After an impressive run of critically acclaimed, career-best albums in recent years, The Quireboys have gone back to the beginning. In recent weeks, they have been in the studio re-recording a brand-new version of their chart-topping debut album A Bit of What You Fancy through Off Yer Rocka Recordings.


Great Music Stories are going back to their beginnings with The Quireboys this coming weekend. For the first and only time, the complete Great Music Stories interview archive with the band will be unleashed in one sitting this coming weekend. Too much content for a day, it’s become a 24-hour run over two days. A bit like putting on a grassroots Live Aid, but with just one band featuring!

Brave, mad, exciting, overkill – call it what you will. But The Quireboys have been at the heart of the Great Music Stories interview series, which since January 2015 has clocked up more than 1,000 interview hour specials and 3,000 shorts. The Quireboys was their first-ever Band of the Year back in December 2015 and they are the only band to have had three Album of the Month reviews – four if you include Spike’s Late Night Song Book.


The Great Music Stories interviews with The Quireboys chart their many successes since 2015, their albums, their new departures, and much of their work outside the band. There’s a warmth and character to many of the interviews that come from experience, knowing the band, and how to make them comfortable and capture them at their natural best.

Work begins on the Great Music Stories book this autumn and listeners have already called The Quireboys to be the first chapter. So this weekend, it’s a one-time chance to hear the full Great Music Stories audio interview archive with the band before it is archived for a future project.

The weekend special will air all day Saturday and Sunday only on