August , 2014
By Michael Insuaste
The Quireboys: English Rock Returns To Dallas For A Big Texas Welcome
JAM Magazine Interviews Singer/Songwriter Spike
It has been 25 years since The Quireboys played any venue in Texas but on August 21, 2014 Dallas, Texas waited no longer. On tour as the opening act for LA Guns, singer/songwriter Spike and the boys made their return like a flash in the pan and performed to a surprisingly packed house at TREES Deep Ellum. Performing to a big crowd, who really didn't know the history of The Quireboys, the band introduced a room full of LA Guns fans to a sold rock and roll performance by a legendary English rock band. Lead singer for The Quireboys, Spike, spoke with JAM Magazine minutes before the gig to discuss the tour, the bands new LP, "Black Eyed Sons," and his new solo self-titled project "Spike" due for release September 2014.
The Quireboys are an English hard rock band formed in 1984 in London, England, with strong ties to Newcastle. When the band formed they were originally known as The Queerboys and later as the London Quireboys in the United States, settling at last with their current name.
The band were successful during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their debut album A Bit of What You Fancy reaching No. 2 on the UK charts. Known as "Britain's answer to Poison" their highest charting single for the band was with the song "Hey You."
In 1993, the Quireboys broke up but briefly reformed live in 1995 with different members. A more permanent reformation came in 2001 when frontman Spike, guitarist Guy Griffin and bassist Nigel Mogg put together a new line-up. The band is still active, recording new material and playing live.