The side band of John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, bass player with rock legends Status Quo, Rhino’s Revenge is touring under the ‘Save The Rhino’ banner and continue to support Save The Rhino International. Rhino: “Thanks to the generosity of the people who come to our gigs, we’ve already collected a substantial amount for the charity.”
With two albums of original material to its name – and a third currently in the making – Rhino’s Revenge brings songs from that repertoire to the stage alongside Quo favourites which Rhino has either written or co-written, some timeless rock classics and an element of the spontaneous unknown. He admitted: “I do like to surprise myself, and everyone else, by throwing in a song which we haven’t necessarily even rehearsed before, in the heat of the moment.”
Rhino’s Revenge is made up from a pool of stellar players, subject to availability, that currently includes Jim Kirkpatrick from FM on guitar and drummer Richard Newman, who has performed with Paul Rodgers, Rory Gallagher, Jefferson Starship, Steve Marriott, Alvin Lee and Glenn Hughes. Rhino explained: “Paul Rodgers is my absolute hero and when he heard about my association with Save The Rhino, he signed several copies of his latest CD/DVD, gave them to our shared drummer, Richard, and we sold them on our last tour, with all proceeds going to the charity.”
Having previously been a member of acts including The Climax Blues Band, Space and Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Rhino was invited to join Quo in 1986 and has been permanent in the line-up ever since.
Quo-caine are delighted to be supporting Rhino’s Revenge, once more, at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham on Saturday 25 May. Tickets are available from the box office directly, or by calling 01403 751150