Steve Pledger is coming to Topsham!
His musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include - in no particular order - Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. Add to this a liking for most musical styles - when executed well - and it would be fair to say that he has a wide spectrum of influences informing his own distinct style and approach.
Award-winning acoustic singer/songwriter now based in North East of England with songs ranging from fragile reflections on love & loss to blistering protest & social commentary. Debut '14 Good Intentions' (2012) was followed by his breakthrough album 'Striking Matches In The Wind' (2015) & late 2016 the critically-acclaimed 'Somewhere Between' was released. Awarded Album Of The Year by FATEA Magazine and FolkWords (Solo Male category) it also featured on multiple 'Best of 2016' lists. His live performances continue to establish him as "Extraordinary!" (Folking.com) and "One of the UK's outstanding contemporary singer/songwriters.". (Live In The North East) In late 2019, Steve put out his first live release, a 7 track mini-album titled 'Alone In The Dark' which was very well-received and featured on Roots & Fusion's list of '25 essential Albums of 2019'. His live music initiative, 'On Trust Events', which was launched earlier on in the year was nominated in the 'Innovation' category of FATEA Magazine's annual awards. R2 - 4/5 "The world would be a far better place with more of this stuff." (Americana-uk - 8/10) "An object lesson in the craft of contemporary songwriting." (fRoots Magazine) "The type of Folk singing that will long survive all of us." - (FolkWorld)
See 10 tour dates featuring Steve Pledger
- Fore Street
- EX3 0HF
Steve Pledger image © Neil King - Fatea