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Thursday, July 26th, 2018
7:30 PM
Steve Pledger has an enviable reputation as a talented and dynamic performer. BBC Introducing have called his music "beautiful, authentic, unblemished and wonderful.

With writing that ranges from fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering commentaries on current social issues, his songs pack an emotional punch, both recorded and on stage.

Steve's musical influences are many and varied and include Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Springsteen and others.

Following on from his 2012 debut album '14 Good Intentions' in April 2015 Steve released 'Striking Matches In The Wind' which according to R2 Magazine's 4* review is [music] authentically expressed in a voice with genuine appeal... a direct route to the heart.

In 2016 'Somewhere Between' was released and immediately received not only plaudits from critics but also FATEA's Album Of The Year 2016 Award and FolkWords' Best Album From A Male Artist 2016 Award.

In addition to Steve's central performances, the album features a number of other highly talented artists, including Lukas Drinkwater and the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated Ange Hardy with whom Steve has worked and toured a number of times.

Other notable artists Steve has worked with and opened for include Luke Jackson, Philip Henry & Hannah Martin and American guitar virtuoso Willy Porter.


Poetic, knowing, clever, thoughtful and melodic; the world would be a far better place with more of this stuff." (8/10)

Americana-uk

Steve has the voice & song writing ability to get straight to the heart. The entire album (Striking Matches In The Wind) is just a piece of wonder.

Rick Stuart, Roots & Fusion

'14 Good Intentions' shows the formidable range & depth of Steve Pledger's lyrical & melodic talents. Tender, thought-provoking & assured an album to be played again, & again.

Stewart Henderson, poet & broadcaster