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Grammy award-winning artist Steve Smith announced as support for Glenn Tilbrook’s show at The Ropetackle, Shoreham

Saturday 29th October


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Steve Smith, lead singer of Grammy award-winning electronica act Dirty Vegas, is heading out on the road with Glenn Tilbrook, showcasing his solo acoustic material on a 42 date solo UK tour, starting in Henley on October 24th 2016 and concluding in Cardiff on December 18th 2016. 


Glenn is a big fan of Steve’s work, saying “He’s one of the most singularly talented musicians I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  From his SE London roots in the 90s, to his success in Dirty Vegas up to now, the US based Steve has been a force to reckon with in the music industry.  I love him.” 

As part of Dirty Vegas, Steve has supported Moby, Underworld and Groove Armada, and was one of the first electronic artists to perform at the Grammy Museum in LA. They were No.6 in Billboard Magazine’s ‘Top selling Electronic artists of the 2000s’ with over a million albums. As a songwriter and producer he has remixed Platinum selling artists such as Madonna and Justin Timberlake, and the song ‘Late Nights and Street Fights’ from his first solo album This Town was used as the main theme for the FOX TV show ‘Standoff’, which was subsequently nominated for an Emmy. He has also taken on the role of composer, scoring the cult film ‘Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down’.

This tour has special significance for Steve, who says “The first concert I ever went to was Squeeze at Woolwich Coronet in SE London back in the late 80’s. To be now heading out to play shows with Glenn is a huge life goal for me, first and foremost I am a fan and have been for a long time”.

Glenn Tilbrook info

In 2015 Glenn and his Squeeze bandmates wrote, recorded and released their first album of new material in eighteen years – which was written for the BBC drama of the same name, inspired by the memoirs of friend Danny Baker. It was a glorious musical return, ‘Cradle To The Grave’ was met with rave reviews and entered the UK Official Album Chart at number 12. The band embarked on a sold–out tour across the UK, including a packed out date at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.

As 2015 drew to a close – without stopping to catch their breath- Glenn and Chris headed to the US for an extensive acoustic tour. 2016 has kicked off no differently – Squeeze were a viral sensation in January after a castigating performance on BBC 1’s Andrew Marr show (read about it on Glenn’s Guardian Blog).

Anyone who has witnessed Glenn on the live stage can attest to the properness of his doings, as it were. Armed with ready wit, raucous vibes and a shed load of grin-inducing great songs, there are few musicians able to connect with their audience on such an immediate and warm level. The ever burgeoning festival circuit is frequently enriched by Tilbrook the troubadour, whether he be leafing through his own plentiful back pages or dashing off impromptu audience requests ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Tony Orlando & Dawn, and all points in-between.


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