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Sunday, December 10th, 2017
3:30 PM
Born in Cambridge in 1971, Steve grew up in St Neots and from an early age one constant in his life has been music; a love for it, a need to express himself through it and - in more recent years - the opportunity to share his own songs with a growing, wider audience.

His musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include - in no particular order - Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen.

Steve's debut album, '14 Good Intentions', was released in 2012 - an album that shifts between fragile reflections on love and loss to social commentary. The follow up 'Striking Matches In The Wind' was released in 2015 and in November 2016 Steve launched his third album, 'Somewhere Between', at a sold-out event in the stunning Main Hall at Dunster Castle in Somerset.

Along with much airplay, the album has received an enthusiastic response from reviewers and listeners alike. It went on to win both the FATEA album of the year award and Folkwords album of the year by a male artist.

We are delighted to welcome Steve to LeftFieldDurham and this is a chance to see a protest singer who is being compared to the very best in the very intimate setting of The Peoples Bookshop. Don't let it pass you by as tickets are extremely limited.

'Somewhere Between is Steve's tour-de-force. An album that casts Steve as a protest singer, up there with the likes of Billy Bragg, Phil Ochs and Ewan MacColl.' - FATEA Magazine

'Somewhere Between is an object lesson in the craft of contemporary song-writing.' - fRoots Magazine

'A protest album burning with anger and compassion' -