» 12 September (Saturday) 7:30pm – Steve Tilston………www.stevetilston.com
Brought to Thursby through Arts Out West. This will be a fantastic night with the guitarist, composer and singer Steve Tilston. Not to be missed! Tickets are £8.00 (booked & paid for up to 7 September), £10 from 7 September onwards. Get this on your calendar NOW – it really will be an evening to look forward to! Book tickets on line through the Arts Out West website (http://www.artsoutwest.com/) or 01228 712147.
Steve Tilston 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.
The story of Steve’s “lost” letter from John Lennon is the inspiration for Danny Collins, a new film starring Al Pacino.
On general release in the UK at the end of May 2015, followed shortly by Steve’s brand new CD Truth to Tell in July.
Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. Of Many Hands is his first “all-traditional” album; with unique arrangements of timeless classics. Back on song-writing form, he released Ziggurat in 2008 from which A Pretty Penny made it into Acoustic Magazine’s top 50 songs.
He is a celebrated artist in Britain and abroad, winning accolades in Europe, Australia and the USA.
Comments – from those in the ‘know’!
‘He is one of my and Fairport Convention’s favourite performers. If you haven’t heard him, I suggest you go and check him out as soon as possible. A remarkable talent!’ - Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention
‘One of the select band of songwriters with the vision to write great songs rooted in the tradition.’ Robin Williamson
‘Over the years Steve has become my all-time favourite songwriter on the British acoustic guitar scene. He’s a fine singer who combines beautifully executed original melodies with superb lyrics on almost every subject under the sun.’ Wizz Jones
‘Steve Tilston, in case events have conspired to conceal the fact from you thus far, is that very rare combination of singer, songwriter and guitarist who actually excels in all departments.’ Folk Roots
‘His musicianship is beyond question, while the arrangements set a standard against which other acoustic/roots albums ought to be measured.’ The Daily Telegraph