Unique and timeless – the legend that is Steve Gibbons has withstood the fads and fashions of the music business for over four decades. Analyse his music and superb self-penned songs and you’ll find the influences of blues, country, even psychedelia.
Born in Birmingham, Steve first came to prominence as the leader of The Uglys, an uncompromising outfit at the forefront of the City’s burgeoning 1960s music scene. By the early 1970s he had formed the five-piece Steve Gibbons Band which enjoyed success in the singles charts and has been perennially popular on the live circuit ever since.
With a huge international following, Steve’s long career has encompassed 17 albums. Along the way he has worked and toured with many bands including The Who, Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd and E.L.O. In 1981, SGB responded to an invitation from the German Democratic Republic and became the first western rock band to tour the major cities of the former East Germany.
Steve is an inspired songwriter and many of his songs feature colourful characters. The most notable cover of a Steve Gibbons song is the title track of Roger Daltrey’s album ‘One Of The Boys’.
With a huge repertoire of original material to draw on, Steve’s set list is always fresh and surprising. He draws the audience into a musical world with its own special history and culture; in his hands rock & roll is a magical force. It’s a formula that works in venues as diverse as Ronnie Scott’s, Madison Square Garden or the Isle of Man TT Races and it’s a formula that has won him tremendous respect from fellow musicians.
These days Steve is as busy as ever with appearances as a solo artist, with SGB or touring with pianist Phil Bond, guitarist PJ. Wright and Fairport Convention’s Dave Pegg and Gerry Conway as The Dylan Project.
In 2004 Steve was invited to join the legendary Scotty Moore on a live show filmed and recorded at Abbey Road to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘That’s All Right Mama’, Elvis Presley’s first release.
Long live Rock ‘n’ Roll!