STEVE THOMPSON SONGWRITER
The Steve Thompson Songwriter show is a songs and stories multimedia show with a fantastic 6-piece band (click for the lineup biographies).
Steve Thompson has written songs for Celine Dion, Sheena Easton, Elkie Brooks, The Hollies, The Searchers, Tygers of Pan Tang, Baby Ford, Colin Blunstone, Bruce Ruffin, Wavelength, Elaine Page, Middle of The Road and Chris Farlowe. ‘Steve Thompson Songwriter’ features Steve’s own band playing new versions of the songs that he’s written for many of these and other artists. In the show he also tells the stories behind these songs as well as anecdotes from his time in the music industry, working closely with an equally impressive list of Producers such as Gus Dudgeon ( Elton John, Chris Rea); Rodger Bain (Black Sabbath); Christopher Neil (Mike & The Mechanics, Marillion, Gerry Rafferty) and Peter Collins (Rush, Gary Moore, Bon Jovi) See also Wikipedia.
With a cracking band who share a marvellous bonhomie, the “Steve Thompson Songwriter” show is a must for anyone with the slightest interest in music. It’s entertaining, informative and it ‘works’. Look out for this show. You will not regret it.
This is a fascinating and unique project, reflecting the creativity and variety of the North East music scene, with some of the region’s best singers and musicians building a new platform for Steve Thompson’s best songs. The line-up is Steve Thompson on guitar, Terry Slesser (who fronted guitarist the late Paul Kossoff’s post Free band, Crawler) and Jen Normandale Vocals, John Dawson on bass, Steve Dolder (Prefab Sprout) on drums and Dave Chapman on Keyboards. This is a highly accomplished team of musicians.
In a long and varied career, Steve Thompson also wrote and produced some key recordings during the ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ (NWOBHM) including Raven, Venom (both huge influences on rock giants, Metallica) and Tygers of Pan Tang, who at one time featured another collaborator of Steve’s – guitarist John Sykes, who went on to join David Coverdale in Whitesnake.
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