Gig Review

The Quireboys, Redline
Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall

26th April 2013

Saxon                         The Quireboys        Redline


Photo Of Redline © Copyright Robert LawrenceRedline are first on this evening. A 5 piece Classic hard rock act. Reminiscent of Iron Maiden/ Judas Priest at times with a fair old bit of guitar glory moments.

'Edge Of Falling' is a relatively decent track as is 'Some Kind Of Mean'. The band have a good stage connection between them and the crowd seem to be taken by them.

The Quireboys, in all fairness still know how to please a crowd after all these years. Their mix of poppy glam rock still Photo Of The Quireboys © Copyright Robert Lawrencehas the appeal and lead singer, Spike still knows exactly how to play up for the cameras. Kicking their set off with 'Tramps and Thieves' and classic sing-a-long track 'There She Goes Again', the crowd are quite relaxed and are really enjoying themselves.

Moving swiftly through a good selection of tracks, including a new one, 'Too Much Of A Good Thing' and classic, 'Hey You', then finishing up on the brilliant '7 o'clock'.

Photo Of Saxon © Copyright Robert LawrenceSaxon take to the stage just after 9pm. With 'Sacrifice' being the first track. The crowd is quite mixed, hardcore rockers to the younger generation, nice to see with a band of this stature.

Ploughing on with 'Wheels Of Terror' and 'Power and the Glory', of which is now in it's 30th year, it's hard to imagine as Biff has so much energy, making the most of every inch of the stage!

'Rock n' Roll Gypsy' is a real crowd pleaser, with fists in the air and everyone singing and chanting back, the huge two hour set is welcomed in pretty much the same manor Photo Of Saxon © Copyright Robert Lawrencecontinuing on with the likes of 'I've Got To Rock (to stay alive)', 'Never Surrender', and a chosen track this evening, 'Motorcycle Man' after which all that you can hear is the crowd chanting 'Saxon', 'Saxon'.

It's a great atmosphere tonight in the Wulfrun as we stand in the presence of true home grown legends, playing better than ever. 'Ride Like The Wind' (Christopher Cross cover), has the crowd up and at 'em again as does the huge riff laden track 'Crusader'. Saxon finish their set with 'Strong Arm Of The Law', 'Denim and Leather' and 'Princess Of The Night', and leave everyone on a real high, both natural and beer induced!

Redline 2/5
The Quireboys 3/5
Saxon 4/5

Review By Jude Onions
Photos By Robert Lawrence


Biff Byford
Paul Quinn
Doug Scarratt
Nibbs Carter
Nigel Glockler

 The Quireboys

Guy Griffin
Keith Weir
Paul Guerin
Matt Goom
Dave Boyce


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 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?