Online Catalogue

HomeTerms & ConditionsSearchStore TopUp a LevelContact UsLogin

 

Main Pages


About Steve Westaway

Online Catalogue |  About Steve Westaway

Steve W's Jukebox
Steve W's Jukebox
Want to listen to some music while you browse? Then click the Digitdoc logo!

Stop Press

What Kind Of...?


Steve's new album is out now. Why not visit the store to hear samples of the tracks? Four of the tracks in their entirety have been added to Steve's jukebox (above) too.

Steve's Gallery

Steve's Gallery

(hover cursor over images for captions)



Steve's Biography

Steve's Biography

Born in November 1947 in Bristol, England. Steve studied as teacher of English and Drama. He relocated to Germany in November 1979 and currently lives in Worpswede near Bremen.

Steve has been playing guitar and singing since he was 22 years old. His music originated from the Acoustic English Folk tradition but his program now covers all styles.

He writes and plays his own music and lyrics in addition to singing other people’s songs. He likes to create atmosphere and warmth and quiet when he plays although he occasionally also likes to play/sing in a band. In principle he prefers to perform in concert, where the text can also be understood.

Steve offers a variety of programs either in the form of his solo concerts, with his current duo partner Norbert (Nob) Wesch, or with the Worpswede Session musicians known as Steve Westaway and Friends. Steve was previously with the exceptional Bremen guitarist Peter Apel as the Westaway/Apel duo and also a third of Trio Blues Plus with Klaus Grossert and Justus Jonas.




Steve's Press

Steve's Press

These are articles from the German press- the links are provided should you wish to read them:

Kurier am Sonntag 13.9.2009

Steve Westaway at the Music Hall, Worpswede

Kreiszeitung 27.3.2004

Steve Westaway at the Kastanie 2004 (1)

DH-aktuell 26.3.2004

Steve Westaway at the Kastanie 2004 (2)

The German text from the above article is roughly translated as follows:
"Its 16:35 on a Friday afternoon and I am stuck in a traffic jam on the way home. The radio is playing warm and quiet guitar music. I am tired from a long weary week and I lean my head back and shut my eyes. The quiet music lets the evening waves on the beach lap over my soul. The sun throws its last friendly evening rays over me and I think back to my childhood. Many experiences and feelings run though me. My pulse quickens and there she is again; my first love and the shelter I found between the huge rocks. From far out to sea comes, on a soft wind, a misty intimate voice. And then there’s the sound of the car horn and I am rudely woken up. If you want to know how my dream carried on then order the new CD from Steve Westaway; here's the link to his homepage: www.steve-westaway.com"


Achimer Kreisblatt 20.10.2003

Steve Westaway in Ottersberg

taz 24.4.2003

Steve Westaway in Die Tagezseitung

Resonator Festival 2003

Steve Westaway at the Resonator Festival

Syker Kurier 11.6.2002

Steve Westaway at the Kastanie 2002

Hoya 2002

Steve Westaway in the Trio Blues Plus

Achimer Kreisblatt, 13.11.1999

Steve Westaway in concert

Steve's Album Reviews

Steve's Album Reviews

Radio Bremen : August 2010

Link to CD review for the album What Kind Of...?


Wumme Zeitung : 8.6.2006

Link to article on the album The Mirror and the Bridge

Wolfgang Rumpf : North West Radio (Germany) : May 2005

(on the album The Mirror and the Bridge) Rough translation:
Today we have Steve Westaway and his new album "The Mirror and the Bridge". Steve Westaway comes originally from Bristol in the UK but has lived for many years in Worpswede and gives concerts in the Northwest of Germany on a regular basis. His songs seem unassuming but sound intensive on CD and are persuasive and really work. Simple music without big effects or extreme guitar licks is to be found on this CD - acoustic folk/blues from the northwest with British roots.

His new album is reminiscent of John Mayall with a pinch of Eric Clapton and a little Tim Hardin or Paul Brady. Even though Steve Westaway prefers the pure acoustic guitar sound and playing club concerts, on this album he is supported by various musicians (e.g. Peter Apel on electric guitar) and a few fine string players and also a touch of percussion.

Steve's Links

Steve's Links

You might like to explore some of the other sites featuring Steve:


Official website

Steve's own website...


back to top

Online Catalogue |  About Steve Westaway

 

 

Best Sellers

My Life (CD)

My Life (CD)

10.00


(2006) The debut album from Shar-Baby...
find out more

No Commercial Value (CD)

No Commercial Value (CD)

10.00


(2008) The latest album from Steve Payne...
find out more

Venus Grove (CD)

Venus Grove (CD)

12.00


(2011) The debut album remastered...
find out more


New Products

Somewhere You Can Go (CD)

Somewhere You Can Go (CD)

10.00



(2014) Guy's album was officially released on 1st December - you can buy your copy here now.
find out more

Strange Bird EP (MP3)

Strange Bird EP (MP3)

3.00


Available as a download in mp3 format (17.1Mb)

The following are also available...



(2014) The first offering by Molly Samson and the Cautionary Tales...
find out more

Tales from the Badlands (MP3)

Tales from the Badlands (MP3)

8.00


Available as a download in mp3 format (77.3Mb)

(2011) Instrumental psychedelic rock...
find out more