The Wholigans have been fortunate enough to be invited by WHO fans worldwide to headline at a number of The Who conventions.
In 2002 Barry & Chris performed as a duo (The 2Wholigans) at Wholapalooza in NYC USA at the hard rock café, and the following night at ‘Le Bar Bat’ along with NYC Who tribute ‘Who’s Next’
Our first one as a full band was in Hamburg Germany in March 2003,
then London in September 2003.
London 2006 (3 part video here, including Roger Daltrey)
Barry also sang both days at the 2013 WHO convention, with
Godfrey Townshend & a full show with ‘Who’s Who’
As for appearing at the 2017 or 2018 or 2019 or 2020 convention whenever it may be ,WHO knows ?
See our video page for a number of videos from these conventions.
See below for various articles on the many conventions (articles are in no particular order,I’ll fix that…‘one of these days’ )
Note: there are a few hidden links above, I’m not telling you where 😉
OCT 2nd & 3rd 2010 London UK
“Hiwatt Endorsees The Wholigans (the world’s greatest Who tribute band) headlined the 2010 Who convention in Camden, London. The event, which attracted Who fans and celebrities from all over the globe, is held every few years , and Hiwatt were proud to be asked to be the official sponsor.
Hiwatt has been closely linked to The Who since day one with Pete Townshend commisioning the first Hiwatt amplifiers, and Hiwatt became synonymous with their explosive live performances.
The main stage at the event resembled a classic era Who stage set with a wall of Hiwatt equipment being the main focus !!
All European and Asian shows are made possible by our sponsors HIWATT UK
Who provide us with the only equipment that matters in Who-world.
Below are just a few pages from the programme,if you didn’t get one at the
convention, you’re best bet would be go to http://www.thewhoconvention.com/
and email them and ask if any are left for sale.
There are also posters of the day available (limited quantity’s)
Pages 6 & 7 of the programme
No that’s not Alan Rogan above, it’s The Wholigans bassist Dave Smith taken at the 2003 convention .
Who due to unforseen circumstances could not make it to this convention
But as you can see he was not forgotten.
We luv our Dave ,and you’ll see Dave in upcoming Wholigan shows in 2011.
The Wholigans drummer Darren talks about Keith
A nod of approval & thanks goes to the conventions that went before, paving the way for future WHO conventions.