British singer/songwriter ‘Steve Hewitt’ presents a taste of things to come from his full debut LP, with the release of this sampler CD EP with older studio and live tracks.
Life Stories bring you a mixture of rock, pop, blues and folk with one man, his guitar, and his heart on his sleeve.
With a collection of tracks from his first two EPs and some current favourites recorded as ‘live’ renditions of tracks selected to feature on the highly anticipated ‘Bigger Than Words’ set for release in 2019, the songs ‘Healing & Hurt’, ‘Move On’ and ‘Holding Me Back’ showcases Steve at his most intimate and organic; allowing his songwriting & performance abilities to carry his soul-bearing honesty and desire to emotionally connect with his audience. A formula that has enabled Hewitt to share stages with artists such as Newton Faulkner, Emma Stevens, Toploader, StarSailor plus many more. In addition to this generous download EP offer, Steve has also released live video footage of his fan-favoured track ‘Sad Sad Old World’.
Sad Sad Ole World (Live) https://youtu.be/RKp0QVco_So
The Kent (UK) native has been collaborating with local producer Paul West (Awesome Source Music) to construct an album that compliments Steve’s artistic vision. In Steve’s own words – “This Album is full of life, it touches upon heartbreak, hypocrisy, loss, deeper love, truth and wisdom. Every song on this album has been birthed out of experience”. Despite the evident influences of folk, blues, country and alternative rock flowing through Hewitt’s creative veins, the syncretic approach to drawing from multiple sources has helped shape his own distinctive voice within the Alternative folk roots scene in the United Kingdom.
Whilst steeped in the earthy acoustic tones and allowing simplicity to carry the message of his songs, ‘Bigger Than Words’ is tastefully merging natural, acoustic and electronic sounds. Aiming for a more expansive sound to bring his songs to life – Steve Hewitt has enlisted in guests such as UK country trio Orfila and Texan duo The Reed Brothers. Further guests appearances include Cellist Miriam Cox who performed on Steve’s’ ‘Pushing Me Away’ debut single for Engineer Records. Producer Paul West features on vocals/drums along with seasoned musicians Joe Martin (Bass), Jonathan Williams (Keyboards) and Rob Townley (Guitar) all adding their stylistic flair to the studio productions.
Download Steve Hewitt’s Free Download Live@ Magpie Studios
Bigger Than Words CD/ LP will be released through Engineer Records this Autumn. For now, get some Life Stories…