Sibling groups have had a significant place in the shaping of the sound of popular music. Bands such as The Jackson Five, Osmonds, 2 Boys, The Naked Brothers Band and of course Hanson showed the world that the bond they shared and the advantage they had in being able to simultaneously develop their talent from early childhood brings the unsurprising result of stunning recordings and timeless hits.
A few days ago, a reader on this site pointed my attention to Kyle and Benjamin Sharp, twin twelve-year-old brothers who call their band Sharp Turn Ahead. Like most young singers these days, the brothers perform covers of artists such as Coldplay, Andy Grammer, Jason Mraz and One Republic. Recently, they released their first original song titled California Ain’t That Far.
The twins have experience performing in front of live audiences, as evidenced by the gigs they’ve recorded on videos shown on their YouTube Channel. Sharp Turn Ahead plays soft pop and adult contemporary style music. Their talented efforts on the acoustic guitar and piano, combined with the perfect blending of their youthful treble voices, result in soulful and sincere performances that hold a real appeal to music connoisseurs.
Kyle and Benjamin Sharp – Sharp Turn Ahead
I was thoroughly impressed with the guitar skills of Kyle Sharp. His solos are often the highlight of their performances (check out their amazing cover of Coldplay‘s song Fix You as proof). Although I enjoy the unique twist they give to the songs they choose to cover, it was their original song California Ain’t That Far that won my heart with its harmony, meaningful lyrics and message. The song tells the story of the Sharp brothers’ move from Austin, Texas to Southern California, but everyone can associate with the Coming-of-Age experience of trying to find one’s place in the world. Sharp Turn Ahead is a band well worth paying attention to and I urge you to find out more about them and their music by visiting their official website at: sharpturnahead.com
Sharp Turn Ahead Original Song – California Ain’t That Far