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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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We have news of two new Dave Sharp podcasts in the pipeline the first of which is now available online.
Follow or paste the links here at davesharp.org or from Dave's Facebook page.

Steve Johnson from the South Wales music collective Keep Cardiff Live contacted Dave to take part in an interview covering all things solo and with The Alarm.

Steve and Dave spoke at length and alongside all the usual online outlets the interview will be broadcast over Hospital radio stations around the South Wales area.


Dave is scheduled to be the subject of an in depth hour long career retrospective in an interview with Lee Sutherland from Aberdeen Vinyl Records. This will be available as a podcast and will form part of a multi episode series going out to vinyl outlets around the UK and the USA over the coming months.
Follow the link to a news item in the Aberdeen Evening Express with more information and how to hear the podcast.


Exciting news is coming through of a new Dave Sharp track to be included on an album currently in production and being recorded in the Northwest. The record will feature many of Dave's contemporaries along with many artists he has long admired. The album will be released to raise funds for children's hospitals and equipment.

Stay tuned for postings and updates with more news of all the artists taking part along with projected release dates.

Lots to look forwards to as we move ever closer to more normal times and out of Covid restrictions.

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A short message here to say a huge thank you for all your wonderful birthday greetings and messages of support last week.

Its uplifting and appreciated indeed from the midst of lockdown to know youre there.

Thank You All. Stay Safe and Stay Well.

dave sharp.

2nd Feb 2021

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Hi everyone,

It is excellent indeed to be back with you after the 2020 year end holiday season for my first post for 2021. I think its more than fair to say that the past four weeks have felt like the worlds most wildest ride in recent times.

Like many, I was horrified to witness all the regrettable events of the January 6th Capital riots in Washington DC whilst the world awaited the day of inauguration for the 46th President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.

It feels so wonderful indeed to be able to think of moving forward again after the past 4 years of darkness into what I hope will be better times ahead for us all.

The day of celebration on Wednesday Jan 20th was a truly amazing, moving and inspiring experience, especially when viewed through the lens of lockdown and the ever present pandemic. I have to say it was almost existential to feel a huge and palpable sigh of relief being breathed out right around the world.

To mark these special times Im happy and excited to post a brand new, freshly remastered version of Edge of the World from the Time Travelling Demos, recorded in New Orleans in 1993, now remastered here for you by my good friend, producer and engineer Mutley for the Edge of the World Studios in North Devon.

The Time Travelling Demos were never designed to be released publicly although they were made available for limited time, on limited release, through davesharp.org. in 2003.

Im happy to make Edge of the World Remastered available at this time on Facebook for you now whilst we contemplate the months ahead, watching a new U.S. Presidency unfold and as we all continue the battle against Covid 19.

Thank you, as ever, for all your support and love during the past year, I keep you all close to my heart.

Stay Safe, Stay Well and be of Good Spirit.

26 Jan 2021

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A message from Dave Sharp

So there goes 2020 at last and not before time. Im wishing you all a great and wonderful year ahead in 2021.
After everything weve been through in 2020, I hope we can all look forwards to much better times to come.

I will be posting a round-up of 2020 in the days ahead but for now, be happy with the ones you love, be safe and look after each other as best as you can.

Very finest wishes to you all for 2021 and hope to see you soon.

Happy New Year.

Dave Sharp.


December 31 2020

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As we all settle in to a very different seasonal holiday period this year, we wish you the very best of times to celebrate with families, friends and loved ones.

With tiers and regulations keeping most of us apart over the coming weeks, this is especially the moment to keep families and close friends in mind and to remember to share joy and happiness with all those who are away from us.

Please stay very safe this holiday and please follow regulations as much and as closely as possible in order to keep Covid at bay.


Happy holidays everyone, wherever you may be, with seasons greetings of love and joy for one and all.

December 22 2020

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Following the latest round of Covid 19 restrictions this Saturdays Blackpool Winter Gardens Almost Acoustic show has been rescheduled to Saturday 21st November.

All tickets purchased will be transferable to the new date and enquiries can be made to ticketquery@wgbpl.co.uk

Tickets and more information can be found at www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

The Gallows Bar
Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street , Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL
TEL 01253 629600
Doors 5.30pm
Catlow 6pm
Dave Sharp 7.15pm
10pm curfew



The Almost Acoustic show will be covid compliant at all times.

Keep The Faith Folks and see you all next month.

15th Oct 2020

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Details have been announced for the Dave Sharp ALMOST ACOUSTIC show at the Blackpool Winter Gardens.

Please see tour dates pages on,

www.davesharp.org and Daves Facebook page.

The Gallows Bar
Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street , Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL
TEL 01253 629600
Doors 5.30pm
Support Catlow, 6.00pm
Dave Sharp 7.15pm
10pm curfew

For ticket prices and booking information go to, https://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/whats-on/the-almost-acoustic-club,


The following is a Covid announce from The Winter Gardens. For more information please go to the Winter Gardens web page,


The Winter Gardens Blackpool is Good To Go. We have been awarded the Visit England Were Good To Go Industry Standard. This confirms that Winter Gardens Blackpool meets the Government and Public Health Guidance on COVID-19 measures being in place to ensure a safe visit for our Guests.

Please remember to check with all venues on Daves upcoming run of dates for up to the minute showtimes and booking policies.

Stay safe and Follow Government Covid Regulations.

24 September 2020

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News just in regarding year end shows for November and December.

The year end shows scheduled with Dave sharing the bill with Mike Peters in November and December have regrettably had to be postponed until further notice due to unavoidable problems with Covid 19 policies at the venues. This follows the rise in Covid cases announced by the government this week.

There is no information at present regarding when or if the dates will be rescheduled. We realise that everyone was looking forwards to live appearances by Dave and Mike after a long Summer of lockdown and we know that Dave was particularly excited to be back out playing live with Mike again.

As far as we know this will not affect Daves upcoming appearance at the Blackpool Winter Gardens on Sat October 17th and we await further details for this event. We understand that The Team at The Winter Gardens are in the process of revising their Covid-Safe policies given the new advice from the Government so that the show can go ahead with proper safety in mind.

Whilst we wait for the Blackpool show details Daves upcoming short run of dates kicks off in Lincoln at The Jolly Brewer Friday 2nd October. Please note that this show now has a revised Stage time of 7pm - 10pm. Please note also that the Dover show stage time is still 8pm-10pm on Sunday 4th October.

Remember to check with all venues for updated Covid Policies.

Further details on the Blackpool show are expected to be announced during the week ahead.

Stay tuned everyone, Stay Safe and follow the New Covid Regulations.


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