Steve Jones is a singer/songwriter whose trademark is the depth of feeling he brings to every performance. His compositions and his choice of covers are an eclectic mix of Americana, Blues, Folk and Rock . Audiences never fail to be moved by his work. Whether performing his own material or covering songs from the likes of Michael Marra, Loudon Wainwright , Justin Currie, Ryan Adams, Tom Robinson etc. Steve brings an emotional congruence that illuminates the experiences of life.
Steve's first album , "Liverpool Town" was released in 2010. It was a blend of Folk/Rock/Americana and protest song and was well received:
'Congratulations Steve...this album has a lovely vibe and makes me feel good listening to it'... Mike Garson (pianist, renowned for his work with David Bowie including Aladdin Sane)
He is currently working on a new album, which will feature some of the recently live aired songs: Blue For You, Wake Me Up When It's All Over and Working Man. (release date TBA)
If you haven't seen him yet, you really should.
Steve's song The Bevin Boys is now used for the Bevin Boys exhibition at the National Coal Mining Museum for England in Wakefield https://www.ncm.org.uk/
In 1943 this country faced a crisis in coal production as there was only three weeks of coal stock available. This put the country’s ability to win the Second World War in jeopardy.
The then Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, charged Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service to increase coal production.
Mr Bevin decided that from all 18 to 24 year old men conscripts drafted to serve in the armed forces one in ten were to be directed – on pain of imprisonment and irrespective of background or ability - to work underground in British coal mines.
Approximately 48,000 Bevin Boys (as they came to be known) undertook unskilled manual jobs to release more experienced miners to move on to coal production at the coal face.
The role played by Bevin Boys should not be lost to history.
Reproduced with the permission of