The Sharp and Harkins Band Tours the Midwest and the South in Preparation for Sophomore CD Release

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The Sharp and Harkins Band, an independent band from Madison, Wisconsin/Chicago, Illinois prepares for the release of "To Each His Own" by breaking into the southern music market.

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The Sharp and Harkins Band embarks on their first official CD Release Tour through the Midwest and the South.

Fresh out of the studio, preparing for their sophomore release, the Sharp and Harkins Band (SHB) is embarking on their first major tour outside of the Midwest. Teaming up with Opus Entertainment Agency in Atlanta, GA, SHB will be on their first official CD release tour with dates scheduled for Terre Haute, IN; Maryville, TN; Nashville, TN; Knoxville, TN; Asheville, NC; Athens, GA; Statesboro, GA; Savannah, GA; Greenville, AL; Memphis, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Madison, WI; and Chicago, IL. The band will be touting their brand new release "To Each His Own," which has been independently pressed, produced, and released. SHB is comprised of Andy Sharp on vocals and guitar, Ryan Harkins on vocals and guitar, Colin Schaeffer on drums, Justin Barak on bass, and Mike Adams Jr. (Westside Andy, Cool Front) on harmonica and congas. Together, the Sharp and Harkins Band puts on an exciting live show, displaying elements of blues, rock, and folk rock.

The band has been honored with multiple awards at the Madison Area Music Awards, including the award for Best Unique Song of the Year for "Oceanview." SHB has also played premiere festivals and venues across the Midwest, including Summerfest, the Mid-American Music Festival, La Crosse Riverfest, Bratfest, and the Southern Comfort Music Experience, where they shared the stage with the Flaming Lips and the Cold War Kids. SHB enjoys rotation at AAA 105.5 WMMM in Madison and is currently being promoted to Triple A radio along the band's tour routes and across the nation.

Following the band's release tour, SHB heads back to the Midwest to prepare for their official release party at Up and Under Pub in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday, November 20, 2008, at 10:00 p.m. To learn more about this exciting, talented band, review tour dates, and to sample the music, visit or

For additional information, contact:
Shirley Kennedy, Publicist
SJK Public Relations, LLC
(678) 557-2174

For bookings, contact:
Georgia Robinson
Opus Entertainment Agency
(404) 771-4554


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