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Steve Harley Acoustic Band

Steve Harley Acoustic Band (GB)

Steve Harley celebrates his 47th year in music in 2020 and continues to play concerts around the world. He says that playing 'live' is more than a job, it’s almost his life’s blood.


Line Up:

Steve Harley
plus guitar/violin, guitar and bass

On Stage: 4
Travel party: 5




Biography:

Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe. With the February 2020 release of the all-acoustic CD, 'UNCOVERED', the original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down. The Acoustic Band for 2020 will find Steve supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, with Dave Delarre on lead guitar.
Steve has been playing live shows around the world for over 45 years and the thrill of another night in another place to another audience has not dimmed at all.
'We have real adventures on tour,' says Steve. 'I’ve seen the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun and dozens of wonderful galleries, museums and great cities, all on my down-time. I have a great life as a Wandering Minstrel!'
'UNCOVERED' includes a re-recording of Steve’s own highly-esteemed song 'Love, Compared With You' with a newly composed third verse, plus his thus-far unrecorded 'Only You', and nine other songs he’s always wanted to perform. The album features Barry Wickens on viola and acoustic guitar, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, Tom Hooper on percussion and the Roots Music Legend, Martin Simpson, on guitar. Steve also sings a duet with the amazing Scottish singer, Eddi Reader. The acoustic sets for 2020 will include songs from the new CD, plus a selection from the vast and eclectic Harley Songbook. Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Sebastian and the legendary Make Me Smile will all be re-produced in the unique acoustic style.Steve received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain in 2018.



Discography:

1973 The Human Menagerie
1974 The Psychomodo
1975 The Best Years of Our Lives
1976 Timeless Flight
1976 Love’s a Prima Donna
1977 Face to Face − A Live Recording
1978 Hobo with a Grin
1979 The Candidate
1987 Greatest Hits (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel)
1992 Yes You Can
1996 Poetic Justice
1998 More Than Somewhat - The Very Best of Steve Harley
1999 Stripped to the Bare Bones
2002 Acoustic and Pure: Live
2004 Anytime! (A Live Set)
2005 The Quality of Mercy
2010 Stranger Comes to Town
2013 Birmingham (Live with Orchestra & Choir)



YouTube Videos:

Sebastian (2011)

Come up and see me (2017)

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