After the sad and tragic death of Rick Parfitt on Christmas Eve 2016, life will never be the same for hundreds of thousands of Quo fans around the world. Not only will he be missed for his unique talent, his witty charm and his heart of gold, but we will all miss watching and experiencing the magic Rick brought to the stage as one part of the legendary rock duo he formed with Francis Rossi which lasted for five decades.
That magic, along with the excitement, exhilaration and euphoria of watching Rick and Francis performing together live will never be seen again. But all is not lost; there is a new band on the scene that features the perfect tribute to the legendary duo to help keep the memory of the biggest Rock God of them all alive.
The Quo Experience is an East Anglian based band with an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels (as Francis Rossi) and Dave Crawte (as Rick Parfitt), who have both featured in quality Quo tribute acts in the past. Shaun and Dave have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt's looks, playing styles and stage performances to make sure they are both as close to the real thing on stage as is possible, without actually being the legendary rock duo themselves!
However, The Quo Experience is not all about Rick and Francis; it also features Graham Partridge, a superb keyboard player who captures the magic of Andy Bown's playing and vocals perfectly; Alex Bayou, a brilliant ‘Matt Letley’ style drummer, who has been playing along to Quo since he was four years old, and Brian ‘Brino’ Smith on bass, a well-known and respected ‘Rhino’-style player and performer on the Quo tribute circuit for over ten years, who thumps out the Rhino bass lines to help give The Quo Experience the stomach thumping sound every Quo Army fan expects to hear!