Upcoming Gigs
  1. Sat 17th Nov 2018
    Q the Quo
    For One Night Only
    Mechanics Institute Social Club, Lurgan
  2. Fri 15th Mar 2019
    Q the Quo
    Bye Bye Johnny Night
    Johnny B Goode's Music Lounge, Antrim
About The Band
Q the Quo is a five-piece Status Quo tribute band, based in Northern Ireland, dedicated to bringing the musical magic and energy of the original rock legends to as many people as possible. Q the Quo are as close as you can get to the real Quo sound.
 
Even though it’s fifty years since they rose to fame with their first hit, Status Quo's music is as popular as ever. Fans will never forget the powerful riffs played by the late, great Rick Parfitt, the amazing solo work of Francis Rossi and the unforgettable sing-along melodies and harmonies that have made the band a world class act over the past five decades. They've had more Top 40 UK singles than any other band or artist and even people who aren’t Quo fans will know more of their songs than they think. Members of Q the Quo all grew up listening to these songs and get a real kick out of playing a two-and-a-half hour tribute show in front of an always-appreciative audience.
 
The authentic energy reproduced by Q the Quo will have the audience on its feet and singing out loud in no time. This is a must-see performance!

The idea to set up a Quo tribute originated back at the start of 2014 when Daniel (keyboards) and Mick (bass) started the hunt for other like-minded musicians. It wasn't long before they were joined by Alex (rhythm guitar) and Hal (drums). Finding a front man turned out to be more difficult. Seth played with us for a while and then in the late summer of 2015 he was replaced by Michael, who played his last gig with the band in Sept 2018. He was replaced by Simon who now fills the Rossi role. In the autumn of 2016 Alex decided to drop out and another Daniel joined the fray on rhythm and lead, before briefly being replaced by Norman and now Marty. And having been with Q the Quo from the very early days, Hal decided it was time to step away from behind the drums. We now have Kenny McAree with his bum firmly on his throne!
Simon was 7 years old when his mother taught him three chords on the guitar – the same three he still uses to this day. It wasn’t until his early teens that he went radical and learned how to play a ‘minor’ and ‘7th’ and has been making an awful hullaballoo ever since. He has been a Quo fan for most of his natural life (say nothing about the un-natural one) and has been playing the clubs and dance halls since the late 80’s, but it was always his dream to play in a Status Quo tribute band.  When he’s not rocking the guitar he is a first aider for a private ambulance company and in his spare time he is a skydiving instructor.   

Marty played his first chord at the age of 5. At 9 he managed the second and by 10 all three. He bought his first Quo album from a bombed out Woolworth's store for 10p called "The Best Of", worked his way through that and that was him hooked on Quo and the guitar. His first Quo gig was in 1979 at Dalymount Park in Dublin. He met Rick Parfitt in 2010, stole his picks and has built a replica of his guitar which rocks! As an artist he's been painting the Quo with buyers from all over Europe.

Simon Finlay
Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
Marty Rowland
Rhythm & Lead Guitar
While Daniel has always been a Quo fan, he wasn't always a piano player. Many would argue he still isn't. Despite piano lessons in his early years, which he detested, he started off on drums in rock bands at school and thrashing about to Status Quo tracks in his bedroom. When he went to university in England he took up rhythm guitar in a covers pop band "Cat Called Blue". He moved to the USA in 1991 and then to France in 1993, where he bought his first piano. He returned to the UK in 2001, when he auditioned as a guitarist for the classic rock covers band "ReZurrection" but ended up playing keyboards until the band split up at the end of 2013. Daniel then decided to form "Q the Quo"  with fellow "ReZurrection" bandmate Mick. Daniel carries the lead vocal in "Rain", "Don't Drive My Car" and "Little Lady", does backing vocals for other songs, joins the others up front on guitar for "What You're Proposing" and plays the harmonica in "Down The Dustpipe" and "Break The Rules". Daniel has a day job in TV land.
Mick started playing the bass as a youngster but soon took up the drums, which he played for many years, most recently with the classic rock covers band "ReZurrection". Back in the '90s he played in the Kiss tribute "Kisstory" and then later with "Dealer". He jumped at the opportunity to get back onto bass guitar with Q the Quo and is, without doubt (in his tiny mind) the eye candy of the band! He's a left hander and plays with inverted strings - weirdo! He sings a mean backing vocal and takes the lead vocal in a number of songs including "Big Fat Mama", "Backwater", "Junior's Wailing" and "Bye Bye Johnny".
Daniel Crozier
Keyboards, Harmonica,
Rhythm Guitar &
Vocals
Mick Steele
Bass Guitar &
Vocals
Kenny started playing the drums at the age of 9 and he finally got his first drum kit after a couple of years of using his mother's pots and pans. He has played drums in the wedding band scene for over 25 years but it has always been his passion to play in a Status Quo tribute band, playing the music he loves and adores. Kenny has been a Status Quo fan since the early age of 6 and has been to countless Quo concerts over the years. Two of his favourite tracks to play live are "Rain" and "Roll Over Lay Down". Kenny is a swim coach and lifeguard and likes to spend a lot of his spare time surfing and bodyboarding, mostly around the north and west coasts of Ireland.
Kenny McAree
Drums