Retro: Sheffield band back for another reunion gig

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A Sheffield band that has re-formed after 32 years had such a great time at a reunion gig that they are doing it all over again!

They have shared some of their photographs from first tiem around ahead of the event next week.

The Sharp Cuts formed in 1983, made up of three lads from Silverdale School “with a pure passion for rocking, swinging, jive music from the 40s and 50s,” said guitarist Steve Delaney.

are getting back together for a very rare reunion gig and we would think there would be real value for local people in the event having some editorial in the Star Newspaper.

He added: “The band were made famous in Sheffield via many appearances on local TV, newspapers and radio and became firmly implanted in the hearts of local music lovers for our unforgettable performances in a busking style on Saturday afternoons in the now iconic Hole in the Road subway that used to exist in Sheffield throughout the 1980s-1990s.

Steve said that the 1980s band also won local music competitions including The Star’s own Websters Rock and Pop competition at the then Top Rank, appeared on New Faces hosted by city-born star Marti Caine and played for Princess Diana at the London Hippodrome nightspot, owned by Sheffielder Peter Stringfellow.

Members of the original line-up, including John Hides on piano and vocals and Johnny Wood on double bass and backing vocals, had such a great time at The Greystones that they are doing it all again at Yellow Arch Studios in Burton Road, Neepsend on May 8. For tickets, go to