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The Quireboys – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 11 March 2016

On an unusually mild, bright early Spring evening in our wee neck of the woods off I set to what, according to the poster promises to be a great night of good old fashioned rock n roll.. As the lights go down, the opening band Massive Wagons take to the …

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The Quireboys – Announce UK Tour In March

The ‘Boys Are Back In Town! Rock n Roll Royalty are Kings of The Road Hard gigging, hard living, hard rocking: homegrown heroes The Quireboys have reinforced their reputation as kings of the road after announcing a slew of new dates for 2016. The band will spring back into action …

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The Quireboys – St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul

The Quireboys - St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul (cover)

The Quireboys released their ninth studio album ‘St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul’ via Off Yer Rocka on 30 March 2015. They head into their fourth decade by bringing out this Four CD deluxe edition, which was preceded by the release of the ‘Gracie B’ EP on 16 March 2015. Whilst this is …

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The Quireboys – Chester Live Rooms, 06/03/2015

I last saw the Quireboys in November last year which was a plugged in gig. It was a high energy show as always but their latest UK tour is an acoustic affair minus Dave Mc’ Cluskey on drums and Nick Mailing on bass guitar but the Live Rooms gig last …

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Joe Elliott’s Down ‘n’ Outz – Belfast, Limelight 1 17/12/2014

Joe Elliott Live in Belfast 17 December 2014

As the frontman of one of the biggest stadia-filling rock bands of their generation, it was perhaps fitting that Joe Elliott‘s self-described “little side project” should be born in a similar environment – in front of thousands of people supporting, and then emulating, in turn one of the most iconic …

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Guy Griffin, The Quireboys (and Down ‘n’ Outz) – Interview 16th November 2014

I spoke to Guy Griffin, guitarist for The Quireboys, at Sheffield Corporation earlier this year, after he kindly agreed to an impromptu interview (here). I caught up with him before their gig at Manchester Academy, last weekend. Find out what The Quireboys have been up to this year, why he changes …

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The Quireboys – Manchester Academy 3, 16th November 2014

For the fourth time this year I headed out to see The Quireboys, although the first time at this particular venue, this year. So far an acoustic show at  Sheffield Corporation, a full band show at The Picturedrome, Holmfirth and I was lucky enough to get tickets for one of their 30th …

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The Quireboys – This is Rock ‘n’ Roll II (Re-Release)

The Quireboys are currently celebrating their 30th Anniversary year which in wedding terms would be their Pearl Anniversary. Life on the road may well be like a marriage, they broke up for a time tried different ventures then got back together and made the marriage work, despite some line-up changes, the …

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Focus – Belfast, Empire Music Hall, 31/10/2014

Focus PR Photo

A little more than 40 years ago, a movement developed among classically trained musicians who also were fans of rock music which saw them experiment in merging the two disciplines, as well as throwing elements of jazz, folk and other musical forms into the mix:  the result was prog!  Over …

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The Quireboys Release Rare 3rd Album “This Is Rock N Roll II” Plus November UK Tour

Originally released in 2001, “This Is Rock N Roll II” was The Quireboys first album recorded after their untimely split back in 1993 (the bands third actual album). It shows a band at the height of their powers, forged from true Brit rock heritage. Originally recorded at EMG studios, North …

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THE QUIREBOYS Announce UK Tour November 2014

The brand new album “Black Eyed Sons” kicked off 30th anniversary celebrations. Top value package will include live CD and live DVD and will be released on Monday 16th June, via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. Following three sold out intimate shows to mark the start of their 30th anniversary, The …

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Spike, The Quireboys: Interview about his Album 100% Pure Frankie Miller – August 2014

I spoke to Spike, frontman from The Quireboys the day before he set off for America/Canada where he is currently on tour with The Quireboys. Spike is releasing an album of songs written by singer-songwriter Frankie Miller, before he suffered a brain haemorrhage which left him in a coma for …

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Spike – 100% Pure Frankie Miller

Spike’s album 100% Pure Frankie Miller will be released on 8th September 2014 through Cargo Records. Scottish singer-songwriter Frankie Miller enjoyed chart success in the late 1970s with songs including Darlin‘ and Be Good To Yourself.  He then suffered a brain haemorrhage which curtailed his song writing career.  The BBC filmed …

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The Burning Crows – New Album and 100% PledgeMusic Campaign

Hotly tipped UK rock n’ rollers, The Burning Crows, showcase an infectious mix of good time rock n’ roll, with an attitude, style & swagger that lands Britrock firmly back in the contemporary mainstream which has earned them the reputation of being one of the very best live bands on …

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The Quireboys announce 30th Anniversary, Black Eyed Sons, World Tour

The Quireboys announce 30th Anniversary, Black Eyed Sons, World Tour Following three sold out intimate shows to mark the start of their 30th anniversary, The Quireboys will embark on a 5 month world tour which will commence with a long awaited return to The US & Canada early August. They …

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The Quireboys to release Black Eyed Sons on 16th June 2014

**THE QUIREBOYS CELEBRATE THREE DECADES WITH STUNNING HAT-TRICK** Black Eyed Sons – THE BRAND NEW ALBUM KICKS OFF 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS TOP VALUE PACKAGE INCLUDES LIVE CD AND LIVE DVD RELEASED MONDAY JUNE 16, 2014 The year is 1984. The miners’ strike is in full swing. Apple sells its first …

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The Quireboys Celebrate their 30th Anniversary

.@TheQuireboys as they celebrate their 30th Anniverary. Feature by .@louelladeville_ @Planetmosh To celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year The Quireboys announced a special 30th Anniversary gig at The Half Moon in Putney, where they began their Rock ‘n’ Roll journey in April 1984. When the gig tomorrow (23rd April 2014) …

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Guy Griffin, The Quireboys – Interview, 8th February 2014

I was expecting to interview Spike but on the day it didn’t happen, probably due to some misunderstanding on my part as I am, after all, a blonde! Guy Griffin was in the bar, after the gig, so I asked if he would be prepared to answer a few questions …

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The Quireboys Acoustic – Sheffield Corporation, 8th February 2014

I first saw The Quireboys at Manchester International II in the early nineties. I’ve seen them a couple of times since then, make that around twenty times! Manchester International II has now been demolished and a block of flats stand in it’s place. Since my first gig The Quireboys have …

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