Sheffield indie band The Sherlocks were top of the tots when they went back to school to help children with their music lessons, writes Graham Walker.
The band, who are selling out venues all over the country, were the surprise treat for a school hall full of youngsters at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, in Goldthorpe.
Children from other schools in Hoyland and Wombwell were bused in.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch video of The Sherlocks playing at the school.
It was guitarist Josh Davidson’s old school and he played an acoustic session with lead singer and guitarist, Kiaran Crook.
Kiaran’s brother and drummer Brandon, along with Josh’s bass playing brother, Andy, then joined them in a question and answer session.
“The children were really young and we thought they would be shy, but they all put their hands up and we had some really great questions,” said Brandon.
“They wanted to know all about the band, our music but also about us - what football teams we supported and that kind of thing.
“The children were coming up to us afterwards saying they had seen us on YouTube and their parents had seen us play live. They were so excited that teachers said some had been up from 4.30am.
“It was a great day, we made lots of new fans and we even got school dinners.”
The Sherlocks, who are being talked about as the next big thing to come out of the region, recently celebrated top five success with their debut single Live For The Moment on the Official UK iTunes Top 40 Alternative Chart.
That put them above other top 20 tracks by Coldplay, The Vamps, Johnny Marr and even the city’s own Arctic Monkeys.
They have also just announced a 14 date UK tour. Their date at The Plug in Sheffield on April 18 has already sold out. They will also play Mosbrough Music Festival on Saturday, June 6.
* For more details about the band visit their official web site at thesherlocksmusic.co.uk, follow them on Twitter at @TheSherlocksUK and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSherlocksOfficial.