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.

Tour Dates 2014

Fri 26 Oct  - The Lime Bar, Folkestone

Sun 28 Oct  - The Victoria Inn, Colchester