Review: Dani Wilde & Todd Sharpville – True Blues Club at Earlestown RBL, Newton-le-Willows: Friday, 9th May

Posted on: Saturday, May 17, 2014

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At this premier and spacious venue which is a shrine to the best of blues from America and Britain in an authentic copy of a Chicago blues room, we have two individual singer songwriters plying their trade together in what turns out to be an impressive collaboration. Dani Wilde has graced the stage here for more than 7 years as a blues singer/guitarist promoting herself and her albums with a distinctive mature powerful style and from such a demure figure.

Todd Sharpville is a Londoner and over the years has had the good fortune in his amazing career to work with a multitude of well -known and established musicians here in Britain and in America. These two decided to get together who are excellent musicians and entertainers in they own right.

The duo sang and played to a select audience with material from their past albums, mixed with a few well known rearranged covers. Todd is a musician of the highest order and with his acoustic guitar played with heart and soul he also played keys accompanying and harmonising with Dani.

Dani doesn’t let the grass grow under her feet and has been busy recording her new album, no title yet, but is near completion and will be out soon. I don’t know how long they will be together touring but they are having a ball entertaining appreciative audiences nationwide.

KEITH BLACKLEDGE

National & International Music Reviewer

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