15 August 2014
Status Quo are like the greatest pub band you've ever seen! Despite most pub bands actually covering their songs, the real deal embraces everything that’s iconic and British about a good old knees up. The songs they play are instantly recognisable and memorable, even somebody who is not a fan would be hard pushed not to sing along withRocking All Over The World orCaroline. They may not be the best musicians or write the best songs but that's all part of the Status Quo charm. We love them because they are a little rough around the edges, unashamed of forgetting lyrics or playing a bum note or two, but more importantly they have a bloody good time while they're doing it. Their passion for their music and exuberance for having a good time is contagious. It's impossible to go to a Quo concert and not enjoy yourself!
The sad news that Rick Parfitt would not be joining them for the first time in nearly 50 years due to doctors orders, did not dampen the mood. John 'Rhino' Edwards son, Freddie (who has also performed with Rossi on solo tours) took up his axe as a last minute replacement and did his Dad and Rick proud. Rossi and the rest of