Dave Sharp - News Archive

June 2019 - SUMMER TOUR DATES URGENT SUMMER TOUR DATES

SUMMER TOUR DATES ARE COMING IN THICK AND FAST.
DAVE WILL BE TOURING IN DEVON THROUGHOUT JULY SWIFTLY FOLLOWED BY A TRIP TO THE HIGHLANDS AND THE NORTHEAST.

WE HAVE URGENT NEWS OF A REVISED SHOWTIME FOR THE REBELLION FESTIVAL THUR AUG 1ST SEE TOUR DATES. DAVE WILL BE ONSTAGE WITH THE NEARLY ACOUSTIC STAGE AT 9.05pm

CARDIFF HOT PRESS YES ITS THIS COMING SATURDAY FOLKS.

The Alarm Midsummer Gathering in Cardiff on Saturday June 29th is going to be a jam-packed affair with breaking news that Dave Sharp is announced as special guest, to appear alongside Mike Peters, The Alarm and the Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir.

Mike and Dave will be joining the Morriston Orpheus Choir for an extremely special 30th Anniversary rendition of the classic A New South Wales and Bells of Rhymney.

Also on the agenda is a World Premiere of The Alarms revealing and brand new feature length documentary THE WHITE COUNT, which will take place at 16:30 in Stiwdio 1 followed by a Q&A with the band hosted by MC Gareth Jones.

All events take place at Cardiff University with the Main Stage in The Great Hall and the fringe events situated in Stiwdio 1/ 2 which are both located adjacent to The Great Hall. (For full event itinerary see below).

The Alarm Midsummer Gathering
The Great Hall / Stiwdio 1 / Stiwdio 2
Cardiff University Students Union
Park Place,
Cardiff
CF10 3QN

STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS ..

SUMMER 2019 IS GOING TO BE AMAZING.

SEE YOU ON THE ROAD
KEEP THE FAITH
STAY TUNED

DAVE SHARP.ORG

March 2019 - spirit days tour dates spirit days tour dates spirit days

New tour dates are posted in support of the new Dave Sharp Spirit Days album along with news of an appearance at The Rebellion Festival this coming August..

The Spirit Days Tour gets underway this coming week beginning with a series of Scottish dates during the month of April. Following on from that the tour is set to head South towards Kent and Essex with a May June run out to Devon and the South West.

We're very pleased to announce that Dave will be making his first appearance at The Rebellion Festival held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Thursday 1st August as The Spirit Days Tour heads North for a Summer series of shows in the Scottish Highlands. Dates for this leg of the tour will be announced shortly.

Please stay tuned for further announcements.

Travel Easy and Go Well.

davesharp.org

February 2019 - dave sharp radio news davesharp radio news dave sharp

To coincide with Dave's appearance at Jimmys Club in Manchester next month on the Midweek Music Show Dave will be joining radio presenter Paul Bennet for an interview on Howfen Radio's drive time show on Friday morning March 1st at 9am.

Dave will be speaking about the recording of the Spirit Days album at Brickbeat Studio in Lincoln following its release at The Gathering 2019 where folks will remember Dave and Mike Peters performed together to a wonderful reaction from all present.

Dave sets out shortly on the first leg of another marathon UK wide tour beginning with a series of dates in North Devon March 7th.

Be sure to tune in to hear Dave live next Friday 1st March and we certainly hope everyone is looking forward to a fine year of music ahead.

Stay tuned and keep the faith..

www.davesharp.org

February 2019 - STOP-PRESS STOP-PRESS STOP-PRESS STOP-PRESS

NEW DAVE SHARP STUDIO ACOUSTIC ALBUM

A new Dave Sharp solo acoustic studio album will be released today and available at The Gathering 2019

The album title is Spirit Days and is a bringing up to date of Dave Sharp original songs co produced by Dave Sharp and Alarm B-side engineer Maurice Mulligan. Also featured on the record are some previously unrecorded songs along with a new studio version of One Step Closer to Home closing out the 10 song collection.

Spirit Days features 5 Dave Sharp solo performances along with guest musicians Andrea Ferguson on vocals and Mark Dennis on acoustic guitar and Jack Hobohm on violin and accordion on the 5 remaining tracks.

It will be pre-released today Fri 1st Feb available at The Gathering and shortly after will be released on the Little London label available via mail order shortly after The Gathering 2019.

Keep the faith and travel easy.

davesharp.org

January 2019 - JUST IN 2019 JUST IN 2019 JUST IN 2019 JUST IN 2019 JUST IN 2019

The New Year of 2019 has begun and from all of us here at Dave Sharp.Org we hope you all have a a great year and great times ahead.

