There may be ‘no oven, no pie’ – but we all know it’s about the Hendo’s.
Born in the old Jessop Hospital (a mere stone’s throw away from the Henderson’s factory) Shaun spent his youthful years in Beighton – where a bottle of Henderson’s could always be found on the kitchen table. In true Sheffield fashion, Shaun worked in a steel mill for 12 years, after that he spent five years on the road with well-known local band, The Sharp Cuts.
However, Shaun is mostly renowned amongst Sheffielders for being the front man of The Everly Pregnant Brothers – Sheffield’s favourite ukulele cover band. The Brothers formed as a dare after Pete Mckee, Richard Bailey, and Pete’s son Charley McKee agreed to go on stage with their ukes during a Christmas party at the Forum in 2008.
Shaun joined a year later, and has seen the band go from strength to strength – selling out shows at iconic local venues such as Sheffield City Hall, The Lyceum Theatre, The Crucible Theatre and The Leadmill. Other notable feats include attracting an estimated crowd of 4,000 to The Fat Cat car park during Tramlines 2013 – going on to rock the Tramlines main stage the following day.
The Everly Pregnant Brothers’ repertoire of Sheffield based covers includes their own versions of hits from acts such as Pulp, Bob Marley, Kings of Leon and The Clash. But it is the Henderson’s inspired cover of Coldplay’s Yellow which strikes a real chord with their audiences. During rehearsal, Shaun came up with the words pretty much on the spot, and in the space of half an hour, the verses were written and a musical ode to the relish was born.