Shawn Harvey and B57 News
Buckle Up CD and download album now available online
The brand new Buckle Up CD and download album are now available online. It has been scheduled for release on all the popular download sites and physical CDs is available directly on this website in the Shop
and on ReverbNation
CityVision TV appearance
Shawn, Silke and Brandi are appearing on CityVision TV, Mönchengladbach, Germany, on Wednesday, 9 April. The "Backstage" programme will be shown throughout the day on terrestrial TV in the Mönchengladbach area. Here is the online version: http://youtu.be/dNpfaox0Vek
Buckle Up European tour successfully completed
Shawn, Silke and Brandi Lea Wine have just successfully completed the Buckle Up European promotional tour. The B57s played the 100 Club in London, a sell-out gig in Germany, Shawn, Silke and Brandi did radio and TV interviews and videos were filmed for Buckle Up and Edge of a Devil. A fun-packed and productive six weeks! The videos will be released in the near future.
B-57s live at the 100 Club in London on 6 March, FREE ENTRY
CD presentation at the 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
Phone: 0207 6360933 Website: www.the100club.co.uk
6 March 2014, 8pm, FREE ENTRY
FREE CD FOR FIRST 100 THROUGH THE DOOR
Shawn Harvey & B-57 live, special guests Buckle Up! cover girl Brandi Lea Wine from USA and Nigel Goodall, Burlesque by Lola Lashes, DJ Earl of Ealing, win a guitar signed by the B-57s.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
Buckle Up! CD available at Sound It Out Records in Stockton, Teeside
Shawn has distributed the first copies of the new Buckle Up! CD to Sound It Out Records in Stockton, one of the last real independent record stores in the UK. You can get hold of your copy by visiting the shop or ordering online:
Phone: +44 (0)1642 860068
Address: 15a Yarm Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3DR, UK
Buckle Up! merchandise on CafePress
to visit the Cafe Press store for lots of gifts and merchandise featuring our sassy classy US cover girl Brandi Lea Wine.
Shawn and Brandi live on Radio Teesdale, 3 March at 6pm
On 3 March, 6pm, Shawn and Brandi will be appearing live on Radio Teesdale's Drive Time. They'll be talking about the new Buckle Up! album release and music in general and the audience can listen to some taster tracks from the album.
You can listen on the air in the Teeside area and also online at:
Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller video
Shawn, Silke and friends filmed a video for Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller from the forthcoming Buckle Up! album at Lickety Split (www.lickety-split.co.uk
) ice cream parlour in Seaham, County Durham, in January this year. The evening was bags of fun and the result shows it! Thanks to everyone who took part and a particular thanks to Cindy the owner of Lickety Split for letting us film there.
Buckle Up! liner notes by Nigel Goodall
The band is working flat out on designing a new and improved 8-page booklet for the forthcoming Buckle Up! CD. they are very happy that Nigel Goodall (www.nigelgoodall.co.uk
), renowned music journalist from the UK has kindly written the liner notes for the new cover. You can read it here on this website on the "Review" page.
New promoter in Ireland
The B-57s are very pleased to announce that they are now represented by the Irish promotion agency We Dig Roots. For all booking enquiries in Ireland and the UK please contact Eamonn Doyle at:
Enniscorthy Enterprise Centre
Phone: +353 (0)87 2982618
Buckle Up! single and CD out in early 2014!
The new Buckle Up! single and CD will be out in early 2014! Come to the album presentation at the 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London, UK, on 6 March 2014! Lots of great music, surprises and you can win a guitar signed by the band on the night!
Watch the promotional video here:
Cadillac CD out now!!!
Latest release by Shawn Harvey and B-57!
Get your copy of the Cadillac/Thinkin' It Over single now in the Reverbnation store at
You can also go straight to the store on this website.
The CD features exclusive artwork from the forthcoming Buckle Up! album featuring the fantastic Brandi Lea Wine (www.brandileawine.com
). So get your copy now! Available as physical CD and download.
Shawn on Oklahoma Live - KSBI 52
Shawn is having a great time in the USA, meeting friends and jamming through Oklahoma. You can see him and Brandi Lea Wine, our Buckle Up! cover girls (www.brandileawine.com
) on KSBI 52, Oklahoma Live:
Look for the episode from 21 November and enjoy!
Buckle Up Press Release
Shawn Harvey "Buckle up!" Press Release
Following the success of "Thinkin' it Over" produced by the musical genius Boz Boorer and featuring tracks by guitar legend Albert Lee, the title track also being recently a hit in Norway for Norwegian star Stephen Ackles, the new CD "Buckle Up!" continues that Rock'n'Roll track record with both smokin' covers of tracks such as "Train Kept a Rollin'", "Ruby Baby" and "Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller" and some self penned tracks such as "Little Things", "Over Again" and "Out of the Blue" that will get you on your feet and dancing. Produced by John David whose tracks have hit the UK charts for stars such as Dave Edmunds and Status Quo, it's keeping that Rock'n'Roll tradition alive and bang up to 2014 style without loosing that roots feel. Shawn has currently teamed up with model Brandi Lea Wine from USA, www.brandileawine.com
, who graces the CD cover in her own sassy classy way, and she will be at the CD launch at the 100 Club in London on 6 March and later co-star in the new video for the title track "Buckle Up!", a motorbikin' Chris Spedding styled rocker featuring a Dutch cheerleader team from Amsterdam. So you can watch out for some great collaborations ahead. Shawn went on a trip to the USA in December 2013 to promote the album where he played live on Oklahoma TV KSBI OK52. Rock'n'Roll is definitely here to stay as long as Mr. Harvey has his rockin' boots on, so all we can say is "Buckle Up!"
Buckle Up! CD on its way, new cover girl
We are thrilled that our CD cover pin-up is Brandi Lea Wine, a fabulous and sassy star from Oklahoma, USA. She has done a special photo shoot for the B57s and we are proud to have her on our CD. Brandi will also be featuring in the next Video to be filmed in Scotland sometime around February/March next year along with a CD launch for "Buckle up!" in London at which she will guest and present the CD.
You can check out Brandi's webpage at:www.brandileawine.com
So let's all "Buckle up!" to a Rock'n'Roll 2014!
Shawn will be heading across the Pond in November to promote the forthcoming B57 album Buckle Up! in the USA. He'll be meeting lots of long-term friends and fans on the way and with a bit of luck, the band will go across for a tour in 2014.
More gigs coming up again soon
The band is going to get gigging again this summer. The first show is already booked and more are to follow. Also planned is a CD launch later this year of the new exciting album and videos will be filmed for the new songs, too. Exciting times ahead.
Great time in the studio
The band has just completed three days at Berry Hill Studio (www.berryhillstudio.com
) in Gloucestershire. They layed down 12 rockin' tracks in several live sessions, six covers and six of Shawn's own songs. On 28 June, they will go back to mix it all down. All the guys are really excited, this will be one great album and all the fans will love it. John David, the producer and engineer, captured the band at its best!
We will keep you posted.
New recordings coming up
Shawn and the gang 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, the band is pulling most of its 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 the band online.
The band 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.
Read the full review of the whole event at:
Americana International 2012
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
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. A fun day was had by all!
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.
Americana 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 :-)
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.
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.