Steve Tilston

Wednesday 16th February
Steve Tilston and friends
£10 / £12 [+10% booking fee]
Doors open 8pm
Reduced capacity show of 40 seats

Local Folk legend Steve Tilston returns to the Trades Club to celebrate his half-century career milestone…

Steve is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements, and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

His most recent release Distant Days is a retrospective of an ongoing five-decade career. He’s the writer of the classic The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine and his songs have been covered by a who’s who of the folk scene.

As well as a hugely successful solo career, he’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle, in WAZ!, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn, the Ballet Rambert, with daughter Martha and most recently as Tilston & Lowe with Jez Lowe. And has produced an enviable catalogue of eclectic work.

Accolades include BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Original Song for The Reckoning; the subject of which is still sadly relevant today. Fatea Male Singer of the Year 2015. Numerous radio and TV appearances, notably Later with Jools Holland, BBC Four’s Songwriters’ Circle. He also gained further notoriety when the story of a long-lost letter from John Lennon hit the headlines internationally; inspiring the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino.

Come and celebrate the landmark anniversary of this iconic and greatly-admired artist.

Steve says:

‘Please join me as I celebrate with an evening of music at the Trades Club. I’ll be covering songs from the last five-decades plus some brand-new ones too! I’m looking forward to celebrating with you all.’

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