Sheffield’s high-flying young guitar band The Sherlocks are supporting rock superstars The Enemy tonight - with more big name gigs to follow.
The four piece will support Simple Minds and Scouting For Girls at the Hardwick Live Garden Party, in Durham, on Friday, September 12.
Tonight (Mon, June 2, 2014) they are special guests of The Enemy at Northumbria University in Newcastle.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our exclusive chat with The Sherlocks.
John Adamson, Managing Director of Ramside Estates, organisers of the second annual Hardwick Live Garden Party, said of signing the South Yorkshire quartet: “This is a great chance to see an act on the verge of success, having already been snapped up by the management team behind The View, Babyshambles and Pete Doherty.
“The Sherlocks have already supported platinum selling acts like The Enemy and even count bands like Reverend and The Makers in their ever-growing fan base.”
The Sherlocks have been selling out venues all over the North, as they grow their fan base quickly - as Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys did.
They are flattered by that.
But the two sets of brothers, singer Kiaran Crook, aged 18, brother Bran, 21, on drums, Josh Davidson, 20, on guitar and brother Andy, 16, on bass, say the comparisons end there.
Bran said: “I don’t think we sound like the Arctic Monkeys, but like they did there’s a wave of people coming to our gigs.
“Many are excited because they followed us from the beginning, They are sticking with us and getting other people involved.
Singer Kiaran added: We want to thank all our fans.
”We really appreciate everyone of them coming, especially now - when we can feel ourselves rolling. Fans feel like they are coming with us.”
It has not been overnight success for them. Since they formed in 2010 they have played around 500 gigs, starting as a covers band, but now playing their own material as they hope to emulate their inspirations, including the Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, The Jam and The Courteeners.
Hardwick Live takes place on Friday and Saturday - September 12 and 13 - in the picturesque grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel.
Don’t You (Forget About Me) and Promised You A Miracle Scottish rock icons Simple Minds, fronted by Jim Kerr, headline the opening night.
Scouting For Girls, also performin on the Friday, are four times Brit Awards nominees, have sold more than two million records and had four top 10 albums in the UK alone, are best known for hits such as She’s So Lovely, Elvis Ain’t Dead, Heartbeat and This Ain’t a Love Song,
Pop legends The Jacksons headline the Saturday stage, with appearances by Adam Ant, rockers Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers, Brit pop heroes Dodgy, soul singer Kenny Thomas, Teesside’s Cattle and Cane as well as London singer song-writer Emma Garrett and many more.
Day tickets are £36 (adult), £10 (under 16s) and £5 (child) for Friday; and £49 (adult), £12 (under 16s) and £6 (child), for Saturday.
A limited number of Gold tickets are available at £119, which includes Saturday entrance ticket, all day gala buffet, exclusive use of hotel bars, toilets and VIP parking.
Weekend tickets are available at www.hardwicklive.co.uk or by calling 01740 620 253.