Regular viewers of the tour dates page will have noticed that Dave has a whole raft of gigs coming up.
First up is a short tour of Scotland beginning later this week. On these shows Dave will be playing with Celtic musician and songwriter Davy Cowan. Davy has been acclaimed over the years for his work with Cult Highland Celtic Rock band Coinneach and has a big following in the highlands. Dave & Davy are currently holed up in Scotland putting together their set for the shows.
The dates for the Dave Sharp / Davy Cowan shows are as follows:
Thu 28 May - Inverness, Hootananny's
Fri 29 May - Ullapool, The Arch Inn
Sat 30 May - Invergordon, The Invergordon Arts Centre
Sun 31 May - Inverness, The Market Bar
Find out more about Davy Cowan at www.davycowan.com
Following that, Dave has a couple of festival shows in June.
The first is a rare return to the North East of England to play at the South Shields Amphitheatre on Saturday June 13th, where the show will be headlined by The Rats (formerly The Boomtown Rats).
The following Friday, June 19th, Dave returns to play as close to a hometown show as he can get. Although technically in Manchester, the suburb of Prestwich is just over the border from Dave's home in Salford, so Dave is delighted to have been asked to headline a mixed bill as part of the inaugural "Love Prestwich Festival". Also on the bill are new band ‘Antistar’ and Verne Griffiths kicks off with standup comedy. DJ Chilliman plays classics from Pink Floyd to Pixies to Peaches.
July sees Dave head out on tour again, this time supporting Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonderstuff on four shows of their UK tour.
Fri 24 July - Southampton, The Joiners Arms
Mon 27 July - Aberdeen, Moshulu
Tue 28 July - Glasgow, Rockers
Wed 29 July - Edinburgh, The GRV
August Bank Holiday weekend sees two more festival shows.
The first is at the annual Colne Rhythm & Blues Festival in Lancashire where Dave will headline the Acoustic Stage on Friday 28th.
Dave then heads east to an outdoor show in the beautiful surrounds of Lincoln Castle on Saturday 29th where he will join the bill with From The Jam (featuring two thirds of the original and only line up of The Jam) and China Crisis (crossing paths with former Soul Co drummer Paul Burgess who will be with China Crisis for the show).
You can also expect more show's from the Roadrunners, a new band formed by Dave & Mike Sweeney of The Salford Jets, but we'll bring you the dates and more about the Roadrunners another time.
As usual, details of all shows can be found on the Tour Dates Page