The Classic Grand was the venue we used for the first joint show back in 2013, all 530 advance tickets were sold out weeks before the gig and what a memorable night that was.
After using different venues in 2014 and 2015 we are now back in the heart of Glasgow city centre for November’s gig.. Another sell out expected!
Who's Who are:
Gary O'Donnell - Vocals Pete Dixon - Guitar Terry Wyatt - Bass Paul Kemp - Drums
Formed in West London in 1996, Who’s Who, the longest established Who Tribute Show in the UK, have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances and set a benchmark for others to follow. Widely respected and acknowledged by members of (and those close to) The Who, 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 ensures that a night to remember is guaranteed for those people who are able to attend.
Fans of the band include: Simon Townshend (The Who)Kenney Jones (Small Faces, The Faces, The Who) Doug Sandom (The Detours) Peter “Dougal” Butler (Keith Moons’ right hand man) John Schollar (Beachcombers) Alison Entwistle The Moon Family The Strypes
Godfrey Townsend (The John Entwistle Band)
Johnny Marter (SAS Band) Other Notable Performances Collectively played at 4 Who Conventions:
- 1995 - Bottom Line, Shepherds Bush (Gary) Opening for Roger and John’s Quadrophenia Show
- 1998 - The Astoria
- 2006* - Bush Hall
- 2013 - Bush Hall
- 7 Isle of Wight Festival Appearances
- 3 Glastonbudget appearances
- 1 Bournemouth Air Show
- White label Productions preferred act for Lambert & Stamp Movie launch, Hackney; May 2015.
- Quadrophenia Immersive - Hammersmith Event in Apollo, February 2016
The 2006 Who Convention* featured the first ever airing to an audience of Quadrophenia as a 4 piece since The Who at Stoke in '73, which led Simon Townshend to declare, “What an absolutely brilliant band Who’s Who are!”
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 someone who played with the Great John Entwistle for all those years, reminding him of what he was once used to hearing, 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!
Who's Who celebrated the 40th anniversary of 'Live at Leeds' in 2010, touring extensively and performing the whole of 'Tommy' to audiences in the UK and Europe, amid critical acclaim.
Who's Who - Raw Power, Passion and Soul. That's what defines the members that make up Who’s Who. Their longevity and chemistry together as a unit is unchallengeable - 13 years in a stable line-up, the longest ever for any Who type band; and from that comes an understanding of each other as players; much like The Who themselves. Any player will tell you that you cannot buy chemistry, and It serves as a testament to the reputation they have worked extremely hard to cement.
Who's Who plays to its strengths, which is its collective talent as players and performers. The music will always come first - there are no wigs or 'stick on' sideburns here. As history rolls on; they have proved to be an essential ingredient to fans of The Who and the musical legacy it's left behind.
The Small Faces are without any shadow of doubt, one of the most sensational British bands of the 1960s, and are as much a part of the soundtrack to the fabbest decade ever as The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Who, or anyone else for that matter!
Hitting the charts as teenage mods with their very first disc, 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It', the four diminutive Cockneys went on to release numerous timeless classics including, ‘Sha-La-La-La-Lee’, ‘Here Come The Nice’, ‘Itchycoo Park’ and ‘Lazy Sunday’.
The band are almost as famous for their groundbreaking psychedelic LP, ‘Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake’, which topped the UK’s album charts in 1968. Released a whole year before The Who’s ‘Tommy’, it’s widely regarded as rock’s very first concept album.
The Small Faces split in 1969. Lead singer Steve Marriott – recognised as having one of the greatest ‘blue-eyed soul’ voices ever – went on to have huge international success in the 70s with Humble Pie. The rest of the band – Ronnie Lane on bass, Ian McLagan on keyboards and Kenney Jones on drums – hooked up with Ronnie Wood (later to join The Rolling Stones) and Rod Stewart and had massive worldwide success of their own as The Faces.
Interest in The Small Faces never went away though, and was re-ignited by Jam frontman Paul Weller’s fascination with them in the late 70s, and again in the 90s by Britpop bands like Blur, Oasis and Primal Scream name checking them in interviews as a massive influence. More recently, bands like The Arctic Monkeys and The Kaiser Chiefs have declared themselves to be huge fans too.
But while fans of other great 60's bands had tributes to their heroes to see, to recreate the original live experience, The Small Faces were unrepresented. Until 2007 that is, when they got their very own tribute at long last - THE SMALL FAKERS.
Small Fakers personnel
Matt Bond - Guitar and vocals as Steve Marriott
Neil Runalis - Bass and vocals as Ronnie Lane
Dean Rees - Organ, piano and vocals as Ian MacLagan
Dan Taylor - Drums as Kenney Jones
Alex Richards - Extra instrumentation on Ogdens Nut Gone Flake performances
The Small Fakers were officially launched on a chilly night in February 2007 at a central London shindig attended by fans and associates of the East End's very own fab four, the seminal, sensational Small Faces!
The buzz in the audience that night was intense - there had never been a Small Faces tribute band before, mainly because the original band were so unique and special, and had, in Steve Marriott, a lead vocalist of astonishing power, recognised as being blessed with one of the most awesome voices in rock history. Could The Small Fakers even hope to come CLOSE to replicating the sound, and the look, of the Small Faces?
Cut to the end of the night - 200 Small Faces fanatics have been nailed to the wall by the Fakers' debut performance. The band have ripped through twenty classic tracks, from Whatcha Gonna Do About It to Tin Soldier with effortless style and swagger, and the audience is almost delerious with excitement, and satisfaction. The Fakers have delivered the goods.
Today, The Small Fakers are established in the Premiership of tribute acts. They have built a terrific international reputation for themselves as the ONLY Small Faces tribute band in the WORLD, and have played to sell-out audiences in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland, and all over the UK. They have played the Isle of Wight festival four times since forming, and in 2008, the day after headlining the festival with his fellow Sex Pistols, bass player Glen Matlock joined The Fakers onstage to perform what many people regard at the Small Faces’ ultimate track, their 1966 number one ‘All Or Nothing’.
In 2011, the band took the #1 Album 'OGDENS NUT GONE FLAKE' out on the road, something the Small Faces never managed themselves, for a 16-date tour of the UK. The narration for the tour was provided by Stanley Unwin's son John, who appeared either on stage with the band or on a video backdrop, alongside projected psychedelic video imagery fitting to the story of the album.
The band have also performed with original Small Face Jimmy Winston, who claimed the Fakers were 'much better live than the Small Faces were.' and original drummer Kenney Jones - who also played with Rod Stewart and The Faces and The Who - when he joined the band for a rendition of 'All or Nothing' at Hurtwood Park Polo Club in 2012. He also praised the Small Fakers as being 'Really great, absolutely spot on.' Children, siblings and parents of the original band members have declared themselves Fakers fans too, with Ronnie Lane's older brother Stan even claiming: 'For those who never saw The Small Faces live, The Fakers are as close as you're gonna get.'
With endorsees like this, it's no wonder that The Fakers' trajectory is still very much on the rise, with bookings coming thick and fast, and venues and audiences getting bigger and bigger. This year is set to be their most exciting year yet, with a host of new Small Faces-related ventures guaranteed to raise their profile even more and win thousands of new fans.
If you want a piece of the action - get in touch. You WILL NOT be disappointed, and neither will your customers.
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