The Quireboys, known in the U.S. as the London Quireboys (even though they come from Newcastle), are a hard rock band that started in the late '80s/early '90s, getting that moniker from the 1977 comedy film of the same name. With John Grey ("Spike") on vocals, Guy Griffin and Guy Bailey on guitar, Chris Johnstone on piano/keyboard, Nigel Mogg on bass guitar, and Ian Wallace on drums, the guys are best known for their 1990 hit album 'A Bit of What You Fancy'.
The group's band of sleazy, rambunctious rock struck a chord with listeners as their singles got major airplay, even breaking into into the U.S. market. Still, though their first album proved a hit, the band became bogged down in arguments with their record label. It took the guys a long time to get 'Bitter Sweet & Twisted' released, with it finally coming out in 1993. The rise of grunge music as well as modern alternative rock styles made it a challenging time for them for the rest of the 90s.
They ended up splitting up as their music became somewhat lost in the shuffle, with Spike leading occasional reunion gigs, including at the popular 'Bulldog Bash' with Thunder in 1998. The band got back together in 2000 and recorded "This is Rock 'n' Roll", which was released in 2001. In 2004, the group released "Well Oiled". In 2008, "Homewreckers and Heartbreakers" came out.
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