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Dave will be appearing as special guest on the forthcoming SIGMA UK Alarm dates at the end of March. The dates include shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, London, and are listed at davesharp.org and on Daves Facebook page.

A huge thanks goes out to Mike & Jules Peters, The Alarm and all on the team for a superb weekend of shows at the Gathering 2020. The Friday night Stream show was an outstanding tour de force of organisational wizardry from all concerned, resulting in a seamless and inspiring presentation of Mikes Stream production. Most excellent indeed.

Dave had an amazing show opening for The Alarm on the Saturday evening show and is very excited to be joining Mike again for the March shows.

A huge thank you also to all who made it to the Sunday Sundown show at Tiffany. Everyone had a wonderful time with a magical feeling at the venue.

A series of Scottish dates are coming together nicely for Daves Easter trip to The Highlands this year so stay tuned to the upcoming shows page on both davesharp.org and Daves Facebook page.

Looks like a busy year ahead in 2020, so hope to see you all out on the road around the country.

Keep the faith and Travel Easy.

davesharp.org

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WISHING EVERYBODY A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HERES TO A FANTASTIC YEAR OF MUSIC AHEAD IN 2020

Tour news updates.

The new year kicks off with an appearance at the Gathering 2020 at the Venue Cymru Llandudno North Wales.

Dave has been invited to take part in Friday nights Stream event (Hurricane of Change) on the Friday night as Mike Peters presents an amazing three act dramatised illustration of Alarm music.

Dave will also perform a solo acoustic show at 8.00pm on the Saturday evening Gathering programme as support to Mike and the Alarm.

On the Sunday afternoon evening Dave will play a solo acoustic show at Tiffany Cafe Bar in Llandudno. This will be a Gathering Fringe Event to round off what should be a fantastic weekend of music.
Doors will be at 4.00pm
The Sunday Sundown show will be in the downstairs club room, Dave will be onstage at 6pm.

Tickets for the Sunday Sundown show will be available from the upstairs bar at Tiffany priced five pounds. Food will be available in the upstairs restaurant for anyone who might like a late Sunday lunch.

Following on from The Gathering 2020 Dave sets off for a St Patricks tour of North Devon during the month of March before heading north for Easter dates in the Scottish Highlands during the month of April. Dates have been posted on the live shows page with more shows being added soon.

Stay tuned and keep the faith. See you all on the road.

www.davesharp.org

September 2019 - SUMMER ROUNDUP AUTUMN WINTER UPDATE


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Hey everybody, hope youve all had a great 2019 Summer despite the weather being very unpredictable.

Its been a busy time here none the less with amazing shows throughout July and August during runs down to Devon Kent and a long run up to the Highlands.

The Devon shows were marked with plenty of sunshine and it was great to see a good number of familiar faces along the way. The trip was made all the more interesting with a run out to Stockbridge for a debut appearance at the Chickenstock Festival which featured an excellent bill of songwriters from both the UK and the USA. Chickenstock is a fairly new Festival finding its feet as a meeting ground for a wide range of musicians from around the globe. It was a super day and folks enjoyed a warm and friendly atmosphere with great music being the watchword.

Following the Devon run it was all points North for a lengthy trip to Scotland and The Highlands.

Along the way I was very excited to be on the bill for my first performance at the Rebellion Festival at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool at the beginning of August on the opening night of the weekends events on the Thursday evening.

Not knowing what to expect I decided to arrive mid afternoon to take in the vibe and I have to say I was completely blown away. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces and good friends amongst a very packed Winter Garden. It was a super fantastic atmosphere with so many different stages within the complex. I was due to appear on the Nearly Acoustic Stage that evening at 8pm and after checking in with indomitable Huggie the stage manager I was able to hang out with some great friends I hadnt seen in a good long while, it was great to see you all.

I managed to catch some great artists whilst waiting around for my show and it seemed the excitement in the room was building up to a very special evening. By the time I was ready to play the room was filled to capacity with folk sitting cross legged at the stagefront. It was an unbelievably great feeling to see so many ready for some action and to feel so much warmth from everyone present. Thanks to everyone there for making it an amazing show and I hope I get the chance to make a return visit next year.

On the way to Rebellion I was invited to play a show the following night opening for The Skids in Grimsby on the way to Scotland. It was certainly great to see the guys again, I think the last time we had run into each other was way back around 1986 during an Alarm rehearsal at Eezee hire studios in London. I had a great show and The Skids were absolutely superb. The band was firing on all four and the music was outstanding. It was an honour to be present and a thrill to be on the bill.

After an overnight drive North I arrived in Scotland for my first show at the Market Bar in Inverness to kick off my Highland run. It was going to be an interesting trip with a good number of new venues Id be visiting for the first time. Id like to send a huge thanks to Laurent at the Harbour Bar in Buckkie, Elaine and Jim at the Shore Inn. Portsoy and Simon and Paul from the Spin Bar in Aberdeen for making me feel so very welcome and for three very memorable shows.

Id like to make a special mention in dispatches and send a huge vote of thanks to Greig, from the ever excellent three peice band Uniform, who was amazing beyond the call of duty in helping to put this years Scottish run together, thank you Greig and Alex and Liam sending all great appreciation your way.

Well Im just about ready for an Autumn Winter run of shows kicking off with another trip to Devon followed by a visit South to Kent.

Along the way Im very excited to be making an appearance at The Great British Alternative Festival on Sunday October 6th. It looks like an amazing bill of artists and an excellent way to begin the shows leading to year end.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me during the Summer months and for making 2019 a Summer to remember.

Hope I see you all out on the road as we head on through the coming months. In the meantime keep the faith and sending peace and love to you all.

dave-

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.

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