The Todd Sharpville Band


The Todd Sharpville Band

We open our awesome autumn term with the return of the magnificent Todd Sharpville and his band. Todd played with The Chad-illacs back in July and we are delighted to have landed him for Friday 8th September. Read on:

“What a talent!” B.B. King; “The best British player I’ve heard since Peter Green.” Hubert Sumlin

Todd Sharpville is one of the most soulful blues guitarists in the world today, along with having a burgeoning reputation as a highly sought-after songwriter (“The Randy Newman of the blues”). He’s shortly due to release a duet of his song “Love Knows No Bounds” with pop icon Robbie Williams as a single for the “music support” charity, and his most recent album.
Blues guitarist, singer & songwriter Todd Sharpville declared his arrival on the UK blues scene 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 ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, Leo Sayer, Snowy White, and since then Todd has recorded, performed, and toured with a variety of familiar artists: Joe Cocker, Ike Turner, BB King, Derek Trucks, Chuck Berry, Joe Louis Walker, George Michael, Taj Mahal, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Robbie Williams, and Branford Marsalis to name but a few. Still regularly headlining blues festivals and touring the continental and American blues circuit, he’s become a staple figure amongst aficionados of the genre. Expect a sneak preview of Todd’s “Live at RockPalast” double album which will be released this October (Repetoire Records). He’ll be showcasing some of his older songs, his current album (“Medication Time” - Dixiefrog Records 2022) along with new, yet to be released material.
Todd's core quartet features: Steve Ruston - drums (Jeff Beck, Imelda May, Ronnie Spector); Matt Round - bass (James Morrison, Rodriguez, Robbie Williams); Joe Mac - keyboards (Matt Schofield, Cinelli Brothers, Dana Gillespie). Heartfelt songs, a premier league band, and a show that always guarantees world-class musicianship, depth, energy & genuine charisma.

"One of our best blues guitarists to date" MOJO; "Others may offer their version of the blues, Todd Sharpville gives you the real thing." The 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;; "Heavenly blues guitar…fine blue blooded blues that makes essential listening” Blues Connections; “Todd Sharpville’s talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist is genius.” Duke Robillard

Support comes in the popular form of Two Man Job, Sky Wood and Jesse Thomas performing their duo set