Upcoming tour dates for 2019 will be announced shortly but we begin with the news that Dave will be performing a solo acoustic show at this years Gathering 2019 on The Friday night Feb 1st. There are rumours circulating that Dave and Mike will perform together later the same evening. Folks will remember from last years Gathering 2018 the wonderful feeling in the hall when Dave and Mike took the stage to perform together for the first time in many years. Friday 1st Feb should prove to be a very memorable evening indeed.

To coincide with the Gathering weekend Dave will be appearing on Sunday 3rd Feb at The Kings Head in Llandudno as part of the weekends celebrations. Doors will be open most of the afternoon, therell be no cover charge and Dave will be onstage around 5pm although were still awaiting final confirmation of showtimes at the time of this posting.

We hope you all had a great year end holiday season and we certainly hope that the New Year of 2019 will bring some sorely needed peace and goodwill throughout the world.

Happy New Year everyone and we hope to see you all very soon.

Keep the faith and see you on the road someplace.

November 2018 - SO LONG 2018!! SO LONG 2018!! SO LONG 2018!! SO LONG 2018!!

The So-Long 2018 Tour.

Following on from this Summers lengthy touring activities during the months of June, July, August and September, Dave has set out on a year end series of dates scheduled to run through November all the way to the eve of New Year's Eve on December 30th.

Time and tide seem to have indeed flown by in a monumentally huge rush lately and it seems like only 5 minutes ago since Dave kicked off the year with a show at The Gathering with Mike Peters way back in February.

2018 has certainly been an eventful and challenging 12 months all around the world and 12 months which many folks will possibly and most probably want to remember to forget. Without any doubt this year should go down as an astonishingly wild ride and it will surely find a high ranking on the list of one of the craziest years ever !!

Here are but a few of the hi/low lights from the year that we are all, at last, about to leave well behind.

Brexit, Donald Trump, leadership challenges, Central America migrant caravans, Californian forest fires, hurricanes Beryl, Chris, Florence, Joyce, Michael and Oscar, Japan flooding and Indian mudslides, the Yemen crisis, US school shootings, city street poisonings, the Genoa bridge collapse, fracking protests, countless stabbings and as if that wasn't enough this was the year we recognised plastic pollution as a pressing issue worldwide.

Finally, we remember, with fondness and sadness in our hearts, the passing of Aretha Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Kofi Annan, Burt Reynolds, Charles Aznavour, John McCain, William Goldman, Stan Lee, Chas Hodges, Geoffrey Hayes, Richard Baker, Pablo Ferro, Mary Rose McMaster, Ramona Ripston and Tony Joe White.


We look forward to seeing you all somewhere out along the road for the So Long 2018 tour ! Lets all hope to look forwards to something better for 2019.

We hope you'll all have a wonderful year end holiday season and from all of us here at davesharp.org, stay safe, be well and keep the faith.

October 2018 - SUMMER 2018 ROUNDUP SUMMER 2018 ROUNDUP SUMMER

HIGHLIGHTS

ROCKOFFFIBRO RECORD RELEASE

LITTLEBRIDGESTOCK

HIGHLANDS TOUR 2018

There was a special release party show to celebrate the release of the ROCK OFF FIBRO VOLUME 1 36 TRACK DOUBLE CD It was a fantastic launch event on Sunday 5th August 2018 at The Rigger, Newcastle Under Lyme nr Stoke. It featured some of the artists who are on the album.

Please stop by the online shop and grab yourself one the the fantastic CD's. Theres a link on Daves facebook page. There are 36 tracks including a live version of Mean, Mean Hand recorded live in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The CD was released on Monday 6th August, 2018. Follow to Daves facebook for a link to order the CD.

Opening the event were Bibles, then The Webb. Also appearing were XLerators who asked the folks there to help Rock Off Fibro, then Stoke's own Glass House Museum.
The show featured headliners Theatre Of Hate.

There is a fine radio interview on Hard Rock Hell Radio's The Fix with Martin Aylward from the Expelairs speaking about the Rockofffibro record and outlining details about the project. A link to the show can be found on Daves facebook page.

Dave was on the road in Devon at the time of this event but was able to join the bill on ROCKOFFFIBRO 2 in Hartlepool September the 22nd and played an acoustic solo set before being joined onstage by Martin Aylward Karl and The Wolfman from The Expelairs for 2 electric songs.

The 2018 Devon tour was superb and was accompanied by some of the finest weather the uk has seen in a good long while.

Most notable on the tour was an appearance at LittleBridgstock in Kentisbury 2018. This is a fundraising event for the Calvert Trust which enables people with physical, learning, behavioural and sensory disabilities to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities.

