Sharon met through a mutual interest in playing guitars, which
through their love of music and for each other, became part of their
had played in various bands before he met Sharon and played on the
same bill with bands such as Free, T-Rex, Mungo Gerry, Ashton
Gardener and Dyke, and others at Nelson Imperial Ballroom in the
Sharon honed her guitar skills at Burnley College where
she eventually became a qualified Tutor, teaching Art and Guitar.
Together, they formed a duo in the 1980s calling themselves “Gentle
They were quite
successful around the local scene playing at various pubs and clubs
but also built a following in Cornwall where they went for family
holidays. Later, the duo became a trio and they acquired an
excellent bass and banjo player called Dave Cook. Due to their
popularity, they made a tape which sold very well at various gigs.
Unfortunately, the pressure of full time employment and bringing up a
family proved too hard for them to travel and perform around the
Country , so they disbanded until their circumstances changed.
2001. They returned to music full time. This time performing their
own material as well as covers. Renowned for their close harmonies
and picking skills, they now tour regularly around Lancashire,
Yorkshire and the Lake District.
recorded “Strings Attached” at Bakehouse Studio with producer,
Lynn Monk, in 2016 to thank the friends, family and supporters who
have encouraged them throughout their musical career. The album has
proved very popular with their fans, so they are currently writing
new material for further releases.