The Quireboys, known in the US as the London Quireboys (even though they come from Newcastle), are a rock band that started in the late '80s/early '90s, with John Grey (Spike) on vocals, Guy Griffin and Guy Bailey on guitar, Chris Johnstone on piano/keyboard, Nigel Mogg on bass guitar, and Ian Wallace on drums. Their first album was a hit, but after arguments with the record label, it took them a long time to get "Bitter Sweet & Twisted" released. The rise of grunge made it a challenging time for them.
They split up with Spike leading occasional reunion gigs, including at the Bulldog Bash with Thunder in 1998. The band got back together in 2000 and recorded "This is Rock 'n' Roll", released in 2001. In 2004, they released "Well Oiled". In 2008, "Homewreckers and Heartbreakers" was released and is currently available. www.quireboys.com