HEADS UP BLUES FOLKS. THIS WILL BE THE GIG OF THE YEAR!!
The mighty Blues/America artist Todd Sharpville will be gracing our Legendary stage with his all star backing band here at the Fiddler's Elbow.
Here's some live footage of Todd tearing it up in Italy at the Torrita Blues festival...
Todd's band will feature Dave Gilmour’s jaw-dropping drummer Nic France, Jools Holland’s gorgeous bassist Dave Swift, and Todd's blessed to have the 60’s legend extraordinaire Zoot Money on Hammond & piano... The lovely vocal powerhouse Denise Gordon will be guesting with him too.
Over the years, Todd has worked with a variety of big name artists, such as Ike Turner, Joe Cocker, Chuck Berry, Ronnie Wood, Duke Robillard and Kim Wilson to name but a few.
Todd relentlessly pours his life experience straight back into his music where it best belongs. His honest & wry lyricism frequently shines a light on the heart that he so publicly chooses to wear on his sleeve, his whiskey soaked voice oozes emotions that can only be born from personal suffering, and his guitar always provides a window straight to his soul. As Todd himself likes to say: "When I was a kid I used to play to impress. Nowadays, I only play to express. My happiness depends upon it."
“Todd Sharpville's talent as a songwriter, singer and guitarist borders on genius. This was one of the best projects I’ve ever been involved in. It was a pleasure recording him and I’m proud of what we have created here on his US debut.” – DUKE ROBILLARD
"One of our best blues guitarists to date" – Mojo (UK)
"Todd Sharpville represents one of our most exciting & classy exports" - "Soul, taste, energy & power, he has it all!" - "Todd is a true bluesman!"- Blues in Britain