Dave hosted the acoustic stage at the festival and closed the evening with a full acoustic set. Appearing were Ella Crossland Shrug Kiera Osment Karl Kiff Rough Justice Alex Terry and the one and only Noel Grummit.

Shrug and Noel joined Dave onstage later in Devon for a show at The Pier Ilfracombe which proved to be a wild and memorable nights music.

Following the Devon tour Dave headed for Scotland for a month long tour of the Highlands including an appearance at the Beladrum Tartan heart festival for the 10th anniversary of the Medicine Music Potting Shed Stage.

The tenth outing featured a very welcome return from some of the stand out acts from previous years along with some exciting brand new artists. Heading up the cast were the wonderfull Cousti early days Potting Shed favourites who reformed especially for the occasion after the passing of Bass player and sadly missed friend Bill Blakey. They headed up a spectacular line up, with the weekend dedicated to Billy and other friends lost over the last decade. From the USA co-headliners were I See Hawks in LA, Rachel Laven, Libby Koch, Patterson Barrett along with ex Rodeo Champ Lion Taming Buddhist Monk Songster Bill Bloomer and Cajun luminary Brian Langlinais.

Fash Stewart and Darren Poyzer compered beyond compare and hosted the stage, and Musicians in Residence were Matt Morrow Guitars Pigman Harmonica with Charlie the Hat Drums, Calum MacLeod Bass.

Thurso then boy wonder, now resident to The South Of France Isaac Sutherland came back to supply electrifying string accompaniments.

During the weekend Dave hosted a two day festival fringe event at Brockies Lodge adjacent to the Beladrum festival grounds. Huge thanks to Hosts Marie Jim and the Brockies team for the superb help staging the event. Its hoped that this fringe event will become a regular fixture on the Belladrum weekend festival calendar.

Two notable shows in the Highlands were The Braeval in Nairn and The Newmacher in Aberdenwn. Special thanks go to Gordon and Amy at the Braeval for such a superb music venue and very warm welcome. Dave had a great show there and a re visit looks likely on next years Easter 2019 Scottish tour. Special mention goes to Greig Chapman at the Newmacher for bringing Dave to Aberdenwn. It was a fine evenings music which included an appearance by Uniform with Greig himself on guitar and Alex Morrison on vocals.

Well thats the Summer 2018 highlights. Dave sets out for the Autumn Winter 2018 touring leg this month. Dates are listed on the Dave Sharp.org live page and on Daves facebook page linked from this site.

Thank you to all who made it out to the shows this Summer and see you all out on the road on the way to the end of the year.

Blessings to all stay tuned and keep the faith.

June 2018 - weekend update weekend update weekend update

This weekend Dave Sharp returns to North Wales following Februarys appearance at The Gathering 2018 for a show this Saturday at The Kings Head in Llandudno. The Kings Head will be a new venue for Dave but for those who know Llandudno from Gathering weekends you will know that Sharp shows in N Wales are always a special night. You can find all the details of the show and all about the venue on the Kings Head facebook page if you link from the Dave Sharp facebook page.

A very big thank you to all who made it to Uttoxeter Racecourse for the show with Dave and Jenny Bellestar. It was an amazing day and a superb show made even greater by the enthusiastic response they received. Both Dave and Jenny send their thanks to all for the joy and happiness shared back and forth from the stage during a very memorable and magic evening.

Dave makes a trip to Sheffield to the wonderful Gardeners Rest This Friday 15th June. His last visit there was October 2017 during The Alarm acoustic tour with Mike and Jules. The venue is a rare gem of a place with an emphasis on fine music and good feelings. There was a wonderfully memorable atmosphere on the night of Daves show there and support for the venue has been growing from strength to strength with their excellent and eclectic music program.

We need to make a note of Thursdays show at Telfords Warehouse. Dave has made a number of appearances at Telfords over the past 36 months with every appearance being amazingly well received thanks to the care and attention of the all the staff there who make everyone feel right at home in the amazing surroundings.

Well thats the roundup for this June 15th weekend. See you all at the shows.

Travel Easy and Keep the Faith.

May 2018 - SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME

Well folks, Summertime 2018 is here at last and the seasons touring is off to a fine start.

Need to begin by passing out a huge thanks, peace, love and understanding to everyone who came out to see the shows with Mike and Jules in Glasgow and Holmfirth. Two supersonic shows indeed!! Dave is very much looking forward to the London show at the o2 Forum, which should be a classic with Then Jericho on the bill along with Mike and Jules.

We have some great news from the 2018 Rock Off Fibro event. Along with some treasured items Dave had donated for the Fibro auction, a substantial amount of money was raised once again for Fibro research. Huge appreciation is surely due to David Williams and Miss Jackie who did an outstanding job of producing another wonderful event.

