QUIFF & THE SHADES offer  the music of The Beatles, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, The Hollies, Buddy Holly, The Eagles, The Tremeloes, The Dave Clark Five and loads more - in fact, the best music of the 50s, 60s & 70s, all played live.

We started life as a tribute act to  the early years of Cliff Richard & The Shadows but we soon introduced an increasing number of the more popular songs & memorable hits by other bands & singers to broaden our appeal. We  still feature a few Cliff songs & Shads instrumentals however!

The band was the brainchild of rhythm guitarist Tony Dobson way back in 2009, after meeting some like-minded musicians at local Shadows guitar clubs. Over the years personnel have changed for various reasons, but the current line-up has been together for some four years & has established a very loyal following. We have played all over Kent, Surrey & Essex as well as in France & Holland and are always looking for new venues & opportunities.

In Tony's own words, they are "the best band I've ever played in."

   If you would like us to entertain you, please see the 'Contact              Us' page to book us (an enquiry costs nothing!) or visit our                      'Gigs'  page for  details of where to see us.                            

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“What a great night - the band are amazing! I can see you all love what you do!"

"Our party went with a swing & we had a great time with everyone on their feet dancing - we thought you were great!"

"Brilliant evening chaps - adored the band and the music. Thank you all." 

"Saw this band last night, bloody fantastic didn’t want the gig to end, and when they played the Shads Wonderful Land and Atlantis, my two favourites, I could have cried 'cos they were perfect -  the real Shadows would have been proud of you."

"Wow what a night . . . . .We were treated to a trip down memory lane.Cliff, The Shadows, Buddy Holly and many more”

"Was a fab night! We really enjoyed it and you were all amazing! Hope to come along to another one of your gigs soon!!"

“Such a good performance . . . “

“Great sound from the lads.. loved Apache and had a tear in eye with Don't cry for me Argentina..”

“Superb !!! Thanks !!!”

“The 'Shades' were a nice polished band, well done lads!”