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John Coghlan’s Quo

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Sat 01 Apr 2017

John Coghlan’s Quo Featuring John Coghlan – The Heartbeat of Quo

John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band ‘The Spectres’ in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping albums and an almost endless stream of hits included Pictures of Matchstick Men; In My Chair; Paper Plane; Caroline; Down Down; Rain; Wild Side Of Life; Rockin’ All over the World, and many more. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s “Classic” period.

Since leaving Quo John has worked with many noted and diverse musicians, in his own Diesel Band; with Partners In Crime; and the ‘Rockers’ featuring Phil Lynott, Roy Wood and Chas Hodges. Other collaborations have included Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy).

In 2013 and 2014, John re-joined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, selling out all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.

During the late nineties John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe. The current band features on Guitar & Backing Vocals Mick Hughes from NWOBHM Boogie Band ‘Predatür’, on Bass Guitar & Vocals Rick Chase – formerly with Mama’s Boys, Graffiti, Double Cross, Alibi and King’s Call. Completing the line-up and taking the place of regular front man Baz Barry while he takes a voluntary ‘time out’, on Guitar & Vocals Rick Abbs. When not playing for JCQ Rick also fronts his own Quo cover band ‘Dog Of Two Head’.

The prime aim is to recreate an authentic “70’s Quo Sound” in keeping with John’s time with Quo. Apart from the expected Quo standards the Set List will often include songs that have either not been performed by Quo for many years or even on occasion, not at all.


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