The Who Tribute Bands

 

from all over the world, listed by year of band's foundation

 

 

The Wholigans    

The world's first and longest running tribute to The Who since 1982. The Wholigans, fronted by lead vocalist Barry Quinn were originally formed in Toronto Canada in 1982. They are now based in Florida USA and their occasionally changing members are currently from Toronto, New York City and Georgia. The Wholigans have toured extensively across Canada and the USA as well as numerous tours of the UK and Europe. From the stage clothes to the authentic stage gear and capturing the mannerisms of The Who The Wholigans bring back memories of a Who of yesteryear which has to be seen to be believed. The band is regarded by many fans of The Who as the world’s best WHO tribute.

  The Wholigans website

The Who Show aka The Who aus LU  

A band from Ludwigshafen (LU) in Germany. They played a famous gig at the German Who Fan Convention in June 1990 in Ludwigshafen. Not known if they formed just for that special event or if they existed a longer time. At the end of their convention show they destroyed their instruments in best Who-like manner, so it is assumed that this was their last performance ever. At the convention someone recorded the show on video tape which I'm still looking for. Any further information is highly appreciated.

The What  

German band based in Braunschweig. Originally founded in 1995 as Friends Of British Opera, performing Tommy and Quadrophenia in onstage productions. They changed their program to the Best Of Who and renamed to The What in early 2004. The What do occasionally shows in Germany.

  The What website

Who's Who  

Since their humble beginnings in West London in 1996 to now; Who’s Who, the longest established Who Tribute Show in the UK, have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances. Widely recognised and respected by their musical peers and acknowledged by members of The Who and those close to the band, as the group that most interprets the songs of Pete Townshend and the legendary live performances of The Who with honesty and integrity.

  Who's Who website

Who Are You  

German Who tribute band founded in 2005 and based in Düren near Cologne. Among regular live gigs in Germany they also performed at the Spirit Of 66 festival in Verviers, Belgium in 2009 and recently did a fantastic show as support act for Manfred Mann's Earthband at an open air festival in Kamen, Germany. According to Who fans Who Are You are currently the ultimate German tribute to The Who.

  Who Are You website

Who's Best  

Founded in 2010, based in UK.

  Who's Best website

The How  

A very new Who tribute band from Switzerland, founded in 2010 and based in Bern.

  The How website

Kuka W...?  

Kuka W...? is a Who tribute band from Finland and was founded in 2011. The band members all have over 25 years playing experience and have already done some gigs - most memorable so far was the Finnish Woodstock-Festival (how convenient...). They are based in Tuusula which is a small town about 30 km's from Helsinki. The band's name is a translation from Who ("kuka" = "who" in Finnish) with a small add-on to use the letter 'W'. This lead directly to "Kuka W...?" in the style of "Who The F...?".

  Kuka W...?  website

Further The Who tribute bands

The Buttbombers  
Who Are You (UK)  
Who's Next (UK)  

 

If you know of any other The Who tribute band please let us know.