John Coghlan's Quo | Ropetackle Arts Centre

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Rock, standing, seated, lesley's kitchen,

John Coghlan’s Quo

Friday 26th April 2019 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £20 standing, 25 seated

All standing gig

John Coghlan’s Quo recreates an authentic 70s Quo Sound in keeping with John’s time with with the rock legends. For Quo fans and critics alike, this era is often regarded as Quo’s “Classic” period and the music has a special place in the rock canon.

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, they released a string of chart-topping hits including:

*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 *What You’re Proposing

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 re-joined 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 90s, John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups they have enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe.

Come and relive some of the best songs in the rock canon from a true original.


Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £8, desserts £3.50, or the two-course meal for £10.00. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Chicken & lentil casserole with potatoes & veg / Roast veg cassoulet with potatoes & veg

Dessert: Toffee cheesecake