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SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar.

ABOUT

Q the Quo is a five-piece Status Quo tribute band, based in Northern Ireland, dedicated to bringing the musical magic and energy of the original rock legends to as many people as possible. Q the Quo is as close as you can get to the real Quo sound. Even though it’s over fifty years since they rose to fame with their first hit, Status Quo’s music is as popular as ever. Fans will never forget the powerful riffs played by the late, great Rick Parfitt, the amazing solo work of Francis Rossi and the unforgettable sing-along melodies and harmonies that have made the band a world class act over the past five decades. They’ve had more Top 40 UK singles than any other band or artist and even people who aren’t Quo fans will know more of their songs than they think. Members of Q the Quo all grew up listening to these songs and get a real kick out of playing a two-and-a-half hour tribute show in front of an always-appreciative audience.

The authentic energy reproduced by Q the Quo will have the audience on its feet and singing out loud in no time. This is a must-see performance!

The idea to set up a Quo tribute originated back at the start of 2014 when Daniel (keyboards) and Mick (bass) started the hunt for other like-minded musicians. It wasn’t long before they were joined by Alex (rhythm guitar) and Hal (drums). Finding a front man turned out to be more difficult. Seth played with us for a while and then in the late summer of 2015 he was replaced by Michael, who played his last gig with the band in Sept 2018. He was replaced by Simon who now fills the Rossi role. In the autumn of 2016 Alex decided to drop out and another Daniel joined the fray on rhythm and lead, before briefly being replaced by Norman and then Eddy. The Parfitt role is now in the safe hands of Adam. Having been with Q the Quo from the very early days, Hal decided it was time to step away from behind the drums and since the start of 2019 Kenny has had his bum firmly on the drum throne!

Screen name:
Q the Quo
Member since:
Jun 01 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
5
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
55 years

Influences

Status Quo - and loads more!

Members Of Band

Simon - Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
Adam - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Daniel - Piano, Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals
Mick - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Kenny - Drums

EQUIPMENT

Simon’s main guitar is a G&L ASAT Telecaster with a black Squier Telecaster as backup. He has two Rossicaster replica green Telecasters, which he uses individually for different songs because of the unique tuning. He plays through a Marshall Mosfet 100 amp, which he bought in 1987 and it’s still going strong. He uses a Tantrec wireless guitar pack, a Sennheiser IEM system and 1mm Snarling Dog plectrums.

Adam uses a few guitars throughout the set, but the main ones are a modified Harley Benton Telecaster and a Fender Telecaster. He goes through a Marshall JMD1 50-watt valve amp head with two 4×12 Marshall cabinets. Adam uses a Relay G10S radio system.

Daniel has four keyboards that he uses live on stage: A Nord Stage 3 keyboard; a Roland FP5 digital piano; a Korg Triton LE synthesiser and a Yamaha PSR290 keyboard. His gear goes through a Peavey PV6 mixer directly into the PA system. His amp is a Roland KC500. He uses a couple of guitars during the set including a Fender Squier Telecaster and a Westone Thunder 1A which he’s had since he was eighteen. These go through a Vox AC10C1 and he has a Hughes & Kettner 80 as backup. He uses a Boss WL-20L wireless system.

Mick plays a Fender Precision bass guitar as well as a Fender Jazz, a Vintage Musicman and an Aria Pro 2. He goes through a Markbass amplifier and Redsub B210T HF horn attenuator. His wireless system is a Relay G10.

Kenny plays Odery and Premier drum kits. All other hardware is DW drums. Sticks are Vic Firth and all cymbals are Paiste.

MUSIC