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The Sharpeez are old enough to know better but still they’re misbehaving with their blend of classic rock, west coast jangle and rootsy blues influenced attitude. They have been developing and maturing, and like a carefully aged single malt whisky they are finally ready to be appreciated. With the arrival of their new album ‘Wild One’( which is set to become a classic) the Sharpeez have evolved into a major force and they are second to none The Sharpeez have been gaining recognition in the U.K and Europe, the new album will be taking them even further If you’ve got to the age where you want to put your feet up and relax to something soothing you’ve come to the wrong place because the Sharpeez aint taking no prisoners. They will drive 12 hours and play a gig that will peel paint off the walls and make you feel you’re missing out on something in life. Inspirational is the word. Welcome to the world of the Sharpeez.
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The bands latest album is entitled ‘Wild One’ it was recorded at the Coach House Studios, France. September 2017 released August 2018. Recorded and Engineered by Paul Madden for 3ms music. Mixed and Mastered by: Loz Netto The band is working on a new studio album and live album to be released later in 2020. You can order the Wild One album now at 3ms music https://3msmusic.com/product/the-sharpeez-wild-one/
One hour radio interview about our new album Wild One. On Get Ready to Rock Radio: The Pete Feenstra Feature-Bill Mead (The Sharpeez)-29th April 2018 https://www.mixcloud.com/grtr/the-pete-feenstra-feature-bill- mead-the-sharpeez-29-april-2018/
The Sharpeez - the very best of British Rhythm and Blues. A high energy, performance of original songs influenced by Rory Gallagher, Dr Feelgood, Tom Petty, The Stones, George Thorogood, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers, Andy Fraser .......Their crossover blues with a rock influence pushes the boundaries through strong songs, great hooks and some scintillating playing. The cool juxtaposition between the subtle and the frenetic and the transitions from quiet to loud, is at the core of the unique Sharpeez style that is distinctive in the generic blues/rock field.
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The Sharpeez
The Sharpeez are old enough to know better but still they’re misbehaving with their blend of classic rock, west coast jangle and rootsy blues influenced attitude. They have been developing and maturing, and like a carefully aged single malt whisky they are finally ready to be appreciated. With the arrival of their new album ‘Wild One’( which is set to become a classic) the Sharpeez have evolved into a major force and they are second to none The Sharpeez have been gaining recognition in the U.K and Europe, the new album will be taking them even further If you’ve got to the age where you want to put your feet up and relax to something soothing you’ve come to the wrong place because the Sharpeez aint taking no prisoners. They will drive 12 hours and play a gig that will peel paint off the walls and make you feel you’re missing out on something in life. Inspirational is the word. Welcome to the world of the Sharpeez.
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The bands latest album is entitled ‘Wild One’ it was recorded at the Coach House Studios, France. September 2017 released August 2018. Recorded and Engineered by Paul Madden for 3ms music. Mixed and Mastered by: Loz Netto The band is working on a new studio album and live album to be released later in 2020. You can order the Wild One album now at 3ms music https://3msmusic.com/product/the-sharpeez-wild-one/
One hour radio interview about our new album Wild One. On Get Ready to Rock Radio: The Pete Feenstra Feature-Bill Mead (The Sharpeez)-29th April 2018 https://www.mixcloud.com/grtr/the-pete-feenstra-feature-bill- mead-the-sharpeez-29-april-2018/

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‘Playing With a Losing Hand’ Day of Blues Festival, Astor Theatre, Deal, Kent, 25th October 2017
Sound & Vision
Wims Muiekkelder. Holland. 2018
Strangers. Acoustic session, 2017
The Sharpeez. ‘Jacie D’ The Great British Blues Festival. 19th Jan 2019

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Sound & Vision
‘Playing With a Losing Hand’ Day of Blues Festival, Astor Theatre, Deal, Kent, 25th October 2017
Wims Muiekkelder. Holland. 2018
Strangers. Acoustic session, 2017
The Sharpeez: ‘Jackie D’ The Great British Blues Festival. Jan 19th 2019

