Tag Archives: Spike

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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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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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – The Tolbooth, Stirling, 14 December 2016

The QUIREBOYS – The Tolbooth, Stirling, 14 December 2016

A gig in Stirling is a rare occurrence and as it is the closest I get to a home tie this show was a must see. Add in the facts that the night was being put on by ‘Rock For … Continue reading

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Album review: THE QUIREBOYS – Twisted Love

THE QUIREBOYS – Twisted Love

Off Yer Rocka [Release date 16.09.16] Twisted Love is the tenth studio album release by Spike and co. and it reinforces the fact that the band are still in fine form and as relevant as ever. The album was recorded … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – The Bungalow, Paisley, 18 September 2016

THE QUIREBOYS – The Bungalow, Paisley, 18 September 2016

Rock gigs in Paisley are not the most frequent of occurrences but The Bungalow venue is trying to rectify that situation. It is the first time I have been in the venue which has gone under a few different names … Continue reading

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Gig review: HRH AOR TOUR – ABC, Glasgow, 17 March 2016

QUIREBOYS - HRH AOR TOUR – ABC, Glasgow, 17 March 2016

Walking along Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow towards tonight’s venue was like being transported to Grafton Street in Dublin. It was St Patrick’s Day and the streets were awash with green, Guinness hats and people looking for drinking, dancing, good music … 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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News: MAGNUM, ECLIPSE, MASTODON – Monday 19 January 2015

Magnum - The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 April 2014

In the studio and working on their next albums are Magnum and Mastodon. Soilwork will release their first live DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Live In The Heart Of Helsinki’ on March 13th via Nuclear Blast. HMV is the biggest seller of physical music … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – Sheffield Corporation, 27 November 2014

The Quireboys - Sheffield Corporation, 27 November 2014

In over thirty years The Quireboys have had multiple lineup changes but the core of Spike and Guy has been together for all the albums and has helped to develop their distinctive rock and roll sound. Support band tonight Preachers … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – The Garage, Glasgow, 20 November 2014

THE QUIREBOYS – The Garage, Glasgow, 20 November 2014

Mid November is a time when you can count on a few things, shops will have their decorations up, the latest ridiculous Christmas ads will hit your TV screens and Spike and his merry men will be in town ready … Continue reading

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Album review: THE QUIREBOYS – This Is Rock n Roll II

THE QUIREBOYS - This Is Rock n Roll II

Off  Yer Rocka [Release date 27.10.14] This has been some year for The Quireboys. They are celebrating their 30th anniversary, have been on a worldwide tour and have recently released latest album “Black Eyed Sons”. They are also re-releasing their … Continue reading

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Album review: THE QUIREBOYS – Black Eyed Sons

THE QUIREBOYS - Black Eyed Sons

Off Yer Rocka Recordings [Release date 16.06.14] 2-CD/DVD The Quireboys are currently celebrating 30 years as a band – 30 years, where did that go, it seems like only yesterday that the band were being heralded as the next big … 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: 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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