Thursday, September 23, 2010

NEW Wholigans t-shirts

NEW Wholigans t-shirts available under 'Merchandise' at

Friday, August 27, 2010

WHO WHO & more WHOligans

If you want to see all 136 video's of The Wholigans back to back watch here
(mute the player at the left of the page first)

or visit here to see the list.

I've added 2 video's to youtube lately, one has been up for years but youtube somehow distorted the video I re did it, it's the 2003 WHO convention 'My Generation' complete with the smashing of the gear......(it never gets old! :)
Also 'Pinball Wizard' from Lowry pk in Tampa.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wholigan WHistOry


click on 'Our Story'....beneath that you will see a link that say's Wholigan WHistOry
There you will see a collection of Wholigans memoribillia from the early 80's and eventually throughout the years.
I will be adding to this as time goes by.

Over the years I have collected every poster,newspaper clipping,reviews, photo's etc...YOU NAME IT !
My house is full of this 'crap' and is in a million storage boxes (no kidding)
I figure I might as well do something with it ,apart from let it get mouldy in the Florida air, so here you go !

*NEW design T-Shirts coming soon in September !
The Wholigans on Facebook

New British Inasion Show Postponed

Unfortunately the Sept 18th New British Inasion Show has been Postponed, but get this.....heres the reason.....wait for it.
Seems the baseball stadium people had forgotten to mention that new turf had been scheduled for the same time period !
Either that is the lamest excuse I've ever heard, or the craziest or maybe......hang on ......*sniff*.......what's that?.......*sniff*......BS ?
Naaaaaah couldn't be :\......could it ?

Unfortunately in this world I surround myself in, it's something I should be used to.
Good news is the show WILL go on next year, just not Sept 18th.
Shame really :
Ce'st la vie.

Tickets refunded at point of purchase,

Ah well........More rehearsal time for England Sept 28th.

Monday, August 09, 2010

To blog or not to blog.......

.....that is the question.
Whether tis nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of Facebook....or ?

Has 'the blog' gone the way of the Dodo ?

I am guilty of neglect, am I the only one ?
Do you blog ....should I ?

Twitter is too much work, myspace is passé, FB is nearing it's 15 minutes of fame.

Is anyone reading this ?
An afterthought 15 minutes later:

None of the above fucking matters does it ?

Life is not about the screen in front of us, it's about what's around us.

Gotta go , dinner smells good.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

*Updated Aug 4th

The Wholigans are proud to be a part of 'The New British Invasion' Tour,
along with a tribute to The Beatles ..American English
The Roling Stones tribute..'Sticky Fingers'
1st Date announced Sept 18th Washington PA
Console energy pk

*Event press here
*Tickets here

Win a Chance to Perform Your British Invasion Tribute at CONSOL Energy Park

In honor of the British Invasion Music Festival coming to CONSOL Energy Park on Sept. 18, the Washington Wild Things, presented by Washington Financial, have announced a “Make Your Own Tribute” Contest for fans of The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones.

To enter the contest, fans should create a video tribute to one of the three bands. The video can feature either a live or lip-synced performance to the music of The Beatles, The Who or The Rolling Stones. ..............more info here

The Who Convention 2010

July 16th

Loads of new updates, from bands added ,to the lineup and auction items etc

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I went to a local beach today and sat atop a local restaurant looking out over the beach and the Gulf of Mexico,it was gorgeous,blue water and sand for miles.
There were a few tourists but the media are killing us by saying the oil is on Florida's beaches.

It is NOT here and nor is it expected anytime soon ,with only a 5% chance (if that) it may show up.
I'm here to tell you that Tampa/St.Petersburg is free & clear of oil, but without tourists we have nothing, hotels and restaurants etc are empty and the chain reaction can be HUGE.
Tell your friends to please visit.......paradise lives here.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The New British Invasion

The Wholigans are proud to be a part of
'The New British Invasion' Tour, along with a tribute to The Beatles ..
American English
the Roling Stones tribute.
'Sticky Fingers'

For bookings and dates see Backstreet booking agency

Who's Next

The Wholigans drummer Darren and myself will be playing with Bill Canell's band Who'sNext on July 22nd at Sammy Hagars beach bar in Atlantic City.
Don't miss this one off show, and expect to hear some non Moon songs that The Wholigans don't play.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

2010 WHO Convention

Update June 23rd
Front page news at :)

The Wholigans are happy to announce we are appearing at our 4th
International WHO Convention Oct 3rd in the UK at Dingwalls in London.

