Noel Quinlan born Sydney Australia, attended Chevalier College and Goulburn Tech. Professional guitarist from the age of 15, worked studio sessions. Worked the MAVIS BRAMSTON SHOW, THE TONIGHT SHOW and Coogee Bay Hotel, signed with CBS Records, worked with the Bee Gees, Rowan and Martin, Sean and Sonia, Peter Allen. Left Australia to the Hong Kong Hilton Den with the IN PEOPLE. Formed QUINLAN COLLECTION touring South East Asia. MD at Godown Nightclub HK, returned to the Hong Kong Hilton Den as Musical Director.
Formed Hong Kong's first jingle house, composing/producing thousands of tracks for advertising, film and record. Created Asia's first multi-track recording studio, THE PRODUCTION HOUSE and HOUSE RECORDS, HK's leading indie record company.
Participated in career development of popular Chinese recording artists Paula Tsui, Teresa Tang, Alex Tong, Roman Tam, Sandra Lang, Susanna Kwan, Frances Yip, Tony Orchez, Danny Summer and Teresa Carpio. Signed local groups JADE and WILLY & THE CITY BAND, each selling over 500,000 copies of Noel's songs "MY GENERATION" (Levis) and "YANG GUANG KONG QI" (Towngas Song).
Spent two years studying film in Los Angeles, with three film scores for Ringo Lam and attended Grove School of Music, under Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle and Dick Grove.
Back in HK, he designed and built The Sound Department (HK) Ltd., a digital recording facility to compete with the world's best.. Australian band INXS and Michael Hutchence chose Noel's studio to work on album, KICK.
Noel has composed the scores for over 40 feature film (Man From Hong Kong etc) and documentaries, together with orchestral works for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Cologne Radio Orchestra, and concert artists Tim Rice and Elaine Page. Musical Director for various live media events, including Hong Kong's "Metro Hit Awards". He is heard throughout Asia, including STAR-TV, MTV, and Metro Broadcast.
February 1991 released "Middle Kingdom". Combining ancient Chinese melodies with modern technology and performed on computers and traditional instruments. This landmark CD was the first in the continuing series, with total sales now exceeding 1,000,000 CD's. The unique style of the "Middle Kingdom" productions has greatly influenced modern Asian record production, and is used extensively in films and television series. Big Sky productions are featured in the TV series ?For Love or Money?, ICAC, and "Yan Can Cook", seen in over 50 countries. He recently completed 52 episodes for ?Martin Yan's Chinatowns?, with Middle Kingdom V released in early 2005.
In 2001 appeared on the compilation CD ?Voyage? in the company of Enya, Enigma, Deep Forest, Kitaro, Mike Oldfield et al.
His latest production is an original retro/lounge CD ?Riverwind? with veteran performer Lucky Starr for release 2006.
Middle Kingdom ? Chillout Remix will be released for Xmas 2006.