Deaf Shepherd [Pop / Rock, 3 piece]
Whether you want to sit and listen with a pint or get up and dance, Deaf Shepherd is one of those special bands where really anything goes. Grazing further afield from St. Albans, they served up yet another night of top notch entertainment at a venue handily a little closer to home for us.
We love our music but can't say we've seen anyone on the pub scene to match up to what Deaf Shepherd have to give. It's good to hear so many of those classics that don't get aired so often nowadays, quite happily alongside the more recent stuff and this band never fail to deliver a brilliant and diverse set list every time. With covers from bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, AC / DC, Snow Patrol, Paul Weller, Blue Oyster Cult, The Jam (etc.!) there really is something for everyone and the song choice, for us, always provokes memories of many of the bands we have seen in the past but with Deaf Shepherd's own inimitable stamp on them.
It really was another brilliant night with the rapport between the band members reflected in the tightness of their performance and their ease with their appreciative audience. The only drawback for us (as always) was that the gig ever had to finish!
Steve & Sally LevkouskisThursday 17 November 2011
Thanks very much guys!! There's nothing like a set makeover and a new pasture to focus the band! We're delighted that it still seems to be hitting the spot!
I imagine it's not an easy task when you've been asked to play second fiddle to a World Heavyweight Boxing Title fight broadcast in a pub but it's a measure of a quality band when they perform a slick set of rock classics and leave the punters shouting for more, forgetting there was a fight on the box at all!
Deaf Shepherd managed just that last Saturday and I'm glad that my friends and I made the effort to drop by and see them. Their set spans several eras and there is something great about hearing gems from The Stereophonics, The BoxTops (I had to google that one!), The Jam, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and more delivered with enthusiasm and top notch musicianship.
SarahTuesday 6 April 2010
Well done Sheps! The set at the Harpenden Beer Festival last night was excellent. The mixture of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull and friends plus real ale and cider made this an unmissable event. I hope this becomes a regular event and the Sheps become the CAMRA House Band. I look forward to seeing Deaf Shepherd again and hopefully booking them for an event at my local venue some time soon.
John RapsonSunday 28 June 2009
Saturday night at the Robin Hood St Albans, Deaf Shepherd had the place rocking to the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd Et Al. Steve's great electric guitar playing and raw sexy vocals led us like lambs to the slaughter drowning in the fantastic vibe. A particular favourite "Handbags and Gladrags". Brilliant! Gavin on electric Bass was a sound to behold as was his voice on "Stairway to Heaven" and REM's "Losing my Religion". Dave's masterful drumming reverberated through our bodies but maybe we were stood too close! It kept everything tight with great energy. Chuck was just doing his thing, masterful as ever with various 'instruments'. It all added up to a great night out. Catch them and enjoy, for yourselves!
Elizabeth and HelenThursday 15 January 2009
Saturday night at the Robin Hood St Albans, Deaf Shepherd had the place rocking to the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd et al. Lead Singer Steve's raw sexy vocals and wonderful electric guitar work led us like lambs to the slaughter drowning in the fantastic vibe. A particular favourite "Handbags and Gladrags" - Brilliant! Gavin's excellent finger technique on the electric bass was a sound to behold as was his voice on "Stairway to heaven" and "losing my religion". Dave's drumming reverberated through our bodies, but maybe we were stood too close! It kept everything tight with good pace and energy. Chuck was just doing his thing masterful as ever with various "instruments"! It all rounded up to a great night out, catch them yourselves and enjoy!
Helen & ElizabethThursday 13 November 2008