Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Sharratt grew up listening to his parents’ record collection—heavy on guitar greats such as Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. By the time Sharratt picked up the guitar at age 15, he had stockpiled a versatile catalogue of influences which now included singer-songwriters such as Dave Matthews and John Mayer. While enrolled in university, a chance encounter with members of the acoustic rock band Flannel Jimmy led Sharratt to set aside his scholastic endeavours and record his first two albums “Incomplete” and “Blueprint”, with Flannel Jimmy’s drummer Ryan Stewart at the helm. The latter album earned 5 Vancouver Island Music Award nominations, winning one for Male Vocalist of the Year.
After touring across Ireland, the US, and Canada many times over, Sharratt has earned a reputation as a memorable and soulful live act. His 2010 live album ‘Six Feet Above’ drew a VIMA Songwriter of the Year nomination and a Top 20 nod for 104.3 FM The Shore’s ‘Sounds of Summer’ contest.
Sharratt’s latest album “Cellar Door,” is about finding the sweetness and strength in life’s tragedies while embracing a carpe diem mentality. Produced across the globe, “Cellar Door” began in North Vancouver with, the now-Juno award winner, Ryan Stewart. During a tour across the pond, recording continued in Ireland with Lisa Hannigan Band alum Gavin Glass. The album was completed on Vancouver Island with Sharratt producing a majority of the album with Todd Dunsmore of Risque Disque Records. “Cellar Door” earned Sharratt a 7th VIMA nomination this time for Album of the Year in 2016.
“One of the better acts hitting the music scene in Canada” – Jack Webster award winning journalist Derek Spalding
“A powerful voice in this confused world” – Longevity John Garage Showroom