Steely Thatcher - Drums
Steely started playing drums aged 9 and took private lessons until he was 18 when he relocated to Los Angeles to study. Going on to become a distinguished graduate of The Musicians Institute, Hollywood, and after studying there for 3 years, Steely gained several awards and honours, most notably for ‘Technical Excellence 2008’. Subsequently, he was invited to New York where he worked as a session player in studios across the city for the next few years. Upon returning to his home country he continued to tour and perform with many notable acts but as an avid fan of Keith Moon and The Who he felt compelled to join Quadrophenia - the album LIVE! show and is right up there with Keith Moon when it comes to creating thunder!
Steely Thatcher - Drums
Marco Cape - Lead guitar/vocals
After studying music in Rome, Marco went on to become a first-class session and band player performing on very many high profile sessions in studios all around the world, mostly New York and London and has also had wide experience in West End shows, however, his heart and soul lie in the music of Pete Townshend
Doug Freeman - Lead vocals
On 'leaving' college Doug secured recording and publishing deals and moved to London. His band began its career with a residency at the world-famous Marquee Club in London, attracting sell-out crowds. After touring continuously for several years he had his stage-craft down to a fine art, packing out and rocking venues all over the UK and Europe with blistering, five star review, live performances. Every publication at the time - Melody Maker, Sounds, Kerrang! NME would all extol his performances often exclaiming, “Doug Freeman is Bruce Springsteen meets The Who!”' In the mid-90s he formed the highly-lauded tribute band 'Who's Who', taking it to dizzy heights in record time. He left that band at its pinnacle to begin a stint as an entrepreneur but the yearning to perform The Who's music and to get out of small town Hertfordshire to tour again sees him return with another world-class live band to wake up the nation! Thus the theatre show 'Quadrophenia - the album LIVE!' was born.
THE GOLDHAWKS ARE:
Dan Selway - Bass guitar/vocals
Daniel studied Music Composition at Coventry University and moved to Hammersmith, London in 1996 where he has lived and worked as a professional musician ever since. Heavily inspired and influenced by John Entwistle, he graduated from London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance with a First Class Honours Degree and the award of "Best Bass" (2001-2004)
Kasjusz Lipkowski - Saxophone/keyboards
Having began studying at the prestigious G. Fitelberg music school in Chorzow, Poland at the age of 8, no one can prove more dedicated to studying his chosen instrument than Kasjuz! When he moved to Italy, aged 12, he continued his studies at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and enrolled in masterclasses with world-famous teachers like Jean-Marie Londeix, Lars Mlekusch and Gerard McChrystal. A true virtuoso, Kasjusz is now much sought-after as a session player around the studios of Europe.
Fabio Parisella - MUsical Director and Piano/keyboards
The show's Musical Director, Fabio, is a classically trained pianist and, as well as performing with Quadrophenia - the album LIVE!, writes and performs his own music. He was awarded Full Music Scholarship to Brunel University and was subsequently awarded Kingswood Musician of the Year in 2003.
Colin Jones - Horns/percussion
As a Bachelor of Arts, and witha Diploma in Music in trumpet performance (ABRSM), Colin was student of eminent Portuguese trumpeter, Sergio Frade. In recent times he’s toured with The Marvellettes, Phil Collins tribute ‘Still Collins’ ‘Ultimate Madness’ among many other theatre productions.
Ivan Williams - Guitar/vocals
After growing up avidly listening to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and, of course, The Who! Ivan started playing guitar at the age of 14 and is predominantly self-taught. He later went on to study Music and Sound Technology at the University of Portsmouth and graduated with 1st Class honours. During his time at university, Ivan started to take his music career seriously and becasme the go-to guitarist for many studios and bands all across the south of England.
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