RHINO’S REVENGE: JOHN ‘RHINO’ EDWARDS
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Rhino’s Revenge is the ‘side band’ of Status Quo’s bass player, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards.
Status Quo’s drummer, Leon Cave, will join the three-piece band for shows throughout the UK and
Europe during 2023.
“We had a tour originally booked to happen during August and September 2020”, says Rhino, “and
then again during May and June 2021 – and January 2022 – but Covid-19 had other ideas. It’s been
a time of varying degrees of difficulty for us all but it’s not been easy for anyone. Health and safety
is still paramount, but we hope our audience is as keen as we are to blow the pandemic blues away
with some in your face rock ‘n roll.”
With two albums of original material to its name – and a third currently in the making – Rhino’s
Revenge brings songs from that repertoire to the stage alongside Quo favourites which Rhino has
either written or co-written, some timeless rock classics, and an element of the spontaneous
unknown. “I do like to surprise myself and everyone else by throwing in a song that we haven’t
necessarily even rehearsed before, in the heat of the moment,” he admits.
Rhino’s Revenge is made up of a pool of stellar players, subject to availability, that currently
includes guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick from FM and Craig Joiner from Romeo’s Daughter and drummers
Leon Cave (his rhythm partner in Status Quo) and Richard Newman, who has performed with Paul
Rodgers, Rory Gallagher, Jefferson Starship, Steve Marriott, Alvin Lee, and Glenn Hughes.
Having previously been a member of acts including The Climax Blues Band, Space, and Dexy’s
Midnight Runners, Rhino was invited to join Quo in 1986 and has been permanent in the line-up
Door time: 7:30pm, Start time: 8:00pm