Event Details


Venue: Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

Date(s): 26th November 2023

Time: Doors Open 7pm, Show Starts 8pm

Tickets: €30 + booking fee

Rock Into Christmas  - State of Quo & Pure Meatloaf
For One Night Only at the Arklow Bay Hotel Sunday 26th of November.
State of Quo is one of the longest established and most popular Status Quo Tribute Bands in Europe. Originally formed by Rhythm Guitarist and Vocalist Paul Carr in 1996,  the band have played countless gigs across the UK and occasionally in Europe itself, most recently headlining the Crossed Guitars Festival in Frieschepalen, Holland.
In 2015, the band had the pleasure of appearing as support band to “Rhino’s Revenge” - a band fronted by Quo’s Bass player since 1986, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards – on a Tour to promote their second album release. It was during this series of gigs that Rhino described State of Quo as “the UK’s Premier Quo Tribute” Other plaudits for the band have come from the likes of Jeff Rich, Quo’s drummer from 1986 to 2000, who played with State of Quo as special guest at the Rock the Lakes Music Festival in Preston in 2016. At the end of a very well received set, Jeff took to the mic to hail the band as “the nearest thing to Quo you’ll ever get – fantastic!”
A typical State of Quo setlist highlights tracks from Quo’s classic 1970s albums as well as material from more recent albums such as ‘Heavy Traffic’ and ‘Quid Pro Quo’ – plus one or two of their many hit singles – all played as faithfully as possible to Quo’s own recordings and performances.
Meatloaf tribute act (Pure Meatloaf) was in the live grand final of 'Stars In Their Eyes' in 2004. He has a powerhouse of a voice which you'd obviously need to mimic this larger than life performer. Since his television appearance, Andy has continued to be one of the most popular Meatloaf tribute acts in the UK. Andy is a huge Meatloaf fan and has put a lot of thought and effort into making his tribute to this rock legend as authentic as possible. Every song is delivered with the same incredible passion and feeling as the original. Including the classic tracks, ‘Anything For Love’, ‘You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth’ and ‘Dead Ringer for Love’, plus many more! 

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(Tickets are non-refundable. A non - refundable booking fee per ticket is included in all online bookings.)