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Sharpeez gigs in the UK and Europe
2021- Upcoming GIGS Saturday 20th November, The Sharpeez & Sin House Boom, Boom Club, Sutton F.C The Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey. SM1 2EY Spanish Tour February 2022 Wednesday 2nd, Louie Louie, Estonia. Thursday 3rd, Milwaukee, El Puerto, Santa Maria. Wednesday 9th, Gong Galaxy Club. Oviedo. Thursday 10th, Babylon, Leon. Friday 11th, Club Clavicembalo, Lugo.

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https://www.facebook.com/sharpeez/ 2021 - Upcoming GIGS Saturday 20thNovember, The Sharpeez & Sin House Boom, Boom Club, Sutton F.C The Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey. SM1 2EY Spanish Tour February 2022 Wednesday 2nd, Louie Louie, Estonia. Thursday 3rd, Milwaukee, El Puerto, Santa Maria. Wednesday 9th, Gong Galaxy Club. Oviedo. Thursday 10th, Babylon, Leon. Friday 11th, Club Clavicembalo, Lugo.
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Reviews
Maverick Magazine. June 2018
Maverick Magazine. Review 2. July 2018
Blues in Britain Album Review July 2018
3rd January 2019 The Sharpeez pen a rhythm and blues masterclass There is a good blend of styles in the lineage of The Sharpeez. In case you are new to them, leader Bill Mead was in a Mod/R’n’B band called Rebel, which was gigging with bands like The Stranglers in the musical melting pot of late 1979. Guitarist Loz Netto also has a history, as he was a founding member of Sniff ‘n’ The Tears around the same time. Fate drew them together and they have just released their fifth album, Wild One, named after the famous Marlon Brandon film, or so I am reliably informed. Their sound is an intriguing blend of Dire Straits (when they moved out of first gear), The Who and Dr. Feelgood, with a healthy portion of blues thrown in. I guess the nearest comparison in feel and outlook, would be the Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey collaboration of a few years back. They open with Automatic Mode, which is an excellent introduction to this lively band. It’s solid R’n’B for the modern age, with some great guitar embellishments throughout the verses and a really tasty solo. Next is Bullet, a co-write with Brian Willoughby of Strawbs fame and a Nashville based composer, Cathryn Craig. This shows the prowess of bassist Baz and the strong backing of Brendan O’Niell (of Rory Gallagher’s band) on the drums. A complex bass line, punctuated by more clever guitar and Teresa’s vocals make their impact on the chorus. This is a bit of a shuffle with pop sensibilities woven into the fabric of the song, while we get some nice reverb on the guitar parts. My allusion to Dr. Feelgood is perfectly illustrated on…Dr. Feelgood. This is like its namesake in feel, but is expanded by a great series of slide guitar patterns from Loz Netto. The slide solo is up there with the best exponents of this wonderful style; think Mickey Moody. Loz forgoes the bottleneck on the next track, Losing Hand. Instead the good old ‘whammy bar’ is used to great effect and, coupled with some clever use of harmonics, it lifts this one out of a potential ‘heard it all before’ feeling. Stilletto Heels is co-written with former Sharpeez guitarist Pete Goodey. This one has acoustic backing overlaid with a sweetly picked solo, but it may have benefitted from being heavied up, as (to my ears) it falls into an almost lethargic Tom Petty-like song which doesn’t achieve it’s promise. Title track, Wild One, however, is such a well-structured song that you soon forget and forgive the weakness of the last track. This one has everything… a solid blues-rock riff backs the story of this particular wild one, sung by Bill in a startlingly Daltrey sounding voice. It is further improved by another superbly picked solo. A funky riff drives Heartache Express and has Loz exploring different tones to fit the emotion of the track. Heat of the Night is another strong composition, which has me imagining the Who doing the Stones. Heartache Express sounds like it would be at home on the Coverdale/Whitesnake Restless Heart album due to its Vandenburg style crisp chord introduction. Netto puts in another slinky slide solo. The closing track, Desperate Man is a good way to wrap up the album. It is written by Meade and the ubiquitous blues-man of many talents Pete Feenstra and has an ingenious chord pattern behind the song backed a subtle yet beefy drum pattern, with the best solo on the album: it is played almost in discord but with a hammer-on technique that makes it mesmerising. Wild One then combines the very best elements of British R&B. The band keeps true to their roots and yet, through a well produced and well-disciplined approach from every single member, it is still a 21st Century take on a classic genre. It is, without doubt, a great album with only a couple of minor missteps, so if you like your R’n’B British and true to the meaning of Rhythm and Blues you are going to love this. Review by: Tom Dixon SEVENdoodle paws out of TEN

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The Sharpeez
 
Reviews
Maverick Magazine. June 2018
Maverick Magazine. Review 2. July 2018
Blues in Britain Album Review July 2018
3rd January 2019 The Sharpeez pen a rhythm and blues masterclass There is a good blend of styles in the lineage of The Sharpeez. In case you are new to them, leader Bill Mead was in a Mod/R’n’B band called Rebel, which was gigging with bands like The Stranglers in the musical melting pot of late 1979. Guitarist Loz Netto also has a history, as he was a founding member of Sniff ‘n’ The Tears around the same time. Fate drew them together and they have just released their fifth album, Wild One, named after the famous Marlon Brandon film, or so I am reliably informed. Their sound is an intriguing blend of Dire Straits (when they moved out of first gear), The Who and Dr. Feelgood, with a healthy portion of blues thrown in. I guess the nearest comparison in feel and outlook, would be the Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey collaboration of a few years back. They open with Automatic Mode, which is an excellent introduction to this lively band. It’s solid R’n’B for the modern age, with some great guitar embellishments throughout the verses and a really tasty solo. Next is Bullet, a co-write with Brian Willoughby of Strawbs fame and a Nashville based composer, Cathryn Craig. This shows the prowess of bassist Baz and the strong backing of Brendan O’Niell (of Rory Gallagher’s band) on the drums. A complex bass line, punctuated by more clever guitar and Teresa’s vocals make their impact on the chorus. This is a bit of a shuffle with pop sensibilities woven into the fabric of the song, while we get some nice reverb on the guitar parts. My allusion to Dr. Feelgood is perfectly illustrated on…Dr. Feelgood. This is like its namesake in feel, but is expanded by a great series of slide guitar patterns from Loz Netto. The slide solo is up there with the best exponents of this wonderful style; think Mickey Moody. Loz forgoes the bottleneck on the next track, Losing Hand. Instead the good old ‘whammy bar’ is used to great effect and, coupled with some clever use of harmonics, it lifts this one out of a potential ‘heard it all before’ feeling. Stilletto Heels is co-written with former Sharpeez guitarist Pete Goodey. This one has acoustic backing overlaid with a sweetly picked solo, but it may have benefitted from being heavied up, as (to my ears) it falls into an almost lethargic Tom Petty-like song which doesn’t achieve it’s promise. Title track, Wild One, however, is such a well-structured song that you soon forget and forgive the weakness of the last track. This one has everything… a solid blues-rock riff backs the story of this particular wild one, sung by Bill in a startlingly Daltrey sounding voice. It is further improved by another superbly picked solo. A funky riff drives Heartache Express and has Loz exploring different tones to fit the emotion of the track. Heat of the Night is another strong composition, which has me imagining the Who doing the Stones. Heartache Express sounds like it would be at home on the Coverdale/Whitesnake Restless Heart album due to its Vandenburg style crisp chord introduction. Netto puts in another slinky slide solo. The closing track, Desperate Man is a good way to wrap up the album. It is written by Meade and the ubiquitous blues-man of many talents Pete Feenstra and has an ingenious chord pattern behind the song backed a subtle yet beefy drum pattern, with the best solo on the album: it is played almost in discord but with a hammer-on technique that makes it mesmerising. Wild One then combines the very best elements of British R&B. The band keeps true to their roots and yet, through a well produced and well-disciplined approach from every single member, it is still a 21st Century take on a classic genre. It is, without doubt, a great album with only a couple of minor missteps, so if you like your R’n’B British and true to the meaning of Rhythm and Blues you are going to love this. Review by: Tom Dixon SEVENdoodle paws out of TEN

