John Coghlan's Quo: featuring John Coghlan - The Heartbeat of 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 from 1962 - 1981.

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 TrafficJam, 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 included Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Ice In the Sun, Down The Dustpipe, In My Chair, PaperPlane, Rocking All Over The World, Again and Again, and many, many more!

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 Woodand and Chas Hodges.

Other collaborations have included Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy). In 2013 and 2014, John rejoined 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, Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, Pete Mace on guitar and vocals and Russ Chadd on percussion and additional drums.

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. The double A-side CD, No Return/Lockdown in April 2021, reached number 1 on The Heritage Chart and number 2 on the national physical chart. The highly-anticipated release of the album is to follow.  The prime aim is to recreate an authentic 70s Quo sound in keeping with John’s time.

"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, feel-good factor Status Quo classics."

"Reminded me of how a Quo gig should be, hot, rocking, bouncing & very loud & of course Quo music played how it should be!"

Audience review



Event: Friday 16 September, 8pm

Tickets: £17.50

Book now for John Coughlan's Quo - Celebrating 60 Years of Status Quo at Hampshire Cultural Trust's West End Centre, Aldershot now!


  • John Coghlan Quo in front of a red background.

Dates and times

  1. Fri 16 Sep 2022
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