Thursday 1st October 2020 - 7:45 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
“Heavenly blues guitar…fine blue blooded blues that makes essential listening”
Blues guitarist, singer & songwriter Todd Sharpville declared his arrival on the UK blues scene in no uncertain terms when his first album, 1994’s “Touch of Your Love” bested both Eric Clapton and Gary Moore in the “best guitarist” category of the British Blues Awards (also winning “best album”). Todd’s second album featured such noted musicians as Leo Sayer and ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, and since then Todd has recorded, performed, and toured with a variety of familiar artists: Joe Cocker, Ike Turner, BB King, Taj Mahal and Branford Marsalis to name but a few. Still regularly headlining British blues festivals and touring the continental and American blues circuit, he’s become a staple figure amongst aficionados of the genre. Most recently however, Todd & his band - Dave Swift-Bass/BV’s; Joe Mac-keyboards/BV's and Dan Hale-drums - along with their families went into lockdown together in Norfolk, using their time in isolation for playing, writing, recording and live streaming. This came to the attention of not just the UK media, but was covered as far abroad as Australia, France, Malaysia and Brazil by CNN, Reuters and other global outlets. Proper, heartfelt blues played with authentic style and character.
"Heavenly blues guitar…fine blue blooded blues that makes essential listening” Blues Connections; "One of our best blues guitarists to date" MOJO; "Others may offer their version of the blues, Todd Sharpville gives you the real thing." Independent; "Sharpville's compositions are inspired and insightful, his guitar playing measured and mature; and his vocals superbly suited to this style of music." Blues Matters; “What a talent!” B.B. King; “The best British player I’ve heard since Peter Green.” Hubert Sumlin; “Todd Sharpville’s talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist is genius.” Duke Robillard