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

“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!”


Quiff and The Shades started life as a tribute act to  the early years of Cliff Richard & The Shadows. Over the years, however, we have introduced more  of the popular & memorable 1960's  hits to broaden our appeal. We now offer  the music of The Beatles, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Buddy Holly and loads more, while still featuring some Cliff songs & Shads instrumentals.

The band was the brainchild of rhythm guitarist Tony Dobson in 2009, after meeting some like-minded musicians at local Shadows guitar clubs. Over the years, personnel have changed for various reasons and the current line-up has only been together for  a couple of years, but has established a very loyal following.

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

If you would us to entertain you, please see the 'Contact Us' page to book us or visit our 'Gigs' page for  details of where to see us.

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f & The Shades was the brainchild of Rhythm Guitarist Tony Dobson in 2009, after meeting some like-minded musicians at Shadows clubs in Kent & Essex. Over the years, personnel have changed for various reasons and the current line-up has been together for only a few months, but is already proving popular at gigs. In Tony Dobson’s own words, they are “the best band he’s ever had the pleasure to play in.”