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The official site of Spike - founder of The Quireboys, solo artist, songwriter and storyteller. Explore this site for latest news on his solo acoustic dates and forthcoming news on his band The Quireboys.



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Spike spoke to the guys on the Just Chopsing podcast

From Sunday March 13, listen in/watch as Spike chats to the guys on the Just Chopsing podcast. It will be live on all platforms at 11am UK time, including:

Just Chopsing podcast Spike Quireboys


2022 Tour!

Spike will be touring in early 2022. Join him for another mix of humour and rock 'n roll stories and songs.

The 2021 tour was such a success, and audiences want more - so we're giving it to you! With dates across the UK, this is your opportunity to see Spike in a show like no other. Want to know more? Check out this review from one of the shows in 2021.



UK - Newcastle - The Cluny


UK - Hull - The Wrecking Ball


UK - Bathgate - Dreadnought


UK - Edinburgh - Bannermans


UK - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks


UK - Barnoldswick - Arts Centre


UK - Newbury - Arlington Arts Centre


UK - Bideford - The Palladium


UK - Bridgewater - Cobblestones



A Bit of What You Fancy - Tim's Twitter Listening Party - hosted by Spike

Spike hosted a Tim's Twitter Listening Party for 'A Bit of What You Fancy' on Tuesday 12th October.

Spike tweeted a track-by-track commentary. Listen to the album via Spotify, CD, vinyl or even cassette if you choose, and watch the replay at:

A Bit of What You Fancy album cover


Spike featured on Crowcast - Sept 7th

Spike discussed his incredible career that spans over decades of writing, recording and performing all over the world. Check out the Those Damn Crows Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.

Those Damn Crows Facebook
Those Damn Crows YouTube
Those Damn Crows Twitch

Crowcast poster


Spike played an acoustic set at Rock N Raise

The charity gig, at which Spike played a set which helped to raise £16,000 took place on September 15th. These were much needed funds for its organiser, the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation, along with Teenage Cancer Trust and Newcastle’s Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

Read a reivew of the night here.

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Tour wrap show news

The tour wrap show in Blackpool was recorded and filmed.

The Blackpool show was recorded and filmed for a CD/DVD release. Look out for the release in the coming months.

Read this review from the first Blackpool show to see why this tour was so special.

Here's a great photo of Spike with Alan Clayton from The Dirty Strangers, taken after the show.

Spike Quireboys and Alan Clayton

Photo credit: @willswillsaudio


New cd/dvd set and merch!

So Called Friends, Spike's 2008 album, features in this new cd/dvd set and is part of a new range of merch just added - including new t-shirts, baby and toddler clothes and a tote bag - check it out!

Limited edition signed/numbered CD/DVD set from Spike of The Quireboys.

The CD features his ‘So Called Friends’ album and the bonus DVD includes Spike’s ‘An Evening of Frankie Miller’ full band pro-shot lockdown show.

So Called Friends cd/dvd set cover

Spike – So Called Friends cd track listing

  • 1. Cocaine
  • 2. All Your Love Is
  • 3. Don’t Think So
  • 4. A Bottle of Whiskey
  • 5. She Reminds Me of You
  • 6. Kiss Her For Me
  • 7. More to Life
  • 8. It’s a Shame
  • 9. So Called Friends

PRE-ORDER NOW CD/DVD - goes to Villains Merch store


Hour long interview special

Join Great Music Stories radio and Spike this Friday evening (May 7th) for an hour long interview special about the new limited edition album 'Spike's Late Night Songbook'.

From Guy B 'We're bringing the party this Friday evening: Interview hour special with Spike on his 'Late Night Song Book' album. Fun chat and laughs, music new and old and a few Yee-Haaa's for the Friday night regulars. Friday rockshow 8-9pm on Great Music Stories'.


Tyla & Spike 3 disc set with bonus DVD

Featuring live performances and a sure to be entertaining bonus DVD!

From Tyla 'The Ox & Horse As part of the celebrations for Tyla’s 60th and his birth year being that of the Ox (yep… Spike is the Horse), we have this 3 disc set from Tyla’s Birthday weekend 2019. Live recordings from Bannermans, Edinburgh and 10 Bar, Forfar with plenty of other nonsense in between, featuring our dear friend Spike.' Pre-order now only from


Spike's Late Night Song Book CD/DVD

Limited edition signed/numbered CD/DVD - available to pre-order now.

The CD features 14 solo acoustic performances and the bonus DVD includes Spike’s first live stream lockdown acoustic show.

Spike’s Late Night Songbook

  • 1. So Far So Good
  • 2. Let Me Down Easy
  • 3. 7/11 Roses
  • 4. Hesitation Blues
  • 5. Love Me Tender
  • 6. Stubborn Kinda Heart
  • 7. Seven Spanish Angels
  • 8. First Song
  • 9. She
  • 10. Over The Rainbow
  • 11. Edelweiss
  • 12. Little Old Wine Drinker Me
  • 13. Streets Of London
  • 14. Hates To Please

PRE-ORDER NOW CD/DVD - goes to Villains Merch store


Spike hits the road after lockdown

This is your opportunity to see Spike in a tour like no other you've seen him on. Join him for a mix of rock 'n roll stories and songs - strictly limited, social distancing/rules apply.


New social media links

The new official social places for Spike news. Please like/follow/connect/share. Thanx!


An evening of Frankie Miller

Following on from 2014's '100% Pure Frankie Miller', Spike recently played a lockdown show of Frankie songs. Broadcast by Dice FM, it will be released on DVD with Spike's other lockdown shows. More news and release dates soon.


Spike merchandise

From t-shirts to mugs to an amazing opportunity to get handwritten and signed lyrics. Extra merch will be available at the shows.

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