The long awaited debut album by Steve Rodgers released in 2017 was well worth that wait! With eleven tracks in total, Steve opens with his first single ‘I Will Grow’ and his second single, the title track from the album, ‘Head Up High’. Steve Rodgers writes from experience and from the heart, and the tracks are both uplifting and emotive.
Steve Rodgers, singer songwriter, completed recording his much anticipated first album, released in 2018 and 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, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens. Queen drummer Roger Taylor said of the album,
“Great singing and songwriting – I’m impressed.”
While Blues Rock Review said,
“Steve Rodgers has a sweet, soulful pop voice…His songwriting is also very pop-oriented with lots of wistful piano and subtle guitar. ‘Head Up High’ is a solid debut by a talented artist.”
Steve Rodgers began to write his own songs on guitar and piano at the age of 14, and started a band with his friends at 17, Lost Sons of Davros. From the Lost Sons came Bôa who 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 US and the UK, and although he nonetheless enjoying himself thoroughly, Steve decided to follow his own path.
Steve 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. Along with Joe Walsh, 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.
Steve has headlined solo shows in the US and is planning to tour the US and the UK later this year.
Steve Rodgers is currently completing his second album which is slated for release later in 2019. Additionally, he’s collaborated with his father, Paul Rodgers on the song, ‘This Place Called Home’. All proceeds from the single will be donated to Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough:
Visit Steve Rodgers’ official website for further information about the artist and his music.