GUITARIST   VOCALIST   PRODUCER   ENGINEER   COMPOSER

GUITARIST   VOCALIST   PRODUCER   ENGINEER   COMPOSER

“Sharkey McEwen plays with full, round, ringing tones that hang in the air
or the mind, like Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour; But he also plays earthy slide guitar
nearly as well as Sonny Landreth or Derek Trucks.” – The Daily Gazette

Latest News

Latest News

Sharkey & The Sparks – FULL BAND SHOW!
January 9, 2022

On January 9, 2022 Sharkey & The Sparks will be performing in their first ever FULL BAND SHOW featuring Sharkey McEwen — well known to music lovers throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond as the lead guitarist of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams — Ben McEwen, Sharkey’s teenage son, and for this special event, a very select group of talented musical guests, including Felipe Torres – drums, RJ Mac Cárthaigh – keyboards, Quinn Petkus – bass & trombone, Premik Russell-Tubbs – saxophone and flute. The special event will be held at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, NY.

The Sharkey & The Sparks Band will be performing beloved covers from the ’60s, ’70s and beyond (Beatles, Beach Boys, early Fleetwood Mac, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Dick Dale, early Boz Scaggs, Tom Petty and U2 to name a few) along with S&S originals.
Event Link

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
NEW ALBUM RELEASE!

It’s finally here! Recorded over the last 4 years in 5 studios and 2 countries, “A Very Unusual Head” is a real Slambovian tribal project with contributions from many friends and a few very special guests! This 14-track album was a real labor of love.
“Produced by McEwen and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, the main trio vitally expand their sonic hijinks by making the album a big, tribal affair, featuring a plethora of familiar names including bassists Bob Torsello and son Chen Longo, drummer Eric Puente, pianist Tristan Tadin, nephew Kolson Pickard on cornet and trumpet, as well as a host of equally gifted, emphatic players and singers who all chip in to make A Very Unusual Head the full-hearted celebration we all need right now.” – Mike Jurkovic
Album Info

A Very Unusual Head
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Music review by Mike Jurkovic

Sharkey & The Sparks “Sunny Side of Heaven”
MUSIC VIDEO

In the midst of many pleasant late-night driving & listening sessions in the early months of the pandemic, Sharkey & Ben found themselves enchanted by the wonderful sounds of early Fleetwood Mac. This gem of a song stood out and they were soon playing it together on guitarsand before you know it, a video project was in the works. The resulting video was released in July of 2020. “Sunny Side of Heaven” was written by Danny Kirwan of Fleetwood Mac.

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SHOW DATES

JAN    9 2022   SUN

Sharkey & The Sparks – Full Band Show!
The Towne Crier Cafe
Beacon, NY

MAR    13 2022   SUN

THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS DREAMS
World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

SHOW DATES

JAN  9/2022  SUN

SHARKEY & SPARKS – Full Band Show!
The Towne Crier Cafe
Beacon, NY

MAR  13  SUN

THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS DREAMS
World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

MUSIC

MUSIC

Living With God

by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

All Along The Watchtower

by  The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop

by Sharkey & The Sparks

Living With God

by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

All Along The Watchtower

by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop

by Sharkey & The Sparks

VIDEO

VIDEO

About Sharkey McEwen

A world-class guitarist, vocalist, and producer,
Sharkey McEwen has toured nationally and internationally for over 20 years with performances across the United States, Japan, Korea, China, Canada, England and Germany.

With a soulful, evocative guitar style akin to the spirit of legends Duane Allman, Carlos Santana, and David Gilmour, and yet a signature sound all his own, Sharkey’s emotive touch has garnered him deep respect and admiration from peers and fans alike.

Most well known as the lead guitarist for The Slambovian Circus of Dreams based in New York state, Sharkey continues to perform, produce, and expand into new territory.

Formed around the duo of Sharkey and his young teenage protégé Ben, “Sharkey & The Sparks” made their debut performance in the fall of 2017. Find out more on Facebook.

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Performance photos by Stuart Berg and Bio photo by Tom Moore

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