Fri 25th January, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm
They say that, “some things are meant to be”! Nothing could be truer about the coming together of two extraordinary talents that are Alan West and Steve Black. With over 50 years of professional performing between them, they discovered that their unique combination puts a refreshing slant on Country music.
Alan West, for many years, has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices to come out of the UK. His emotional, yet informative way of singing a story, has moved many an audience all over the world, and it isn’t by accident that Alan’s CD’s “Songs from a Neophyte”, “The way of the world”, “the way it is” and “All things for a reason” feature a host of great musicians of the genre.
Alan’s collaboration with Steve Black began about 5 years ago when they were both performing in separate duos and would occasionally “fill in” for one another. Alan instantly acknowledged the potential in Steve’s songwriting ability and soon included some of his songs in his live set.
Steve’s background lies in theatre, television and radio although he has performed over 5000 live gigs all over the world. He has written for many top comedians and has had numerous plays and Rock musicals performed all around the UK including London. Steve’s last CD received a lot of airplay and his latest offering “All the best” is set to follow the same pattern. He is becoming one of the UK’s leading songwriters and his style fits perfectly with Alan’s unique way of singing and the combination is very potent.
Sometime around 2007 both Steve and Alan found themselves pursuing solo careers and decided it would be “ no bad thing” to get together and “see what happens”. And by adding to this the exceptional guitar talents of Adam Sweet, what happens is this……. An exciting mixture of songs, both covers and original, a great rapport on stage between themselves and the audience and live performances that are honest, instant, inventive, adaptive and fun!