Meet The Band

David Wood (Francis Rossi)

David 'Woody' Wood has returned as full-time Francis Rossi in TQE. He is a passionate Rossi fan having wanted to 'be' Francis since he was 4yrs old! Woody started as guitar tech for TQE in early 2017 and suddenly found himself playing the role of his idol after circumstances found the band needing a new Rossi in August 2017. During the first nine months of 2018 Woody juggled between roles as Rossi and Rhino, to cover the bassist position for the Matt Letley shows. However, he is now extremely pleased to be back in his preferred role as full-time 'Francis Rossi' in TQE.

 

 

 

 

 

       

Woody uses:

  • Custom made green Telecasters x2 (Rossi replicas)
  • Custom made Status replica (Rossi replica)
  • 2x Marshall JCM 800 100w Heads
  • 2x Marshall 4x12 Cabs
  • Mike Hill 808
  • Ibanez Tube Screamer
  • Polytune tuner
  • Vox AC30 
  • Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Strings

Dave Crawte (Rick Parfitt)

Dave has been a professional musician since he left school. He was a founder member of the renowned New Wave of British Heavy Metal band 'Trespass' which later transformed into 'Blue Blood' for a period during the late 80's and early 90's before reverting to Trespass. Both bands released singles and albums and toured in the UK, Europe and Japan.  Dave has been a lifelong, passionate Quo fan since he was converted to the cause after watching them play on Top Of The Pops at boarding school! From that moment on he just wanted to ‘be’ Rick Parfitt and eventually achieved his dream by playing in a quality tribute duo called 'Not Quite Quo' and now The Quo Experience. Dave is a solid rhythm guitarist who pays attention to the tiny details, making his role in the band as Rick Parfitt, the powerhouse of Quo, as realistic as possible without actually being the man himself!

          Dave uses:

  • White Fender American Telecaster
  • Brown Natural Wood Suffolk County Custom Telecaster
  • Black Gibson Les Paul (4500 Times)
  • Marshall JCM 800 x 2
  • Marshall 4x12 Cabs
  • AC30  Emulator
  • Line 6 Guitar Wireless System
  • Boss Chorus CE5
  • Boss GE7 Graphic Equaliser
  • Boss LS2 Line Switcher 
  • Boss TU3 Tuner
  • Sennheiser and Shure IEMs

Graham Partridge (Andy Bown)

Graham has been ivory tinkling since he was eight years old, being classically trained on the piano and church organ. The plastic palm trees of the dance halls and clubs soon beckoned and he has played professionally throughout his life. With extensive touring experience in various bands, including many theatre tours, Graham fits in perfectly to the line-up of The Quo Experience. He has also been a life-long Quo fan but only now has he been able to fulfil his dream of playing in the style of Andy Bown. Graham is a superb keyboard player who captures the magic of Andy Bown's playing and vocals perfectly, which certainly takes The Quo Experience to a new level.

          Graham uses:

  • Roland RD700 GX Stage Piano
  • Korg Kronos X
  • Korg M50
  • Fender Telecoustic
  • Sennheiser Guitar Wireless System
  • Sennheiser and Shure IEMs

Del Fletcher (Bass)

Del Fletcher is a very experienced 'Quo' bassist who has a serious passion for everything Status Quo! He has worked for a few SQ tribute bands and TQE is delighted to have him back on board as full time bassist after his short stint with the band towards the end of 2017. 

More on Del and his gear to come.

         

Ian 'Jasper' Woodthorpe (Drums)

It all started with an innocent knock on the door one Sunday afternoon, nearly 40 years ago -  'Are you the guy with the drums?'  'Sorry was I playing too loud?' I replied. 'No, do you want to join a band?' Hmmmm!!  Never thought of that!  And so began my drumming career.  After a bunch of local bands-Black Mamba-with Del Fletcher and then Miraj, to name but two, I turned pro in 83 touring the military bases of Europe and Asia and then the Northern club circuit - a learning curve that has stood me in good stead ever since, musically and professionally. Following that it was down to London playing for Az Yet and Skinny Puppy, as well as numerous studio sessions.

For much of the Nineties and into the Noughties I was a member of local hard soulsters 'The Stonkin Blues Band'. As well as a member of the reformed 70's chart bothering glamsters 'Hello' since 93, cutting the ‘Hello-Glam Rockers’ album and playing stadiums and festivals all over Europe with the likes of Sweet, Slade, Suzi Quatro etc.

At the other end of the spectrum I then went on to play with a Pink Floyd tribute band for 8 years.

And now to the ‘Main Attraction’! The Quo Experience. What more can I say but am really looking forward to getting ‘Down Down’ and ‘Rocking all over the world’ for you all. I remember my older brother back in the 70’s playing me ‘Dog of Two Head’  and ‘On The Level’ and have been hooked ever since! And am back with the first bass player I ever played with!!

Main influences are: Ian Paice, John Bonham, Phil Rudd, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, and, of course, Matt Letley! Gear wise I use DW drums, as they are the best - Period!" Pearl snare drums, Sabian and Paiste cymbals and Dw/ Gibralter hardware.

         

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