Tag Archives: Quireboys

Gig review: HRH AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, Saturday 10 March 2018 (Day 3)

Skid Row - HRH AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, Saturday 10 March 2018

With Night Ranger polishing off Friday with such aplomb the omens were good for the Saturday, which on paper had a stronger line up. When arriving on site on Thursday I found out that The Quireboys were to stand in … Continue reading

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Album review: DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ – My ReGeneration/The Further Adventures Of

DOWN

Frontiers [Release date 01.12.17] The Down ‘N’ Outz were formed by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, when he was asked to be involved in the Mott The Hoople reunion shows in 2009. For this he was backed by Quireboys’ members Paul Guerin … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – Tolbooth, Stirling, 7 December 2017

THE QUIREBOYS - Tolbooth, Stirling, 7 December 2017

Almost exactly a year ago local man Ross Wilson managed to lure The Quireboys to Stirling for a show under the ‘Rock For Strathcarron’ banner. The premise is that all profits raised from the gigs are donated to nearby Strathcarron … Continue reading

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Album review: VERN DAYSEL – Shootin’ The Breeze/Blood Of A Wolf

VERN DAYSEL - Shootin’ The Breeze/Blood Of A Wolf

In this special showcase, Vern Daysel introduces his music with tracks from ‘Blood Of A Wolf’.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 17 December 2017 (38:26) Remember the philosophical story about the optimistic kid who wakes up on … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – Islington Academy, London, 23 April 2017

THE QUIREBOYS- Islington Academy, London, 23 April 2017

There is a danger we can become blasé about the Quireboys, and it is easy to form a stereotype around the lovable, shambolic rogues with the singer in a gypsy headscarf and glass in hand, who turn every gig into … Continue reading

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Album review: THIRSTY – Albatross

THIRSTY - Albatross

Thirsty Music [Release date 07.11.16] A fine extension to 2015’s self-titled debut album, ‘Albatross’ finds Thirsty exactly as we left them. With 11 tracks coming in at bang on 33 minutes, the band are sticking to their formula of great … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, 10-11 March 2016 (Joe Lynn Turner, Tyketto)

HARD ROCK HELL AOR, Pwllheli, Wales, 10-13 March 2016

Thursday 10 March With a mass of indoor festivals throughout the year mainly at holiday camps out of season, Hard Rock Hell and it’s offshoots – AOR, Hammerfest,  Prog and  Blues – are fast becoming favourites, selling out in ridiculously … Continue reading

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Album review: THIRSTY – Thirsty

THIRSTY - Thirsty

Thirsty is the product of a writing collaboration between ex-Quireboy Guy Bailey and Russian poet Irina D, who wrote the words that he has set to music with stunning results. Produced by legendary Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey and featuring … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 2 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 26 July 2015

Marillion - RAMBLIN

Photo by Paul Rodgers With a weather forecast that had Noah on standby, hammer in hand, our intrepid trio of Andy Nathan, Yiannis Stefanis and Paul Rodgers returned to Mote Park for day two of the Ramblin’ Man Festival and … Continue reading

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Gig review: SPIKE’S FREE HOUSE – The Borderline, London, 7 June 2015

SPIKE

Quireboys singer Spike is on a mission to bring the work of one of his big influences, gravel voiced Scottish singer Frankie Miller, to a wider audience, much in the same way that Joe Elliott has championed Ian Hunter and … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE ELLIOTT’s DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ/VEGA – The Garage, Highbury, London, 8 December 2014

JOE ELLIOTT

Fan worship is the bedrock of music industry economics, but it is rare to see it coming from the other side of the monitors. However Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has for many years openly sung the praises of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – Live Rooms, Chester, 6 February 2014

THE QUIREBOYS - Live Rooms, Chester, 6 February 2014

What better way to spend my birthday that at a live gig and tonight we are at The Quireboys acoustic show in The Live Rooms, Chester. A new venue that is ideally situated across from the train station and has … Continue reading

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Gig Review: QUIREBOYS – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh,16 February 2014

The Quireboys - photo by Simon Dunkerley

The Quireboys have to be one of the hardest working and most enduring bands on the UK rock scene. This year sees the band celebrate their 30th anniversary with the promise of a new album, some special birthday shows, and … Continue reading

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Gig review: QUIREBOYS – The Garage, Glasgow, 11 October 2013

The Quireboys’ annual autumnal visit to The Garage in Glasgow has has now become a firm favourite of my wife and I. There is always a great atmosphere at the gig and a special bond between band and audience that … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE QUIREBOYS – Live at the Town & Country Club

The Quireboys

Wienerworld [Release date 24.09.13] New to DVD is The Quireboys October 1992 show from London’s Town & Country Club – or for those of you under, let’s say 30, The Forum. The band were touring in support of their recently … Continue reading

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Gig review: CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL, 1-4 August 2013

Cambridge Rock Festival 2013

Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridgeshire Back in 2004 the first Rockingbeerfest three day festival took place under the blackened skies and torrential rain, quite contrastingly here we are today celebrating the 10th anniversary in 31degree bright sunshine. Under the leadership … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON, THE QUIREBOYS, Oxford Academy, 5 May 2013

Saxon - Oxford Academy, 5 May 2013

If only everything in life was as reliable as Saxon. You can set your watch by the fact the enduring Yorkshire stalwarts of the NWOBHM will be touring every spring, usually to coincide with St George’s Day. And you can … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON, Nottingham Rock City, 20 April 2013

Saxon - Nottingham Rock City, 20 April 2013

First a rant, tonight’s gig followed the current trend to start gigs earlier and earlier so they can tag on a club night after. This means that people finishing work at normal times miss out or have to make arrangements … Continue reading

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Gig Review: SAXON, QUIREBOYS – ABC, Glasgow, 21 April 2013

Saxon, Glasgow ABC, 21 April 2013

It’s been a long time since I have seen Saxon, too long in fact. I should have caught them at Download last year but a combination of heavy traffic and mud ensured that Biff and the guys had been and … Continue reading

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