Spike & Friends (The Quireboys acoustic)

A vocalist named Jonathan Gray (commonly referred to as just “Spike”) moved from Newcastle upon Tyne to London when he was 17 years old. Spike met guitarist Guy Bailey in a bar, through his older sister Julie, the two moved in together as flat mates, but did not even discuss playing music until a year later when a friend brought a guitar round and they began playing Chuck Berry songs.

By the mid 1980s the two decided to form a rock and roll band, the name chosen for the group was originally The Choirboys taken from the 1977 movie of the same name, but they soon changed it to the Queerboys. Thus they changed it to the Quireboys and have kept the name ever since.  in 2001 when frontman Spike, guitarist Guy Griffin and bassist Nigel Mogg put together a new line-up.

Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c) For FB at Hawk Pub Fredrikstad.

The Quireboys – Hey You

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. Their highest charting single for the band was with the song “Hey You”, which reached No. 14.