Electronic press kit
Everything that bookers need to know about me
Stevewarnerfolk has a new album out - The Corran Ferry which is now available in CD format as well as download.
The album consists of 9 original songs that were writing by Steve Warner, arranged by Phil Sheldrake and produced by Dan Wilde of Gladeside recordings..
I really like the bright feel to the arrangements and production on this recording giving a really fresh contemporary feel, full of vivid colour. With Steve's excellent voice taking care of lead vocals, he has a full band backing him up throughout the album, adding plenty of light and shade to his songs, including electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, cello and brass.
The Broken Man opens the album and has a lovely melody that draws and holds attention throughout. Indeed, there is not a weak track on the album with variety of styles and tempos. Another highlight is the title track, The Corran Ferry which has an epic feel to it and has a lovely instrumental outtro.
The Corran Ferry is an album deserving of a wide audience and is, for me, Steve's best work to date with very accessible songs that make you want to go back and hear again. Keith Banche
The Live list..current
Sat 18th Feb - Bird in Hand, Lower Stondon
Thur 23rd Feb - Angel Share, Hitchin
Fri 24th Feb - Fears Inn, Hemel Hempstead
Sat 25th Feb - Angel Share, Hitchin
Fri 3rd March - CCH, Harpenden (Corran Ferry)
Fri 13th March - Colindale FC, (Corran Ferry)
Sat 18th March - Green House, Luton (Corran Ferry)
Thur 19th April - Redbourn FC (Corran Ferry)
Fri 27th April - Soundlounge, Sutton (Corran Ferry)
The Live list...past
Cambridge Folk club...
Royston Folk Club
Watford Folk club
Redbourn Folk club
Kimpton Folk festival
3 River festival, Hertford
Wychwood folk festival
Balstock Folk festival
LaTR home gig Beckenham
Loughton Folk club
Great British Folk festival Skegness
Angel share Hitchin
Bright Star, Peters Green
Monks Inn, Hemel
Bird in Hand, Stanton
Fiars Inn, Hemel
Radio play and competitions
I have successive plays on regional radio shows like BBC 3 counties, BBC Essex, BBC Radio Cambridge, Cambridge 105, Nevis radio, West Norfolk radio, Why Valley radio and a host of internet based stations, Invisible Folk club, Blues and roots.
I have also performed live on BBC 3 counties, BBC Cambridge and Cambridge 105 (Strummers and Dreamers).
I have been shortlisted (top 10) of International Songwriter competition (lyrics and songs) as well as Watford Folk Club songwriting competition and Corran Ferry won the Brian Player Acoustic cafe song of the week (Sept 14th).
Steve expertly delivers emotive and elegant crafted songs, often thought-provoking and always memorable' Elizabeth&Jameson
'Steve tells great stories through his songs and captures the audience with his engaging delivery' Gilmore&Roberts
'I Thoroughly enjoyed Steve's set. He is an engaging performer armed with a collection of thought-provoking, inspiring songs' Hannah Scott
‘Steve puts audiences at ease, playing original and well-chosen covers, delivered with a fine singing voice and accompanied by a variety of guitars and even occasional mandolin’ Redbourn Folk Club
‘The Corran Ferry is an album deserving of a wide audience and is, for me, Steve's best work to date with very accessible songs that make you want to go back and hear again.’ Keith Bache
With a musical heritage of playing bass guitar in 90’s rock bands, Steve discovered folk music later in life and by stumbling into a folk session at his local pub (Kimpton), he felt immediately at home with this community. The storytelling song writing and the energy and passion of fellow musicians playing together was something that lit a spark within that has never left him.
Doing the hard yards of folk sessions, floor spots, open mics, support slots, busking, pub gigs, coffee shops, wine bars and playing on London underground, Steve slowly developed his song writing skills and learned how to play in front of crowd (who rarely listened) but always clapped politely. Eventually the gigs got bigger and crowd less rowdy with support slots at Cambridge folk club, Hitchin folk club, Redbourn folk club, Watford folk club, Royston folk club and appearances at Ely folk festival, Balsock, Kimpton Folk Festival and the Great British folk festival.
Working closely with producer Dan Wilde at Gladeside Recordings and multi musician/arranger Phil Sheldrake at Vicarage studios on two EP’s and recently released album ‘The Corran Ferry’ Steve has had radio play on BBC Cambridge, BBC Essex, BBC 3Counties, Cambridge 105 and a host of internet based international stations (America, Australia, Canada) with the Invisible Folk club, Blues and Roots. Short listed two years in a row for Folk and Roots International song writing contest, as well as Watford Folk club song writing competition. For more information contact Steve on the website www.stevewarnerfolk.com or call on 07789486729