Steve Tilston releases solo. acoustic, retrospective album ‘Distant Days’

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Distant Days is a solo acoustic retrospective which sees Steve Tilston reworking some of his most treasured self-penned songs, in addition to three previously unreleased guitar instrumentals, offering a unique insight into his musical journey since the early 1970s.

Insightful lyrics, ravishing melodies and deft guitar work continue to showcase an artist at the top of his game, each and every song and instrumental standing firm, assured and fully realized in its own right. For Distant Days , he sings and plays both acoustic guitar and banjo.

In 2015, one particular event in Steve’s life came to the forefront in the UK and international mass media. An incident in which a letter sent to him by John Lennon back in the early 1970s, and not received until forty years later, was turned into the acclaimed movie Danny Collins with Al Pacino playing the ‘Steve Tilston character’, Steve found himself on the red carpet in London with Pacino and sharing The One Show (BBC 1 TV) as DJ Andy Kershaw interviewed them both about the Lennon letter and the movie. Several excellent features in such major newspapers as The Guardian, Daily Mirror and the Express, and radio interviews with the likes of Mark Radcliffe for The Folk Show (BBC Radio 2) have not only discussed this but also looked at Steve’s excellent musical career since his first album back in 1971.

A truly great songwriter whose timeless songs are rooted in tradition, Distant Days includes brand new recordings of songs from Steve’s incredible back catalogue including ‘The Slip Jigs And Reels’, ‘I Really Wanted You’ and ‘Let Your Banjo Ring’.

‘It has been 42 years since Steve Tilston released his muchpraised debut, An Acoustic Confusion (Rod Stewart apparently ordered a box of the albums), and it remains a mystery as to why he is not far better known today. He is, after all, a fine and thoughtful songwriter and singer, and a remarkable guitarist’. THE GUARDIAN****

For more information visit http://www.stevetilston.com/

Live dates as follows:

04/08/18 – 05/08/18 Sidmouth Sidmouth Folk Week UK
12/08/18 Saltburn Saltburn Folk Festival UK
Address: Saltburn by the Sea. Tilston & Lowe – with Jez Lowe
17/08/18 Broadstairs Broadstairs Folk Week UK
Box office: 01843 604080. Address: Broadstairs. Tilston & Lowe – with Jez Lowe + Hugh Bradley (double bass) BUY TICKETS
19/08/18 – 21/08/18 Whitby Whitby Folk Week UK
Address: various venues, Whitby. Tilston & Lowe Sometimers with Jez Lowe, Chris Parkinson & Hugh Bradley + solo concerts
22/08/18 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe UK
Address: Edinburgh Fringe AMC @ UCC, Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB. Tilston & Lowe – with Jez Lowe
06/09/18 Darlington Darlington Folk Club UK
Address: The Copper Beach, Neasham Road, Darlington DL1 4DH. new season special Tilston & Lowe – with Jez Lowe
07/09/18 Ivetsey Bank Bradford Arms Folk Club UK
Box office: 01952 526520. Address: Bradford Arms, Ivetsey Bank, Wheaton Aston ST19 9QT.
12/09/18 Biddulph Biddulph up in Arms UK
Address: Biddulph Arms, Congleton Road, Biddulph ST8 6QJ. with Hugh Bradley (double bass) BUY TICKETS
13/09/18 Bromsgrove Bromsgrove Folk Club UK
Box office: 07828 716842. Address: Catshill Club, 13 Meadow Road, Bromsgrove B61 0JJ.
15/09/18 Sheffield The Greystones UK
Address: Greystone’s Road, Sheffield S11 7BS.
27/09/18 Evesham Evesham Arts Centre UK
Address: Victoria Avenue, Evesham WR11 4QH. with Hugh Bradley (double bass)
28/09/18 Sheringham Music at the Mo UK
Box office: 01263 824482. Address: Sheringham Museum, Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham NR26 8BG. BUY TICKETS
06/10/18 Derby Derby Folk Festival UK
Box office: 01332 255800. Address: Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AH. with Hugh Bradley (double bass) BUY TICKETS
01/11/18 Shoreham by Sea Ropetackle Arts Centre UK
Box office: 01273 464440. Address: Little High Street, Shoreham by Sea BN43 5EG. with Hugh Bradley (double bass) BUY TICKETS
03/11/18 Lincoln Lincoln Drill Hall UK
Box office: 01522 873894. Address: Freeschool Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY.
08/11/18 Leicester Musician Venue & Bar UK
Address: Clyde Street, Leicester LE1 2DE. Green Bird Promotions
10/11/18 Appleton Thorn Appleton Thorn Village Hall UK
Box office: 07946 378599 (Roger) or villagehallmusic@yahoo.co.uk. Address: Stretton Road, Appleton Thorn, Warrington WA4 4RT.
13/11/18 St Neots St Neots Folk Club UK
Address: The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots PE19 2BH.
16/11/18 Rhosygilwen Rhosygilwen Mansion UK
Address: Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TW. with Hugh Bradley (double bass)
18/11/18 Coleford Forest Folk Club UK
Address: Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford GL16 8LH.
24/11/18 Lowestoft The Seagull Theatre UK
Box office: 01502 589726. Address: 19-75 Morton Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 0JH. Tilston & Lowe – with Jez Lowe (a Martello Promotions event) BUY TICKETS
26/11/18 Croydon Croydon Folk Club UK
Box office: 0208 660 5919. Address: Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD. BUY TICKETS
29/11/18 York Black Swan Folk Club UK
Address: Black Swan Inn, Peaseholme Green, York YO1 7PR.
15/12/18 West Kirby West Kirby Arts Centre UK
Address: Old Unitarian Church, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL. with Hugh Bradley (double bass)
01/01/19 Hinckley The Hinckley Act UK
Address: ACT Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Unit &, Watling Close, Hinckley, Leicester LE10 3EZ.
15/02/19 Thames Ditton Ram Club UK
Address: Old Cranleighan Club, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0H. with Hugh Bradley (double bass)
22/02/19 Aylesbury Limelight Theatre UK
Box office: 01296 431272. Address: Queens Park, Aylesbury HP21 7RT.
02/03/19 Washington Davy Lamp Folk Club UK
Address: Washington Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB.
17/03/19 Hitchin Hitchin Folk Club UK
Address: The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AF. with Hugh Bradley (double bass)
22/03/19 Kingswinford Woodman Folk Club UK
Address: Social Club at Ashwood Marina, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford DY6 0AQ.
30/03/19 Mottram St Andrew Music at Mottram UK
Box office: 07904 072190 (Steve). Address: Mottram Village Hall, Wilmslow Old Road, Mottram St Andrew, Macclesfield SK10 4QP. Tilston & Lowe with Jez LoweBUY TICKETS
05/04/19 Doncaster Roots Music Club Doncaster UK
Address: The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. BUY TICKETS
09/04/19 Dartford Dartford Folk Club UK
Address: Working Men’s Club, Essex Road, Dartford DA1 2AU.
10/04/19 Dorking Dorking Folk Club UK
Address: Dorking Golf Club, Deepdene Avenue, Dorking RH5 4BX.
09/06/19 Southport Bothy Folk Club UK
Address: Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport PR9 0JS.