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Steve Tilston

Thu 1 Jul
Folk

Steve Tilston

Following the government announcement on 14 June 2021 regarding the continuation of social distancing, this event will be going ahead as planned. We are pleased to be able to open our doors again and offer you performances in a safe environment. Click here to view some essential safety information about your visit.


Folk legend Steve Tilston returns to Kings Place to celebrate (belatedly) his half-century career milestone…

Steve is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

His most recent release Distant Days is a retrospective of an ongoing five-decade career. He’s the writer of the classic The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine and his songs have been covered by a who’s who of the folk scene.

As well as a hugely successful solo career, he’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle, in WAZ!, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn, the Ballet Rambert, with daughter Martha and most recently as Tilston & Lowe with Jez Lowe. And has produced an enviable catalogue of eclectic work.

Accolades include, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Original Song for The Reckoning; the subject of which is still sadly relevant today. Fatea Male Singer of the Year 2015. Numerous radio and TV appearances, notably Later with Jools Holland, BBC Four’s Songwriters’ Circle. He also gained further notoriety when the story of a long-lost letter from John Lennon hit the headlines internationally; inspiring the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino.

Come and celebrate the landmark anniversary of this iconic and greatly-admired artist.

Steve says:

‘Please join me as I celebrate my semicentennial with an evening of music at the beautiful Kings Place. I’ll be covering songs from the last five-decades plus some brand-new ones too! I’m looking forward to celebrating with you all, rather belatedly. There will be some special guests too!’

Please note, the original date for this event was Thursday 25 June 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event had to be postponed. Read our full statement.

Date & start time:Thu 1 Jul – 8pm
Venue:Hall Two
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