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March 5th, 2015
Dave Sharp (The Alarm) »

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1989 saw the US release coast-to-coast hit album, Change, and #1 AOR single, ‘Sold Me Down the River’, from British rock band, The Alarm. Sadly, 1991 saw the surprise departure of the band’s lead singer…

Dave Sharp, co-founder of The Alarm had that previous year enlisted the help of legendary maverick record producer Bob Johnston (Dylan, Willie Nelson & Leonard Cohen) to help cut his first solo record. It was a determined young man who walked through the doors at The Hit Factory NYC in December 1990, and in under a week Sharp’s album Hard Travlin’ had been recorded, mixed and delivered for release to IRS Records.

A relentless two-year period of Stateside touring followed including appearances at Farm Aid concerts and Earth Day celebrations before Sharp returned to New York City in 1992 to perform for an audience of 25,000 gathered in Central Park to celebrate the 80th birthday of folk legend Woody Guthrie. It was a seminal event for Dave Sharp who performed alongside Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Billy Bragg and shared the stage with The Right Reverend Jessie Jackson.

In 1996 Sharp once again teamed up with producer Bob Johnston entering Credence Clearwater Revival’s studio in San Francisco to record and release his second solo album, Downtown America. Two underground hits followed, ‘The Ghost of Preacher Casey’ and ‘Give Me Back My Job’, which both received healthy rotation across the board at American radio and led to television appearances on country music’s Nashville Network.

Sharp returned to the UK in 2002 to record his third solo album, The Power of Soul, released on Manchester’s Townsend Records, successfully re-introducing him to British audiences and earning him solo recognition across the UK with British music critics.

Dave Sharp’s solo albums have received positive critical recognition on both sides of the Atlantic and over the past decade and a half Sharp has been fortunate to work alongside many of the artists he has long respected. Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash have appeared on his recordings. He has performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Bill Munroe and Porter Wagoner. Whether solo or with a band, guitar in hand, Dave Sharp delivers the ”Spirit of Rock & Roll.”

His music has been described as everything from folk and blues to rock, country and punk; his performances as everything from legendary to lousy. However one word can never be used to describe Dave Sharp: ”Predictable.”

Dave Sharp has embraced mainstream popular culture whilst at the same time remaining one step away from its grasp . . . he likes it that way!

‘It’s a Mighty Hard Road to be Travlin’ Down.’ Dave Sharp writes it, sings it and lives it.

March 6th, 2015
Flight Brigade »

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With ‘glorious folk-tinged stadium anthems’ (Record of The day) Flight Brigade is the coming together of two families. Lead singer Oliver Baines grew up on a farm in Ohio, before moving to the UK, where he first met fellow band member Miriam (now his wife) when they were kids. Her sister Dorry plays violin and joins Miriam in harmonies, the girls having been steeped in the 70?s British folk scene, thanks to their musician parents.

‘full of youth, hope, and nostalgia for a time they shouldn’t be able to remember, it’s an infectious mix’ - TOM ALLEN, CBC RADIO 2

BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson plus Radio 2′s Bob Harris and Janice Long have all championed the band to date as has Tom Allen on Canada’s CBC Radio 2. The band have supported Grouplove, Dry The River, Stornoway, King Charles and Seth Lakeman and have played main stages at Hop Farm & Blissfields festivals, opening for Maximo Park and Primal Scream. The band were commissioned to compose the music for an ITV documentary about Haiti as well as the Unicef World Cup campaign and are now working towards a 2015 release of their debut LP with producer Gavin Monaghan (Kings of Leon, The Editors).

‘Astonishing’ - JANICE LONG, BBC RADIO 2

March 7th, 2015
Tankus The Henge »

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Tankus the Henge are six sharp dressed and bedraggled gentlemen hailing from some of the more eccentric parts of London Town. Their music draws from a multitudinous array of influences including rock, ragtime, reggae, blues, funk, disco, gypsy punk and Django.

With a big beat and a carnival air it will get you out of your seat and dancing the tango.

“Imagine Suggs, The Clash and Paolo Nutini mixing a musical Ska recipe ..”

Glasswerk Magazine

“Roll up and enter the dark carnival of Tankus the Henge, you will not regret one second of its fantastic touch… one of the most thrilling and sensationally addictive releases this year.”

Ringmaster Review

“Imagine Madness with 2 drops of LSD. Totally original, completely non-contrived vaudeville psychobilly. That’s a new one…”

Joyzine

The band’s recent single Cakewalk featured on Chris Hawkins’ 6 Music show as well as Alex Lester’s Radio 2 show. The current line-up was completed in 2011 and since then the band has been either on the road or holed up in a recording studio working on their eponymously titled debut album, released in 2013 on SRM Records. With wailing horns and a steaming piano in tow, Tankus the Henge have toured the far reaches of America, Europe, Albania and the Isle of Wight, bringing with them their electrical energy and fascinating tales of wonder and woe.

A six piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans. With their charismatic frontman, Jaz Delorean, looking like a lost character from a Terry Gilliam film and the pump nd grind of the Tankus the Henge sound generating a groove that makes it impossible to stand still, their live show ebbs and flows like a small boat on a turbulent sea.

Any other band who billed themselves as “the most fantastic band in the world” would rightly quake in their boots at having to live up to such fanfare.

Tankus the Henge defy you to contradict them!