The Magic Bus

Johnny Warman's Magic Bus perform the Total Who show ANL-160707-121742001
Johnny Warman's Magic Bus perform the Total Who show ANL-160707-121742001

Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus will play all The Who’s greatest hits in the Total Who Show at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on July 22.

The two-hour show includes songs such as Won’t Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Substitute, Squeeze Box, I Can See For Miles and Love Reign O’er Me.

Front-man Johnny Warman is no stranger to the hit parade himself.

He was signed to Ringo Starr’s record label, and had a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s, including Screaming Jets, which featured Peter Gabriel.

Johnny’s love of The Who inspired him to form a band of top session musicians, who between them have worked with acts such as Elton John, David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel, Asia, Julian Lennon, ABC, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters.

“It’s an amazing show,” said Johnny. “We perform all the classics and tell some fun stories about how the songs came about. It’s full on.

“We pack in as much as we can. We make sure people get their money’s worth.”

For Johnny, it’s all about paying tribute, not mimicking the originals: We’re not big headed and don’t get carried away thinking this was our music.

“And we don’t dress up as The Who, smash up the stage, or swing microphones around.

It’s all about doing justice to songs that changed the face of popular music.

“Im still writing my own music but love to perform the Total Who Show. They’re all great songs, but I think Won’t Get Fooled Again is my favourite.”

Tickets are £16, call the box office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information, or to book your tickets.