Deep End was a short-lived supergroup founded by guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who and featuring David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. The group also included drummer Simon Phillips, bassist Chucho Merchan, percussionist Jody Linscott, keyboardist John 'Rabbit' Bundrick, harmonica player Peter Hope Evans, vocalists Billy Nicholls, Cleveland Watkiss, and Chyna, and a brass ensemble called The Kick Horns.
In 1985 the group performed two concerts for the Double O charity at London's Brixton Academy (a third was cancelled due to poor ticket sales). The concerts were later released as the albums Deep End Live! and Live: Brixton Academy '85. The band also performed a concert at the MIDEM trade fair in France and appeared on The Tube. Townshend's daughter Emma performed as a guest vocalist at the London concerts.
Many of the same musicians and vocalists also appeared with Townshend for later tours and performances and also with The Who for selected engagements.