UP-AND-COMING indie band The Sherlocks played a brilliant set to a sell-out crowd in Southampton on Saturday night.

The gig at The Joiners was a memorable milestone as it was the Sheffield band’s first southern show in their first truly nationwide tour.

Sherlocks 5 (colour group shot in the Joiners bar).JPG-pwrt3Their catchy guitar tunes, drums and bass soon caught the imagination of the local crowd. Dancing and even shoulder-surfing were soon in view as songs, including recent singles Live for the Moment and Escapade, played out. The young band follow in the great tradition of guitar groups from the past, but have their own sound. That helped even unfamiliar songs become firm favourites of the Joiners crowd.

The tremendous Chasing Shadows, with its urgent guitar riffs and drums and powerful vocals, ended the show in style. Earlier in the evening popular local band The Costellos played another formidable set. Despite their name there is no mystery to why The Sherlocks are doing so well. The two sets of brothers know each other as result of the Crooks’ grandparents living next door to the Davidson family in Bolton upon Dearne. Kiaran, Brandon and Andy all played football together, but they soon realised they also had music in common and, together with Josh, soon formed The Sherlocks.

Except BIG things from these guys!!