The Sheriffs of Nottingham are a warning shot across the bow of anyone who thinks Memphis music isn't exciting anymore. Their music is born out on the ragged frontier of rock, blues, and soul. They're too loud. They believe in energy and emotion over technique. When they play a show, they want everyone in the building to have as good of a time as they do.
Justin Jamerson (vocals, rhythm guitar), Kevin Lipe (lead guitar), Curry Smith (bass, vocals) and Kyle Fagala (drums) first got together in early 2008. After a long Spring of writing, rehearsing, and trying to find their own sound somewhere in the constellation of Memphis' musical giants, they started playing shows and quickly built a solid following of devoted fans.
The Sheriffs of Nottingham released their debut album "Hard Places: The EP" on November 14, 2009. For their sophomore effort, the band recorded at the world famous Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN with producer Mike Wilson. The album, entitled "Have Mercy", is set for release on November 19, 2011. The Sheriffs of Nottingham continue to write and perform their unique brand of rock 'n roll music—and it is definitely that; original and yet unmistakably Memphis. They sound like the city: rough around the edges, sometimes beautiful, always gritty, always real. That is their aim, and they achieve it well.