The Sherlocks finish their first North American Tour at DC9 Nightclub

By Jason Herman / November 15, 2017

Relative new-comers to American audiences, The Sherlocks played DC9, in Washington, DC on November 9, 2017.  The Sherlocks, originally from South Yorkshire, England, fit the "britpop"  and "indie rock" sound description, and mixed both electric and acoustic guitar songs in their setlist. 

The band is made up of two sets of brothers Kiaran Crook (lead vocals, guitar), Brandon Crook (drums), Josh Davidson (guitar) and Andy Davidson (bass).  The night's performance was  a mix of their earlier singles and songs off their new and debut album, Live for the Moment, released in August 2017.  

Although relatively unknown to a DC audience, The Sherlocks are well known in their native Britain.  The popular group has played to large audiences of up to 90,000 in the United Kingdom (UK), at the Reading Festival and Leeds Festival and a couple of their singles have hit the number one spot on the Official UK Vinyl Singles Chart.  In 2016, the band played their first large-scale U.S. music festival, SXSW in Austin, Texas.  

This most recent U.S. tour is yet another step in The Sherlock's effort to bridge the gap across the Atlantic and further introduce themselves to American audiences.

The DC9 Nightclub show was the last of six stops on their first east coast north American tour, before heading back to the UK. At the closing of the show, the band expressed their appreciation to the DC crowd for turning out on a cold and rainy night.  The relaxed atmosphere of DC9's upstairs performance area also allowed the audience to meet and talk with the band following their performance.  

The Sherlocks plan to return in January 2018 for more tour stops in California.

The Sherlocks take a bow at DC9. DC Music Review looks forward to these burgeoning superstars next visit to the Washington DC Metro Area.


Editor Note:  The following article was written by guest contributor Debbie Seidband.  

Relative new-comers to American audiences, The Sherlocks played DC9, in Washington, DC on November 9, 2017.  The Sherlocks, originally from South Yorkshire, England, fit the "britpop"  and "indie rock" sound description, and mixed both electric and acoustic guitar songs in their setlist.  The band is made up of two sets of brothers Kiaran Crook (lead vocals, guitar), Brandon Crook (drums), Josh Davidson (guitar) and Andy Davidson (bass).  Tonight this band of brothers  played a mix of their earlier singles and songs off their new and debut album, Live for the Moment, released in August 2017.  


Although relatively unknown to a DC audience, The Sherlocks are well known in their native Britain.  The popular group has played to large audiences of up to 90,000 in the United Kingdom (UK), at the Reading and Leeds Festival and a couple of their singles have hit the number one spot on the Official UK Vinyl Singles Chart.  In 2016, the band played their first large-scale U.S. music festival, SXSW in Austin, Texas.  

This most recent U.S. tour is yet another step in The Sherlock's effort to bridge the gap across the Atlantic and further introduce themselves to American audiences.

The DC9 show was the last of six stops on their first east coast north American tour, before heading back to the UK. At the closing of the show, the band expressed their appreciation to the DC crowd for turning out on a cold and rainy night.  The relaxed atmosphere of DC9's upstairs performance area also allowed the audience to meet and talk with the band following their performance. 

The Sherlocks plan to return in January 2018 for more tour stops in California.

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Jason Herman

A 24x7 member and Photo Editor of DC Music Review. Jason has been passionate about music since his earliest days and is especially excited about the music scene around his adopted hometown, Washington DC. With over 35 Grateful Dead and 80+ Phish shows, and countless music festivals under his belt, you can find him at concerts around the country but especially in his adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. Before turning his lens to music, Jason followed professional cyclists around the U.S. Domestic Circuit to the tallest mountains in Europe.