Meet The Band

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!

          Woody uses:

  • Custom Built Telecaster
  • Custom Built Status  Replica
  • Jim Deacon Telecaster
  • Ibanez Tube Screamer
  • Mike Hill Services TS808
  • Poly Tune Tuner
  • Vox AC30 VR
  • Marshal JCM 2000
  • Marshall 4x12 Cab
  • Sennheiser In Ear Monitors

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 Custom Built Telecaster (4500 Times)
  • Marshall JCM 800 x 2
  • Marshall 4x12 Cabs
  • AC30 Speaker Emulator
  • Line 6 Guitar Wireless System
  • Boss Chorus CE5
  • Boss GE7 Graphic Equaliser
  • Boss LS2 Line Switcher 
  • Boss TU3 Tuner
  • Sennheiser In Ear Monitors

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 In Ear Monitors

Del Fletcher (Bass)

Del Fletcher is a superb bassist from Suffolk, and an avid Quo fan who has played in Quo Tribute acts in the past. His ability on the bass helps the the band to feel and sound like the modern Quo. More details on Del to follow.

Leon Smith (Leon Cave!)

Leon is the newest addition to The Quo Experience. An excellent, top notch drummer from Suffolk who will fit in perfectly to give the band the exciting, stomach thumping feel every Quo tribute band needs! More details on Leon to follow.

         

Terry Turtle

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!

East Staging use:

  • 8x 281 VLF Subs
  • 8x Array Modules
  • 2x RM Fly Frames
  • 2x Ground Stack Brackets
  • 10x PowerMatch 8500n with Dante Network
  • 8x 208 Utility Front Fill
  • Yamaha M7CL48 & LS9 Mixers with Digital Stagebox
  • 1x Terry Turtle 2.0

Theresa Turtle

Meet Theresa Turtle! Theresa is also a new addition to The Quo Experience family. Terry Turtle needed a companion on the road! Honest, it's not Terry dressed up in a bow, pretty dress and lipstick, he's not like that!  :)

 

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