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Steve Gibbons

Steve Gibbons
Steve Gibbons first leapt to prominence as leader of The Uglys, a band at the forefront of Birmingham's 1960s music boom.

It was while The Uglys were playing a residency at a club in Germany that Steve first heard Bob Dylan: "The voice made me tingle, the song made me shiver, the moment is frozen," he recalls.

By 1970 the Uglys had disbanded, and Steve released a solo album, Short Stories. In 1972 he formed the Steve Gibbons Band. In 1975 the band released Any Road Up (the first of many Steve Gibbons Band albums) and went on to success in the album and singles charts.

The Steve Gibbons Band was invited to support The Who on European and world tours and Steve penned One Of The Boys for Roger Daltry. The band went through various line-up changes down the years but remained perennially popular, partly because Steve not only has one of the greatest rock voices in the UK but is also an inspired songwriter.

There is more to Steve than rock 'n' roll, however. For example, the trio he formed at the end of the 1990s innovatively uses fretless bass, guitars, accordion and piano to perform classic songs as well as his own material.