Rhino’s Revenge:  John ‘Rhino’ Edwards  New album and UK dates, ‘Just Sayin’’!

Rhino’s Revenge: John ‘Rhino’ Edwards New album and UK dates, ‘Just Sayin’’!

13th July 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Rhino’s Revenge, the ‘side band’ of Status Quo’s bass player, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, will release a third album, ‘Just Sayin’’, on 6 October 2023 through Molano Music, again produced by long term collaborator Mike Paxman. The album offers some searing musicianship – and a side order of sizzled sacred cows for good measure – as he takes cheerful aim at some of this modern world’s stranger preoccupations. The album release will be supported by a UK and European tour, featuring Status Quo rhythm section colleague Leon Cave on drums, with Craig Joiner of Romeo’s Daughter completing the line-up on guitar.
Rhino is never afraid to ruffle feathers and some of the songs on ‘Just Sayin’’ take on subjects in areas into which others may fear to stray. You are free to disagree but he’ll want you to listen to the songs before you do. Despite tracks like ‘The PC World’, the album is by no means a polemic, he’s quite happy to segue from the topic of people being afraid to speak their mind, to the joys of life in a tin can on ‘Caravan Man’! He says of the album, “It’s a fun ride, from caravans to Evening Primrose, via a few rants, and of course songs about drinking – I am ‘Rhino The Wino’ after all. Plus amazing musicians – what’s not to like?”
Having been a member of acts including The Climax Blues Band, Space and Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Rhino was invited to join Quo in 1986 and has been there ever since.  Rhino’s Revenge is a three-piece band, made up from a pool of stellar players that currently includes guitarists Craig Joiner, Jim Kirkpatrick from FM, Rhino’s son Freddie Edwards, and drummers Leon Cave and Richard Newman, and backing singer Mae Edwards.
The band will perform a hometown album launch show at the Teddington Constitutional Club on 6 October, preceded by a [free entry] store signing session from 4pm at the nearby Roan Records store. The UK live shows, which run through October into November, will offer a mix of Rhino’s Revenge songs, some Quo favourites which Rhino either wrote or co-wrote, some timeless rock classics, and an element of the spontaneous unknown.  
The tour, and of course the band’s third album itself, represent a great chance for fans to connect with one of British Rock’s great talents. As a child he trained on the classical violin which, as he jokes, “Came in ’kin handy when it came to joining Quo!”  These days, Rhino is an engaging and enthusiastic performer who is not quite content to let the music do all the talking. He’s got plenty of opinions of his own, y’see – ‘Just Sayin’’…

Saturday, August 26
Thunder In The Glens Festival, Aviemore 
Tickets:  https://www.dunedinhog.com/titg
Friday, October 6
Teddington Constitutional Club – ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW
Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rhinos-revenge-support-tickets-668161056707?aff=oddtdtcreator&_ga=2.22960115.915428537.1688825389-142116391.1688731348
Saturday, October 7
Village Hall, Sedgefield
Tickets: https://sedgefieldblues.com/gigs.html
Sunday, October 8
Motorsport Lounge, Llandudno – SOLD OUT
Special guests State of Quo
Thursday, October 12
Hot Box, Chelmsford
Tickets: call or text 07508 496411.
Saturday, October 14
The Musician, Leicester
Tickets:  https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/rhinos-revenge-the-musician-tickets/13006025
Sunday, October 15
Real Time Live, Chesterfield. 
Tickets:  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/574612
Tuesday, October 17 – SOLD OUT
Barnoldswick, Music & Arts Centre

Wednesday, October 18 – SOLD OUT
Barnoldswick, Music & Arts Centre

Friday, October 20
The Wrecking Ball, Hull.
Tickets:  https://wreckingballstore.co.uk/event/rhinos-revenge-at-wrecking-ball-arts-centre/
Saturday, October 21
Backstage at The Green Hotel, Kinross, Scotland
Tickets:  https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/rhinos-revenge-backstage-at-the-green-hotel-tickets/13022955
Sunday, October 22
Bluefunk Rhythm & Blues Club, Poynton
Tickets:  https://bluefunkclub.wixsite.com/blues/rhino-s-refenge
Saturday, October 28
The Railway Inn, Winchester
Tickets:  https://www.railwayinn.pub/shows/rhinos-revenge/#tickets
Sunday, October 29 – MATINEE SHOW
The Half Moon, Putney
Tickets:  https://bit.ly/RHINO29OCT23
Monday, October 30
The Crooked Billet, Stoke Row (nr. Henley-on-Thames)
Tickets & table reservations available only by telephone on 01491 681048 or 682304. 
Friday, November 3
The Priory, Dover
Advance tickets are exclusively available from the Rhino Store:  http://www.rhinosrevenge.com/shop/   

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