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Merchandise
‘Wild One’ The latest CD August 2018 Recorded in northern France at The Coach House studios by Paul Madden. Available at 3ms Music: https://3msmusic.com/product/the-sharpeez-wild-one/
Recorded at The Tuesday Night Music Club  engineered by Simon Taylor                              Available for £10 each, (including P&P for UK sales)  Email us and pay by Paypal, cash or cheque.
‘Live at TNMC ‘ CD - February 2017

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Merchandise
‘Wild One’ The latest CD August 2018
Recorded in northern France at The Coach House studios by Paul Madden. Available at 3ms Music: https://3msmusic.com/product/the-sharpeez-wild-one/
Recorded at The Tuesday Night Music Club  engineered by Simon Taylor Available for £10 each, (including P&P for UK sales) Europe €12 Email us and pay by Paypal, cash or cheque.
‘Live at TNMC ‘ CD - February 2017

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Contacts
Contacts for bookings or information: Bill Mead +44 7948404077 wmead39@gmail.com ___________________________________________________________ Don McKay RHINO Agency rhinoagency@btconnect.com 07703 626 309 ___________________________________________________________ Golly Gallagher GFI Promotions http://www.gfi-promotions.com/ 07887-357382 01252-313282 ___________________________________________________________ Greece John Angelatos +30 69443522523 redrooster@ath.forthnet.gr

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Contacts
Don McKay RHINO Agency rhinoagency@btconnect.com 07703 626 309 __________________________________________________ Golly Gallagher GFI Promotions http://www.gfi-promotions.com/ 07887-357382 01252-313282 ___________________________________________________ Greece John Angelatos +30 69443522523 redrooster@ath.forthnet.gr
Bill Mead wmead39@gmail.com +44 7948404077 _____________________________________________________

