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
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