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Quireboys announce 'Wardour Street' tour

Following the overwhelming response to the recent shows, the Quireboys are pleased to announce their November tour. Named after the new 'Wardour Street' album due out in September.

The band can't wait to get back out on the road. See you at the bar!


Pre-order Raining Whiskey - and Wardour Street update

The new Quireboys single 'Raining Whiskey' is out on 24th May. This is a limited edition double A side 7" vinyl record which can be ordered from:

Due to the fantastic fan reaction to the new album 'Wardour Street' across several territories, there has been a need to synchronise a new worldwide release date of Fri September 13th.

All pre-orders for the box sets will be fulfilled by September 1st, meaning fans who have purchased this option will receive their package ahead of the general release date.

Everyone attending the special party gig on May 26th in London will receive a commemorative gig T-Shirt on the day, and as above, will receive their box set before the general release date.

Any queries regarding release dates / despatch arrangements or any other information regarding the new album, please drop us a Facebook message and we’ll get straight back to you.

Box set and gig ticket for 26th May can be pre-ordered from: (last few remaining!)

Box set / white vinyl record / CD can be pre-ordered from:

Raining Whiskey cover


Quireboys featuring Frankie Miller - new double A side single 'Raining Whiskey' set for release in May

A message from Spike. Thanks to Tyla J Pallas for this amazing painting of our so much loved and missed friend, Guy Bailey. Yes, he will always be the King of Wardour Street. It’s only right we should post it on the first anniversary of his passing.

Also as a tribute to Guy, me, Rudy, Nigel, Chris and Luke would like to announce the new Quireboys single, a fabulous song called RAINING WHISKEY.

This song was originally intended for the album I recorded called '100% Pure Frankie Miller'. During the process of doing that album, Guy heard all the unreleased demos that Frankie Miller had sent me. Guy always thought Raining Whiskey would be a great Quireboys track and wanted it on the new album Wardour Street. So in Guy's honour we have recorded it and put the twist on it he loved.

Guy was such a huge Frankie Miller fan, as we all are, so I know he would be over the moon that we have Frankie’s voice from the original demo, and that I am able to sing and the band play along with the legendary man himself.. Guy would have adored this. He would be proud, excited and laughing with his hand over his mouth at everything that has gone down this past year, we all talk and think of him everyday, we all miss him terribly. The album and gigs are all for him, I know he’d join me and thank you all for your loyal support, we won’t let you down and we will keep Rock n roll alive.

See you at the bar, love Spike x

 Guy Bailey artwork  by Tyla J Pallas


Presale of the new Quireboys album 'Wardour Street'

Special gig, box set, vinyl and more

Spike, Nigel Mogg, Chris Johnstone, Rudy Richman and Luke Morley are delighted to announce that the new Quireboys album ‘Wardour Street’ is now available on presale through their worldwide distributor Cadiz Music. The album is dedicated to Guy Bailey’s memory. It’s the album he wanted the band to make.

Included in the presale are these exclusive items

  • Album launch event in London
  • box set
  • exclusive gig T shirt.
  • This is a private party to meet the band and an acoustic gig. Only 100 tickets will be available.

Box Set includes:

  • exclusive rose coloured vinyl
  • cd
  • cassette (only available in the box set)
  • silk scarf
  • shot glass
  • laminates
  • signed lyric sheets
  • poster

Also available

  • Limited edition box set
  • Limited edition white vinyl lp
  • Digipak CD

Check out the new Quireboys Official social media pages:

Wardour Street cover and box set


Call of the Wild festival - Quireboys headlining on Fri

Quireboys will be headlining the main stage at Call Of The Wild festival in Lincolnshire, Friday 24th May 2024. The band look forward to seeing you all there!

Call of the Wild tour poster


Jeeze Louise - watch the promo video now

The new Quireboys single 'Jeeze Louise' is out now! Taken from the forthcoming new Quireboys album due out in Spring 2024. Watch the promo video.


Jeeze Louise single


Quireboys live shows announced

May 2024 will see a select run of live shows to support the release of the new album 'Wardour Street'. Tickets on sale now!

Quireboys tour poster







Spike announces forthcoming Quireboys album ‘Wardour Street’ and new single ‘Jeeze Louise’ as Thunder's Luke Morley steps in on guitar duty

"I think all you rock n' rollers of a certain age should remind the younger generation of the Queerboys and Terraplane, and how we rocked 'Bush Telfer's' Marquee Club on Wardour Street all them years ago.

"There was never a dull moment in Soho in them days, from going to the St Moritz to Buttz n' Spikes Club or The Ship or Intrepid Fox.

"Then all of a sudden - we became the Quireboys, they became Thunder and we played huge festivals all over the world plus doing some amazing shows together.

"To this day we all remain great friends, so I am very happy to announce that Luke Morley from Thunder will be joining us on guitar for the new album 'Wardour Street', and for festivals and live concert tours in 2024.

