27th February 2014 - we're very happy to announce that we are now working with Maelstrom PR to riase our profile in the USA. Maelstrom works with indie bands, labels, and developing bands on the major label level to help develop their awareness among media outlets.
Maelstrom is run by Curtis Smith. Curt has worked in publicity and A&R for record companies such as Giant Records, Fortune Records, Interscope Records, Rise Records, Tomato Head Records, Triple X Records and Windham Hill Records.
Artists Curt has worked with at the major and independent label level include Andy Fraser, Brian Setzer Orchestra, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Rita Coolidge and Wierd Al Yankovic.
In March 2011 Curt was nominated for Best Publicist by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals
30th January 2014 - big review in Skope magazine published today. Thanks to Ray and Mike for making it happen! www.skopemag.com.
23rd December 2013 - We'd like to wish everyone season's greetings. We'd also like to thank everyone who's helped Sharp Practise this year. This includes Ben, Chris, Darren and Eddie for the UK tour, Tamsin for the Hard Heart video, and everyone who's played our music on their radio station, written about us on their website or come to see us perform. Most of all, thanks to everyone who's listened to our music in 2013. We hope you have a fantastic 2014!
16th December 2013 - Thanks to Nick at MuzicNotez for the following article:
12th December 2013 - We're pleased to say that our video for Hard Heart is going to be featured on Skope Magazine's website at www.skopemag.com.
2nd December 2013 - Please take a moment to read a new interview with us at http://neufutur.com/2013/11/sharp-practise-interview/. We'd like to thank James at NeuFutur for his interest and support.
4th October 2013 - We'd like to point out that our videos can now be seen on Unart.tv, which is based in Germany. A big thank you to all the guys there for their support, especially Chris!
1st July 2013 - We'd like to say thanks to everyone who came along to watch us, and to all the acts that supported us, on our recent UK tour.
17th June 2013 - Steal With Pride is now available from Amazon. You can discover it at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steal-With-Pride/dp/B00D041GRY. You can preview all the songs at the Amazon store.
14th June 2013 -our latest album, Steal With Pride, is now available in CD and download formats at http://cdbaby.com/cd/sharppractise2. Downloads of individual songs from the album are also available from CD Baby.
10th June 2013 - Nigel went to St Aidan's School in Billinge today to talk to the pupils in Years 5 and 6. They now know how you can make a living in the music industry without having to go on X Factor!
28th May 2013 - Hard Heart
10th May 2013 - Hard Heart is ready for release as a single on 20th May.
To see the video for the song please visit:
23rd April 2013 - the artwork for the Hard Heart single and video has been finished:
4th April 2013 - we have set a release date of 20th May 2013 for the first single from our new album. Hard Heart from the album Steal With Pride will be released on the Ryeharbour Records label accompanied by a video directed by Tamsin Sutherland.
20th December 2012 - Former Sharp Practise backing vocalist Katherine Crowe has entered the UK singles chart at number 63 this week with a new version of the Charlie Chaplin song “Smile”. Kath, who is fighting a long-standing battle with breast cancer, is hoping to raise some serious money to fund research into new ways of fighting the disease. The record is outselling Adele and Ed Sheehan in the download charts and has been number 1 in the iTunes download chart. We just want to wish Kath, who performed with us on our debut album Hiya, every success with the song and with her fund raising efforts. Go on, it’s 79 pence, go and buy it!