Tavistock Live Sessions

The Tavistock sessions are a series of one day recording sessions of the “Steve Gifford Band”  during 2013, engineered by Paul Traynar (Ians friend), IT specialist and general techno sound wizard.A “makeshift” studio was constructed at Tavistock House Bletchley, Steves’ office, which meant moving furniture around micing up drums etc.and even upending a long red sofa to provide a deadened sound for the main vocals.A total of eight original songs were recorded lead by Steve with Derek Edmond on drums,Ian Catchpole on bass and Hilary Fielding on cello. The recordings and subsequent editing are considered to be of  excellent quality thanks to Pauls’ expertise.Hopefully one day soon these tracks will be released as a vinyl album.

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Brasenose Inn Cropredy Sat 1st March

If there is such a thing as genres of dancing then I saw many of them at our gig on Saturday night. Fueled by red bull and vodka, Julie took the biscuit. Glad you all had fun! For us it was a mega long set and thanks for letting us go home!

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Bermuda Square Effect Review

“Fine observational lyrical style and guitar intricacy”

Ungodly Hour

The whole musical style of Steve, and accompanying musicians, has changed from laid-back sentiment to a more driving and groove-ridden feeling. The variety in the tracks is much wider now, yet the fine observational lyrical style and guitar intricacy is still there. Steve has brought on his lyrics, and packed the music with a brimming amount of energy to give a bit more punch to his tunes.

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David Kidman (Net Rhythms) Review

“modestly heartfelt yet clear-sighted”

Milton-Keynes-based Steve was a familiar name on the 1980s London music scene, after which he took a sabbatical to raise a family, finally returning in 2002 with a well-received singer-songwriter album Cut And Run, the success of which he followed up with 2005’s Building Bridges.

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Maverick Music Magazine Review

Gifted Gifford “ever evolving on a daily basis”

Acoustic singer-songwriter Steve Gifford is busy. With a new album due out in this year and nearing the end of his Boy on a Beach album tour, he answers my questions whilst on the road with the help of a hands-free kit.

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Gig Review by Charles Drought

The Yew Tree in Warminster played host to the Steve Gifford Band on Friday night. The band mostly played original material with a few covers thrown into the mix at the end of their performance.

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