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THE QUIREBOYS Celebrate 35 Years Together

THE QUIREBOYS Celebrate 35 Years Together at Bapper’s Gig, Dungannon 03 August 2019

Legendary English rock ‘n’ rollers The Quireboys have been announced as this year’s headline band for the hugely successful Bapper’s Gig on The Hill of The O’Neill, Dungannon on Saturday 3rd August 2019.

Early bird tickets have already sold out with remaining tickets on sale now.   

Also joining this years line-up is Qween – It’s A Kinda Queen, The Reapermen, The Third Wheel Band, The Davy K Project, Midnight Station along with the previously announced NI rock and blues heavyweights in Mid-Ulster’s Blackwater ConspiracyDerrylin’s Pat McManus Band and from Moira, Trucker Diablo.

Today, 31st January, marks the first anniversary of the sudden death of Gary ‘Bapper’ Morris’, a much loved Dungannon Leisure Centre Swimming Instructor, in 2018 but his close friend David White founded Bapper’s Gig with the help of local promoters SD Entertainment. Together they delivered last years hugely successful and sold out rock gig with proceeds of over three thousand pound for charity. Proceeds from this years gig will benefit of Crus Bereavement NI by request of Bapper’s family.

Bappers Gig will remain an all ages event, suitable for all the family with even more food choices and flavours plus child friendly entertainment including face painting, video game stations and free giveaways. Due to public demand and feedback, fellow rockers will be able to get their hands on a limited edition 2019 Bapper’s Gig T-Shirt with an online store launching soon to facilitate pre-orders.

Ciaran from SD Entertainment spoke about this years event “We got the go ahead not less than 24 hours after last years gig that we could do this again. Myself and Dave have been working away ever since to ensure we deliver the best experience and event possible. We’re upgrading our technical production this year to give our audiences an even slicker show and the band’s the best possible live experience on stage. Let’s hope the weather stays dry.”

Following the The Quireboys inception in London, UK in 1984 – originally as The Choirboys, then The Queerboys, before settling on the less controversial name of The Quireboys – there followed 6 years of hard graft before the inevitable happened – a UK number 2 album. Despite supporting Guns N’ Roses at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon in London it was 1990’s A Bit of What You Fancy that brought the band to the attention of the public at large, and featured founder member Spike on vocals and new recruit Guy Griffin on guitar. The record showcased no fewer than 5 hit singles – including “Hey You”.

Spike and Guy have been the backbone of THE quintessential British rock’n’roll band ever since – a journey that has seen them play to 72,000 at 1990’s Monsters of Rock at Donington with the likes of Whitesnake, Aerosmith and Poison – supporting The Rolling Stones that same year, and joining Guns N’ Roses again a couple of years later on their “Use Your Illusion” tour

In 2018 The Quireboys performed at The Monsters of Rock Cruise, Hard Rock Hell AOR VI, Sweden Rock and Stonedeaf festivals. 2019 will see a brand new studio album – their 12th – as part of a pledge campaign… so be a part of the never ending Quireboys party – as there’s no sign of Spike, Guy, Keith and Paul slowing down any time soon!

Tickets for Bapper’s Gig 2019 are on sale now, priced at £20.00 for Adults and £10.00 for Under 16. Ticket can be bought online from www.Dungannon.info. Box Office number is 028 87 728 600 or In person from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House, Dungannon.

Further details including recommended camping sites, hotels and local B&B’s will be posted on all social media feeds. @BappersGig. Talk to us using the hashtag #BappersGig.

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About The Quireboys

Following the band’s inception in London, UK in 1984 – originally as The Choirboys, then The Queerboys, before settling on the less controversial name of The Quireboys – there followed 6 years of hard graft and personnel changes before the inevitable happened – a UK number 2 album.

Despite supporting a certain Guns N’ Roses at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon in London it was 1990’s A Bit of What You Fancy that brought the band to the attention of the public at large, and featured founder member Spike on vocals and new recruit Guy Griffin on guitar. The record showcased no fewer than 5 hit singles – including “Hey You” which peaked at number 5 in the US Billboard Rock Chart and number 14 in the UK Singles chart.

Spike and Guy have been the backbone of THE quintessential British rock’n’roll band ever since – a journey that has seen them play to 72,000 at 1990’s Monsters of Rock at Donington with the likes of Whitesnake, Aerosmith and Poison – supporting The Rolling Stones that same year, and joining Guns N’ Roses again a couple of years later on their “Use Your Illusion” tour.

Following their second studio album, 1993’s Bitter Sweet & Twisted, the band found the new mainstream rock landscape a difficult one – and it wasn’t until 2001 and the release of This is Rock’n’Roll that they found a new lease of life.
The public’s appetite for The Quireboys had returned and hasn’t waned since – 3 further studio releases (Well Oiled, Homewreckers & Heartbreakers, Halfpenny Dancer) were released on various labels from 2004 to 2009 before the band found their new – and permanent – home on Off Yer Rocka – the label of the renowned festival brand Hard Rock Hell.

The first 4 albums on Off Yer Rocka – Beautiful Curse (2013), Black Eyed Sons (2014), St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul (2015), and Twisted Love (2016) – have not only grown the legacy of The Quireboys but have brought new fans to the fold. 2017’s White Trash Blues saw the band take a bold move – recording a collection of iconic blues numbers but with the signature Quireboys approach – a move that paid off with glowing reviews. Covering legends such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Freddie King and John Lee Hooker the album is a triumph of substance over style. The album produced a stunning single release – “Leaving Trunk” – a track written by Sleepy John Estes and made famous by the legendary Taj Mahal.

The Quireboys are certainly enjoying a revival – selling out venues around the world – with 2018 also taking in The Monsters of Rock Cruise, HRH AOR VI, Sweden Rock and Stonedeaf festivals. 2019 will see a brand new studio album – their 12th – as part of a pledge campaign… so be a part of the never ending Quireboys party – as there’s no sign of Spike, Guy, Keith and Paul slowing down any time soon!