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Songwriter Talk

Thursday 24 January 2019 19:00
by kath.clements

 

A SONGWRITERS LIFE

 

Steve Thompson has written songs for Celine Dion, Sheena Easton, Elkie Brooks, The Hollies, The Searchers, Sarah Brightman, The Tygers of Pan Tang, Baby Ford, Colin Blunstone, Elaine Page and Chris Farlowe. He has enjoyed hit singles and albums. This talk tells the stories behind these songs and artists and describes an incredible adventure. Steve also worked closely with an equally impressive list of producers such as Gus Dudgeon (Elton John, Chris Rea); Rodger Bain (Black Sabbath); Christopher Neil (Mike & The Mechanics, Marillion, Gerry Rafferty) and Peter Collins (Rush, Gary Moore, Bon Jovi)……

 

In a long and varied career, Steve also wrote and produced some key recordings during the ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ (NWOBHM) including Raven, Venom (both huge influences on rock giants, Metallica) and Tygers of Pan Tang, who at one time featured another collaborator of Steve’s - guitarist John Sykes, who went on to join David Coverdale in Whitesnake.

 

There are many anecdotes in this presentation including the time he wrote a love song for two dolphins!

 

The talk features insights into the music industry as well as before and after examples of some of the songs the artists referred to above recorded.

 

£2 per person.

 

Location : Steel Club, Consett
Contact : Richard Judd,

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