Status Quo gig hope for Sheringham Carnival

Mega band Status Quo could be Rockin' All Over The Sheringham Carnival next summer if investors will come forward and underwrite half the cost.

Music promoter and carnival committee member Cris Glover says he is waiting to sign a contract with a 'very, very big British band' to play at an outdoor Sheringham venue on August 4.

Mr Glover said he could not confirm the band's identity but social media sites have revealed it to be classic rockers Quo who were in Norfolk this June, playing Thetford Forest.

'We were looking for a good band to play Sheringham Carnival - and we've found it.' said Mr Glover, who runs Sheringham-based Morimaru Promotions.

'We decided to start at the top and work our way down and basically the top choice said they'd do it. Everybody said 'You'll never get them to do that - but we did.'

But he said the band's agent had stipulated that a contract could not be signed until 50pc of the multi-thousand pound costs had been under-written.

Mr Glover is appealing to investors to get in touch and has pledged to reveal the band's name and contractual details to genuine callers.

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'Once they find out who it is, they will know they'll get their money back, plus a bit extra,' said Mr Glover who plans to share profits between investors and Sheringham Carnival.

He hopes to conclude the deal fast in case the band is booked elsewhere for August 4 but said he would do his best to secure the superstars for a different day if the carnival date fell through.

'This will be brilliant if we can pull it off; it's probably the biggest thing Sheringham's ever seen and it will bring a large injection of tourism to the town,' Mr Glover added.

According to Mr Glover his 'mystery band' had all-round family appeal and he said he was a huge fan who had seen them several times.

Quo's latest line-up includes evergreen and original members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt - both awarded the OBE last year for services to music - plus Rhino Edwards, Andrew Bown and Matt Letley.

The band, whose origins reach back into the 1960s, has had 64 UK chart hit singles - more than any other band - 22 of which reached the Top 10; but their only number one was Down, Down, which made the top spot on December 7 1974.

Other classics include Caroline, Whatever You Want, Paper Plane, and Rockin' All Over The World which Quo played to open Live Aid in 1985.

? Contact Cris Glover on 07909 723926 or email: enquiries@morimarupromotions.co.uk

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