"Guy Bailey adored Luke Morley from the first day they met. Guy once said to me Luke has an amazing feel for soul music, country music and he certainly knows his rock n' roll inside out, but Luke also has the skill I don't have of being able to play the guitar the wrong way around, ha! They are both incredible English guitarists and songwriters, they certainly are a breed of their own, as you can hear in Luke's playing on 'Jeeze Louise'. So me, Nigel, Chris and Rudy would like to thank Luke for helping us out, but also to Danny, Ben, Harry and Chris for their loyal support, and don't worry, you can have him back, ha!

"Everyone get ready for a rock n' roll 2024, love Spike x"

From Luke: "Obviously I go way back with Quireboys and I’ve always loved the band so I’m delighted to be able help the guys out while Thunder is taking a break. I hope I can do the new material justice!"


Quireboys to headline Stonedead party night on Fri 23 August!

Quireboys have been announced as the headliners on the Friday party night at the Stonedead festival next year! With support coming from Scarlet Rebels and others, what a night it will be.

Tickets are on sale now! Info.

Stonedead poster


Rock & Roll Storyteller - Christmas

It's a bit early to think about Christmas but you should if you want to catch one of a small number of acoustic storyteller Christmas party shows Spike is playing!

He'll be hot off the Dead Daisies tour and will be joined by Chris Heilmann for what is sure to be a festive and fun rock & roll evening.

Tickets are on sale now! Info.

xmas tour poster


Spike announced as special guest on The Dead Daisies European Tour 2023


Hey everyone, I've got some great news. I will be joining my old mates The Dead Daisies for a run of shows in Nov/Dec. The guys have kindly asked me to be their special guest and I'm really looking forward to hitting the road with them and revisiting many venues I know well and some venues for the first time, all across Europe and Scandinavia.

I will be promoting the new single from the brand new Quireboys album which will be released early next year, so I will be playing all the hits with a few surprises and even a few new songs to give you a taste of the best Quireboys album yet.

Below is the official release from The Dead Daisies so for all you rock 'n' roll fans out there, come down early and let's get this party started, and thank you all for keeping rock 'n' roll alive with The Dead Daisies and Quireboys.

I'll see you at the bar.
Love Spike x


The Dead Daisies are proud to release their “BEST OF” album today - laden with eighteen tracks from six of the bands’ studio albums along with two previously unreleased songs. It is a marker in the bands’ ten-year career which includes some of the collectives’ favourites plus others that have become a staple part of every Daisies Touring Set List. The package also contains a collection of imagery from The Daisies vault, revisiting the line-ups, recording studios and some historic live performances.

Singer John Corabi is feeling great, happy to be back at the helm, and excited to return to Europe in November and December. The Resurrected Tour kicks off in Switzerland running the gamut across France, Italy, Germany and heads north to the Nordic countries they haven’t played for a while! The December run takes in a couple of Festivals with shows in Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia and a number of dates across Germany!

John’s infectious and engaging stage persona will catapult you into a killer set of The Daisies “BEST OF” Rock with his bandmates Doug, Brian, David and new to the line-up, Michael Devin.

Joining the guys as Special Guest is Spike, founding member and front man for British rock band the Quireboys.

John says: “Hey guys - it’s been too long! I’m so stoked to be back with my mates “The Dead Daisies” celebrating 10 years of INSANITY! We’re bringing our “Resurrected” tour to Europe in November/December and playing songs from our new “Best Of” Album!!! The boys are fired up, and the set is going to kick your ARSE!!! So come celebrate with us, and let’s bring the “FUN CIRCUS” back to ROCK AND ROLL!!!! The last of the English Pirates, Spike from The Quireboys is joining us, so this is a party you don’t want to miss!!! Love ya!”

In true Daisies fashion and with three members of the Whitesnake family in the band, *The Dead Daisies* are going to play “Slide It In” in their set as a ‘tip of the hat’ to the legendary David Coverdale and Whitesnake. Check out the video HERE

So, let’s Resurrect the live music scene and together we’ll keep Rock alive!

The *“BEST OF”* Album is available on double CD & Vinyl now.
For more information and the track listing go here:

Watch out for the bands’ mobile game, Daisy's Revenge featuring music from the “BEST OF” Album.


04 – Z7, Pratteln - Switzerland
05 – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris - France
07 – La Rayonne, Lyon - France
08 – Live Club, Trezzo Sull'Adda - Italy
09 – Airport Obertraubling, Regensburg - Germany
11 – Poppodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer - Netherlands
12 – O13 Poppodium, Tilburg - Netherlands
14 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen - Denmark
16 – Moriskan Paviljongen, Malmö - Sweden
17 – Valand, Gothenburg - Sweden
19 – Vulkan Arena, Oslo - Norway


03 – Barba Negra, Budapest - Hungary
05 – Szene Wien, Vienna - Austria
07 - Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana - Slovenia
09 – Hirsch, Nuremberg - Germany
10 – Columbia Theater, Berlin - Germany
12 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt - Germany
13 – Zeche, Bochum - Germany


An Evening with Spike - Camden Underworld

Spike has announced a one off special Evening with Spike at The Underworld, Camden on Sept 8th.

