WHO’S BEST is a group of highly skilled musicians thatfaithfullyrecreate the soundand excitement of the music of The Who. Playing both hits and deep cuts from the earlydays to the present,a WHO’S BEST appearance isalways a special event full ofenergy, excitement, ferocity and fun.From acrobatic windmill guitars and swinging micsto mad drums and virtuoso bass lines, these guys have it down.WHO’S BEST was formed in 2016 when vocalist Paul Averitt summoned the help of hisfriends Eric Neal on guitar, Michael Richardson on bass and Jerry Saracini on drums.The addition of Bobby Hoke on keys and multi-instrumentalist Bill Porter makes WHO’SBEST a lean, musically muscular performing troupe that can do it all.WHO’S BESThasstaged many live recitations ofcompleteWho albums such as“Who’sNext” andthe rock opera “Tommy”,constantly amazing crowds with theirexciting show that all agree is in keeping with the spirit of The Who. No expense isspared to give the audience the true Who experience and live-without-a-net feeling ofan actual Who performance. No twoWHO’S BESTshows are alike, and eachis adazzling display of musicianship not to be forgotten.And if a guitar gets smashed in theprocess… so be it!Longlive rock.
WHO’S BEST is:
Michael Richardson-bass, vocals
Bill Porter-guitar, keys
Eric Neal-guitar, violin,
Bobby Hoke-keys, vocals
Paul Averitt-vocals, guitar, harmonica
A typical Who’s Best show would be two (2) one-hour sets with a 10-15 min. intermission anda 10-15 min. encore where we can break stuff.Show minimumtimewould be around 1 hour. Show maximumtimewould be 2 hours 30minutes.If longershows are requested, we can play three (3) 45-min. sets with 10-15 min. breaks.Method of travel would depend on distance of course. Cars/vans are possible, or flights with abacklined show.Three hotel rooms, two beds to a room, six (6) beds total.It would be hard to pair us with another act (we’re a lot of equipment to set up), butjust aboutany 60’s or 70’s classic rock band would be a good coupling, particularly British invasion(Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Hendrix), arena rock (Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Queen, Elton,Bowie) or Mod (Jam, Faces).Much of the show is anthemic in scale and needs a large space to work properly, sotheatersand outdoor amphitheaterstend to work best.Some local (Dallasarea) stages that are goodexamples are Oak Point Parkin Plano, the Granada Theater in Dallas and the Ridglea Theaterin Ft. Worth.Someslightlysmaller local venues such as Legacy Hall andthe outdoor stage atToyotaMusic Factory have also worked well.In a smaller club (under 500) we would need to focus on our more intimate, earlier Whomaterial (My Generation, Can’t Explain, Kids Are Alright, etc.)Backline needsshould probablybe discussed on an as-needed basis depending on how we’retravelling to that show. I’ll get every member to give me their requirements if we were to fly to ashow and could only bring a guitar, a snare, one keyboard, etc.We’ve each played or still play in groups that travel this way on a regular basis, so this is no new thing to any of us.I will alsoask the group for their tech and hospitality requirements for the respective riders.We’ll havethat to you ASAP