By Benjamin Coren
Rock and roll was on the bill at The Capitol, Horsham, on Thursday, May 9, as Status Quo tribute act Quo-caine took to the stage to perform of a selection of quo classics.
The band played a show in two parts, the first focusing on album numbers, and the second half showcased the band’s greatest hits.
Each member of Quo-caine is clearly passionate about the music, and their individual personalities shone through in their playing. This is a band made up of Quo fans, performing for Quo fans.
The band opened with the 1973 hit Caroline, and from there took the audience on a journey through the work of one of the UK’s most successful rock groups.
The first half featured several stand out numbers including Roll Over Lay Down, and The Wanderer.
The second half included some of Status Quo’s biggest hits including Whatever You Want, Down Down, and Rockin’ All Over The World. Stand out numbers included the classic In The Army Now, and Living on an Island.
Quo-Caine were musically tight and performed each number with flair and skill. Andy Hosegood on lead guitar and Robbie Holder on rhythm guitar and lead vocals had a good on-stage relationship, with their guitar playing complementing one another. James Batchelar on keyboards and vocals was clearly enjoying every minute of being on the Capitol’s stage and you could see his enthusiasm for performing and hear it in his playing.
Quo-caine frequently perform, and present a terrific show and an authentic Status Quo experience right down to playing replicas of Francis Rossi’s and Rick Parfitt’s battered Fender Telecasters. All the members are talented musicians and really show audiences there is more to Status Quo than three chords. To find out more about Quo-caine visit www.quo-caine.com