Artist Roster

            The Graham Steel Music Company can offer a wide range of artists to cover virtually any event and budget from one off events , tours (headline & support) and festivals, with the emphasis on good quality and professionalism, see below for artists available or contact us for further information, press packs etc.

Richard Digance Comedy / Folk Richard Digance Golden Anniversary Tour 2017 - In 2017 Richard celebrates 50 years of performing by embarking on a special British Tour from February to June. 31 albums, 14 books, an audio book with Bill Bryson, 3 million YouTube hits, Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and a BAFTA Nomination along the way. He will be supported by acoustic duo The Broadside Boys, embarking on their first tour, just like Richard did all those years ago. video
Corinne West Country / Blues / Folk Based in California Corinne West embarks on her first UK tour in four years in April / May 2017 to coincide with the release of her latest album Starlight Highway. Corinne is firmly established on the Country / Blues / Americana scene and has received rave reviews across the board including legendary BBC radio DJ Bob Harris proclaimed, “I love Corinne’s music and truly believe in her as an artist. She has spirit, integrity and talent. I am a massive fan.” Corrine is also available for selected festivals in Summer 2017. video
Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen Acoustic GSMC are delighted to be taking bookings for Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen A unique and compelling concert - stripped back, desolate and sensual Available Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only 10 days before his death – produced by his Son, Adam. ‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent video
Broadside Boys Folk Performing on stage with passion and intellect, the Broadside Boys entertain with songs of country life in the East of England. Eric and Mat were raised barely three miles apart in small villages near the coast in rural Suffolk. School friends, then team mates at the local football club, their bond has defined their musical partnership. The shared experience of growing up together and their long standing friendship is much evident onstage, and in their musical collaboration.Currently on a 90 date UK tour with Richard Digance, the journey so far has taken the band from remote Alehouses to the biggest stages in the Folk World. video
Andy Quin Jazz/ Classical You may not be familiar with his name but it is certain that you have heard his music, Andy Quin is a composer / pianist and written scores for some top films and advertisements, his one man shows feature stunning musicianship and hilarious anecdotes video
Damian Clarke Folk Damian Clarke who will be introducing his fusion of music and visual Art at UK concerts around the UK this autumn 2016 and throughout 2017.He has just released his third solo CD and he continues to search for ways of increasing public awareness of the Hammer Dulcimer. video
Tom Gamble Guitar Tom Gamble is an award winning young musician who is rapidly gaining a reputation as an exciting and versatile artist. Born in the suburbs of London UK he began performing from age 13 where he was inspired and encouraged at a local festival held by famed Australian steel string guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. He quickly developed an impressive technique and understanding for music, arrangement and composition. Throughout his youth he continued to perform frequently often opening concerts for internationally renowned artists such as Martin Taylor and leading various ensembles and projects. video
Keith James - The Songs of Nick Drake Folk A number of years have now passed since Singer/Guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole Country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. Nick is the most revered and loved of all of this country's Singer/Songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974 aged only 26 his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius Nick Drake has become a National treasure. This new concert will have, as far as can be possible, quite a fresh set list and will include a transcription of a two poems by William Blake, Nicks greatest influence. video
The Salts Folk/ Sea Shanties The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. Their debut album ‘She Rises’ has received rave reviews. video
Louder Still Hard Rock Louder Still are a young Rock band formed in 2016 but forged from love of the great British rock giants. Their songs have amazing melodies, searing vocals, heart-stopping riffs and all based on the granite foundations of an incredible pulsating rhythm section. Louder Still have somehow pulled off a neat trick in making the music sound 21st century and vital. video
Kinfolk Celtic Country Folk GSMC will be taking bookings and publicity for Celtic Country Folk band Kinfolk featuring Brian McDaid & Gerry Power who have recently released their second album Long Time Gone following rave reviews for their debut album. Kinfolk are available for concerts and festivals throughout the UK. video
The Steve Summers Band Blues Rock The Steve Summers’ Band's musical philosophy is well summed up by the title of their critically acclaimed first album Lookin’ Back, Movin’ on, which points to a great respect and love of the blues, but exposes other influences in the strong original song-writing. With the music rooted firmly in the blues-rock tradition, the band fits well into the genre following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa , Rory Gallagher and Taste. With the new album Rainmakin’, the band unveils 7 brand new songs, including the single Second Hand Blues, while producing well-crafted covers of great songs by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Robin Trower and even Steely Dan. video
Fleur Stevenson Jazz One of the new breed of jazz singers, Fleur Stevenson is known for her scat singing and passionate interpretation of jazz classics. She enjoys collaborations with many wonderful musicians and has performed for many different events and venues across the UK, including the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho. video
John Cee Stannard Blues John Cee Stannard formed Blues Horizon featuring Mike Baker, guitar, and Howard Birchmore, harmonica after launching “The Doob Doo Album” and have been playing together since our first gig at the Henley Jazz & Blues festival in November 2013.Their first album as a trio was “Bus Depot Blues” followed by ”Stone Cold Sober” which was launched in August 2015. video
Blue Touch Blues GSMC are delighted to be taking bookings for blues rock band Blues Touch…Never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001 but this line up the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs over the years. video
Tudor Lodge Folk Legendary folk duo Tudor Lodge are available for selected venue and festival bookings in 2017, formed in 1968, toured the English folk circuit playing at numerous venues, including the legendary Troubadour and Les Cousins clubs in London, where they played alongside artists including Ralph McTell, Al Stewart, Mike Cooper and John Martyn. Tudor Lodge also played support for Genesis, Fairport Convention, and Steeleye Span they were signed by Vertigo Records in 1971.In 1999 Tudor Lodge reformed played two successful gigs in Tokyo and they continue to play at folk clubs and festivals in the South of England. video
Beware this Boy Folk / Roots Beware this Boy are an Oxfordshire based folk/ roots band who have performed across the South of England at venues and festivals, who are currently promoting their debut album ‘LIFE’ and are available for festivals and venues throughout 2017. video
Duende - Keith James Poetry The surreal, haunting and exotic poetry of: Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez Performed as Songs and set to a collection of rich, daring and fiery Classical guitar compositions.Following his numerous concerts and recordings in which he has taken the work of various Poets; William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen and successfully transcribed them into what can only be described as intriguing and multi-dimensional songs. Keith has now turned his attention to one of his greatest passions and ongoing musical project, that of the intoxicating and somewhat mysterious world of the most masterful writers in the Spanish language. video
Daniel Nestlerode Folk Daniel Nestlerode is a singer and songwriter who writes and performs principally on mandolin. Born in Pennsylvania, seasoned in California, Daniel is now based in Cambridge, UK and has built a reputation for excellent vocal ability and history soaked original songs. video

