The Sharpees

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The Sharpees

 

Bill Mead – Guitar/Vocals

Stuart Sollors – Guitar/Vocals

Baz Payne – Bass Guitar

Spencer Blackledge – Drums

 

The Sharpees were originally a North Kent based band made up of three ex-members of Rebel who played at most of the Kent and London circuit in the late 70s and early 80s. They released their first single “Rocka Shocka” with the well known East London label Bridgehouse Records. Original member and founder Bill Mead’s long history of differing styles which mesh with the Sharpees unusual aggressive mix of blues, rock, country and classical styles so well, ensures that the band is always exciting and fresh with much improvisation.

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Bill Mead

Bill Mead started the Sharpees back in 1980/84 with Pete Goodey and John Smith. He reformed it in 2004 and the Sharpees are now based in Shepperton, Middlesex.

The band regularly tour France, Holland, Belgium and Greece as well as performing in the UK, where they have played gigs all over the south coast, but most notably, some prestigious venues in London e.g. The Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho. Dingwalls, Camden Lock. The Nashville Rooms, Kensington (where Motorhead’s Lemmy liked the band so much he tried to buy Bill’s Rickenbacker!), The Golden Lion, Fulham, The Greyhound, Fulham Broadway and The Hope And Anchor, Islington.

MUSICAL INFLUENCES
Rory Gallagher / Tom Petty / Robert Plant / Dr Feelgood / George Thorogood / Free / Bad Company