Monday, May 31, 2010


I just found some video's from a gig in Belfast Ireland September 2009
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Pinball Wizard on Facebook.
I'm a Boy

As a side note,I had burst both of my eardrums a few shows prior to this gig and was unable to hear ..literally!
I could only hear the vibrations and the voice inside my head.
I could not tell any venues ownersat the time for fear they would cancel our gigs, the show must go on you know.
I guess all those years of playing gigs with shitty (or no) monitors paid off !

My ears are fine now thanks to some fine fine doctors here at home, and I can't wait to go back to the UK later this year.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Future Florida Tourists

FLORIDA/St Petersburg/Tampa Bay TOURISTS.....HEADS UP!!!!!!

Please visit our beatiful beaches,sip on a margerita,eat some seafood and soak up the sun.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

The 2010 WHO convention

The 2010 WHO convention is now confirmed, see the front page of for all the details and links.

Take a look at what happened at the 2006 WHO convention
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3 inc (Roger Daltrey)

The 2010 program and guests promises bigger and better things, and 06 was/is hard to top imo.

See you there! :)

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

In the misty morning,on the edge of time......

The world lost the greatest metal singer of all time today Ronnie James Dio.

I saw that man in the 70's/80/s/90's and until about a year ago with 'Heaven & Hell(Black Sabbath)
What a legacy...what a loss.
I love that mans voice.
I sing 'We Rock' at each and every soundcheck and have done for years and years.

Metal without Dio?......unfathomable.

Dio Facebook page

This song is one of his best, and probably my favourite although that is hard to determine with such a great catalog.

Live version

Thursday, May 06, 2010

I'm a Roadrunner Honeeeeeeeeeyy!!!!

Dave (Wholigans bassist since 86) sent me this recently discovered video by us from
87-ish.recorded in Toronto ......back when my jeans Used To fit me :\
'Shakin all over/roadrunner/my generation blues'

Dave dug another one up that was buried in the closet I guess, heres one I hadn't seen until 10-15 minutes ago, it's 'Eminence Front' and a clean good looking version considering it's from 86 or 87ish.
Yours truly wearing what was considered kinda coolish then, a Don Johson 'Miami Vice jacket (Roger wore it first so don't blame me !) :P

That's John Walsh on guitar who has long since dissapeared from the joke I googled the guy 1 day and searched for ages....he's vanished into thin air !!!
Apparently he's alive, but no longer thrilled with rock n roll.

1 last one I'd never seen until today, Won't Get Fooled Again...complete with smoke bombs (long since illegal)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Irish Jack and The Wholigans

Last year in September 2009 Irish Jack came and spent the day (& 1/2) with us in Dublin. at our 2nd last show of the UK tour here
This video is just segments as I got rather artsy fartsy putting it together,it's sort of a mini omage to Jack and the mods, with a bit of a Wholigans thrown in for good measure.

Most of the day was in the pub (go figure) here then we headed to the Academy to play and Jack went on before us to "read" to the audience.

You can see Jacks full 'reading' here

Friday, April 09, 2010

Speaking of "New" video's

I'm editing and uploading to youtube right now video's I have from the 2009 September UK tour.
1st up is 'I'm a Boy' from Motherwell Scotland.
Then it's going to be part of WGFA and the Mad Mad MAD crowd in M'well followed by
', 'Long live rock 'and 'My generation' where the crowd has completely lost their minds !
The video was shot from 'Pete's' side of the stage, so you hear more guitar than anything else, but it gives you a stage roadies perspective.

This is here just because I like it 'Naked Eye' 2005

New video's put up in April..
Las Vegas montage Vegas March 10th 2010
I'm a Boy Scotland September 2009
Long Live Rock Scotland September 2009 (uploading to youtube as we speak)
Behind Blue Eyes Vegas March 10th 2010
(Very important to read info beneath video before playing)

Squeeze Box Vegas March 10th 2010
Baba O'Riley Vegas March 10th 2010
The Seeker Vegas March 10th 2010
Pinball Wizard Vegas March 10th 2010
My Generation w/smash Vegas March 10th 2010


Thursday, April 08, 2010

What kind of fool am I ?

Latest video from The Wholigans

It’s not your same old same old video, I won’t give it away but pause the start then read the info on the video before playing.

You probably think I’m a daft bastard for putting this up………maybe I am ;)
Maybe I’m a marketing genius ;);) (probably the former)

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Bad news....GOOD NEWS

Bad news first.....we have cancelled the upcoming UK tour April 28th-May 4th

GOOD NEWS IS.....we have moved the dates to Wed Sept 22nd to Sun Oct 3rd ,and dates are already booked/signed/sealed/delivered :)

FYI....there is a 2010 WHO convention at that time, could be just a co-incedence ( WHO knows ? ;)

These photo's are from the March 20th gig in Florida (taken by Kirk Mason)

Friday, April 02, 2010

Jah Who man

Listen to this man ,it's reggae Who.
The player is on the left of the facebook page.I'm digging Behind Blue Eyes and Love Reign.

