Order ‘The Great North Road EP’ here…..


£3.00 – Digital Version:  DIGIPACK PAYPAL LINK

Includes Artwork & Lyrics. MP3’s sent via Dropbox Link to your email address (NB: If you prefer to use wetransfer.com please mention in the notes section of PayPal)

£5.00 (£2 P&P) – Physical CD Version: CD PAYPAL LINK

Comes with FREE digipack of 2016 album ‘Troubadour’ (see above for MP3 delivery)


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“This EP is stunning, a joy to listen to..” Building Our Own Nashville READ REVIEW HERE

Interview with Vents MagazineRead Here

“Dulcet vocal melodies, ravishing soundscapes and pristine vocal lines” Music Site Full Review

“4 STARS!!!” CelebMixRead Full Review

Hi Steve, Really liked your new songs especially “Trembling Heart”, Beautiful Tonight and The Greatest Love Song. Loved some of your emotive lyrical ideas- wish you all the best with them mate. Regards – Marty Kristian, The New Seekers

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, this deserves to be Award-Winning materialRead Review by Subba-Cultcha

Steve has produced yet another beautifully crafted EP. Song writing at its best. Brilliant melodies, great hooks and outstanding lyrics. This EP will feature on our playlist for many months  I have no doubt – Paul Ettinger, Caffe Nero UK

Love the EP Steve, can’t stop listening to it. xLucy Hartigan, Caffe Nero UK

I have all of Steve’s music from recent years and without doubt this is his best work to date. Production and musicianship are brilliant and provide the perfect backdrop to  his meaningful songs. “Hard times in a beautiful place” is a standout track.Alex Nairn. Brooklands Country Radio

Just to let you know that according to Mik, this EP “is miles ahead of the previous one.” He noticed a lot of details about the quality of the various musicians and the know-how of the producer. It was really nice to get a good listen to it. I’m still not convinced by the drum in the last song….. I more prefer the last verse where there is a progression in the drum and various instruments /vocal part. But….. It’s only me 🙂 it’s a beautiful work all together. And as always with you we never have the feeling that… It’s another Steve’s song….. They are all different and unique. I love the US country color of the EP. Before I met you my preferred singer was Brad Presley…. You’ve overtaken the first position 🙂 I love your songs!Anne-Francoise (via Pledge Music)

Hi Steve – just listened to your A1 EP.
Amazing performances and production is superb.
Every instrument has a clarity and space of it;s own.
Well done mate!Mik Brenton (via Pledge Music)
Received my EP yesterday and have been playing it all morning !
First time I’ve used pledge music a little bit of a gamble but Steve it’s great xx
Debbie Hitchin (via Pledge Music)

Hi Steve, Thank you for my EP package which I am delighted with 😊 I have listened to the EP several times and found it to be a very good mix of songs and something for everyone 😊 I have enjoyed every track several times , and it is difficult to choose a favourite, but I think my two special songs would have to be  

(1)  Beautiful Tonight which is a really beautiful love song….’Found my pot of gold at the bottom of the rainbow, Now I’m bathing in your glow, ‘Cos tonight you are so beautiful.  Your love is my battery, Your love is my flattery, When you’re hiding in the dark, you’re a blinding white light to me, I’m never gonna fail you, I’m never gonna break your heart, I’m never gonna be a memory, I’ll never be someone from your past’……  

A proper love song in my book 😊

(2) The Greatest Love Song (of all time) which seems to be a song about relationship breakdown but with hope for it to be fixed….Hence the last line…. ‘If you can’t love yourself, you’re wasting time,  You’re no good to anyone, no good to anyone, no good to anyone…. But I’ll be good for you’   

Listening to it, I really want them to make up 😊 Cue for a sequel perhaps LOL!! 

