‘The Sharks, the greatest true rock band of the early seventies, are back to shake the planet. Absolutely unbeatable’ Chris Salewicz
Sharks were originally formed in 1972 by Andy Fraser after the demise of Free, Fraser left the band before their second album, Jab It In Yore Eye, which gained them a cult following amongst the punk cognoscenti, including The Clash, Chrissie Hynde and The Sex Pistols. The latter worked with Spedding on the demo’s for Never Mind The Bollocks.
Sharks have reformed with three original members – Chris Spedding, Steve Parsons & Nicky Judd. Also on board are Sex Pistols/Professionals drummer Paul Cook and Toshi Ogawa from Kingmob (bass).
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Chris is a founder member of Sharks. As an acknowledged master of the guitar he has played with a diverse array of talent through the years including: Tom Waits, The Wombles, Bryan Ferry, The Ventures, Paulo Nutini, John Cale, Katie Melua, Paul McCartney, Robert Gordon, Jack Bruce and Elton John.
He produced the first demo’s for both the Cramps and the Sex Pistols and, as a singer/songwriter, he had a hit record with Motorbikin’ in 1975 and has released over a dozen solo albums – his most recent being Joyland in 2014.
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. He spent the next 25 years working in the worlds of television and film. Many of his composer/ director/writer/producer credits can be found on IMDB.
In 2011 he decided to sing again and formed the band King Mob. Parsons is currently working with Swans guitarist Kristof Hahn on an original podcast series entitled: The California Death Ray.
Nick joined Sharks on keyboards following the departure of Andy Fraser. After Sharks he joined the Andy Fraser band which released one album. He has been a teacher of music for many years but has found time to pursue solo projects and play live with artists such as Frankie Miller, Brian Eno and, more recently, Lee Thompson of Madness.
Paul was a founder member of the Sex Pistols. Over the years he has maintained a close musical relationship with fellow Pistol Steve Jones in outfits such as the Professionals and, along with Phil Lynott and Chris Spedding, The Greedy Bastards. He has played drums for the late Johnny Thunders, Viv Goddard and the Subway Sect, Chiefs of Relief and Edwyn Collins.
He also discovered the best-selling girl group Bananarama and produced their first album.
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. He 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 17 years.