Dave Sharp - News Archive

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Dave has added 2 shows in early June. The Whitehouse in Stalybridge on Monday June 5th and Traders in Marple on Tuesday June 6th. He will be appearing as special guest with Robin Sunflower on both shows.

Dave writes about his Easter tour of Scotland and his appearance at The Alarm 40th anniversary show in Cardiff.

I'd like to send a huge thank you to Mike Peters for a great show at The Alarm 40th in Cardiff. It was a great thing to share a wonderful evening with everyone at the St Davids Hall. The feeling on the night was very special indeed and it certainly was a thrill to share a fine evening of music with all who were present.

Im back in the North West from my Easter 2023 tour in Scotland and want to send a huge thank you to everyone to came out on the road. Id also to thank all the venues who were able to host my shows, it was a very fine thing to be back with you all again.

Im very much looking ahead now to a run of festivals and shows going forwards into Spring and Summer and I hope to see everyone along the way. Stay safe on the road.

Festival Updates from www.davesharp.org.

Dave will be performing in Chelmsford on Friday 14th July at the Chelmsford Beer Festival. He will be onstage from 7.30 through till 10.30pm.

On the first weekend of August Dave will make a return appearance at Rebellion 2023 in Blackpool on The Almost Acoustic Stage. He will be performing on the August 4th Friday evening at 7.15pm.

We are making special mention here of a Dave Sharp show on the Isle of Arran on Sat 29th July. This will be Daves first visit to the island. He will be performing in Lamlash at a very fine music venue, The Pierhead Tavern, this is sure to be a very special evening.

Stay tuned, more events to be announced very soon.

If you are out on the road this Summer please remember, travel easy and travel safely.

22nd May 2023


Dave Sharp will be appearing in Wick, Caithness tonight after an amazing show at The Alarm 40th Anniversary show at St Davids Hall in Cardiff last weekend.

Dave has made numerous appearances at the Blackstairs Lounge and has always enjoyed a great show there. Tonights show marks a return to this wonderful venue for the first time in 6 years.

Tickets for the Blackstairs Lounge show are still available and can be bought at the door on arrival.

Tomorrow night Dave will be in Fraserburgh at the Balaclava Bar and will make a return visit to the Shore Inn Portsoy on Saturday night.

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

20th April 2023

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Dave Sharp has been invited to Blackpool in August for a return visit to the Rebellion Festival.

Dave will appear at The Winter Gardens on the Almost Acoustic Stage for an evening show, on Friday 4th August, with a show-time to be confirmed shortly and a line up to be announced.

Dave will break away from his Summer Scottish tour after his first appearance in the Isle of Arran, off the coast of Ayrshire, to make the trip south to Blackpool for the festival.

Stay tuned for more line up and show-time details.

Stay Safe and Keep the Faith

13th March 2023

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We are very excited to announce that Dave will join Mike Peters at St Davids Hall Cardiff to celebrate The Alarms 40th anniversary. This is sure to be a spectacular event, St Davids Hall being one of Daves favourite live performance venues in the entire nation.

We are also posting new Dave Sharp Scottish dates for Easter and on into the Summer months. This will mark Daves full return to live performing post Covid. Says Dave, It feels great to be heading back out on the road and will be a fine thing to see everyone again after such a long time.

New live dates are constantly being added over the coming weeks, be sure to check dates pages on Facebook and www.davesharp.org for up to the minute info.

Stay safe and keep the faith
26 February 2023

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Were all excited to be here in North Wales for Gathering 2023.

Dave will be onstage tonight opening for Mike with the show starting at 7.45pm.

Tomorrow night Dave will be at Tiffanys where the doors will open at 5pm with Dave onstage at 6.15 pm. The show will be
15 pounds at the door with a room capacity of 75. There will be an overspill room upstairs in the Cafe Bar.

Were sorry to announce there wont be a Rubbish Raffle this year but were planning something special along those lines later in the year.

It will be excellent to see everyone at Tiffanys, Dave is looking forwards to catching up with friends and news.

For everyone in North Wales this weekend have an amazing Gathering, enjoy some beautiful music and wonderful vibrations.

