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The Quireboys

The Venue Derby 14th September 2017.

The Venue Derby was definitely the place to be tonight, with a fantastic evening of ‘Rock n Roll‘ lined up courtesy of The Quireboys and the Last Great Dreamers.

And getting the night off to a great start were Last Great Dreamers with their glam tinged and nothing held back, power pop rock. Emerging in the early 90’s, those early years saw the band firmly stake their claim amongst a growing army of fans but with 1997 being a tough year for them in many ways, they decided to call it a day. Like many great bands, the music never fades away and Last Great Dreamers reappeared in 2014, stronger than ever.

Tonight’s set certainly warmed the crowd up and included songs such as ‘Far From Home‘, ‘Glitterball Apocalypse‘ and ‘You Didn’t Work‘, with the audience pleaser ‘White Light‘, getting the crowd clapping and singing along.

As the night went on and the beer began flowing the room got livelier, it was clear that the vast majority of the punters were here for The Quireboys.

Headliners, The Quireboys are a gypsy style rock band formed in London back in the 80’s and were originally known as The Queerboys, then The London Quireboys before they finally settled for The Quireboys. With plenty of celebrations to be had following the release earlier this year of their 11th albumWhite Trash Blues‘, they kicked off tonight’s set with the fifth track taken from it, “Going Down“. This was swiftly followed up with several more new tracks aswell and included ‘Leaving Trunk‘, ‘I Wish You Would‘ and the new single ‘Take Some Insurance‘. Spike also made a quick thank you to the fans, as the album is NO:1 in the iTunes blues chart.

There was also plenty of long standing favorites to be heard within their set aswell, with songs such as “Misled‘, ‘Mona Lisa Smiled‘ and ‘There She Goes‘ to name only a few. Highlight for many was ‘Hey You‘ which the crowd loved and didn’t need asking twice to get involved in. You can check-out all the bands latest video’s over at The Quireboys official Youtube channel.

Finishing their set with ‘7 O’Clock‘ the crowd certainly wanted more, and more they were given with an encore of ‘Rock n Roll‘ and ‘Sweet Mary Jane‘ – but it wouldn’t be a Quireboys gig if we didn’t have the mighty ‘Sex Party‘ to finish off the night.

The stage at The Venue was kinda small and I was worried that Spike wouldn’t be able to throw his Mic around but he found room and a fantastic night was had by all!

“Anyone who is a Quireboys fan is in for a treat with this current tour and I really recommend you buy tickets and go see them. And as a fan myself, I hope they come back to Derby soon”.

Review by Toni Reed and Photography by Neil Reed Photography.

Hard Rock Hell AOR

On The Road Tour 2016.

The Quireboys, Faster Pussycat, Bonafide and more.

Rock n roll royalty and kings of the road to headline the inaugural HRH AOR on the Road Tour 2016. Hard Rock Hell, Europe’s undisputed leader in residential festivals are pleased to announce they are taking their HRH AOR brand on the road around the UK for its inaugural trip.

HRH AOR Tour Poster

Hard gigging, hard living, hard rocking : home-grown heroes The Quireboys, have reinforced their reputation as kings of the road after announcing this slew of new dates with HRH AOR for 2016.

There will be eight premier shows, which The Quireboys will headline, with main support from 80s hair metal heroes Faster Pussycat and super Swedes Bonafide. Other support acts include The Texas Flood, Thirteen Stars and SKAM.

“It will be more than 18 months since we played so many full electrics shows across the UK and it’s time we treated the fans to a big old party,” said singer Spike. “Doing it with 3 other bands under the HRH AOR banner in bigger venues, just makes perfect sense. We’ll be rolling out an all-new set featuring our favourite songs from the last four records, all the classics and some tunes that have never been played live. Let’s see how that works out!”

2015 has been the band’s most successful year to date with a main stage slot at Sweden Rock, sold-out dates in the USA and scores of UK and European headline shows complementing superb new album St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul.

HRH CEO & Founder, Jonni Davis added, “We’ve been planning quite a few of these high value packages under the HRH banner to tour various countries for some time, this will be the first of many, which have been requested by the HRH family and are now out there for everyone to enjoy, getting Spike and the lads to headline the first one, just made it even more special”.

VIP & Standard tickets are on pre-sale now on www.ticketweb.com


Wednesday 16th March O2 Ritz Manchester. Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // SKAM.

Thursday 17th March O2 ABC Glasgow. Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // Thirteen Stars.

Friday 18th March O2 Academy Bristol. Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood.

Saturday 19th March Rescue Rooms Nottingham. Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood.

Sunday 20th March O2 Academy Newcastle. Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood.

Thursday 24th March O2 Academy Sheffield. Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // SKAM.

Friday 25th March 25th O2 Academy Islington. Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood.

Saturday 26th March O2 Academy Birmingham. Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood.