The QUIREBOYS are about to go on tour again … this time fully plugged.
The tour commences April 7th.
There is no sledge-hammering in the QUIREBOYS blues-rock repertoire. So do not expect the anguish & anger that is found in other rock bands. Their songs are soft – almost demure – but they always seem to contain a sand-papery edge. Once we described their sound as “hot jitter sauce …”
The current line-up with front man Spike, guitarists Guy Griffin + Paul Guerin, Dave McCluskey on drums, Nick Malling on bass and Keith Weir on keys – has been very successfully doing what comes naturally to them since Beautiful Curse [2013.]
In other words: gunpowder and glue vocals, streamers of musical colour and knocking tappets of rhythm across flourishing keyboards.
After a successful series of unplugged concerts, the band plans to return to the road … this time with a full electric show in support of Twisted Love — their ninth studio album, released via Off Yer Rocka in 2016. Concert dates are listed below.
Meanwhile we have been listening to “Breaking Rocks” [shared below] released on video last November:
It has an intermittent dynamic and magnificent textures… with that instantly accessible Quireboys boogie-groove. As usual, the romantic grit of Spike’s basalt voice hits pay dirt again.
Check April Live Dates Below Video
Words: @neilmach 2017 ©
Fri 7th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Sun 8th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Thu 13th Fibbers, York (UK)
Fri 14th Diamond Live, Doncaster (UK)
Sat 15th Picturedome, Holmfirth (UK)
Thu 20th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (UK)
Fri 21st Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK)
Sat 22nd Riverside, Newcastle (UK)
Sun 23rd Academy, Islington (UK)
Thu 27th Thekla, Bristol (UK)
Fri 28th The Asylum, Birmingham (UK)
Sat 29th The Corporation, Sheffield (UK)
Sun 30th Yardbirds, Grimsby (UK)