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Latest News…..updated  August 11th 2019


37 years of Wholiganism

         1982-2019…..& counting


August 2019 is the 50th anniversary of WOODSTOCK, and we are booked for several shows.

See shows here



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The Wholigans capture not only the sound and essence of The Who, but could easily pass for the original members of The Who.

The band concentrates on the ‘Live at Leeds’ era , but their set list contains a majority of the most popular material from The Who’s catalogue from day one until the final days of Keith Moon.
From the stage clothes to the authentic stage gear + capturing the mannerisms of The Who. The Wholigans bring back memories of a Who of yesteryear which has to be seen to be believed.
With the thrashing windmills of Pete Townshend to the mic swinging of Roger Daltrey, and the incredible drumming style of Keith Moon, combined with the thunderfingers of John Entwistle. The Wholigans seem to have captured the total package…….that is  The Who.

Come See Feel & hear The Who’s music the way it was in the glory days of the 70’s and decide for yourself……..


No matter the event,The Wholigans are THE WHO band to see ,as they have headlined several conventions for THE WHO, appearing with Roger Daltrey & Simon Townshend of The Who , and Mark Brzezicki (drummer for Big Country) & Bruce Foxton (bassist for The Jam)
The Wholigans have opened for many classic rock acts such as ‘Blue Oyster Cult’…Foghat…and Burton Cummings of ‘The Guess Who’.
Also appearing on on several tv and radio stations around the world, including NBC & the BBC.

The band is regarded by fans of The Who as the worlds best WHO tribute, which is proven by the band being asked to headline WHO conventions worldwide.

The Wholigans have headlined 4 International WHO conventions since 2003. One in Hamburg Germany 2003 and three in London UK 2003 & 2006 &  in OCT 2010 and at each event it was sold out .
Lead singer Barry also sang Saturday & Sunday at the 2013 convention in London.
WHO are we …..Who Who
Roger Daltrey

Keith Moon

John Entwistle

Pete Townshend

The Wholigans are proud sponsored artists since 2003


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The Wholigans are the greatest tribute band to The Who, and I’m proud to be a Wholigan ! “

Irish Jack The Original WHO fan and 60’s MOD Icon & the inspiration behind the album ‘Quadrophenia’


  ” I went to see The Wholigansthought- Won’t get fooled Again

BUT …….I WAS !!!
 Jeff Stein
Writer/Director of The Who’s 1979  movie
  ‘The Kids Are Alright’

“That is Eerily like The Who”
Irish Jack

    “A Fantastic Substitute”
Newcastle Evening Chronicle UK



“The Wholigans played our Wed night show at the Hilton in Las Vegas to a packed crowd who loved the show.”

“The best Who tribute band out there ! ”

Jerry Greenberg
President Atlantic records and president MJJ (Michael Jackson) Music


“Having seen the WHO in the 70’s perform as warm-up act to Hermans Hermitsand thereafter rise to a pinnacle of success that would instill them as one of the premiere bands to cross the Atlantic during Rock  music’s most creative period. I had only to close my eyes to be transported back to that period in my life again, when I first witnessed and photographed a live performance by The Wholigans.

More than just a sincere form of flattery, The Wholigans fronted by lead vocalist Barry Quinn have devoted their lives to accurately reproducing the sound and attitude of one of the UK’s most valuable musical commodities.
This devotion will certainly guarantee immortality to The Who’s music as well as offer a most accurate
visual and auditory  tribute.

“Long live The Wholigans …..and long live rock“

Carl Dunn  Iconic rock photographer who photographed The Who, Elvis, Hendrix , Zeppelin and most of rock n rolls icons


Thanks Barry….. It was GREAT having you guys here..

 What an AWESOME band you are.. You guys really rock..

“As a diehard Who fan from as far back as the 70s, I’ve never heard anything else so perfect in every way.”

Jim Murtha

“The Wholigans have captured the essence of The Who at their peak.” Florida WHO fan

“With the Wholigans, never know what to expect, but be ready for anything.”
 Bill Canell

The reason why we do, what we do.

Courtesy of  Rock Honors: The Who from Dylan Sanford on Vimeo.
Dylan who is the Director of Photography ,allowed us to use his footage.


Where in the world is your Wholigan ?

 Get one here (click on photo)


 ‘Wholigans History’ http://thewholigans.com/wholigan-history/

a collection of memorabillia collected since day one of the band back in 82.

Theres’ a lot more to be added over time, I hope it jogs some happy memories for those who were there.


Don’t forget to leave a message on our board/guest book           

                  WHO ARE YOU…OO..OO …OO…OO ?

Are you a Wholigan ?

Send us your photo with the band and we’ll post it on the link below:   Click on photo for fan photos page


Want to see The Wholigans at your local venue?
or d
o you know of a good venue for us to contact ?
Mail us theband@thewholigans.com




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