28 January 2023

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The 2023 new year is underway at last and we have news of Dave Sharp UK shows all the way through to Spring and on into the Summer.

First up are two shows with Dave guesting for Robin Sunflower in Stalybridge and Marple. These dates are always highly recommended with a wonderfully eclectic group of guest musicians performing throughout the evening.

We are very excited and pleased to announce that Dave will be sharing the bill in North Wales at The Gathering 30th with his very good and long time friend Mike Peters on Saturday 28th January. Dave has added a very special show on the following Sunday evening 29th January at Tiffanys in Llandudno. This is set to be a somewhat informal evening with a chance for everyone to say hello and relax as the year gets underway.

Dave is excited to be heading North of the border once again. We are currently posting first dates for an upcoming Easter tour of Scotland with more shows to be added along the way.

There are likely to be Devon and South East of England dates to be added soon. Please stay tuned for much more live show news over the coming weeks.

11 Jan 2023

November 2022 - funk birthday special blue funk birthday special blue

Only 2 weeks to go to the Blue Funk Birthday Special celebrating Host Garry Whites 70th Birthday and 26 years of Blue Funk music magic.

Venue for the event is the Manchester Rugby Club home of the Strummer Camp Festival which Dave has had the very great pleasure of performing at many times.

Dave will share the bill with the legendary Victor Brox and blues band Heavy Weather, which on this occasion will feature the amazing guitar playing of Mr Jon Amor.

Be sure to book early and arrive on time, Doors will be at 6pm with Dave opening the evenings festivities at 7pm.

Tickets are available from the Blue Funk website.


This is sure to be a dont miss it event so make your plans to take in the magic of a very special Blue Funk music night.

Check back very soon for some essential and imminent January Gathering-Weekend news.

21st November 2022

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Hi Folks, Dave here,

Im just back from my trip to the North East and a great run up to the Highlands.

Thank you everyone for coming out to the shows and making my first post-covid solo shows so wonderful.

I want to say a huge thanks to The Balaclava, The Shore Inn and Mr Cs for a superb run of shows, it was absolutely amazing to be back with you all again after such a long time away, thank you all for making the trip so wonderful.

Id like to extend a huge thanks to The Aberdeen Folk Club for a superb 60th Anniversary Festival, It was a fine thing to share the event with so many great artists, thank you all for the magical music it was great to share the day with you.

Im headed down to Chelmsford today to play a new venue The Orange Tree, looking forwards to a great show tonight. I will be adding more shows before year end so please keep an eye on the Live Shows listings.

Its so good to be back on the road again and looking forwards to seeing you out there, heres to a fine year end run !!

Keep the music rolling, peace and love to you all.

dave sharp
15th October 2022

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After an amazing show in Fraserburgh last week 30 Years Hard Travln gets underway in earnest this weekend kicking off at The Shore Inn Portsoy for their first post lockdown music event before heading up North to Mr Cs in Thurso. After almost a three year absence due to the Covid lockdowns these are sure to be two shows not to be missed.

Dave will head down to the City of Aberdeen on Sunday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Aberdeen Folk Club where he will host and perform at the Sunday event of the clubs three day festival. Doors will open at 1.30 with 4 very well respected artists taking the stage before Daves set at 4pm.

Following the Scottish leg Dave will head back down South to continue his 30 Years Hard Travlin tour which will bring him to Chelmsford for his first appearance at The Orange Tree.

More dates will be announced shortly. Be sure to stay tuned for details.

7th Oct 2022

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Dave Sharp will kick off his Autumn tour tonight in Fraserburg at The Balaclava Bar. One of Daves favourite venues, it is an ideal place to resume his solo touring.

During this visit to the Scottish North East he will be taking in Portsoy Thurso and the City of Aberdeen.

The tour will wind up at The Aberdeen Folk Club on Sunday 9th Oct as part of the clubs 60th anniversary celebrations. Dave will be hosting the days events and will also close out the afternoon with a full set at 4pm.

Please check Daves facebook page for a full list of artists playing on the day.

Keep the faith and hope you can make it to the shows.

Sat 24th Sept

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