David Wood (Francis Rossi)
The Quo Experience are very pleased to have David Wood as their new Rossi. 'Woody', has been a Quo and Francis Rossi fan for most of his young life after attending his first Quo concert when he was aged just four, and subsequently learnt to play the guitar watching and listening to his idol! He has just completed two years studying Music Technology (yes - that young!) which led him to working with The Quo Experience as guitar tech. He recently had the privilage of working with Status Quo, shadowing their well-known guitar tech Lloyd Gilbert! His giant step from guitar tech to 'Rossi' has indeed been a surprise to Woody and the band but has worked out better than anyone could have imagined and he is now looking forward to many years of emulating his idol onstage. The band are certainly moving forward having Woody on board and looking forward to showing everyone out there that a Status Quo tribute act is about the music, and at the same time hopefully attracting new youngsters to come along and experinece the show and the music we all love. As with Status Quo themselves, there is now a real mixture of youth and experience in the band and it is certainly working well!
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' before meeting Shaun (Frame) and forming The Quo Experience: "From the moment I met Shaun I knew we were destined to play together as Rick and Francis, mainly because we both think we are them! It's just one of those things that was meant to be!" 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!
Graham Partridge (Keyboards)
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.
Dan Whitfield (Drums)
Dan is a session musician based in London. He has been playing since a young age and has played with various bands and artists along the way. He has an extensive knowledge of touring and recording. Dan captures Matt Letley's power house drumming style to an immaculate standard which helps drive The Quo Experience show along at the pace required! The band are extremely happy to have Dan on board for the forseeable future and hope he makes the move to a 'full time' member of the band when he is in a position to make the decision. One more thing.... His solos are something not to be missed!
Paul Eaton (Bass)
Paul is a very experienced bass player who has played in a Status Quo tribute band in the past called Stratus Quo. After performing with us at Selsey as a dep, he suddenly found himself continuing with the band due to certain unfortunate circumstances we won't go into! As Paul has fitted in so well, and is such fun to be with on the road, he has now become the main bassist for The Quo Experience and we look forward to many fun times ahead with him. Our thanks go out to Paul for getting us out of a very sticky situation which could easily have left the band, quite literally, in the shit! :)
Meet Terry Turtle, the official mascot of East Staging! Terry travels everywhere with Phil Bennett, the owner of East Staging. You may well see Terry popping his head up somewhere onstage at our shows!
Phil Bennett is a Bose Pro Partner and will be providing a 40k Bose rig at most of The Quo Experience shows around the country to help us achieve the sounds and visuals every Quo fan expects. Phil will also be providing quality staging and lighting wherever possible and we are proud to be associated with him and his company, not forgetting Terry Turtle of course!
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