Shardlake formed in the summer of 2012, brought together by a shared passion for rock music and a desire to perform the greatest songs in the genre, sometimes with a little twist…
Pauline Hatfield – Lead Vocals
Pauline always wanted to be a singer. Aged 8, she would stand on top of a high ‘dyke’ in the back court of her tenement building in Glasgow, belting out Lena Zavaroni numbers.
Her love affair with heavier rock began later, in her mid-20s, and has never ended. That was the thunderbolt! The music of bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Aerosmith reaches a place inside her that no other music ever has.
Seth Gardner – Drums and Percussion
Seth finds that playing a three-hour rock set on the drums induces a Zen-like meditative state of being that can best be described as totally knackered.
Famously took up percussion after finding that drumsticks did not work too well on grand pianos. Seth can coax a seductive rhythm from a range of instruments including djembi, tom-toms and Volvo dashboard.
John Hatfield – Bass Guitar
John’s bass playing has been compared to that of Jack Bruce, Flea and Mani – very unfavourably. A few years ago his live sound changed radically when he started plugging the bass into an amplifier.
John also plays guitar, banjo and mandolin but usually drops at least one before the end of the set. Loves playing rock music…at least until psychedelic Patagonian bluegrass comes back into fashion.
Andy Dickson – Keyboards, Guitar and Backing Vocals
Having learned the guitar from age 8 from the Beatles complete Andy then moved onto play the organ at age 10 inspired by the prog rock backdrop of the early 70s.
Addicted to music ever since he tries to ensure he either plays or listens every single day, wherever he is in the world
Steve Plummer – Guitar and Backing Vocals
Steve started playing music aged 6, falling in love with the Guitar at the tender age of 12! Favourite artists include Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnston, Laura Marling, Elbow, AC/DC, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, The Script, Seal and Eric Clapton.
Music heals the soul.
Meet The Crew:
Shardlake are supported by a couple of great Crew Members who come along to sound engineer, photograph and catch the shows live on video. You’ll often see them at the back making the magic happen or capturing it when it does. We couldn’t do it without them.
Allister Dickson : Sound and Photography – allisterdicksonphotography.co.uk
I have been taking photos for years mainly for my own pleasure. I am probably of the old school when it comes to taking an image. Take it right on the camera and you have the shot.
I have also been running sound systems for years. It started when some friends of mine formed a band. When I was there I was asked to stand at the back and tell them what was needed. It then went on from that to buying a mixing desk and speakers. Since then I have run sound over the years for churches, bands, solo artists, conferences, outdoor events and in churches, halls, pubs, tents, fields and even living rooms.
Absolutely loved the gig at the Hard Rock Cafe last night. When are you on again?!
Shardlake Rock said:
Hi Sarah, glad you enjoyed it, we had a great night too. Currently our next confirmed gig is in 18th April. the best place to get gig news is on our Facebook page. Search for Shardlake Rock and you find us. We post all gig news here and also fan videos, promos and general updates on the band.
Janette McPherson said:
Just listened to the group for the first time tonight at the Cave in Paisley, they totally rocked!!! Cannot wait till the next time. Totally brilliant..
Shardlake Rock said:
Thanks for the kind words Janette, so glad you enjoyed the gig. We had a blast, what a great venue, and a great crowd.
Elaine martin said:
seen the band last night at the Ferry, they were the support act for the Stones and were absolutely brilliant. would defo go to see this band again, Pauline has an amazing voice and the rock tunes they do are classic.
David Patterson said:
Hi guys thanks for a great night at the Voodoo rooms last night.The highlights for me were
the Queen songs ,Rock n roll and the Muse song you finished the night with.Cheers