We have news of an upcoming special Rock Off Fibro double cd record release which will feature Daves Mean Mean Hand track from the Downtown America album. Featured artists on the disc will also include Spear of Destiny, Spizzenergi, Sex Gang Children, The Main Grains, The Membranes, 1919, Evil Blizzard, Ferocious Dog and many more. Also included will be exclusive previews, classics, rare unreleased mixes and some tracks recorded specifically just for the CD.

Well, Summer 2018 should prove to be a very interesting touring season indeed, with some outstanding events upcoming. Early June Dave will be appearing at the Great British Acoustic Festival with the amazing Miss Jenny Bellestar performing a programme of favourite all time tracks under the current working banner of Vinyl-Days.
It should be a wonderful show being the first time Miss Jenny and Dave have performed on the same stage since the early days of The Alarm on tour with The Belle Stars in 1983, when both bands formed a great relationship and a superb friendship. Later on the same day at the Acoustic Festival Dave will be performing a solo show in the Blues Tent. This should definitely a classic day not to be missed!!

Later in the summer, August time, Dave will be performing at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on Thursday 2nd of August to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Potting Shed live stage. Organiser, impresario, raconteur and fellow Hard Traveller Mr Rob Ellen has put together a truly amazing list of wonderful artists who have performed on The Potting Shed stage over the years. The Cowans, Cousti, Isaac Sutherland are sure to be highlights along with I See Hawks in LA Rachel Laven Libby Koch Patterson Barrett Fash & Darren Poyzer. This is definitely set to be a sure-fire doozzie!!! Later in the weekend, Saturday the 4th of August, Dave will be performing at an outdoor all day Belladrum fringe event to be held at Brockies Lodge. Load up your coolers folks, and catch the first Northbound train to the Highlands for this one!!

On all 2018 summer dates Daves Live on the Tyne live acoustic recording from Newcastle will be available. For those who werent able to connect with Daves Live at the Vic release, you will be able to find this recording as a rerelease on special mail order, details to be announced shortly. On other recording fronts, Dave has been busy working on a studio acoustic album which we're told by Dave will bring all things up to date and should be released towards Autumn 2018.

Well Summer 2018 is set to be a stellar run and as ever we thank you for supporting the music. Travel easy, travel safe and we look forwards to seeing you all out on the road.

Keep the faith and see you soon !!!

February 2018 - POST GATHERING ROUNDUP NEW DATES DAVE WRITES

After a superb weekend in Llandudno at The Gathering 2018 there are new dates to announce looking ahead to a Spring Summer run of shows and news of a new Acoustic Studio album.

It was an excellent weekend in Wales and a huge thanks to everyone for making me feel so very welcome throughout my 2 day visit to North Wales.

It was excellent to share the stage on the Friday night with Mike..the first time we've played together in a long long time. We played a short 15 minute acoustic duet set comprising of Friend of Mine sung in memory of our mutual good friend, sadly passed away Mr Stuart Adamson who continues to influence us both greatly ever since the early days of the Alarm back in 1983/84. It was great to follow up with a version of Gasoline Alley by The Faces who were a very, very important band to Mike and meself in the early days when we first met in North Wales whilst The Alarm was being formed. We followed up with a version of One Step Closer to Home sung for the first time as a duet. A very special moment for us both indeed. We both felt the wave of love from everyone and very much enjoyed the moment playing together for the first time in much too much of a long long road.

On the Saturday it was great to be able to play a full Dave Sharp solo acoustic set and I would like to thank all who were there for the spirit energy and joy which you shared with me and which I felt so well from the stage..amazing!!

Later in the evening I joined Mike, Jules and the band for a version of the Woody Guthrie anthem Bound For Glory which was an amazing way to round off a very memorable weekend indeed.

Once again I would like to say a huge thank you from my heart to everyone who attended and a very appreciative thank you for supporting the new Live On The Tyne release.

I guess this is as good a time as any to announce that I will be joining Mike for the Bank Holiday Weekend dates around the UK in May and I wouldn't be surprised if we both take the opportunity to do some more duet things together as we truly enjoyed The Gathering moment so much.

There are new Dave Sharp solo acoustic dates being added as we speak throughout Spring and Summer so please stay tuned to receive regular updates. I'm looking forwards very much to a Summer long run of shows throughout England, Scotland and Wales on another marathon Dave Sharp Acoustic tour during which I'm hoping to have news of a new acoustic studio album which will be the first studio recording in a very long while.

Thank you everyone for continuing to support the music and for keeping the faith it's always great to see you on the road and great to see you at the shows.

Bless you one and all and keep the faith.

Dave

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