Andy Sharrocks & The Smokin Jackets Headline The Leicester Square Theatre May 18th 2010
Manchester born Andy Sharrocks headlines The Leicester Square Theatre for the launch night of a series of acoustic gigs at the theatre.
In words of Andy Snipper from Blues Matters, "if a version of The Smokin' Jackets hits your town don't hesitate to go and see them".
Andy, who's music has in recent years been described as "alt country with menaces" with a voice described as the missing link between Bob Dylan and Captain Beefheart, has just won an array of brand new blues fans after having just finished a UK tour support for John Mayall and also got the chance to perform at Camden's famous venue The Jazz Cafe last year.
NEW album 'Dirt' has been said to be an uncompromised Americana album, armed with raw, emotional, gritty and honest vocals and has lyrics transporting the listener into the narrators skin.
'Dirt' is the second solo outing after the critically acclaimed 1999 album 'Walking In Familiar Footsteps' which featured the brilliant Mick Taylor, Paul Jones and Jeff and Tommy Vee.
Sharrocks who has been around since the early punk days has played alongside Blues legends such as Mick Taylor and Steve Gibbons, The Strawbs, Buddy Whittington and The Yardbirds and continues to support Mick Taylor and John Mayall as well as possible future gigs with Buddy Whittington.
Tickets for the show range from £10 - £15
For more info Leicester Square Theatre Official Website
DIRT can be purched from Paypal (see his Myspace).
The Album ‘WALKING IN FAMILIAR FOOTSTEPS’ – still available by order in all good record shops.
To find out new upcoming gigs and more, check out the links below:
Andy Sharrocks MySpace
Andy Sharrocks & The Smokin Jackets Official Website