The group was originally formed by Andy Fraser from the band Free, no longer with us and sadly departed in 2015, but the rest of the band plan to make a go of it, for the sheer audacious hell of it and to see where it takes them. Just because they are in the tea time of their life rather than the beginning, it doesn’t mean there isn’t unfinished business.
Chris Spedding (guitarist extraordinaire, who worked with Roxy Music, The Sex Pistols, The Wombles and recorded with Sixto Rodriguez, but did not realise it until the ‘Searching for Sugarman’ documentary came out),
Steve (‘Snips’) Parsons (who went on to forge an amazing career in film, commercials and TV music, turning his back on rock stardom, choosing to live in the musical shadows) and Nicky Judd (keyboards for many a seventies band and afterwards). Also on board are Sex Pistol/ Professionals drummer Paul Cook and bassist Toshi Ogawa from Kingmob and Hey! Hello! on bass.
The idea for reforming Sharks first came about two years ago, when Snips co-produced Spedding’s all-star solo album Joyland, which featured Johnny Marr, Bryan Ferry and Andy Fraser, amongst others.