Spike has assembled a fantastic band and will be performing material from his solo albums 100% Pure Frankie Miller, It’s a Treat to be Alive etc, as well as Quireboys songs...

If you're a fan of Spike's brand of British Rock 'n' Roll, this is an event not to be missed. Plus, you never know who might get up on stage with him. See you at the bar!


Camden show poster


Rock & Roll Storyteller - Festival Season

It's festival season and Spike is playing several in the next few weeks, including a headline slot at Wildfire on June 24th.

Festival season tour poster


Limited Edition New Album & Live DVD

Spike’s Late Night Songbook Vol. 2

Track list:

  • 1. Nettle Wine
  • 2. Nothing Compares 2 U
  • 3. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
  • 4. In the Wee Small Hours
  • 5. Desperado
  • 6. Wild Horses
  • 7. Scarborough Fair
  • 8. The Power of Love
  • 9. That Old Rugged Cross
  • 10. Fortune
  • 11. Rain Drops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
  • 12. How Come It Never Rains
  • 13. Close the Coal House Door

DVD - Spike - Live at The Tivoli, Buckley

  • Intro
  • Run For Home
  • You can't Always Get What You Want ' Just My Imagination
  • Darlin'
  • Pearl's A Singer
  • Fortune
  • Raining Whiskey
  • How Come It Never Rains
  • Love To Love
  • House Of The Rising Sun
  • I Don't Love You Anymore
  • Roses & Rings
  • First Cut Is The Deepest
  • Streets Of London
  • 7 O'Clock (with The Juvenile Wrecks)
  • Sweet Mary Ann (with The Juvenile Wrecks)

When they are gone, it’s gone

LNSB 2 cover


Spike has shared some incredibly sad news about Quireboys co-founder and best friend Guy Bailey

I'm heartbroken to have to write this.

My best friend Guy Bailey passed away peacefully in hospital last night in the arms of his beloved Bianca.

Guy was the kindest, funniest man you could have the pleasure of being around. He was loved by everyone who he ever worked with, all the bands he ever toured with and all the Quireboys fans he ever met. He certainly loved you all more than you will ever know.

I have so much I would like to share and say to everyone about him but this is just such a hard time for me and everyone close to him. I hope you all understand.

But for the Quireboys fans out there I would just like to say, me and Guy Bailey have written the songs for a new album, and me and Chris Johnstone, Nigel Mogg and Rudy Richman will fulfill his wishes that these songs are recorded and a new Quireboys album will be released this year.

So everyone raise a glass for Guy Bailey and lets keep rock 'n' roll alive for him.

I love you mate.

I know you're having a drink with our dads now and looking down and watching us bubble.

Your best mate Spikey xx

Spike and Guy Bailey, founders of the Quireboys


Pre-order Spike's Late Night Song Book Vol. 2

Spike's Late Night Song Book Vol. 2 is a limited edition signed/numbered CD/DVD set. Following the success of Vol. 1, Spike's Late Night Songbook Vol. 2 features more intimate solo acoustic performances. The bonus DVD includes a live acoustic show with Spike and Chris Heilmann, plus a special guest appearance from Nigel Mogg and the Juvenile Wrecks joining in for an electric encore.


LNSB 2 cover


Spike's Facebook Fan Group

If you're a Spike/Quireboys/Hot Knives fan then Spike's Official Facebook Fan Group is the place for you. The group was set up by Spike's team to be a community where long standing and passionate fans can share their enjoyment of Spike’s music - both as founder of the Quireboys and his various solo projects and collaborations.

The plan is for the man himself to join us from time to time and you can expect exclusive content. Some of the hopes and plans for the group are early access to view new merch designs, Q&A's, album and song stories you might never have heard before, and competitions from time to time.


Follow Spike on social media

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Great shots from the Islington Quireboys show

These fantastic shots from Dawn Osborne capture the magic of the first show from the reformed original Quireboys.



Watch the video for the new Quireboys Christmas single

The video for 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year' has just been released, watch it now.


Daily Star interview

Spike did an interview with the Daily Star, he talks about Sharon Osbourne, reuniting the original founding members, the London show and more.

A message from Spike:

Yes, she did terrify them ha ha and yes we are bringing the bar back!

Can't wait to see you all for a wonderful evening of Rock n' Roll with original members and some great rock n' roll legends who I'm sure you'll all love.

We'll all see you at the bar. This is Rock n' Roll! Spike x




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