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 Friday was no less intenseThe Quireboys 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 Friday was no less intense as the frantic four of Spike Gray, Keith Weir, Guy Griffin and Paul Guerin wowed the full room. On entry it was a nice surprise to see Spike by the merchandise table greeting the fans as we walked in, and, as usual he was his usual charming, inebriated self. The two acoustic solo support slots were taken up by the very well received Joseph Leo and Alx Green. The guitar technique of Alx had to be seen to believed! So it was time for the main band who just strolled on. All apart from Spike sat down on their stools who only noticed after the third song that he had one when he said he was “Fucking knackered already!”. ‘There She Goes Again’ was the perfect opener to get the crowd in fine voice followed by Spike starting a mass Happy Birthday sing […]

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