A BUSY calendar of late nights and long drives means it’s rare for The Sherlocks to be up with the lark.
But the Dearne Valley quartet made an exception this week for a pair of gigs in a school hall.
Brandon and Kiaran Crook returned to Wath Comprehensive with bandmates and ex-St Pius School students Josh and Andy Davidson to play a few songs for pupils, with the Year 11 students forming the audience on Monday and sixth form students following suit on Tuesday.
The Bolton-on-Dearne-based band are out to crack the Top 40 for the first time with the release of their new single Heart of Gold tomorrow.
“It was a bit strange being back at school,” said drummer Brandon, adding: “They used to have rock nights but we never played, we just went along to watch.
“It was good to go back. We got a pretty good reaction.”
Wath’s assistant head of sixth form, Julie Shaw, said: “Inviting The Sherlocks to perform at Wath Comprehensive School was a fantastic way of inspiring our students to strive for success.
“The students could readily identify with the band as they are all local and Brandon and Kiaran, previously attended our school.
“The fact that the band have continued on to complete their higher education studies whilst developing their artistic skills and high profile in the music industry is truly admirable and our students have most definitely been inspired.”
Following a summer where they played the Leeds and Reading festivals, The Sherlocks are preparing to follow up their single with a UK tour, which includes dates in Doncaster and Sheffield.
Brandon added: “Things are certainly going in the right direction. A few labels are showing an interest so we’re going to keep releasing singles and hoping for the right deal.”
While keeping their sights on landing a top record deal, the band of brothers are determined to Live for the Moment — the title of their biggest hit to date — and enjoy the ride.