IN 1976 ANDY PLAYED WITH A BUNCH OF LIKE MINDED MUSICIANS IN ROCHDALE PLAYING UNDER THE COLLECTIVE NAME OF ACCIDENT ON THE EAST LANCS. THEY PLAYED CLASSIC ROCKS SONGS BY THE ROLLING STONES, THE DOORS, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE NEW YORK DOLLS AND OTHERS. THIS LINE UP FEATURED A FIRE EATING CONGA PLAYER, WHO QUITE OFTEN SPILT HIS PETROL ON THE STAGE WHICH WOULD THEN TURN INTO AN ICE RINK FOR THE CAVORTING FRONT MAN.

Accident On The East Lancs
Roach Records

WHEN ANDY STARTED TO WRITE HIS OWN MATERIAL THE BAND SPLIT AND THE NAME STUCK WITH ANDY.

THE NEXT LINE UP FEATURING KIERAN MISKELLA, PETE KENYON AND DAVE ADDISON RECORDED ONE SINGLE WHICH ANDY RELEASED ON HIS OWN ROACH RECORDS LABEL. WHEN INSTANT SUCCESS DIDN'T LOOM THE BAND SPLIT.

Accident On The East Lancs - Tell Me What Ya Mean

ANDY CONTINUED WITH THE RHYTHM SECTION OF LOCAL PUNK BAND WILFUL DAMAGE, PHIL O'DELL AND ANDY SCHEMMET, AND GUITARIST FROM THE FIRST LINE UP, NOR PILLING.

THIS LINE UP RELEASED ANOTHER SINGLE ON ROACH RECORDS AND A CASSETTE ALBUM ON CARGO RECORDS.

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Accident On The East Lancs

Accident On The East Lancs - Back End Of Nowhere

Accident On The East Lancs - What's New

Accident On The East Lancs - Let's Take It To The Extremes

ANDY LEFT ROCHDALE FOR PERSONAL REASONS IN 1982 AND THE BAND FOLDED NEVER TO BE REFORMED, BUT THE SINGLES AND ALBUMS ARE CONSTANTLY RE ISSUED ON VARIOUS PUNK SPECIALIST LABELS. THE MOST RECENT BEING A RE ISSUE OF THE ALBUM ON PURPLE VINYL WITH A BONUS LIVE ALBUM RELEASED ON THE OZIT/MORPHEUS LABEL. FOR A MORE CONCISE HISTORY OF THE BAND BUY THE ALBUM WHICH COMES WITH A TWO PAGE PULL OUT WRITTEN BY ANDY WITH OBSCURE PHOTOS.

i believe in love front cover
love is back cover

ANDY NEXT JOINED FUNK BAND PARADISE DANCE, WHO GIGGED AROUND POWYS HEREFORD AND SHROPSHIRE. THIS BAND MORPHED INTO CITIZEN 88 WHICH FEATURED PHIL DOBBIN FROM PARADISE DANCE, AND NOR PILLING ON BASS FROM ACCIDENT ON THE EAST LANCS, AND LOCAL DRUMMER RAY GRIFFITHS. THEY RECORDED ONE SINGLE ON THE VIBES AND VIBES LABEL, I BELIEVE IN LOVE.

Accident On The East Lancs
Roach Records

OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS ANDY PLAYED MOSTLY SOLO, AND NOW WRITING BLUES AND COUNTRY STYLE SONGS.

IN 2004 AND RELEASED A SOLO ALBUM, WALKING IN FAMILIAR FOOTSTEPS WHICH FEATURED MICK TAYLOR OF ROLLING STONES FAME AND PAUL JONES OF MANFREDS FAME.

walking in familiar footsteps cover
Accident On The East Lancs
Roach Records
Roach Records

Andy Sharrocks - Salvation In Disguise

Andy Sharrocks - Miss You Like Crazy

Andy Sharrocks - Good Good Feeling

Smokin' Jackets 1
Smokin' Jackets 2

GATHERING MUSICIANS LIKE THE PIED PIPER GATHERED RATS, THE SMOKIN' JACKETS FELL TOGETHER RATHER THAN FORMED. THE BAND FEATURED PAUL GREEN, WILL GREENER, HUSKIE JACK, KID CASSWELL, AND THE EXCELLENT JOHN T AND WENT ON TO RELEASE AN ALBUM TITLED DIRT AND PLAYED OVER 500 GIGS INCLUDING SUPPORTS WITH MICK TAYLOR, JOHN MAYALL, STEVE GIBBONS AND BUDDY WHITTINGTON, AND PLAYED MANY BLUES FESTIVALS INCLUDING THE HELLS ANGELS BULLDOG BASH THREE TIMES.

Eddie & The Hotrods Poster
Mick Taylor Poster
Ink Rooms Poster
Steve Gibbons

Andy Sharrocks & The Smokin' Jackets - Lifetime Guarantee

Andy Sharrocks & The Smokin' Jackets - Ain't Getting My Share

Andy Sharrocks & The Smokin' Jackets - Dirt

BOTH ALBUMS AVAILABLE ON MAIL ORDER AT £10.00 EACH OR £15.00 FOR BOTH

ANDY LAID HIS GUITAR DOWN IN 2012 AND TOOK UP THE PAINT BRUSHES, WHICH IS WHAT HE CONTINUES TO DO TO THIS DAY.

Rare demos

Andy Sharrocks & Paul Green - Cornbread and Wine

Andy Sharrocks & Paul Green - Bitter Tears

John Mayall poster