Music
John Coghlan’s Quo – Celebrating 60 Years of Status Quo

Original Quo drummer John Coghlan, with his great band, brings you a night of vintage Quo from the period he performed with Status Quo 1962 – 1981.

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    15 Apr

    2022
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    Red Brick

    Square Chapel
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    7:30PM

    Doors open

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, a string of chart-topping hits include*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 *

For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s “Classic” period.

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 nineties John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe. The current band consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, Pete Mace on guitar and vocals, and Russ Chadd on percussion & additional drums completing the line-up.

The band enjoys playing all over the UK and Europe and, during the hiatus of the COVID emergency, has written and produced the first JCQ single, Lockdown, released in July 2020; with the release of the double A-side CD, No Return/Lockdown in April 2021, which has reached number 1 in The Heritage Chart; and number 2 in the National (physical) Chart.

John Coghlan’s Quo – The prime aim is to recreate an authentic “70’s Quo Sound” in keeping with John’s time with Quo. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s “Classic” period.

‘John Coghlan’s Quo take you on a joyous journey of his golden past in one of the most celebrated and much loved rock bands the UK has ever produced. A night of beer-raising, feelgood factor Status Quo classics’ – MetalTalk.net critic, Mark Taylor

Approx. Stage times for John Coghlan’s Quo:

No support.
Doors: 19:30
First set: 20:00 – 20:55
20 minute Interval
Second Set: 21:15 – 22:10

Standing Only – There is no provision for seating in this venue for this event. If you are unable to comfortably stand for the duration of the show we may be able to assist with access seats. We cannot guarantee that access seats in this venue will provide a clear and uncompromised view of the stage.

  • You can access this space from our main entrance at the front of the building, the doors to this space are on the same level.
  • This is a seated and standing space, depending on the performance.
  • There are two access seats in our Red Brick space.
  • For standing events, you can request an access seat at the point of booking.
  • To access the toilets you need to use the lift from the foyer to the ground floor where you will find our access toilet, baby changing facility and a Changing Places facility.
  • We have two parking spaces at the front of our building (just outside the Southgate entrance of The Piece Hall) and two spaces down the side of our building just off Square Road. These spaces are available for Square Chapel customers and you must book spaces in advance of your visit, and display a blue badge.
  • Booking the access parking spaces means you will enter the building from our stage door area and will need to use the lift to take you to the foyer, kitchen, bar and Red Brick space.
  • Blue badge holders can reserve a parking space by emailing details of the car reg, make, model, colour, name of the owner, and date of time of performance attending. Email info@squarechapel.co.uk
Red Brick
  • Performance Time: 8:00pm

  • Age Suitability & Warning: 14+ With Adult

  • Accessibility: Find out more >

  • Tickets: You should receive your ticket confirmation within 24 hours of booking. Please check your junk and spam folders. If you still haven’t received anything, please call Quaytickets on 0343 208 6016.

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