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Quo Set The Union Chapel, Islington Ablaze - And That's A Fact

Metaltalk Review of the Union Chapel show on Metaltalk.

www.metaltalk.net



Aquostic II - BBC Hyde Park show

Quo played BBC Radio 2’s ‘Festival In A Day’ in London's Hyde Park on 11 September 2016.

Radio2 in Hyde Park Radio2 in Hyde Park

Watch the whole show here: : http://bbc.in/2cqAjXH

Plus individual videos: Whatever You Want - Video - Hold You Back - Video



Rocking All Rover The World - Quo support Dogs Trust with 'Dog Of Two Head' Beer
Dog's Trust
Dog's Trust


Tails are wagging at Dogs Trust thanks to the launch of a new British premium ale 'Dog Of Two Head' created by Quo and Hobsons Brewery (see below), who will donate 5% of the profits to the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to help dogs in need of new homes.

To celebrate the launch, ‘pint’ sized pooches at Dogs Trust’s West London rehoming centre greeted Rick and Francis with licks and wags and enjoyed some cuddles as they were given a tour to learn more about the charity’s work. The band also had fun meeting their ‘doggy doppelgangers’ picked out by Dogs Trust staff.

As dog lovers themselves, owning eight dogs between them, Rick and Francis chose to support Dogs Trust because of the charity’s commitment to care for dogs for as long as it takes to find them a home.

Francis Rossi says: “Dogs Trust is a cracking charity doing brilliant work to help all kinds of dogs. We like that they won’t put a healthy dog to sleep so we wanted to give something back. I have three dogs of my own who enjoy the good life and without being able to adopt any more, for now anyway, this is the next best thing we could do to help.”

Rick Parfitt says: “My wife and I are ‘owned’ by five pint sized dogs – they tend to get whatever they want, whatever they need! They bring us a lot of laughter with their cheeky antics. We sponsor two dogs being cared for by Dogs Trust so Francis and I wanted the sales to help the dogs they look after. We hope the profits go some way to finding more dogs new homes.”

Dogs Trust’s CEO, Adrian Burder, says: “We’re incredibly grateful for this support from Status Quo. Our staff strive to affect the status of dog welfare through campaigning to improve the lives of all dogs, so it’s a privilege to be able to show Francis and Rick the work we do to find dogs loving homes.”

For more information about how you can get involved with Dogs Trust, whether it’s adopting a dog, fundraising or volunteering, please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk

Dog's Trust



Quo Drinks Range - 'Down Down' cider and 'Dog Of Two Head' beer Quo Beers!

Quo have teamed up with a pair of great British producers to create a duo of classic drinks: the 'Down Down' cider and the 'Dog Of Two Head' ale - watch the videos

Both 'Down Down' and 'Dog Of Two Head' are available, bottled, nationally through the Spar chain. ‘Dog Of Two Head’ is available to buy on draught at selected outlets. ‘Down Down’ has been selected for Wetherspoon’s National Cider Festival.

Francis and Rick have been involved in the brewing process and cider making right from the off, visiting the facilities, working with each of the relevant teams in choosing the individual elements that give each product their satisfying and refreshing quality – and even spending a day harvesting apples for the cider.

'Dog Of Two Head' - created in conjunction with Hobsons Brewery in Shropshire, is a chestnut amber traditional ale with a modern citrus twist delivered by the British hops. This is a subtle ale deftly uniting and balancing the influences of malt, hops and natural bitterness. ‘Dog’ is created by Hobsons from British malting barley, and a blend of UK-grown Fuggles, Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops.

'Down Down' - crafted by the Celtic Marches company in Herefordshire, is a beautifully-rounded golden, medium cider, with a well-balanced finish. Drawing on generations of heritage and expertise, ‘Down Down’ is made with the finest fresh-pressed cider apples which are grown on the Celtic Marches family farm. The cider will be available in three formats: Carbonated in 500ml bottles and 30 Litre keg, and Still in 20 Litre boxes.

Both 'Dog Of Two Head' and 'Down Down' will be available online. The beer from www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk The cider from: www.celticmarches.com



Status Quo - Deluxe Editions#2

Quo are delighted to announce the release of deluxe expanded 2CD versions of a trio of classic albums that were released on the revered Vertigo label, namely ‘On The Level’, ‘If You Can’t Stand The Heat’ and ‘Whatever You Want.

Live Here Now These special editions are issued by UMC.

Offering 23 previously unreleased tracks/versions between them, these carefully curated special releases come with an enhanced booklet containing new notes by Classic Rock’s Dave Ling and also feature rare photos and memorabilia from the band’s personal collection.

Live Here Now Exclusive to the Official UK Store, when you pre-order one of the 2CD Deluxe Editions you’ll be entered into a competition to win a Fender Standard Telecaster®, signed by Francis and Rick.

Order now
Full details and tracks



Status Homes - Costa Del Sol

Based in Marbella, Status Homes specialise in both residential and commercial properties on the Costa del Sol.

Director Julian Hall has been working in the Spanish real estate market since 1999 and has recently embarked upon a new venture with Rick and Lindsay Parfitt - which they have called Status Homes. Their offices are in the prestigious area of Guadalmina.