Thank you Steve, I love this EP and I know it will be played often 😊 Love, Lilian xx (via Pledge Music)

Got mine today. It’s marvelous Thank you so much and keep the music coming – John E Farrar (via Pledge Music)

Thank you, Steve. The items of PledgeMusic reached me today. Loved pretty ones, especially approved handwritten logos😊 I’m happy that I pledged at your campaign. Because the result of The Great North Road EP is something wonderful!!
I am very grateful you gave me a chance to support great music🎶 When you will start new campaign in the near future, I will pledge again willingly Yuu (via Pledge Music)

短いイントロ曲に付けた’Inhale’というタイトルも、これからGreat North Roadに車で乗り出すのか、あるいは別の旅路を選ぶのか、いずれにせよ、これから進むべき道〜未来に向けての深呼吸を一つ、といった趣があり、2曲めの’Trembling Heart’を導く役目を充分に果たしている。この’Trembling~’は初めてスティーヴの音楽を聴く人にも、彼の音楽の特質をわかりやすく伝えているのではないだろうか。親しみやすいメロディー、繰り返される心に響く言葉…。
続く、’Hard Times In A Beautiful Place’ は個人的に強い思い入れがある一曲である。というのは、彼のオリジナル曲のうち、自分がライブで初めて聴いたのが本作であったと記憶しているからだ。しばらく、この曲を演奏しない時期もあったが、またライブでのレパートリーに入れ、今回(ようやく!)レコーディングしてくれたのは素直に嬉しい。それも、なんというゴージャスな仕上がりになったことか。満点をあげたい!
ようやくレコーディングしてくれた!という点では、’Beautiful Tonight’も同じ。私の住む国には、結婚披露宴での「ファースト・ダンス」という習慣はないし、自分は既婚者であるが、もしも彼が私の結婚披露宴で歌ってくれるなら、ぜひこの曲をファースト・ダンスに選びたい!実にチャーミングな一曲である。
EPのタイトル曲である ’The Great North Road’ 、この曲の仕上がりには特に興味を持っていた。ライブでは、the barman shouts ‘900’の行の”900”を常にシャウトしており、曲にドライブ感を与えていたのだが、それをスタジオ録音するとなるとどうだろう?と。結果は、バッキング・ボーカルにシャウトさせメインの歌声は旋律を崩していない。このアレンジはおそらく、プロデューサーのジャスティン・ジョンソン氏のサジェスチョンによるものではないだろうか、と私は想像している。実にクレバーな処理であり、結果、このボブ・ディランやブルース・スプリングスティーンを思わせる楽曲に一段と深みが増したように思える。
そして、最後の曲、’The Greatest Love Song (of all time)’。彼らしさが満載の歌だ。最初は、ラブ・ソングらしくない?と思ったけれど、歌詞を全部通して聴くと「なるほど」と腑に落ちるのである。彼のデビュー作 Little Things EPを聴いた人ならわかると思うが、’My Friends’や’Little Things’は軽快で楽しそうに聞こえる曲だ -特に英語圏の人間ではなく歌詞の聞き取りが苦手な私のような人間には- 。しかし、歌っていることは何ともやるせない悲しいことだったりするのであり、聴き込むごとに心に沁みる。そして、この新曲は、正に ’this could be’なgreatest love songなのだ。私の耳には、切り離せないloveとlifeへの賛歌に聞こえる。この曲をEPの最後に持ってきたのも正解としか言いようがない。

今まで彼のリリースした作品は全て大好きな私だが、今現在棺桶に一枚だけ持って入るなら、迷うことなくこのThe Great North Roadを選ぶ。

Yuu Komukai (Via Pledge Music)

Trembling Heart – I loved it but then I heard Hard Times in a Beautiful Place and that was Wow. Next song the harmonica was really cool. Lyrics and voice for the last 2 songs. This CD was my favorite so far. Top 3 songs:
Hard Times in a Beautiful Place
Trembling Heart
Greatest Love song /voice/lyrics. 😃 (Fan via Pledge Music)

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