Steve Tilston, Exeter Phoenix Voodoo Lounge, Saturday 13th June, 8pm
Midnight Mango and SNG Presents Steve Tilston one of our most celebrated song-smiths. The writer of the classic songs The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine.
On Tilston’s latest release Ziggurat he deftly weaves his mastery on a dozen new insightful songs of love, loss, war and gold, plus a couple of traditional gems.
Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in the early seventies with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since.
He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musicians…If anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it’s Steve Tilston!
A celebrated artist in Britain and abroad, winning accolades in Europe, Australia and the USA, his songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane, The House Band, Peter Bellamy, North Cregg, Bob Fox and John Wright. Here’s to Tom Paine is the adopted theme song for the Tom Paine Society of America and it’s been rumored, has featured in Bruce Springsteen’s live shows. His music has also featured on radio and TV.
Steve is probably best loved as a solo performer, but he also works with accordionist Chris Parkinson and bassist Dave Bowie and occasionally his daughter Martha.
Support comes from Rebecca Worthley. Liza Monroy of Indie Music has this to say about her: “If Dido and Enya had a love child, and Tori Amos became the godmother in a ceremony on her English countryside estate surrounded by wood nymphs and fairies, chances are this amazing new being would be British singer-songwriter Rebecca Worthley."
Steve Tilston with local support from Rebecca Worthley at the Exeter Phoenix Voodoo Lounge on Saturday 13th June at 8pm.
This is a seated show and doors open at 8pm.
Tickets cost £10.50 in advance or £12 on the door and are avaliable from the Exeter Phoenix box office on 01392 667080 (credit card and walk up). Or online at www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, www.seetickets.com, www.wegottickets.com.