“I first saw Steve at Chris Difford’s Songwriting Retreat and immediately recognised that he combines incredible guitar playing with warm and sensitive songwriting – he’s a top talent'”
– Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Steve manages to blend English reserve with American folk to come up with something truly authentic. If Jack Johnson came from Welwyn Garden City, this is probably what he’d sound like”
– Nik Kershaw
“Steve takes you on a wondrous journey throughout his songs, with his story telling lyrics and brilliant vocal delivery” – John Weller, Nevis Radio
YES!! ” New Country UK” likes “New Country” from Steve Young UK!!😄🎸🎶
Indeed, he is a fantastic artist and #Troubadour is a fantastic album!! GO GET IT!!
#NewCountry #UKcountry #AltCountry #NewSongs #NewAlbum – New Country UK (Blog)
It’s what used to be called Americana, touching on traditional country, but losing the twang in lieu of pop/rock. So it’s more for Eagles fans than it is for Waylon Jennings ones. And there are some rather nice tunes here.
After a brief intro, you’re off into the album highlight, “Out Of Our Minds”, which is a driving seventies country rock tune of the highest order. He gets a bit more New Nashville with the poppy “In My Dreams”, which would get some heavy airplay if he was over there instead of over here.
He goes all acoustic further on with the likes of “Old Friend” and “Life Changes In A Heartbeat”, but where he lays his hat he lands on gold. An excellent release which should do him a power of good – The Rocker (Blog)
Those who helped fund this Pledge campaign album will be well satisfied with their investment. It is a superb collection of songs from a singer with a great ear for a tune, and an album that you’ll keep returning to for a long time to come – Chris Farlie, W21 Music READ FULL ARTICLE
The collection of songs has a cool groove and a bit of swagger. It’s the sound of a laid back summer day. If forced to give some sort of comparison, I’d say that Steve Young’s music is a dose of Billy Joel’s vocals and songwriting, a dash of John Mayer’s blues on the guitar, a helping of Poco’s vibe, and a lot of Steve Young’s own uniqueness – Soundwaves Review READ FULL ARTICLE
Steve Young’s debut album, ‘Troubadour’ is both moving and deeply personal, with thirteen tracks ranging in style from pop and rock to country, and probably everything in between – Essentially Pop READ FULL REVIEW
All in all, a very accomplished debut album and one that’s worth repeated listens. There’s clearly a wide range of influences and I think Steve does a fine job of modernising some of the great singer-songwriters, whilst still keeping his own sound. Unusually, there are very few negatives about this album, the production is solid throughout, the melodies and harmonies work very well together and the vocals (and lyrics), as mentioned previously, are exceptional. Certainly an artist to keep an eye on for the future – Gigs Bands & Tours READ FULL REVIEW
The prestigious Dean Street Studios provided the intimate setting for Steve Young’s showcase for his upcoming album Troubadour, bringing together a collection of international fans, friends, pledgers and press – Think Country READ FULL REVIEW
“It’s only a matter of time until Steve Young breaks through. Great vocals and musicianship and really likeable songs!”
Emma Scott – Plugin Baby (Radio Plugger) & Author of ‘If It Was My Band….’
“Having stood ’20 feet from stardom” for many years Steve Young was overdue stepping into the spotlight in his own right but it has been worth the wait. His new album Troubadour is a great listen. Every song is self penned by Steve and his feeling for melody and harmony shines throughout. There are several tracks that will stay with you after one listen.
The bluesy Old Friend demonstrates his great voice as well as his guitar playing. I challenge you not to think about Mark Knopfler during the guitar breaks. In my dreams is a commercial hit with a fabulous hook in the chorus. The whole experience is enhanced by the high quality of musicians that Steve has gathered around him.I could go on but I would just say get the album and sit back and listen to every track in one sitting. Worked for me” – Alex Nairn – Brooklands Radio