 

Cover & Tribute Bands

               For the last five years we have worked with some of the very best function bands in the country from 16 piece funk and soul band s to small rock/ pop covers bands. We can also provide more intimate solo guitar players, harpists and pianists. All of our acts are experienced at performing on special occasions and will adapt to your needs. We can also provide PA, lights and DJ’s if required to make your event hassle free, contact us for further information.

Hidden Agenda Party Band Fresh from their recent headline appearance at the Apollo Hammersmith this great live band are perfect for creating a party atmosphere. video
Groove Foundation Function Act Groove Foundation are one of the most exciting and classy function bands in the UK. A 6 piece band featuring 2 sublime female vocalists and musicians of the highest calibre, so you’re guaranteed live entertainment at its very best.They perform all over the UK and have an extensive repertoire of great songs that ensure a packed dance floor all night long. Thier set includes classic funk, R&B, disco and soul, modern pop, along with rock, reggae and good old rock & roll to suit all tastes. If you want superb live music with award winning vocals and a fantastic atmosphere for your wedding, private party or corporate event then get in touch now to ensure your booking.. video
Madison Heights Party Band Madison Heights are a high energy, foot stompin’, hand clappin’ ten piece band for weddings, receptions, parties, functions and corporate events video
Funkline Party Band Funkline are made up of some of the finest musicians in the south of the UK, resulting in truly memorable performances every time! Each member of the band has over 10 years experience working as professional music teachers, composers, session musicians and live performers. Funkline are best suited for Weddings, Corporate Events, Clubs and other private functions video
Cream of Hendrix Tribute Band his band oozes the authenticity of musicians well versed in the music of Jimi Hendrix and Cream. Evoking the spirit of the era, this is a show of the highest quality, that you will not easily forget. video
Sir Duke Private Functions GSMC are delighted to be taking bookings for Sir Duke who are available for functions, private partys and corporate events. Sir Duke are an exciting act featuring some of the most talented musicians in the South East playing Dance, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Swing classics. video
Ray Rich Band Private Functions The Ray Rich Band are now available for party’s and private functions from GSMC . One of the most sought-after musical acts for hire in the south-east of England. Founded by its frontman Ray Stevens over 25 years ago, its versatility, flexibility and friendly approach has won it many friends and fans, as has the excellence of the many musicians that have played with the band. video