Steve Adey

Steve Adey

Steve Adey (born in Great Barr, Birmingham, England) is a musician and singer-songwriter. His music is characterised by slow tempos, minimalist arrangements, underpinned by piano and a rich baritone vocal. To date, Adey has released two albums and various EPs and singles.

Adey released his critically well received debut album All Things Real in 2006 through independent record label Grand Harmonium Records. Music journalists often categorise his piano, vocal led songs as folk and singer-songwriter, but also acknowledge a harder, less generic, left of mainstream approach.
In 2010, a new Steve Adey track (excerpt) was featured in an advert for Mercedes-Benz.
A five song EP entitled These Resurrections was released in May 2011.
A new studio "long player" The Tower of Silence was released in November 2012 to positive critical response. The Tower of Silence made The Sunday Times Album of the Week and Q Magazine cited the album as "beautiful and grandly." MusicOMH garnered the album "a meticulously crafted, sparse and funereally paced soundscape on which every note seems to have to earn its place; an eerie, sweeping soundtrack of grand orchestration." Uncut Magazine gave the album 8/10; "Highlights are the wintery “Just Wait Till I Get You Home” and a cover of Alasdair Roberts’ maudlin ballad “Farewell Sorrow”, which Adey renders as a tremulous reply to Will Oldham’s “I See A Darkness.” With added darkness." (Alastair McKay). Mojo Magazine's Andy Cowen writes "There's a breathtaking sonic purity to Adey's second album. Stripped down to the barest of bones, the songwriters heartfelt paeans, delivered in his beautifully rich baritone, are up there with the best of Bill Callahan and Bonnie Prince Billy."

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