I have cd's of Symphonic Who, Pickin on The Who(bluegrass) now reggae Who.
Cool running :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Vegas March 2010 video

Montage for some reason youtube may have blocked this in Canada, let me know if this is the case.

Squeeze Box

I've also got footage from 2009 UK, but that's going to take a while.
If anybody has footage from Chasco Fiesta,Florida March 20th, please let me know.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Last night in Florida

We played a great show last night, if I say so myself, the band was really tight.
Considering Chris hadn't played since the LA gig in January and Darren got out of the airport just an hour before the gig started and basically ran on stage minutes before showtime.
Heres the set list......

The Seeker
Happy Jack (forgot to play this, we were supposed to :\
I’m a boy
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
The real me
Love reign O’er me
Magic Bus
My Wife
Behind blue eyes
Who are you
Fortune teller
Summertime Blues
Shakin All Over…
Tommy (Christmas' was in here somwhere) ....can't remember where :\
Amazing Journey
The Acid queen
Pinball wizard
I’m Free
We’re not gonna take it
See me/listening to you
Won’t Get Fooled Again

Baba O’Riley
I Can’t Explain
My generation (smashed the hell out of the guitar and gave several pieces away)

The crowd wasn't the biggest we 've played to there, but they were mega enthusiastic.
Signed tons of autographs and especially for a lot of kids age range 6-16 which was great to see a whole new generation of WHO fans.
Thanks New Port Ritchey ,we had a great time.

Up next:Germany Tuesday till Sunday.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Florida today

Don't forget we are in New Port Ritchey tonight an outdoor festival.
Mark's YES tribute goes on at 6.30-8.30 (he's on drums)
Then The Wholigans 9-11,.........WITH ONLY ONE CATCH......Darrens plane isn't scheduled into Tampa until 7 then he drives an hour to the gig and literally has to jump on stage for 30,000 !
I sure hope he makes it or we will all look like fools !

Just another day in Wholigan aint no thayng !
(I've been down south too long..can you tell? ;)

Info directions here

Friday, March 19, 2010


Video’s Las Vegas Hilton March 10th
These were put up by a fan, the first video has speed issues ,but the rest are fine.
I have better quality from the house camera but I haven’t put up any video yet..
But you get the idea.


Opening song
Baba o’riley

The Seeker

Pinball Wizard

Last song of the set before the encore
Won’t Get Fooled Again

My Generationinc smashing guitar

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Wholigans at the rock n roll hall of fame ?

Read this article from the LA Times.
We get a mention as does our west coast Agent/manager/promoter Jerry Greenberg.
I sent in a comment beneath the article.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

VEGAS Baby !!!!!

We played the LAS Vegas Hilton theatre on March 10th 2010, and have got the entire concert footage show on the 2 big screens below +a stage cam and we;ll get video up on youtube asap.
Click on the picture below to see how big it really is !
That photo was taken 1 hour before we went on.

More Vegas photo's at

photo courtesy of
Carl Dunn

*All photo's by Carl Dunn and cannot be used withot permission.

I just got back from Vegas earlier today & I'm too tired to blog this second,but heres a couple of photo's of the gig taken by my friend Carl Dunn who is not your average photographer, see his work here..... here ........&....... here

Update:March 17th
I've added numerous photo's from Carl on our home page at
and if you click on 'our story' (top left) then click on
you'll see extra photo's of the band.

There will be upcoming seperate pages devoted entirely to Carls photo's and video from the show,and we hope to make photo's signed by Carl and the band available in the near future.

Remind me to share an Elvis story with you,he played this same stage 700 times and Barry Mannilow did for 5 years,I have story's about both......don't let me forget ;)

oh....& btw ,please join our mailing list on the top right of our homepage

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Head cut off

I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off !
So much to much much
and why ?

All in the name of Rock n Roll

Living the dream I tell ya ;)

*Living the dream.


Monday, March 01, 2010

Most popular

I went on Eventful today and it said that the Jonas Brothers
(at 224,770 people)
are more popular than The Wholigans.

How can that be ?


Guess I'm too old :(

Friday, February 12, 2010

Everybody keeps asking....

