‘Move over Mick and Keef – Sharks smell blood’ Vive Le Rock magazine
Following the death of bass player/songwriter Andy Fraser in 2015, 70’s cult band Sharks performed a series of tribute gigs. Encouraged by the positive response the two original members guitar legend Chris Spedding and vocalist/songwriter Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons decided to bring Sharks back to life
Their first recording in the 21st century was the Killers of the Deep album released on the 3Ms label in February 2017. It has been included in Classic Rock’s 50 Best albums of the year so far.
Their Borderline show in September 2016 was described by Record Collector as: ‘Sharks still go for the gut – simply the best club gig I have seen this year’ and their show at the Lexington in London October 2017 was described by Uber Rock as ‘the best live show this year.’
They are currently working on a new album Ready Set Go for release in June 2018 and editing their feature length documentary film Shark Kar for release in 2019
Chris is a founder member of Sharks. His incredible guitar skills have graced recordings by the likes of Tom Waits, The Wombles, Bryan Ferry, The Ventures, Paulo Nutini, John Cale, Paul McCartney, Sugar Man Rodriguez, Robert Gordon, Jack Bruce and Elton John.
Chris produced the first demos for both the Cramps and the Sex Pistols and, as a singer/songwriter, he had a hit record with Motorbikin’ in 1975.
STEVE ‘SNIPS’ PARSONS
Steve is a founder member of Sharks. When the band folded he then spent 3 years touring and recording with drum legend Ginger Baker. Parsons released two solo albums in the late seventies then retired from performance in 1982 and spent the next 28 years working in the worlds of television and film until he reunited with Spedding in 2010. Since then they have collaborated on King Mob, the all-star Joyland album and now the Sharks revival.
New Sharks have worked with a variety of rhythm sections. Drummers so far have included Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), Gene Clark (PresenceLDN), Chris Page (Fresh Cream) and Joss Love (Dead Reds)
Their single choice for a permanent bass player is:
Tosh is bass player with a distinctive look and sound. He was a founder member of the science fiction influenced heavy metal band Slaves to Gravity. They released 2 albums on the SPV label. In 2012 he replaced Glenn Matlock in the King Mob beat group and has continued to perform and record with Parsons and Spedding ever since. Tosh is a Japanese national who has been resident in London for the last 18 years.