TALENTBANQ presents…
Steve Young – Album Launch 
“A Little North of Nowhere”
With opening set by Lisa Wright
Ticket price includes signed copy of new album.

“A top talent” says Radio 2’s Bob Harris, “Sublime & Beautiful” according to Radio 2’s Janice Long

Steve Young is a globe trotting session guitarist, teacher & entertainer turned Singer/Songwriter. Early TV appearances with Lionel Richie & Peter Andre soon led to full time touring duties with world famous artists – most notably ex Savage Garden front man Darren Hayes which took Steve on trips around the world performing at the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Brisbane QPAC, LA Roxy and many more concluding as co-writer on Darren’s last album in 2012

Since writing and releasing the ‘Little Things EP’ in 2014, and crowd funded debut Album ‘Troubadour’ in 2016, Steve has performed at The London O2 – Country 2 Country Festival. Time Out London’s ‘Rising Stars of UK Country’ Multiple shows at the Edinburgh Free Fringe, recorded live for Bob Harris’ – Under The Apple Tree Sessions, opened for Carlene Carter (daughter of Johnny Cash’s wife June Carter) as well as opening sets for Broadway Star – Ramin Karimloo, UK Blues Artist – Jo Harman, Brit Award winner Tom Odell (Help Refugees), folk singers Charlie Dore, Reg Meuross and many solo gigs & tours around the UK

His songs have enjoyed radio play around the world including BBC Radio 2, BBC Regional Stations, Radio Caroline, Chris Country Radio and 100’s of community / online stations as well as a live performance on BBC Radio 2 to an audience of approx 7M listeners in Nov 2017

Last year, Steve was Caffe Nero’s ‘Artist Of The Month’ playing over 45 in-store-performances from Scotland down to Portsmouth. Tracks are still play listed in all 850+ shops UK wide. Recent appearances include: Country 2 Country, The Cornbury Festival, Buckle & Boots, TogFest 2017, Ventnor Fringe 2017, Liverpool’s Folk On The Dock with future bookings at The Black Deer Festival, Millport Country Music Festival, Togfest 2018, The Little Rabbit Barn, Hard Rock Cafe, The Great Escape and a UK Tour in Apr/May 2018

The ‘Great North Road EP’ was released in May 2017 after a 2nd successful Pledge Music Campaign and Album #2 ‘A Little North Of Nowhere’ is due for release in September 2018. Featuring many of the UK’S rising country session players and artists, the album will hopefully prove to be Steve’s strongest songwriting offering yet.

Support from… Lisa Wright

At first glance; Lisa Wright is a 5ft, blonde, Essex girl who seemingly charms her way into the audiences’ affection by cracking jokes and telling stories but then she begins to play… and the room goes silent.

BBC Introducing announced her as one of their emerging ‘Sound of 2017s’ and was handpicked by BBC 6 to represent the BBC at Latitude Festival 2017.

Described as ‘Carole King meets Patty Griffin meets John Mayer’, Lisa was championed by the Nashville Songwriters Association as their ‘One to Watch’; after she impressed the transatlantic audience with her unique and intelligent songwriting. She was also selected as a Song Suffragette songwriter in Nashville’s female-only singer-songwriter showcase.

Lisa has released two EPs which both entered into the iTunes Country Charts at No.3 – making Lisa the only independent, female artist in the Top 30 at the time.

It’s understandable to see why Lisa has often been described as “the UKs best kept secret”, but that’s all set to change ……..

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