Steve Rodgers + HATi

Friday 27 October, 7pm

Bluesy rock with a folk/soul influence

(This is not really a jazz gig but we like to promote a range of creative musicians.)

Singer songwriter Steve Rodgers is fast becoming one of the most in-demand underground international artistes of recent times, with his self-released EP and single – I Will Grow – being already snapped up by thousands of fans.

His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens.

At 14 he began to write his own songs on guitar and piano. He started a band with his friends at 17, ‘Lost Sons of Davros’. From the ‘Lost Sons’ came ‘Boa’ they created 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 much 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. In 2014 he supported Bad Company again with Lynyrd Skynyrd for their coast to coast US tour and in September 2015 he 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 also recorded a single together to raise money for a charity up in Middlesbrough and called ‘This Place Called Home’.

Visiting Newcastle again, this time Steve swaps the Metro Radio Arena for the more intimate stage of The Globe for a highly anticipated gig.

Supported by Newcastle based singer-songwriter, HATi.

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page: ‘He’s fantastic’. (Wembley Arena)

Queen’s Roger Taylor: ‘Great singing and songwriting – I’m impressed’.

Dave Thomas: ‘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…’

Tickets £8 in advance online, £10 on the door