Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Playing at Telford's Sunday 1st Feb

I will be playing Telford's Warehouse, Chester again this coming Sunday 1st Feb.
The remarkable Thor Brown will be on bass, of course!

I hope you can all make it!  Tell all your friends! Bring your pets too.....er.....maybe not the pets!

I have not decided on which songs we'll be doing this time......let it be a surprise!...

I have had a cold all this last week, but I'm sure I'll be fine by the time Sunday rocks and rolls around!

Keep warm.....


Shem and Thor at Telford's Warehouse on Sunday 18th January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

Telford's 18th January 2015

I did an open mic, with Thor, last weekend at Telford's.  The songs we played were, "Mask" (which we'd never performed live before), "You Take It All", and "Sunrise".
I actually felt more relaxed.  The nerves I often experience were not a problem this time.  Nerves affect my singing, sometimes!
Karen filmed it on her phone.  An audio recording was also made on my portable Tascam device. I put the two together (I used the sound from the audio recording, as it is much better than the phone recording).
I am reasonably happy with two of the recordings.  I have put "You Take It All" on youtube, which you can see here -

The other song is "Sunrise", which I'll post later
See you soon,

IN FACT!.....Here it is -

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Welcome to the Shem Sharples site!


Welcome to my new blog site!
This one is dedicated to my singer-songwriter activity.
It was created on 14th January 2015, so I will be building it up gradually from now.
Please keep popping back.....

Have a quick look at my first post below,

Be seeing you!


Shem Sharples - Songs and Open Mic. Activity

Hi all,

 I'm doing an open mic. gig this coming Sunday 18th January 2015 at Telford's, Chester.  Please come along if you can!  I'll be playing some new songs, ones I have never played in public before. Also an older one (or two, if there's time!).  Of course, Thor will be joining me on bass.

 I have been working extensively on getting a lot of my old songs together, beating them into shape, re-writing parts and generally improving them.  Some of these songs are decades old and hardly anyone has ever heard them!
 I have also written a good number of new songs, which nobody else has ever heard yet, (except Karen). I'll introduce them gradually into my sets as time goes.......(check out the open mics!)

 There is a video recording of  "Jackdaw Alien" on Youtube, filmed at Alexanders, Chester, in December.  Check it out here :-


If anyone out there would like us to do a set, or give us some gigs, it would be most welcome. Please get in touch!

Thanks, Shem