Blues band return

The Sharpees EMN-151027-094146001
The Sharpees EMN-151027-094146001

This Sunday, November 1, sees a return visit of London based band, The Sharpees to the Hope Tavern.

This three piece band, ho play a mix of original and classic R&B and blues/rock, formed from the ashes of the 70s band Rebel.

Bill Mead reconvened the band in 2003 playing guitar and lead vocals and Baz Payne on bass.

Brendan O’Neill has now become the permanent drummer, after a career playing with top names such as Rory Gallagher, James Brown, Chuck Barry and Eric Clapton.

The core of the band is sometimes augmented during live performance and/or recording by Brian Willoughby (Strawbs), Richard Hayes (Bad Influence) and Roger Cotton (Pete Green’s Splinter Group).

The band’s latest Album ‘Mississippi Thrill’ reached No 9 for the most played tracks by the Independent British Blues Broadcasters Association.

Sunday’s Holton le Moor show starts at 4pm and the door charge is £8.