The Quireboys       Halfpenny Dancer        New Studio Album       Released Monday 29th March 2010        ***       LIVE ACOUSTIC SHOWS       6th March - The Stone House, Knaresborough       25th March - The Musician, Leicester       26th March - 12 Bar, Swindon       19th April - The Stables, Wavendon nr Milton Keynes       23rd April - Jazz Café, London        Britain's favourite rock 'n' roll band release new acoustic album and announce intimate live shows        2009 saw The Quireboys, everyone's favourite lovable rogues, play 103 shows in 16 countries in support of the 20th anniversary of their debut album "A Bit Of What You Fancy".        You might expect them to be taking time off in 2010 - not a chance - instead, March sees The Quireboys deliver their long threatened, much anticipated acoustic album "Halfpenny Dancer", already described by Classic Rock magazine as "an instant classic".        Led by Spike Gray, one of rock's most recognisable frontmen, The Quireboys take a detour into Americana and Country. Featuring re-workings of Quireboys classics, "There She Goes Again", "Mona Lisa Smiled" - recently voted amongst the songs of the decade by Classic Rock magazine - overlooked fan favourites, "King Of New York", "Pretty Girls" and an eclectic choice of covers, Jim Reeves "He'll Have To Go", Leo Sayer's "Can't Stop Loving You" and a stripped down version of UFO's anthem "Love To Love", a nod of the hat by Spike to UFO frontman and early Quireboys manager, Phil Mogg.        As on the album, live, the band are augmented, by dobro, mandolin, lap steel and fiddle. Choosing to eschew the more traditional rock venues, they play some very special intimate shows throughout March and April, including London's famous Jazz Café.        If you thought The Quireboys, were all sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll, be prepared to think again, but to be safe, still leave your daughters at home!        The current line-up includes original front man Spike Gray & guitarist Guy Griffin together with Paul Guerin (guitar), Damon Williams (bass), Keith Weir (keyboards) & Phil Martini (drums).        Acoustic Tour Dates:        Saturday 6th March - The Stone House, Knaresborough       Address: Market Square, Knaresborough       Ticket price: £18 ** Doors: 7:00pm       Booking website: www.kula-productions.com        Thursday 25th March - The Musician, Leicester       Address: Clyde Street, Leicester       Ticket price: £15 ** Doors: 8:00pm       Venue website: www.themusicianpub.co.uk        Friday 26th March - 12 Bar, Swindon       Address: 179 Westcott Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 5HT       Ticket price: £15 ** Doors: 8:00pm       Venue website: www.the12barswindon.com       Tel: 01793 535 713        Monday 19th April - The Stables, Wavendon nr Milton Keynes       Address: Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU       Ticket price: tbc ** Doors: tbc       Venue website: www.stables.org       Tel: 01908 280 800        Friday 23rd April - Jazz Café, London       Address: 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG       Ticket price: £16 ** Doors: 7:00pm       Venue website: www.jazzcafe.co.uk        Essential Weblinks:       The Quireboys Official site: http://www.quireboys.com/       The Quireboys Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thequireboys       *****       For more information, please contact:       Tracy Gosling - Unique PR Ltd       Email: tracy@unique-pr.co.uk       Tel: 07779 109 540        - Ends - 
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