THE QUIREBOYS: St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul

The Quireboys - Unplugged and personal Tour - USA - More Dates announced soon! Unplugged […]
March 18, 2015

The Quireboys - Unplugged and personal Tour - USA - More Dates announced soon!

Unplugged In The USA
22nd April: Monsters Of Rock 'The Hangover Cruise' Miami - Mexico
29th April: The Bowery Electric, New York, USA
30th April: Legendary Dobbs Concert Hall, Philadelphia, USA
1st May: To Be Announced
2nd May: The Revolution, Amityville, With Faster Pussycat, USA
St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul 4CD Deluxe Edition Available March 30 2015
Gracie B EP **OUT NOW** With 4 bonus tracks!
Unplugged & Personal UK Headline Tour Kicks Off Feb 27 2015

Locked away for a week in the Swedish outpost of Klippan, the Quireboys couldn't have imagined what would emerge from the most intensive recording process of their careers.

"It was the bleakest place I've ever seen," said guitarist Paul Guerin, following his stay in the town whose name translates as Cliff's Edge. "I felt like I was in the Big Brother house," added Spike. "I never stepped out of the studio ' not once. We could have gone stir crazy but we came out of there with a record we never knew was possible."

Inspired by the success of 2009's critically acclaimed acoustic album Halfpenny Dancer, the band entered Lemon Studios fully intending to repeat that winning formula. However, an Aladdin's Cave of intriguing instruments and eerie samples inspired the Quireboys to push the boundaries and shift the focus.

"The plan was always to record some new acoustic songs and rework some originals," added Spike. "But the plan changed. There was something about that place ' the vibe got better and better and we just went with the flow."

Spike, Paul Guerin, Guy Griffin (guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards) flew home with 10 new songs and a brand new sound. Fans can hear the fruits of the Quireboys' labours this spring when 'St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul' is released as part of a luxurious 4CD set ' featuring buried treasure and bonus cuts.

The new album will be packaged alongside Halfpenny Dancer ' finally available again ' and two discs covering the previously unreleased 2010 Halfpenny Dancer live show featuring fiddles, pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and more!

"This side of the band needs to heard," added Spike. "And we'll be taking the new music out on the road with our most intimate tour yet."

The new album's title might hark back to the Quireboys' rootsy legacy but the quality of its music reaffirms a desire to break new ground and grow their sound. The 30th anniversary celebrations might be over ' but the party's still in full swing!

St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul is released worldwide via Off Yer Rocka on March 30 but will be preceded by the Gracie B EP which features 4 bonus tracks & A lyrics video on the 16th March.

Produced by The Quireboys and Martin EkelundOYR 021

Album Title St Cecilia & the Gypsy Soul

Release Date 30th March 2015

Check out the album preview below.. Get your copy by clicking on the iTunes tab.


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