Status Quo Cider

One autumn Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi came to Herefordshire to visit our farm and spent the day harvesting and pressing Herefordshire Cider Apples and as a result of the visit we decided on a joint venture to produce Status Quo Down Down 4.6%Herefordshire Cider.


Beautifully blended, golden with a well-balanced finish, Down Down is a true Herefordshire Medium Cider (as authenticated by Celtic Marches PGI Status). Drawing on generations of heritage and expertise Down Down is made on the Celtic Marches Farm with the finest fresh pressed fruit. Down Down is a bespoke cider of distinction that offers a refined pedigree based on character and tradition - qualities that define Status Quo.

 
PR ACTIVITY
Whilst the guys were busy helping out we did lots of filming and photography and a PR schedule has been put together by their PR Management to support the launch.
  • Dedicated SQ YouTube Channel -YouTube film extracts will be released leading up to the full release of the film of Rick and Francis on the farm.
  • This will be supported by Facebook and Twitter.
  • International Facebook following.
  • International Twitter following.
  • Press releases to trade, national, international and local press.
  • Branded merchandise will also be available to buy online.
 
 
The Band
SQ have a strong UK European and Australian following They are still regularly touring in all these continents and countries.
Tour dates for 2016 include UK, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and Switzerland.
Find out more here
 
A Few Interesting Facts About The Band
  • STATUS QUO’S total world-wide record sales exceed 118 million units.
  • QUO have recorded 64 British hit singles - more than any other band -22 of which have hit the Top Ten.
  • QUO have made 106 appearances on BBC TV’s ‘Top of the Pops’ - More than any other group.
  • QUO have spent in excess of seven and a half years (415 weeks) in the British Singles Chart - The eleventh highest ever.
  • QUO’S 1990 ‘ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE YEARS’ album sold over 1.1 million units in Great Britain, attaining triple platinum sales status. The album spent over six months in the British Albums Chart, including ten weeks in the Top 10. World-wide sales exceed seven million.• QUO now hold the record for more hit singles than any other band, both international and British, in UK chart history.
  • QUO have had 43 hit albums (27 studio albums of new material, 11 compilations,5 live albums) in the British Albums Chart; more than any other band apart from The Rolling Stones.
  • QUO also created a best-selling beer brand ‘Piledriver’, in conjunction with Wychwood / Marston’s breweries in its first nine months it sold over a million pints!
  • In their 48 year history, it is estimated that QUO have played over 6000 live shows to a total audience in excess of 25 million people. In doing so, the band has traveled some four million miles and spent 23 years away from home.
  • In 2009, Rick and Francis were recognised for their services to Music and Charity by the award of an OBE in the New Year Honours List.