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Who's Who Tribute band plus The Beached Boys
with Who's Who, The Beached Boys
£17 Adv £25 OTD
Who's Who
From the first show in 1996, at The Railway Hotel, Harrow, West London; to their 20th Anniversary, "Sold Out", appearance at the Hammersmith Apollo in February 2016; Who’s Who, the longest established Who Appreciation Show in the UK, have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances and set a benchmark for others to follow. Widely respected and acknowledged by members of (and those close to) The Who, as the group that most interprets the songs of Pete Townshend and the legendary live performances of The Who, with honesty and integrity. Giving nothing less than 100% during a performance, Who’s Who ensure that a night to remember is guaranteed for those people who are able to to attend.
 
Fans of the band include:
Simon Townshend (The Who)
Kenney Jones (Small Faces, The Faces, The Who)
The Late Doug Sandom (The Detours & Friend of the band)
Peter “Dougal” Butler (Keith Moons’ right hand man)
John Schollar (Beachcombers)
Alison Entwistle
The Moon Family
The Strypes
Godfrey Townsend (The John Entwistle Band)
Johnny Marter (SAS Band)
Brett Buddy Ascott (The Chords / Fallen Leaves)
Martin Blunt (The Charlatans)


Other Notable Performances

Collectively played at 4 Who Conventions:
1995 - Bottom Line, Shepherds Bush (Gary) Opening for Roger and John’s Quadrophenia Show
 
1998 - The Astoria
2006* - Bush Hall 
2013 - Bush Hall
 
7 Isle of Wight Festival Appearances
3 Glastonbudget appearances
1 Bournemouth Air Show
White label Productions preferred act for Lambert & Stamp Movie launch, Hackney; May 2015.
Quadrophenia Immersive - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, February 2016

The 2006 Who Convention* featured the first ever airing to an audience of Quadrophenia as a 4 piece since The Who at Stoke in '73, which led Simon Townshend to declare, 

“What an absolutely brilliant band Who’s Who are!”
 
The Keith Moon Blue Plaque Reception at The Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair, London in 2009, saw Zak Starkey watch the entire set, completely transfixed by the incredible authenticity and timing of bass player Terry Wyatt; prompting Zak to single him out for the kind of praise that only members of a rhythm section can truly understand, but coming from someone who played with the Great John Entwistle for all those years, reminding him of what he was once used to hearing, all the more memorable. 
 
Drummer Paul “Moonie” Kemp bears an uncanny resemblance to the late great Keith Moon and prides himself on complete authenticity when drumming styles and kit specification is concerned. The kit(s) he plays are completely identical to the original spec, all the way down to the nuts and bolts that hold it together and represent a labour of love with regard to sourcing and application.
 
He’s very close to the Moon family and was a familiar visitor for the odd cup of tea at Kit’s house. 
A complete “one off” on the live circuit, his explosive application to the style of Keith Moon, has to be seen to be believed; there is no need to “close your eyes” with him! 
 
Who's Who celebrated the 40th anniversary of "Live at Leeds" in 2010, touring extensively and performing the whole of "Tommy" to audiences in the UK and Europe, amid critical acclaim.
 
Who's Who - Raw Power, Passion and Soul. 

That's what defines the members that make up Who’s Who. Their longevity and chemistry together as a unit is unchallengable - 16 years in a stable line-up, the longest ever for any Who type band; and from that comes an understanding of each other as players; much like The Who themselves.  Any player will tell you that you cannot buy chemistry, and It serves as a testament to the reputation they have worked extremely hard to cement.  
 
Who's Who plays to its strengths, which is its collective talent as players and performers. The music will always comes first - played with honesty & dignity. This is no 'Stars in their eyes' wig wearing outfit!

As history rolls on; they have proved to be an essential ingredient to fans of The Who and the musical legacy it's left behind.
The Beached Boys
The Beached Boys were founded in 1999 from the remnants of a Beach Boys inspired band called Endless Summer.
The idea to form a new band originated from a request from a television company for them to appear in a programme hosted by Ann Robinson based on American themes. The success of this appearance led them to rehearse a set of songs to take on the road. This was an instant success as bookings for shows and private functions. Their accurate harmonies and tight mix of two guitars, bass, drums and keyboard create the nostalgic feel of those fun days from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
“Here in the UK, after many years of Gidea Park being the mainstay, there are now many Beach Boy styled bands on the circuit, with The Beached Boys currently being considered the best”.
(Kingsley Abbott: Record Collector – August 2009 No 365)
Listen in amazement as Dave, Paul, Kevin, George and John recreate the super summer sounds of Brian, Mike, Carl, Al and Dennis, who made up the inspirational and very different California group The Beach Boys. Hits like ‘Little Deuce Coup’, ‘I get Around’, ‘Surfin Safari’ and ‘Help Me Rhonda’ should get you yearning for the sun and surf.
With their neatly trimmed harmonies, The Beached Boys magically capture the original sixties surfing sound of the Beach Boys. In the sixties, at the height of their original popularity, the Beach Boys propagated their own variant on The American Dream, painting a dazzling picture of beaches, parties and endless summers.
“The Beached Boys have captured this magic, providing entertainment that will prove unique”