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September 2021 - axes new book release immortal axes new book release

An exciting new coffee table book featuring many legendary guitars including Dave Sharp's original acoustic guitar he played in the early days of The Alarm from 1981 through to 1988 is released this week. Immortal Axes reaches the shelves in time for the holiday season making it an ideal gift for musicians and fans of music alike and is currently available through all good book retailers.

Dave's acoustic guitar is photographed in detail with in depth notes to accompany the pages dedicated to Dave.

Below is a review of Immortal Axes.

Music fans will find much to entertain them in Immortal Axes, Guitars that Rock. Many legendary instruments are lovingly displayed in this coffee table book, including Jimmy Page's 1968 Double Neck of Stairway to Heaven fame. Oddities include Jerry Garcia's pretzel-shaped 1981 Alembic.
Shepherd Express,

In this sequel to 108 Rock Star Guitars, photographer Johnson examines 160 guitars, mostly electric, belonging to legendary musicians in a variety of genres, rock, country, blues, and jazz. For each lavishly and lovingly photographed axe, vintage and newer models, she lists the make, model number, and sometimes the luthier She includes a story about photographing the instrument and discusses the importance of the guitar and its player in rock history. Johnson enthusiastically reminds readers about the dominance of raging, explosive electric guitars and the fiery guitarists who helped define music during the last half of the 20th century.

29 Sep 2021

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Dave Sharp will make an appearance at the Stone Valley Festival North on Saturday 25th September at 3.30pm.

Saturday at The Stone Valley Festival is set to be a wonderful day with an amazing bill including The Undertones, Bad Manners, Death of Guitar Pop, Secret Affair, The Chords UK, and many more.

The Festival venue itself is a classic setting, please see the Stone Valley Festival website for full details, location and line ups.

If you plan to attend please remember Covid is still lurking so please be Covid Aware and have a Safe and Magical Day.

Fri 17th Sept

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We are excited and delighted to be able to announce the first crop of new Dave Sharp live dates as we all begin to return to some semblance of normality following 18 months of Covid Craziness.

Dave will be joining MIke Peters on tour in the New Year 2022 to celebrate a 40 year anniversary of Alarm music and friendship.

Dave will also be making an appearance at The Gathering South at St Davids Hall in Cardiff on January 21st which is now a sold out show.

Stay tuned for further news and information.

Remember folks, we are not out of this Covid thing yet so continue to stay safe and be well.

Tue 7th Sept 2021


We are very excited to announce show times for the Dave Sharp Winter Gardens show in Blackpool at Hits 25 on Saturday 7th August 2021

Doors will be open at midday for an entire day of performances from a host of amazing artists. Dave will be onstage at 7.20pm for a 40 min solo set on the Almost Acoustic stage in the Pavilion. Attila The Stockbroker will follow on from Daves set and TV Smith will then take the stage to close out the Hits 25 Acoustic events.

Please see the Hits 25 poster on Daves facebook page for more detailed showtimes for all the artists appearing on both The Pavilion and Empress Ballroom stages.

We will also very soon have news of an in-depth interview and extensive career retrospective with Dave to be broadcast on the Aberdeen Vinyl Records podcast network later in August..

We look forwards to seeing you at the Blackpool Winter Gardens if you are planning to be with Dave for Hits 25.

Please note that Hits 25 will be a Covid aware event.

Stay Safe and Keep The Faith.


We are all very excited here at davesharp.org to be able to announce Daves first live show since lockdown began 18 months ago.

Dave will be appearing at Blackpool Winter Gardens on August 7th. Sharp has been invited to take part in HITS 25 celebrating 25 years of Holidays In The Sun alongside The Cockney Rejects, UK Subs, TV Smith and Attilla The Stockbroker.

Hits 25 will be an all day mini festival organised by the Rebellion Festival organisers to launch 2021 events following easing of Covid regulations. All information regarding Hits 25 can be found at www.wgbpl.co.uk. including showtimes, ticket availability etc.

We will be announcing showtimes for Dave very soon and we encourage you to book tickets as early as possible as there will be limited availability due to indoor Covid seating.

We will post more information as it reaches us here.

Please visit Daves facebook page for extra info.

We are all very excited at news of this show and are looking forwards to seeing you there.

Keep the faith safely
17th July 2021

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