Who’s Who

Who’s Who

The Balcony Bars | Saturday 25th May 2019

From The Railway Hotel, Harrow, West London, 1996; to The Hammersmith Apollo, in 2016 and onwards; Who’s Who, the longest established Who Band in the UK, have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances. Pete Townshend’s leaping and Roger Daltrey’s microphone whirling antics have all but transformed the standard of tribute shows and set a benchmark within the genre for others to follow.

Widely recognised and respected by their musical peers and acknowledged by members of The Who and those close to the band, 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 lucky enough to be able to attend.

Fans of the band include Simon Townshend, Doug Sandom (The Detours), Peter “Dougal” Butler (Keith Moons’ right hand man), John Schollar (Beachcombers), Alison Entwistle and the Moon Family.

Singer Gary, has been personally praised by Pete Townshend and he also played with Roger and the late John Entwhistle at The Who Convention in Shepherds Bush in 1995.

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 the son of Beatle, 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 is 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!

No one could replace The Who, but Who’s Who’s collective interpretation of the original sound and feel, is widely regarded as the best (and closest) that anyone will ever get to evoke the feeling and energy and essence of The Who at their peak!

Between the members of the band, they have three International Who Conventions under their belt, including the first ever airing to an audience of Quadrophenia at the 2006 event, which led Simon Townshend to declare, “What an absolutely brilliant band Who’s Who are!” They have performed both Tommy and Quadrophenia, to audiences in the UK and Europe, amid critical acclaim and have now racked up numerous appearances at the Isle of Wight Festival.

With the raw power, passion and soul of the members that make up Who’s Who, these guys deliver far more than your average “run of the mill” band. As history rolls on; they have proven to become an essential ingredient to fans of The Who and their legacy, highlighting a void between the, “Then”, and the, “Now”, illustrating the rich legacy that The Who have left their fans and the world to savour.

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