Sherwood is a Heavy rock band from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. http://www.sherwoodrock.co.uk
The band has been formed for over 8 years now, a project started by Singer/Guitarist Ryan Sharpe, Guitarist Rob Carr, Bassist Matt Campbell and Drummer Dave Carr.
Having been friends for a number of years and performing together in past bands, the goal was also the same, to write and perform simple yet skilled songs with a laid back attitude however with a lot of humour which shows on stage that provides energetic performances. The next couple of years proved successful for the band with the new material and cover songs in their performances proving popular, taking the new set to various places in Mansfield and Nottingham and Nottingham.
At the end of April 2002 Sherwood did a number of performance in Xanten, Germany and received some very good reviews within the local music scene. This proved a good learning curve and experience, headlining one venue and performing at a number of others with European and British bands. The first single, 'Welcome to my World/Say Goodbye' was released under NCN Studios, Nottingham, whilst in Germany and on return to the UK receiving positive responses. Both songs were centred around the heavy rock sound with twin guitar parts with poetic vocal lines. In 2003 Sherwood blitzed their home county, finally appearing on local radio stations with the single gaining airplay. After concentrating on touring the band took time out to record their self titled EP, which also gained radio play and was well received with fans. First song 'The Traveller' is Sherwood's heaviest song to date with heavy riffs and twin guitar harmonies, with 'Moving On' a more melodic hard rock tune
After it's release the band started a run of short tours to promote the EP, which also included two performances in Kensington, London.
A new chapter began at the beginning of 2006. Rob Carr left the band for personal reasons and Chris Tideswell rejoined on 2nd guitar and the band wrote 8 new songs during that summer. The first 2 new songs 'Afterlife' and 'This is my Life' moved away from the more metal twin guitar orientated style of 'Say Goodbye' and 'The Traveller' and took a more simpler hard rock feel. This was followed by 'Saturday Night' and 'Play' which were longer and more epic than previous Sherwood songs, followed by the gutsy 'Damn You' which was the first song to some humerous references.
The band focuses on creating typical heavy rock that can be turned up loud and still come across clear with a laid back appeal. Sherwood's style was a mix of classic rock meets New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with their early songs being centred around guitar harmonies and riff based tunes. With a change in guitar players the song direction became a little more mainstream.
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