The Who Biography
From “My Generation” to “Pinball Wizard” to “Behind Blue Eyes” to “You Better You Bet” to “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, The Who Show has been thrilling audiences with the unmistakable live sounds of the Who for more than a decade. Voted VH1’s “Most Believable 1970’s Era Who Tribute”, The Who Show was also hailed by the Los Angeles Times to be “in a class by themselves.”
With note for note musical renditions, authentic costumes and vintage instruments The Who Show recreates a Who concert experience from the 1970s. On stage, the group accurately captures the “individual stage personas, idiosyncrasies and showmanship” (Music Connection Magazine) of one of the most influential bands and perhaps the greatest live band ever. While many tribute bands duplicate the appearance and sound, The Who Show, “takes the extra step to capture the magic, energy and essence of the Who” (San Diego Union-Tribune).
The Who Show was cast in starring roles as The Who in the 2005/06 stage production premiere run of Quadrophenia, which was a box office and critical smash hit. Between casinos, festivals, fairs, concerts and corporate events, the band performs about high profile engagements every year. Permanent band members Chris Propper (as Pete Townshend), Jim Kennelly (as John Entwistle), France DiCarlo (as Keith Moon) and Jay Stevens (as Roger Daltrey), have established themselves as one of the most popular tribute bands in Southern California and are rapidly gaining national recognition.
The Who Show’s website, www.thewhoshow.com, was awarded “Best Who Fan Site” by VH1. The groups website and MySpace pages register a combined 125,000 hits per year. Their management team employs a publicist and the group’s email list has more than 2,500 followers. Additionally, the band members are eager to help promote all engagements. The group has raised approximately $200,000 for charities and hospitals.
With excellent musicianship and lively stage presence, The Who show delivers a show that engages the audience at many levels. Each of the timeless hit songs played in their sets are known and loved by generations of fans. The Who show has honed their show to become what critics acknowledge being one of the most spectacular tribute shows in the world.