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Biography
William “Bill” Mead is quite a clever chap. He has actually discovered how to bottle lightning! Ask anyone who has seen and heard Bill’s high energy rock and blues band The Sharpeez – on a stage in a club or festival across Europe and the UK during the band’s lengthy musical career, and they will confirm this feat. Incendiary performances and the ability to connect with an audience of any size and age, to create a guaranteed electric atmosphere and lasting memories, sets this outfit apart from their peers on the blues and rock circuit. The individual musicians in the line-up have fabulous playing pedigrees, but as a unit, they have chemistry you could cut with a blunt knife! Bill and the chaps can pen a decent song too, and transfer that on-stage power and energy to record, as evidenced on their cracking album, “Wild One”, released in Spring 2018. Their fifth album named after the classic Marlon Brando movie. Recorded in France, where they teamed up with acclaimed recording engineer Paul Madden, who has worked with a myriad of stars including The White Stripes, Jack Bruce, Robin Trower, The Stranglers and many others. The album was mixed and mastered by Loz Netto at his private studio. The material, the performances and the production all have equal importance across the new record, and Bill’s innate storytelling skills on the songwriting side of things, are most definitely to the fore. There’s groove galore, there is ample feel, they get down and dirty with some sizzling slide guitar licks and they rock out when required. There really is “something for everyone” on the latest release, and the same can be said when you catch these cool cats live. A smile on the faces of the guys and gals who walk away from a Sharpeez gig at the end of the night whether that is in Europe, the UK or further afield – is regular currency and reward. The Sharpeez, formed from the ashes of popular 1970s London and Kent band Rebel, became hot favourites alongside Dr Feelgood and The Stranglers in all the major London pub rock venues of the time., such as The Hope and Anchor and The Marquee. In 1984, they decided to take a hiatus, which became almost a 20-year period. The band returned in 2003, with Baz Payne on bass, Spencer Blackledge on drums and Bill Mead playing the guitar and lead vocals. Today’s core line-up is Bill Mead on lead guitar and lead vocals, Lead Guitar/Slide and vocals: Loz Netto (Moon, Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, ex Polygram and Atlantic records solo artist) Drums: Brendan O’Neill, (Rory Gallagher,Nine Below Zero.) Clive Edwards: (Pat Travers, John Cale, UFO, Lionheart.) Bass: Fergie Fulton, (Hokie Joint) Derek White: (Storm Warning, Larry Miller Band.) Stevie Browning: (The Pretty Things.) The Sharpeez have won widespread critical acclaim with their albums, especially 2011’s “Open For Surgery” and their studio release, “Mississippi Thrill”. Bill Mead has a long history of writing and recording music. He released his first single “Rocka Shocka” with Rebel in the 1970s. He was signed by Fischer Z Management, and he wrote and recorded the album, “Strangers in New York” for Red Admiral Records.“Mississippi Thrill” arrived in 2014. Tracks from this acclaimed album made the Top 10 of the prestigious IBBA chart (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) “most played” chart. Loz Netto is an internationally respected musician, composer, songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, producer and recording engineer. A former member of the hit band Sniff ‘n’ The Tears. He began his professional career in the 1970’s and at 17, was hired to play the guitar on tour for Drifters legend, Ben ‘E’ King. He then joined the cult soul/funk band Moon as guitarist and songwriter, and in 1976 signed to CBS records, recording two albums with the band, while touring the U.K and Europe. Loz became a founder member of Sniff ‘n’ The Tears and by 1978 the band had a worldwide award-winning hit record with “Drivers Seat”, from their acclaimed album “Fickle Heart”.Loz recorded two albums with the band and toured the world, including a three-month tour of the USA, playing huge football stadiums. He appeared on Top of The Pops, The Old Grey Whistle Test and other major TV shows in Europe and the US. In 1982, Loz launched a solo career signing to Polygram Records and recorded his debut solo album at George Martin’s Air Studios. His first single “Fade Away”, appeared in the U.S top 40 for six weeks. The single went Top Ten in Holland and charted in most European countries. He recorded two albums for Polygram. He was then signed to Atlantic Records by label founder Ahmet Ertegun, and his album for the label received critical acclaim, and various songs were used in U.S films and T.V shows. He has toured with Tasmin Archer and Paul Young among many others. His songs have been covered by Chaka Khan, Joe Walsh, Rick James, Kenny Loggins and others and been used on many TV and movie soundtracks. There is palpable chemistry with these remarkably versatile and vastly experienced individual musicians – but as a unit under The Sharpeez banner, they are a formidable force. The band’s sound unashamedly nods towards their main influences such as Rory Gallagher, Dr Feelgood, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, George Thorogood, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser. But they most certainly tread their own path musically, and regularly achieve extensive radio airplay worldwide. Good time British R & B never sounded in such good health…

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Maximum Rhythm & Blues
The Sharpeez
 
