Shawn and the B-57s will be heading for the recording studio in early May. Shawn has chosen to go back to one of his favourite studios and producers, John David at Berryhill Studios, to lay down a mixture of original songs and covers that will be a great representation of the bands repertoire. Watch this space for more info!
Due to ill health, Shawn is pulling most of his gigs until further notice. Shawn has chronic bronchitis so will be taking some months out to get well again.
In the meantime, keep in touch on Facebook etc. and enjoy listening to his music online.
Shawn will take this break to start working on a new album and then it will be full speed ahead again next year.
Monto gig on 31 October 2012 - important - change of venue
Just to let all of you who wanted to come to this show know that the promoter has changed the venue. Instead of at the Monto, Kings Cross, the show will now be held at the
Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, N1 0XT London;
phone: +44 20 7684 1577;
email: info [at] theislington [dot] com;
This gig is by invite only, so please go to Facebook and put yourself on the list at www.facebook.com/shawnharveyandb57official or write the band an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the guest list.
For all of you who have already put your names down for the Monto, please be assured that your names will stay on the list for this new venue. The band looks forward to seeing you there. New place, but still a night to remember!
Americana International 2012 - A review by Tony Wilkinson at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame
Extract from the review:
Friday, 6th July 2012 ( the festival really happens)
First acts that we caught were British outfits The Roseville Rockers and Shawn Harvey & B-57. The first mentioned was a more than capable rockabilly outfit whilst Shawn and company certainly knew how to play rock 'n' roll music - albeit with a contemporary edge on some tunes but this only served to enhance the rockin' feel. Certainly a band to watch out for and I hope to see them again.
The Americana 2012 was a complete success for the B-57s. Despite the serious rain, the band played to a happy crowd on the great Alpha stage. Photos and videos will be uploaded shortly. Until then, you can have a look at www.youtube.com/shawnharveyandb57 as well as www.facebook.com/shawnharveyofficial.
Redemption guitar is ready for action
Shawn is now the proud owner of his very own Redemption guitar. Built to his own design and specs, the guitar has three pickups, contoured body, vintage tuners and a Düsenberg tremelo. It has a great vintage sound, warm and full like a genuine 50s guitar. With its black sparkle finish and yellow perloid scratch plate it is a real looker. Shawn is over the moon with it. A great big thank you to Dan from Redemption guitars!!!
Shawn Harvey & B-57 on OR6 TV
The band appeared live on Spjek mit Eier breakfast TV in Melick, near Roermond, Netherlands. Check out also www.or6.nl.
Shawn endorses Redemption Guitars
Shawn is the new endorsee of Redemption Guitars, a great guitar maker from Germany. All guitars are hand-built to the very highest standards and are made from exclusive woods and materials. Every guitar is a real one-off masterpiece!
Dan, the master himself, is building Shawn his very own Tele-style guitar, made to Shawn's own design and technical specs in the colours of the B-57s!
You can see how it was built, from the first slab of wood to the final show piece, on the B-57 Guitar page.
And don't forget to take a look at Redemption Guitars at www.redemption-guitars.de.
Here you can see the guitar in the final stages, just before Dan applies the finishing touches.
America is almost here
The year certainly is rolling round! The band has already played some great gigs and it's just over a month now until the guys hit the stage at the Americana festival in Newark, UK. A great gig, great line-up, great American cars. Come along this year and don't miss this fun-packed weekender. The B-57's will be playing Friday afternoon, so get your tickets :-) Americana International Festival.
B-57s personal model
The B-57s now have their very own personal model: Nina Holy.
Nina will be modelling the band's merchandise and feature on the next album cover.
Here she is with a copy of the Thinkin' It Over album.
Take a look at her site: Nina Holy on Facebook.
Shawn on TV in Ireland
On 23 November 2011, Shawn appeared on the Irish Connection, a Country TV show in Belfast with Sean Green. He performed an acoustic spot and gave an interview.
Tune in online at: The Irish Connection Country Show.
Shawn Harvey & B-57 on CityVision
On 15 November 2011, the B-57s appeared on the Backstage programme of CityVision Moenchengladbach.
The band had a lot of fund doing the show and is looking forward to more TVs in the future.
So if you want to find out the answer to the question if it's all about sex, drugs and Rock'n'Roll, then take a look now!
Shawn Harvey &B-57 on CityVision.