Steve Pledger 8PM
Steve Pledger is an award-winning singer/songwriter with an enviable reputation as a talented and dynamic performer. BBC Introducing have called his music “beautiful, authentic, unblemished and wonderful”. With writing that ranges from fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering commentaries on present circumstances, his songs pack an emotional punch, both on record and on stage.
His musical influences are many and varied and include Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Springsteen and others.
Following on from his 2012 debut album -‘14 Good Intentions’ – April 2015 saw Steve release its follow-up, ‘Striking Matches In The Wind’ , which according to R2 Magazine’s 4* review is “Authentically expressed in a voice with genuine appeal… a direct route to the heart.” In addition to Steve’s central performances, the album is graced by a number of other talented artists, including Lukas Drinkwater and the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated Ange Hardy with whom Steve has worked and toured a number of times.
RUPERT GILLETT 9PM