'Somewhere Between'

                                         *****FATEA Album Of The Year*****

                      *****FolkWords Album Of The Year (male solo artist)*****

                            ***Folking.com Album Of The Year (runner-up)***

                                                          Steve Pledger

                             ***FolkWords Soloist Of The Year (runner-up)***

Shire Folk Showcase Evening - 4th September 2017

This very special evening features some of the finest Folk and Acoustic artists around and Steve is thrilled to be performing a short set. This promises to be a remarkable night!

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast... please check out the poster and event details here for full information.

We're aware that some of you have already got your tickets - thank you - and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

Please take a look at the Event page and check out Steve's other upcoming dates including North Shields on 3rd August. Then, following a bit of a Summer hiatus, things get going once more in the Autumn with a tour of Scotland (here) and further dates around England announced soon.

Steve has been testing out a couple of new songs too which have been getting a great response, so listen out for those at the upcoming gigs!

Thank you, as always, for all the support... x

"An object lesson in the craft of contemporary songwriting." (fRoots Magazine)

'Somewhere Between' is OUT NOW! The CD and download versions are both available from the shop.

'Somewhere Between' is now out there and available exclusively from this website (and gigs) before going on general release in the new year. You can listen to a sampler of some of the tracks here now! The SOLD OUT launch concert took place at Dunster Castle in Somerset on 4h November - thank you for coming along if you did - and you can read two fantastic reviews of the event posted by FATEA and folking.com by clicking on their respective links. The reviews coming in for the album itself have been fantastic and will soon be made available to read on the Reviews page. It has been described as "...Steve Pledger's tour-de-force. An album that casts Steve as a protest singer, up there with the likes of Billy Bragg, Phil Ochs and Ewan MacColl." by FATEA Magazine; a "protest album burning with anger and compassion..." by Folking.com and a "cracking listen from a very fine singer/songwriter" by Frank Hennessey on BBC Radio Wales, to name just a few. Please check out my latest blog here.

Track listing: 1.) To Change The World  2.) Live and Learn  3.) Where'd You Get That Heart From?  4.) The Right To Be Wrong  5.) Doing Well  6.) I Spat Fire  7.) Other  8.) Lefty, Wait Your Turn!  9.) Me and the Silence  10.) The Louisa Miner  11.) Creation Is Laughing  12.) At The Last


"Someone to point out across a crowded room... (his songs are) so authentically expressed, in a voice with genuine appeal, they take a direct route to the heart." (R2 Magazine, 4****)

('Striking Matches In The Wind' is...) "absolutely wonderful from gritty start to resigned end. Despite these 12 songs' unflinching elements of truth and honesty, ‘Striking Matches in the Wind’ is still imbued with an air of possibility and positivity among the hardships. The faith that love, community and friendship will see us all right in the end. Pledger has crafted a set of truly wonderful songs here; Poetic, knowing, clever, thoughtful and melodic; the world would be a far better place with more of this stuff."  (8/10 - Americana-UK review)

Steve’s new album, 'Striking Matches In The Wind', is released and available to order for £12.00 (inc. P&P). Or if you prefer, you can purchase the mp3 format for £7.00. Please click on the album cover to visit the shop.

Track listing: 1.) People Who Care  2.) A Heart Filled With Nothing To Do  3.) Loving Condescension  4.) This Land Is Pound Land  5.) Quit Blubbin’ In The Cheap Seats  6.) Scared Inside  7.) Days Like These  8.) Friends and Fathers  9.) Beneath The Sun  10.) There We Are  11.) The Parable Of Intent  12.) Matches In The Wind

”An album that I think will resonate with many. Songwriting at the highest level by a man who understands his craft & his voice. A wonderful album!” (Gary Hazlehurst, The Folk Show)

"The entire album is just a piece of wonder." (Rick Stuart, Roots & Fusion)

"An intense, emotional experience of the most inspired kind." (Andy Barnes, Sonic Bandwagon)

Steve's debut album - '14 Good Intentions' - is also available to order from the shop for £10.00, inc. P&P.

“’14 Good Intentions’ shows the formidable range and depth of Steve Pledger’s lyrical and melodic talents. Tender, thought-provoking and assured… an album to be played again, and again.” (Stewart Henderson, poet & broadcaster)

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