When are you going to play around Florida !
It seems we are always galavanting off to the UK or EU or Vegas or LA .
...anywhere but Florida !
Last time we played FL was a year ago at this same venue, so they must have liked us as we've been invited back. (God knows why? ;)

Well we had an offer the other day, and everything worked out, so we are playing March 20th ...just a scant 2 days before we head off to Germany.

So FLORIDA be careful what you wish for................we are playing an outdoor festival called Chasco Fiesta at Simms Park in New Port Ritchey, 30,000 showed up last time and we are expecting the same this time :0
I believe it's free entry thanks to sponsors ....(but don't quote me)

Band lineup...
Barry,Mark,Chris & Darren 'A' on drums.

Also a surprise opening act + more info click here
Don't Forget................. MARCH 10th LAS VEGAS HILTON

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Woke up this morning to the news of a guitar player friend of mine died on stage (good place to go ;) ,the funeral is today for Ricky 'Big Man' Vance......a benefit will surely follow as he leaves behind a wife of 21 years and 14 and 19 year old children.
Sign Rick's Guest book

Then I open up to read my very first email , a letter from a Wholigan fan from Hamilton who I know quite well, and her father a WHO fan had passed on as well.

I found it very very heavy that a Wholigan fan would share that *moment with me.

'We really are one big WHO family'

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Band .........

Lineup for The Las Vegas Hilton March 10th will be.............
cue *drum roll*

Bill Canell on guitar ,long time Wholigan and friend on loan from NYC Who tribute Who’sNext
See Bill with The Wholigans here

WGFA ......................

Summertime Blues

Baba O'Riley............

Darren Atkinson on Drums .......(Who else ?)
Watch here

Mark Tinker (Bass)
Who Are You
Heaven & Hell
My Generation

And of course yours truly shouting into and swinging the mic !

This is a one night only event, it's a massive theatre and a great gig, and the Hilton has great deals on the rooms right now so get your Wholigan bums out there!!!!!!! :)

Book here

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

No WHO at all.....

I just found this video 3 years too late and it has zero WHO content but it's amazing just Who is in this video !
'Smoke on the water' w/Bruce Dickinson,Paul Rodgers,Brian May,Roger Taylor,Tony Iommi etc etc etc

To those who don't know, I'm a big 60's/70's metal fan (some 80's)
from Black Sabbath to Thin Lizzy,Budgie,Quo,Iron Maiden,Dio,Nutz, AC/DC,Judas Priest etc etc etc


This is just plain funny "metal" Bruce Dickinson sings Tom Jones 'Delilah'

We now resume regular scheduled Wholigan programming. ;)

Sunday, February 07, 2010

THE WHO at the super bowl

NOW That's a half time show !
Nuff said.

See here

Thursday, February 04, 2010

UK in May

We confirmed another UK date this morning.
The Arc in Stockton May 4th.

The Who

I'm sure I'm not telling you something you don't already know,but I've never seen so much news about The Who in a long long time ,see their website here
It's really a major testimony to their popularity/longevity after all these years.
I don't know how many others can make such a claim.

I never thought I'd say this but,the owners and editors of The Who's site are doing a great job which is something that The Who have been lacking for many a year imo in the publicity dept.
Who fans seem to have more news now than ever before, I tip my hat to The Who and to the site for a job well done.


PS: Speaking of The Who, watch the conference/performance Thursday here & the interview

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Worlwide Wholigans

I must say I'm absolutely blown away by how far and wide The ''Wholigans' that read this blog are, just take a look !

Huntsville, AL, United States
Carrboro, NC, United States
Singapore, Singapore
Kristiansand, Norway
Ranchi, India
Umeå, Sweden
Hägersten, Sweden
Norristown, PA, United States
La Canada Flintridge, CA, United States
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Logan, UT, United States
Omsk, Russian Federation
Mountain View, CA, United States
Orlando, FL, United States
Gettysburg, PA, United States
Bangor, ME, United States
Pompano Beach, FL, United States
Falls Village, CT, United States
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Dublin, Ireland
Campo Grande, Brazil
, Guatemala
Mount Gravatt, Australia
Evanston, IL, United States
Fair Lawn, NJ, United States
Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Tunkhannock, PA, United States
Rome, Italy
Tallinn, Estonia
Northridge, CA, United States
, , United States
San Antonio, TX, United States
Singapore, Singapore
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Palm Harbor, FL, United States
Saint Albert, AB, Canada
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Toronto, ON, Canada
San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Masnou, Spain
Vitry-sur-seine, France
Ipatinga, Brazil
, United Kingdom
Calama, Chile
, United Kingdom
Florence, SC, United States
Anápolis, Brazil
, United Kingdom
Toronto, ON, Canada
Plant City, FL, United States
Alphen, Netherlands

That is just in the past 24 hours !!


