Formed by Spike (look out for my exclusive interview very soon!) in the mid 80s long before my time, The Quireboys hit the stage of The Assembly in Aberdeen last night.
It was my first time seeing the bluesy rockers and they didn’t disappoint, playing a mixed set of old and new material, which sat well together. It was just a shame that there were some issues with the sound in the venue throughout the evening.
Opening the night were Norwegians, Souls Of Tide followed by prominent hat lovers, Last Great Dreamers. Both did a great job of warming up the crowd.
The Quireboys hit the stage kicking off the set with Twisted Love, the title track from their most recent release, Paul Guerin’s gorgeous, warm-toned guitar riff hypnotising the crowd. The guys then moved onto a mix of tunes, getting the whole venue grooving.
Finishing with the hit, 7 O’ Clock the band were then warmly welcomed back on stage with the crowd chanting their name (something rarely heard nowadays) to finish the night with I Love This Dirty Town and Sex Party.
Spike's usual charm (drink in hand!), coupled with the incredible talent of the band meant the guys delivered a fun filled evening with some classy rock n roll. A fabulous night with some fine musicians. I was very pleased to get the chance to see these guys live soon. Make sure to catch the band when they're playing near you.