My name is Grant Sharkey. I'm on a mission to write, record and release an album every 6 months for 20 years. It's a pleasure to meet you!
I started in May 2013 with a double bass always by my side. I like to write songs that stimulate our big, lovely brains and stand up in the face of the smelly machine that is slowly turning our society into a big ball of branded, jingoistic, ungrateful, apathetic, flag-waving, boxed in, kettled, ludicrous bullsh*t. We're better than that.
They're all love songs, essentially.
Each album is released on May 1st and Novemeber 5th of the year. Set your diary app to remind you of something so simple.
Life is good. We've got a whole planet to run around until the day we die - we can choose to clean it up and make it workable for all the babies coming here. Or we can sit back watch the big boys mess it up some more. F*ck 'em up the Hollister Gap, I say.
Music and words are a fine way to make friends - it's sad that we value Netflix more than that sort of thing. But at least people get to stay at home safely and watch stories about zombies hording in terrifying throngs to overwhelm the last few survivors of the human race, or stories about the insidiousness and obsessive allure of power, or at best, you get to watch a guy buy some stuff out of a garage and pretend his life turned out amazingly well.
All that stuff would never happen in real life.
I'm a DIY artist. I have no backing from sports shoe manufacturers, mobile phone companies or alcoholic beverage perveyors. I'm funded purely by those show a little faith in what I'm doing - the more that number grows, the cheaper my stuff will be. I don't want to be rich, but I need to live. For those people, I'm extremely grateful. In Free Nuggets I declare that money is a religion - but a little faith goes a long way. THANK YOU.
I don't have a genre. No-one should.
I am in a band called Toupé. But we're on a big hiatus whilst my good friend Kar lives in Australia, pretending everything is just fine and Jay gets on with a rather good life (of which I'm jealous). Watch out for shows when they sometimes happen - they're so much fun.
I have a mailing list. Please join in. [[[HERE]]]
I love playing gigs. House shows, festivals, venues, streets and beaches, anywhere where there are people. Book me. [[[HERE]]]
GIG DATES: [[[HERE]]]
Photo: Damian Cook. It's a picture of me screaming to high heaven about Rupert Murdoch existing at all.