HERE'S THE LATEST NEWS

16
Feb
2021

More radio play and press for ‘Hope Street’

  • Folk & Honey, a wonderful online, London based, folk roots listings/review magazine have written a glowing review of the EP.
10
Feb
2021

BBC Radio Wales

Janice Long of Radio 1 fame back in the day, now has a show on BBC Radio Wales, She played a track from the EP recently. It was ‘To the Saint Of Lost Causes’ and she said, ‘this is great’. Fingers crossed for a bit more exposure on her show. Here’s a link to the playlist … https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rmm4 we are on just after Basement Jaxx!

Frank Hennessy also played a track on his Celtic Heartbeat Show. It was ‘The Earth And The Clear Blue Sky’ and you can listen here …  http://bbc.in/3rZkU3I  and to quote from Mr Hennessy .. ‘Good Stuff Steve’.

01
Feb
2021

West End Children’s Community (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

I am on the Steering Group for West End Children’s Community (WECC) and have recently taken on some work for them. Funded by Newcastle University I will be looking at and scoping the arts and cultural provision that currently exists in the west end of Newcastle.

A consortium of West End Schools Trust, Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, Centre for Life, Action for Children, Children North East, Excelsior Academy, Ways to Wellness, Sage Gateshead and other stakeholders, WECC exists to help build a stronger community, reduce inequality, support transition, and help raise aspirations. I'll publish a more in-depth article about this on the blog soon.

14
Jan
2021

Radio, Radio

Nice to get some airplay recently

'The Earth And The Clear Blue Sky' played last Monday on BBC Radio Scotland on The Iain Anderson show (it's 1hr 24 mins in). Then a pre recorded interview with Alan Ritson played on Lincoln City Radio on Tuesday. We chatted lots and he played two tracks from the new EP Hope Street - I've written a bit about the interview on the the Blog.

11
Jan
2021

The reviews are starting to come in

  • I am currently promoting my new solo EP 'Hope Street' in radio and press interviews. The first review came in on the 1st Jan from Spiral Earth and it was a good one. Thanks to journalist Simon Jones...glad you liked it - a lovely way for me to start the new year.
  • And this also just came in "‘This is lovely stuff. You can hear all the love that’s gone into it" – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2.
  • There are plans being made to do some 'live' streaming events with Steve performing songs from the new record and his back catalogue. Covid restrictions permitting this might involve one or two guest appearances but that could be a little way off yet. Any shows in venues across the country are of course on hold at the moment and this includes any work with Dave Kennedy and the JINSKI duo.
10
Jan
2021

Keeping busy

  • I've just finished a song writing project called 'Together Songs' at Marine Park primary school in South Shields. The staff there are brilliant staff and had a warm welcome for everyone...still flying the flag for musical inclusion! I've written about it here.
  • I may be focusing on my solo career but I am continuing to serve as a Board member for Sunderland Music Education Hub, The Compass Trust in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Hawthorn Primary school in the west end of Newcastle. Busy days!