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 inspired the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino in the title role.
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. Life by Misadventure, And So It Goes, Solo Rubato and Such and Such all featuring first-class song-writing, and stylistically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country’s finest writers, whilst the instrumental Swans at Coole is testament to his guitar virtuosity.
He was Fatea Awards' Male Vocalist of the Year in 2015, proof if needed, that after more than 45 years in the business Steve can still deliver the goods; Truth to Tell was one of The Telegraph’s best folk albums of 2015 as well.
Released July 2018, Distant Days is a pared back voice and guitar recording; nineteen tracks - solo acoustic recollections or musical markers in the diary, chosen largely by public selection, plus a trio of previously unrecorded tunes.
He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musicians…If anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it’s Steve Tilston!
The writer of such classic songs as Slipjigs and Reels and the award-winning The Reckoning, he is also a published author. Steve’s first novel All for Poor Jack is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World, full of colourful characters. It’s a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less!
This is Steve Tilston's first visit to Penarth since the days of Penarth Folk/Blues Club in the early 1990's when it was based in the Labour Club. Those of you who saw him there will not have forgotten - don't miss this chance to catch one of the top UK acoustic acts!
Please note that tickets for this event are £10 in advance or £12 on the door, if any are left!
On sale @ Pencerdd Music, Griffin Books, or online via Skiddle