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 is touring throughout 2018 with his ' Not Too Bad For His Age' Toura and we are now taking booking for 2019. With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best-seller ‘The Road To Little Dribbling,’ His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Yes, after 50 years he's still doing what he loves. Richard is one of the hardest working performers in the UK. video
Corinne West Americana Based in California Corinne West will be touring the UK in September 2018 and is also available for festivals throughout the year . 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.”. 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 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
Janet Dowd Folk/ Americana Janet Dowd hails from Co.Armagh in Northern Ireland and has been singing and performing for over 20 years with various bands both in Ireland and England. Janet has collaborated with an exceptional group of local musicians to perform in venues all over Ireland and her last album ‘ Sailing Away’ was number 1 in Irish Music Magazine and has received rave reviews video
Damian Clarke Folk Damian Clarke who will be introducing his fusion of music and visual Art at UK concerts and festivals around the UK throughout 2018.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
The Salts Folk/ Sea Shanties The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. Their debut album ‘ She Rises’ has received rave reviews across the board and continues to get radio plays around the country and abroad. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. 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 there latest album ' to the river' hase recieved rave reviews across teh board. 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 2018, 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
Daniel Nestlerode Folk Daniel is a singer and songwriter who writes and performs mostly on mandolin family instruments, though he can be persuaded to play guitar. Born in Pennsylvania, seasoned in California, Daniel has developed a style that balances both traditional and modern, vocal and instrumental material. Inspiration for his original material comes from his surroundings, his family, and their shared histories. Daniel chooses traditional music to fit the themes he addresses in his original work. video
Penny Jayne Black Country Penny Jayne Black is a UK Singer/Songwriter originally from West Sussex, but now living in Hampshire via London. Penny’s Single ‘California’ peaked at No.7 in the British & Irish Top 10 Hotdisc Charts. The single was also released in the USA and picked up spot plays in several States. In November 2016 Penny released her self-titled Debut Country Album 'Penny Jayne Black' and in December 2016 she promoted her Album with a UK Radio Tour. Penny is currently on her ‘Both Sides of the Pond Tour’ which started in Nashville on 8th June over The CMA weekend and finishes up with a performance at ‘The British Country Music Awards’ in Wolverhampton on 22nd October. video
Edward Naysmith Folk Edward Naysmith is a singer/songwriter, currently playing various venues nationwide. Edward's music quotes from such artists as Jeff Buckley, Tori Amos, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan and Thom York. With his blinding technical ability, haunting lyricism and fierce vocal performances, many have likened his work to the revivalist singer/songwriters of the late 60s - A true 21st Century rarity. video
Spriggan Mist Folk Rock Spriggan Mist, one of the most popular and hard working bands in the area, no one can really describe the music of Spriggan Mist. Based on old tales, spiritual pathways, dreams and reality they drift from folky floating tunes with guitar and low D whistles to a guitar driven rock song with energy to make you jump. With their love of all things Steam Punk they have a joyous element which brings in to play The Polyphemus Air Ship and of course their amazing dancing Spriggan, Sebastian. Their long awaited fifth album The Portal has just been released. video
Flutatious Folk Rock Flutatious are a feisty, celtic, psy-folk, prog band blending soaring melodic flute, flying fiddle, spacey guitars and groovy beats! They have built up an incredible reputation with their live performances and self produced albums and are constantly in demand at festivals around the country. For more information or to book the band for a venue / festival please contact us. video

 

Party , Function & Wedding Acts

               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.

Cream of Hendrix Tribute The Cream of Hendrix is a band of first-class musicians, dedicated to celebrating the music of these extraordinary artists and the first generation of bands they inspired, such as Free, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower and the original Fleetwood Mac. In a setlist that includes most of the outstanding tracks from these great artists repertoire, The Cream of Hendrix will take you back to one the great periods in rock history. Have you ever been Experienced? Well, now’s your chance…" video
Evolution Function Band Evolution are a young and stylish 6 piece party disco band from Berkshire. They have one purpose when on stage, to have as much fun as possible bringing the audience with them every step of the way. So if you're looking for a night out to just sing and dance your cares away come and see Evolution. video
Juno Party Band Juno was born after three of its members returned from a successful six month contract on the Carnival Legend as the cruise ship’s house band. As well as taking them everywhere from Australia, the Pacific Islands and Hawaii to Seattle and Alaska, their time spent performing onboard vastly increased their range and repertoire. This has proved particularly helpful since deciding to put together a function band alongside two other musicians with whom they have worked previously. The band’s members also have extensive experience playing in the UK, ranging from festivals and fairs to weddings and parties. Their setlists are centred around retro and modern classics, designed to get audiences dancing and into the party spirit, including covers by acts such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Nile Rodgers, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Blur and The Fratellis. The band is also well known for strong musicianship, powerful harmonies and youthful energy, and is guaranteed to bring the house down at any wedding, party, function or event. video
The Fabulous Duck Brothers Tribute Band The Fabulous Duck Bros are a collection of professional and experienced musicians that wish to pay tribute to their love and appreciation of the solo career of Eric Clapton. Fronted by long term Clapton fan Phil Astles, the band concentrate on the songs produced by Eric throughout his long career including his hits from the 80’s, 90’s and modern era. These include the great songs of 24 Nights, The Blues Era and also his time with Derek and the Dominoes and the Cream. With a set list that includes such classics as Layla, Wonderful Tonight, Forever Man, Cocaine, Lay Down Sally, Badge, I Shot the Sheriff, Change the World and Bell Bottom Blues, The Fabulous Duck Bros are not to be missed t. video
Apache Kites Covers Band GSMC are now taking venue and festival bookings for the Apache Kites who are a are a Bracknell based trio of experienced musicians playing rousing covers of 60s classics. The band includes ex-members of Sham 69, Moonboot Oz and The Magic Mushroom Band, bringing their respective influences together to form their unique "paisley punk" sound and engaging stage presence. 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
The Filthy Llamas Covers Band The Filthy Llamas is made up of 5 musicians with a long pedigree of playing in well-established bands across the south of England who have come together to let their hair down and play whatever feels right at the time. video