Steve Gifford has been performing for 30 years
Singer-songwriter Steve Gifford is bringing his raw and soulful music to the Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury on Thursday 5 November 2009.
Likened to Tom Petty and Neil Young among others, Steve has a talent for setting rich melodies behind an intimate vocal performance.
Although a relatively new name, Steve has been on the scene for almost 30 years.
Support comes from Newbury singer-songwriter Stephen Baker.
Gifford released his debut album Cut And Run in 2002 and second album Building Bridges in 2005.
A whirlwind few years followed, with support slots for Steve Harley and Shawn Colvin, as well as many headline shows.
His third album Boy On A Beach led to a successful tour of Europe and the States.
On the night he will be performing tracks from his new album, called Ungodly Hour.
Arlington Arts director Tony Trigwell-Jones said: "What I love about Steve is that he absolutely fulfils everything that is great about a classic, solid singer-songwriter.
"We often put on these acts that maybe not many people have heard of but we do it because we believe in them - Steve Gifford is no exception."
Of Stephen Baker, Tony said: "His gentle vocals remind me of a young Paul Simon and his playing is full of lyrical flourishes, very much like Five Leaves Left-era Nick Drake."
Arlington Arts is based at the Mary Hare centre for deaf children in Snelsmore Common. All profits from the night goes to the centre, which is a national charity.
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