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That was the Quo month that was ... May 2009



3rd - The Five B's Band (featuring John Coghlan) gig at The Rose and Crown, Shilton, Oxfordshire

John Coghlan appeared at his local pub, The Rose and Crown in Shilton, with the Five B's Band on May 3rd. The band played long and loud, with the following setlist.

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9th - Rick and Lyndsay on Celebrity Mr & Mrs (ITV1)

Rick and Lyndsay Parfitt appeared on the celebrity version of 'Mr and Mrs' on May 9th. Playing for charity, they raised five thousand pounds for the British Heart Foundation.

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9th - Woodedz gig at Chickenshed Theatre, Southgate, London

Rhino played with Woodedz on May 9th at the Chickenshed Theatre on May 9th. The support band was 'Back to Square One' and Woodez played a rocking set including "Paper Plane". Photos of the Woodedz in action can be seen here.

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22nd - Woodedz gig at Das Parkhaus, Duisburg, Germany

The Woodedz made the journey to Germany for a gig on May 22nd in Duisburg. Supported by Quo tribute band PureQuo, they played to a sell-out crowd of 200 and photos of the band in action can be found here.

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23rd - Woodedz gig at Crossed Guitars Festival, Café Ma Kelly's, Frieschepalen, Holland

The three-day Crossed Guitars Festival took place in Frieschepalen from May 21st to 23rd. Kicking things off on Thursday were local act 'The Big Bam Boom Band', followed by boogie rockers 'Hercules' who apparently went down very well with the Ma Kelly's crowd! Friday night saw Mikey and Jimmy treating the Quo crowd to a rare hour-long acoustic set, including such hidden gems as "Breaking Away", "Antique Angelique" and "Nothing At All". This was followed by a stonking three-hour set from Staid As Quo featuring plenty of old favourites such as "Over And Done" and "A Reason For Living".

The crowning glory of the event would be Saturday's triple-header, in the shape of Mikey/Jimmy acoustic, Woodedz and finally Quotation. Mikey and Jimmy once again played an hour-long acoustic set, with highlights including "Over The Edge" and a very amusing version of "Boring Song" (much to the delight of onlooker Rhino!). 'Woodedz' played a great rock set including favourites "Bad News" and "Lucinda", before 'Quotation' closed the event with an awesome Quo set including "Mean Girl" (with Rhino on bass), "That's A Fact", "Rolling Home", "Breaking Away", "Who Asked You" and "The Wild Ones".

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29th - The Five B's Band (featuring John Coghlan) gig at The Four Crosses, Bicton, Shrewsbury

John Coghlan appeared with the Five B's Band on May 29th at a pub near Shrewsbury. The band again played a long set to an appreciative audience.

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30th - Quo concert at Kopervik Festival, Norway

In their first proper gig of 2009 (apart from the re-scheduled UK shows early in the year), Quo played to about 5000 fans in Norway on May 30th. This gig also marked the first time Quo have played with Francis over 60 years old - and also without his trademark ponytail! With a couple of local support acts then Swedish outfit Gotthard, Quo played a shortened set due to a 1am curfew, as follows:

Photos of the band in action in Norway can be found here and here.

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