Backwater were formed in 2008 by 4 experienced live musicians and are Scotland's Premier Status Quo tribute band. They played their first gig, collectively, at the Eagle Tavern, Prestwick in June 2009, where a short set was well received by an appreciative audience. They have since gone on to be the ultimate choice in Scottish Quo tributes, and one of the most respected in the UK with glowing testimonials wherever they have played as well as an extensive fan base.
In 2012, Tommy, the bands bass guitarist, unfortunately left the band. Backwater then welcomed Drew as the bands new bass guitarist, and also additional vocalist. The band have since gone from strength to strength and continue to be Scotland's Ultimate Status Quo Tribute.
2017 saw Drew depart the band. Phil Kean who had previously filled in on bass at some gig's then took over, continuing the no nonsense boogie that Quo created.