Bootleg Sweet (formally BC Sweet) are the world's first ‘Super Tribute’ to the music of The Sweet. Performing all the great hits from the 70’s including Ballroom Blitz, Blockbuster, Wig Wam Bam, Hell Raiser and Love Is Like Oxygen.
Bootleg Sweet have a long track record of producing energetic and exciting live shows across the whole of Europe and Great Britain, leaving the audience wanting more.
Bootleg Sweet features a line-up of musicians who all performed in other internationally recognised bands such as The Glitter Band, Christie and Wishbone Ash, but share a love of the music made famous by 70s chart toppers The Sweet.
Bootleg Sweet have been touring consistently across Europe as BC Sweet since 1997, performing in the UK at the top 70s and Rock festivals as well as in Germany where the band has a huge following due to their exciting stadium shows. The band has also appeared on TV in Germany and Bosnia (Banja Luca festival 2010).
The Band Members:
Marc Pearson - Guitar & Vocals
Marc joined original BC Sweet members in 2000 and has taken the band forward ever since. Marc has worked with artists including The Glitter Band, Adam Ant, Angie Bowie, Jona Lewie, The Manic Street Preachers, Tony Sheridan (The Beatles) and Captain Sensible from The Damned.
Kevin Moore - Lead Vocals & Bass
Kevin Moore has been singing and performing for over thirty years with some of the biggest names in the music industry including 80s soul diva Jaki Graham
(Yellow River) and Graham Oliver's SAXON
Muddy Manninen - Lead Guitar & Vocals
"Muddy" Manninen is a name that will be familiar to all classic rock fans the world over. Muddy comes to BOOTLEG SWEET after 15 years recording and touring with the legendary WISHBONE ASH
. His unique bluesey style together with his rock-hard edge, makes him ideal for the role in Bootleg Sweet.
Mark Black - Drums & Vocals
Mark joined Bootleg Sweet in 2014 and has made an immediate impact on the sound of the band. His punchy drum style added a bit of edge to the overall sound and feel and his excellent backing vocals have added a depth to the vocal sound of the band. Mark has been a hard-working touring pro for over 3 decades now and is the full time powerhouse for BOOTLEG SWEET.
Kim Simmons - Keyboards & Vocals
Kim Joined Bootleg Sweet at the end of 2018 and made an immediate impact on the show. Kim is a highly accomplished multi-instrumentalist, and his remarkable skills have allowed the band to widen our repertoire and widen our appeal and booking potential. Look out for Kim strutting his stuff on stage with his legendary keytar antics.
Sunday we had BC Sweet who I thought were fantastic. You were the highlight of my weekend. - Sue (London)
Just wanted to say that it was a brilliant gig you did in Lanaken yesterday. - Miet (Holland)
I saw you in Leipzig and Hattingen in May. What a great time, full of music & emotions! Thanks! - Janet (Germany)