Deep End (band)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Deep End was a short-lived supergroup founded by guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who and featuring David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.[1] 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.[1][2]

Performance history[edit]

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).[3] The concerts were later released as the albums Deep End Live! and Live: Brixton Academy '85.[1] The band also performed a concert at the MIDEM trade fair in France and appeared on The Tube.[3] Townshend's daughter Emma performed as a guest vocalist at the London concerts.[3]

Many of the same musicians and vocalists also appeared with Townshend for later tours and performances and also with The Who for selected engagements.[4][5]

In August 2016, it was announced that a Deep End appearance on the German television show Rockpalast from 1986 would be released on CD and DVD.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus. ISBN 9781849383707.
  2. ^ Artist Direct listing
  3. ^ a b c Miles, Barry; Andy Mabbett (1994). Pink Floyd the visual documentary ([Updated ed.] ed.). London: Omnibus. ISBN 0711941092.
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Pete Townshend to Release 1986 'Face the Face' Concert on DVD/CD". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 5 August 2016.