Traditional Blues Rocked Into A Modern Age

Popular London rockers, The Quireboys, have sharpened up some traditional blues on their latest 2017 album release “White Trash Blues” which The Rock Stream is thrilled to add to its current Album Playlist.

According to the band, “There’s a genuine buzz in the Quireboys’ camp. It’s never been black and white where The Quireboys are concerned, there have always been shades of the blues. And now we’ve got the perfect chance to put a new twist on some old classics.”

After a successful foray into the world of Americana and the release of their most raucous album to date (2016’s Twisted Love), the decision to record a raft of iconic blues tunes might seem like a surprise – almost sideways – move. Far from it – the band explains, “when we met Chris Ingham from Ramblin’ Man Fair he floated the idea of doing a blues set at this year’s festival and we loved the idea. Why not do something different to the norm? And at that point we sensed an opportunity to make a blues record. All of the guys are great musicians – as a band we can play anything. I suppose the trick was giving these blues classics a unique twist and that’s what we’ve tried to do.”

We concur that The Quireboys have done a supurlative job which we trust you will agree as we air half a dozen or so tracks from their latest release.

The Quireboys formed in 1984 in London, 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 and Canada, settling at last with their current name. The band was 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 was with the song “Hey You”. In 1993, the Quireboys broke up but briefly reformed live in 1995 with different members. A more permanent reformation came in 2001 when frontman Spike, guitarist Guy Griffin and bassist Nigel Mogg put together a new line-up.