Feb 3rd....same thing again

Huntsville, AL, United States
Inca, Spain
Angarsk, Russian Federation
El Sobrante, CA, United States
South Melbourne, Australia
Atlanta, GA, United States
, Bangladesh
Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom
, Brazil
Florissant, MO, United States
Alvaro, Portugal
Atlanta, GA, United States
Warlingham, United Kingdom
Leicester, United Kingdom
Casper, WY, United States
Budapest, Hungary
Gorman, TX, United States
Van Nuys, CA, United States
Coventry, United Kingdom
Post Falls, ID, United States
Sydney, Australia
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Köln, Germany
Erfurt, Germany
Pskov, Russian Federation
State College, PA, United States
Coihaique, Chile
Naperville, IL, United States
Denver, CO, United States
Franklin, MA, United States
Oslo, Norway
Mesa, AZ, United States
Langenhagen, Germany
Huntsville, AL, United States
Istanbul, Turkey
Calcutta, India
, Saudi Arabia
Alexandria, VA, United States
Mexico, Mexico
New Delhi, India
Montevideo, Uruguay
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
Huntsville, AL, United States
Taipei, Taiwan
Beirut, Lebanon
Inca, Spain
Angarsk, Russian Federation
El Sobrante, CA,
South Melbourne, Australia



Thursday, January 21, 2010

2010 WHO convention

Rumour has it that a 2010 WHO convention is in the works.
2010 Convention on Facebook

New to youtube as of Jan 21st
2006 WHO convention video of the days events featuring Roger,Irish Jack and assorted other Wholigans.

Part 2 up here

Part 3 (Roger singing) here

The Wholigans with Simon Townshend and the winner of our flag we auctioned off (signed by us,Irish Jack,Simon)

Next gig
Las Vegas Hilton
March 10th


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

LA Jan 16th photo's

I'm just having a coffee,so for now heres a few shots from Saturday.

Tales to follow (good ones:)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Senior moments

In case I forget, somebody remind me on Monday (I get in late) /Tuesday that I have to post video on youtube.
Now you may think I'm nuts (and you maybe right) but the video is of Roger Daltrey singing at the 2006 Who convention with Simon Townshend.
It's a 3 part video series (possibly 4) with video of the days events with Irish Jack,Simon,Doug Sandom and of course Roger......(& moi :)

Theres also snippets of The Wholigans and Who'sWho (UK Who tribute) and The Casbah Club featuring Simon ,Bruce Foxton(The Jam) & Mark Brzezicki (Big Country)

I put the video's together today, but I've got to get ready to leave in a few hours.
It's been sitting on a shelf gathering dust for 4 years but the footage is so good I think it's time to put it out there.

also re:California
Maybe I'll have tales of drunken debauchery and stargazing of our trip to LA Thursday-Sunday ;}.....maybe I won't ;\

To quote American Idol.....I'M GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!!

'Pants on the ground....Pants on the're looking like a fool with your pants on the ground'

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Naked Eye

I posted a video of us playing Naked Eye in Ft.Lauderdale Florida from 05
(I think)
Its my favourite Who song, but we rarely rarely (if ever ) play it.

I looked through all my recordings (not all, but a lot) and could only find this version.
Yeah ok so it's not perfect ,but good enough .

This video was done just a few months (if that) after a major back surgery (1 of 2) so you don't see me move a whole heck of a lot.

I think the guitar really really has that 70's Pete sound , he plays through a HIWATT cp103 Townshend signature series.
Those amps are THE BEST ! ..................(It helps that Chris knows what he's doing as well;)

Thursday, January 07, 2010


The Wholigans
I've been practising really hard (and really having fun) for next weeks gig Jan 16th in LA, I'm really looking forward to our first LA gig (although I have sang there a few times with other Who bands)

Anyway I've been having fun belting out some oldies but goodies like 'Sister Disco' 'Pure & easy' 'Love ain't for keeping' 'getting in tune' 'run run run'' etc

We're not 100% sure what the set list wil be ,but we do know we are playing at least 2 hours+

I sure hope LA can handle the noise that is The Wholigans, I have a feeling they are already asking us to turn it down :
But like usual we'll smile and say yes and carry on blasting.....
Fuck it !..... it's The Who people ! can't play quiet !

BE WARNED L.A.......The Wholigans are coming ! :}

We will not leave quietly.

Are you going ? see here

TV show 'The Spot' featuring The Wholigans 2005 (scroll to the right for more or just push play)
Mute The Wholigans '' player (above) before playing these video's
These video's will play back to back for at least 3 hours