As the festival season draws to a close Monstrous Child look forward to the autumn and spring with new shows and album releases.
Spike is continuing both his solo career and resurrecting the Quireboys with a new album and live shows for 2024. His solo Storyteller Live shows have proved to be a great success across-the-board. More shows are being booked for this year and the diary is already filling up for next.
Dates in Scandinavia, north and south Europe are on the agenda and being finalised at the moment. Invitations to USA and South America together with the Far East are also under consideration. Spike’s latest solo CD “Late Night Song Book 2” has been released and the initial pressing sold out within days. Work on the new tracks recorded by Spike and Guy Bailey will form the basis of the new Quireboys album which shall be released in 2024. Work is also underway on mastering previously unreleased recordings both from the studio and from live shows.
Stray continue to find new audiences with the forthcoming release of their new studio album “About Time”. An incredible 15 years after the release of Valhalla, About Time is set to relaunch them into the market. Even two weeks before its official release it has become GRTR Number One album of the week and garnering critical acclaim. It is fair to say that the new album is probably the most sophisticated since the mid 70s saw the release of Mudanzas. Stray will perform two shows in September to showcase the album at The 100 Club in London and Leo’s in Gravesend. Festival appearances have already been booked for 2024 and the band is riding the crest of a wave. Del Bromham’s autobiography rock ‘n’ roll Survivor has now been published and is available online and in major bookstores.
Praying Mantis are hard at work in the studio writing and recording the follow-up to the highly successful Katharsis album. The band were not able to tour this album as much as it was deserved but plans are in hand to ensure a much larger audience for this new project. The band will be playing four UK shows in November this year starting in Hastings, London, West Midlands, Scotland and will again be a major attraction on the festival circuit both here and in Europe next year. A release date has yet to be advised by long time label Frontiers.
Monstrous Child are pleased to welcome Terry Reid to the lair. Terry has long lived out on the US West Coast and is still one the best musicians musician anywhere in the world. He brings his show to UK in October and we still have a couple of dates free.