 3-4 years or so, maybe my memory is a bit foggy.

Bobby D Gray (bedhead), Saturday, 14 December 2002 05:59 (11 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Listened to Maverick A Strike on Sunday morning (after having stolen it from Emma's CD dungeon of stuff she bought ages ago and doesn't care for anymore) and really enjoyed all of it, near enough. I also found the NME review of Vanguard - Steve Sutherland giving it 9 and claiming it was the future of music, or something, cos it had nonsense lyrics and reggae rhythms and folk melodies, or something.

But certainly, several of the tracks on maverick I found really really good, the production sharp and clear and the rhythms nice and fat and head-nodding. Is Finley an "insufferable cunt"? Is he talented or did he fluke a decent album?

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Monday, 17 February 2003 09:32 (11 years ago) Permalink

9 years pass...

Reggae star Finley Quaye has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a woman in an allegedly racially aggravated attack in Edinburgh.

Quaye denies repeatedly spitting on Jobely Flores' face and striking her on the head to her injury in Leith Walk on 8 October 2011.

Mr Quaye was not at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday. His lawyer entered his not guilty plea.

A trial date was set for 24 August 2012.

Quaye, who now lives in London, was born in Edinburgh in March 1974 and won a MOBO for best reggae act in 1997.

He also won a Brit Award for Best Male Solo Artist the following year after securing two top 20 hits from his debut album Maverick A Strike.

His mum Sharon McGowan died when he was aged 10 and his father Cab Kaye was a jazz musician.

Quaye has worked with other musicians such as Iggy Pop, Primal Scream and West Indian musical legend Lee Scratch Perry.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

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