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Bootleg Sweet

Bootleg Sweet (formally BC Sweet) are the world's first ‘Super Tribute’ to the music of The Sweet. Performing all the greatest hits from the 70’s, including Ballroom Blitz, Blockbuster, Wig Wam Bam, Hell Raiser and Love Is Like Oxygen. The band feature former members of Wishbone Ash, Christie & The Glitter Band.

  • Bootleg Sweet is the world’s first ‘Super Tribute’ to the music of The Sweet. Performing all the great hits from the ’70s.

    Formerly known as BC SWEET, the band was established in 1997. After over two decades of touring across Europe, the band is still touring as BOOTLEG SWEET!

    The band features a line up of musicians who all performed in other internationally recognised brands such as The Glitter Band, Christie, and Wishbone Ash, but share a love of the music made famous by ’70s chart-toppers THE SWEET.

    The show is a 60-90 minute high energy show that features all of Sweet’s greatest hits including Blockbuster, The Ballroom Blitz, Action, Teenage Rampage, Funny Funny, Love Is Like Oxygen, Fox On The Run, Hellraiser, Lies In Your Eyes, Alexander Graham Bell, Co-Co, Poppa Joe, The Sixteens, Turn It Down, Wig Wam Bam and many more.

    In addition, they have added a selection of much-loved but rarely heard live CLASSIC ROCK HITS to augment the show. These songs are guaranteed floor fillers at any live music event.

    Marc Pearson – Guitar & Vocals
    Marc joined the 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, Christie (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 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 their repertoire, and widen their appeal. Look out for Kim strutting his stuff on stage with his legendary keytar antics!

    Bootleg Sweet has been touring consistently across Europe as BC Sweet since 1997, performing in the UK at the top 70’s 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).

    This band is available for stadium shows, club events, festivals, residencies, cruises, town/city fairs, sporting events, corporate hospitality shows, private functions or parties and television appearances in the UK and internationally.

    Booking Bootleg Sweet is a must for all good rock and pop events and can provide excellent references that endorse their performance on & off stage. Their audience participation orientated show is a guaranteed winner with all age groups and venues. This is a family-friendly show!

      • Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
      • Love Is Like Oxygen - Sweet
      • Teenage Rampage - Sweet
      • Wig Wam Bam - Sweet
      • Blockbuster - Sweet
      • Hell Raiser - Sweet
  • “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)

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