Biography
William “Bill” Mead is quite a clever chap. He has actually discovered how to bottle lightning! Ask anyone who has seen and heard Bill’s high energy rock and blues band The Sharpeez – on a stage in a club or festival across Europe and the UK during the band’s lengthy musical career, and they will confirm this feat. Incendiary performances and the ability to connect with an audience of any size and age, to create a guaranteed electric atmosphere and lasting memories, sets this outfit apart from their peers on the blues and rock circuit. The individual musicians in the line-up have fabulous playing pedigrees, but as a unit, they have chemistry you could cut with a blunt knife! Bill and the chaps can pen a decent song too, and transfer that on-stage power and energy to record, as evidenced on their cracking album, “Wild One”, released in Spring 2018. Their fifth album named after the classic Marlon Brando movie. Recorded in France, where they teamed up with acclaimed recording engineer Paul Madden, who has worked with a myriad of stars including The White Stripes, Jack Bruce, Robin Trower, The Stranglers and many others. The material, the performances and the production all have equal importance across the new record, and Bill’s innate storytelling skills on the songwriting side of things, are most definitely to the fore. There’s groove galore, there is ample feel, they get down and dirty with some sizzling slide guitar licks and they rock out when required. There really is “something for everyone” on the latest release, and the same can be said when you catch these cool cats live. A smile on the faces of the guys and gals who walk away from a Sharpeez gig at the end of the night whether that is in Europe, the UK or further afield – is regular currency and reward. The Sharpeez, formed from the ashes of popular 1970s London and Kent band Rebel, became hot favourites alongside Dr Feelgood and The Stranglers in all the major London pub rock venues of the time., such as The Hope and Anchor and The Marquee. In 1984, they decided to take a hiatus, which became almost a 20-year period. The band returned in 2003, with Baz Payne on bass, Spencer Blackledge on drums and Bill Mead playing the guitar and lead vocals. Today’s core line-up is Bill Mead on lead guitar and lead vocals, Lead Guitar/Slide and vocals: Loz Netto (Moon, Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, ex Polygram and Atlantic records solo artist) Drums: Brendan O’Neill, (Rory Gallagher,Nine Below Zero.) Clice Edwards: Pat Travers, John Cale, UFO, Lionheart) Bass: Fergie Fulton, (Hokie Joint) Derek White: (Storm Warning, Larry Miller Band.) Stevie Browning: (The Pretty Things.) The Sharpeez have won widespread critical acclaim with their albums, especially 2011’s “Open For Surgery” and their studio release, “Mississippi Thrill”. Bill Mead has a long history of writing and recording music. He released his first single “Rocka Shocka” with Rebel in the 1970s. He was signed by Fischer Z Management, and he wrote and recorded the album, “Strangers in New York” for Red Admiral Records.“Mississippi Thrill” arrived in 2014. Tracks from this acclaimed album made the Top 10 of the prestigious IBBA chart (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) “most played” chart. Loz Netto is an internationally respected musician, composer, songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, producer and recording engineer. A former member of the hit band Sniff ‘n’ The Tears. He began his professional career in the 1970’s and at 17, was hired to play the guitar on tour for Drifters legend, Ben ‘E’ King. He then joined the cult soul/funk band Moon as guitarist and songwriter, and in 1976 signed to CBS records, recording two albums with the band, while touring the U.K and Europe. Loz became a founder member of Sniff ‘n’ The Tears and by 1978 the band had a worldwide award-winning hit record with “Drivers Seat”, from their acclaimed album “Fickle Heart”.Loz recorded two albums with the band and toured the world, including a three-month tour of the USA, playing huge football stadiums. He appeared on Top of The Pops, The Old Grey Whistle Test and other major TV shows in Europe and the US. In 1982, Loz launched a solo career signing to Polygram Records and recorded his debut solo album at George Martin’s Air Studios. His first single “Fade Away”, appeared in the U.S top 40 for six weeks. The single went Top Ten in Holland and charted in most European countries. He recorded two albums for Polygram. He was then signed to Atlantic Records by label founder Ahmet Ertegun, and his album for the label received critical acclaim, and various songs were used in U.S films and T.V shows. He has toured with Tasmin Archer and Paul Young among many others. His songs have been covered by Chaka Khan, Joe Walsh, Rick James, Kenny Loggins and others and been used on many TV and movie soundtracks. There is palpable chemistry with these remarkably versatile and vastly experienced individual musicians – but as a unit under The Sharpeez banner, they are a formidable force. The band’s sound unashamedly nods towards their main influences such as Rory Gallagher, Dr Feelgood, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, George Thorogood, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser. But they most certainly tread their own path musically, and regularly achieve extensive radio airplay worldwide. Good time British R & B never sounded in such good health…