John Coghlan’s Quo
Fri 13th Nov 2020 @ 8:00 pm£20
Screaming Tarts Present
John Coghlan’s Quo
John Coghlan’s Quo: featuring John Coghlan – The Heartbeat of Quo
Original Quo drummer John Coghlan, with his great band, brings you a
night of vintage Quo from the period he performed with Status Quo 1962
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 hits include Pictures
Of Matchstick Men, Ice In the Sun, Down The Dustpipe, In My Chair,
Paper Plane, Mean Girl, Caroline, Break The Rules, Down Down, Roll
Over Lay Down, Rain, Mystery Song, Wild Side Of Life, Rocking All Over
The World, Again And Again, Whatever You Want, Living On An Island
and What You’re Proposing.
For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s
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 rejoined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan
Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours,
appearing 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 consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar
and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, and Pete Mace on guitar and
vocals completing the line-up.
John Coghlan’s Quo – The prime aim is to recreate an authentic “70’s
Quo Sound” in keeping with John’s time with Quo. For Quo fans and
critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s “Classic” period.