If you are interested in finding your ideal property in Marbella or on the Costa del Sol, check out their site and give them a call.

www.statushomes.com

Status Homes



Rock Meets Classic

Rick Parfitt appeared on the 2015 'Rock Meets Classic' tour, which featured number of other stars, including Deep Purple's Ian Gillan, Asia's John Wetton and Mr Big's Eric Martin.

In The Army
Go to: Rock Meets Classic - www.rockmeetsclassic.de
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Piledriver - Classic English Ale!

Inspired by the re-release of Piledriver, the first album produced by themselves. Quo have created their first beer with Wychwood Brewery. A traditional malty amber ale balanced with a bold fruity hop character.

Piledriver is available from JD Wetherspoon pubs across the UK, from Morrisons stores across the UK and Scotland, or can be ordered online.

To find out more, place an order and for details of how you can win some great Quo prizes go to www.wychwood.co.uk

Go to Quo's Piledriver Store:
Piledriver Beer and Merchandise.
Piledriver



Total Guitar's Me And My Guitar

Videos of Francis and Rick talking about the famous green and white teles on Total Guitar's site

Go to: bit.ly/1s2DKzU
Total Guitar


Quo land 500th week on the Official UK Album Chart! albumchart

Quo have reinforced their position among the all-time great British album acts today by chalking up their 500th week on the Official Albums Chart.

The band reached the magic landmark with their latest album Aquostic (Stripped Bare), in its 11th week in the Official Albums Chart.

The achievement puts Quo among a select group of only 50 acts with 500 weeks or more on the Official Albums Chart.



Leon Interview on Metalliville Webzine

Quo's drummer Leon Cave is interviewed by Glenn Milligan, editor of Metalliville Webzine.


Bula Quo! Bula Quo!
Bula Quo!

Quo's first ever feature film is available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Both editions feature promo videos of 'Bula Quo', 'Waiting For Caroline', and 'GoGoGo'.

Blu-Ray version also features 'Behind the Scenes' footage, DVD Commentary and extra content.


Buy from:  Amazon


Show Day At Westfalenhalle

This time-lapse video of a show day on the Bula Quo tour with Quo and Uriah Heep was taken by one of Quo's lighting crew Dan Oswald at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund on 13th Nov 2013.




lhnbula13_sm Bula Quo Live! at London's 02 and the Sporthalle 02, Hamburg

Abbey Road - Live Here Now recorded two shows on the 2013 Bula Quo winter tour - Hamburg on Nov 12th and London's O2 on Sunday December 15th.




Bula Quo! Premiere - 01-07-13 - Images by Simon Cooper The Bula Quo! Premiere

A great night was had by all at the Bula Quo! Premiere at the Odeon West End in London's Leicester Square. Thanks to everyone that bought tickets in support of The James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer and Nordoff Robbins Bula Quo! premiere and film reviews, press and images arehere
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Status Quo Quo reach 100 singles!

The world knows that Quo have had a longer career than almost any other band ever, but who would have thought that would get to 100? The band's new single 'Bula Bula Quo' is their 100th in an incredible series that began with ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ back in 1968.

Francis said, "One hundred singles seems incredible even to me, and I recorded them all! When we started out, we would have been happy to survive a couple of years in this business so to reach this milestone is unbelievable."

Rick Parfitt added, "We always joke that you’d get less time for murder but, in all honesty, we’d like to thank all the Quo fans all over the world who have sustained us on what has been an amazing ride."


Status Quo Reunion - March 2013

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Photography by by Simon Cooper - www.simoncooperonline.co.uk

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Photography by by Danny Clifford - www.dannyclifford.com



 
nordoff-robbins     As Ambassadors for Nordoff Robbins for the past two decades Quo fully support the launch of the Nordoff Robbins fairsharemusic page.

You can instantly download your favourite songs at the same time as donating to the work of Nordoff Robbins transforming the lives of vulnerable children & adults through the power of music.

It works just like any other download site, has loads of Quo songs and albums and Nordoff Robbins will receive half the profits from any track or album you download.
Fair Share Music

 
Andy Bown - Unfinished Business Andy Bown - Unfinished Business

Andy Bown's fantastic solo album 'Unfinished Business' is now available from all good record sellers.

Andy Bown Site www.andybown.com

Amazon iTunes Spotify


 
Francis Rossi - Live at St Luke's - CD, DVD & Blu Ray

Francis Rossi's new solo set "Live at St. Luke's, London" is released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray formats by Edel's international rock label, earMUSIC distributed in the UK & Republic of Ireland by Absolute via Universal. As well as the full concert, the DVD and Blu-ray boasts excellent bonus features.The DVD has an interview with Rossi, plus the promo video for the 'Faded Memory' single.The Blu-ray has a behind the scenes documentary, which also features interviews, plus the promo video.



CD at www.amazon.co.uk
DVD at www.amazon.co.uk
Blu-ray at www.amazon.co.uk
Mp3 album download at www.play.com
DVD and Blu-ray at www.play.com

 
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation



A Quo charity of choice - to find out more go to:

 
Target Telecaster Facelift Rossi Telecaster Facelift Parfitt Telecaster Facelift Rock with Target
Quo Telecaster Facelifts!

Available now from Guitar Facelift, Rick's 'Target' Facelift.

Also available are Rossi and Parfitt Telecaster Facelifts.






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