Steve Rodgers, singer songwriter, has just completed recording his ‘much anticipated’ first album, due for release this year and introduces his brand new single cut ‘I WILL GROW’, both album and single were produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini) mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse). His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, and recorded with his band of like-minded musicians.
In earlier life Steve started a band ‘Boa’ and came two great albums – their first single ‘Duvet’ was the title track to the Japanese multi award- winning animation series Manga ‘Lain – Serial Xperiments’. They toured the States, the UK and after a period of musical enjoyment, Steve decided to follow his own path.
He has ‘guested’ at Wembley for Bad Company, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and the Robert Randolph Band. Tours have included support slots for Bad Company in the UK and Japan and his own headline dates in the UK and Canada. Steve has also supported The Deborah Bonham Band and Midge Ure on their respective tours in the UK and Europe and Bad Company with Lynyrd Skynyrd for their coast to coast US tour and in 2015 joined Stackridge for a three month tour of the UK. In 2016 year he toured again with Bad Company and Joe Walsh in the US and UK over four months. To coincide with this tour Steve and Paul Rodgers also recorded a single together to raise money for a charity up in Middlesbrough called ‘This Place Called Home’.
By Dave Thomas
Steve Rodgers at the Walnut Tree Shades, Norwich, was exceptional! His acoustic and electric guitar playing is inventive and rhythmic. His songwriting is thoughtful, intriguing and at times simply joyful. His voice is superb – expressive, soulful, powerful, subtle and effortlessly dynamic. His pitch and inflections impeccable…even when weaving in and out of complex cadences…