Steve Roberts -
'All Power to The Bookshop'
Released on: 26th November 2021
Formats: Book shaped CD with insert, £9.99
Steve Roberts has been a musician for more years than he can remember... As the young singer and songwriter with Liverpool’s 16 Tambourines he signed a major record deal and toured and recorded throughout Europe in the late 80s and early 90s grazing the lower reaches of the uk charts and securing a reputation as a songwriter of some renown.
In the late 90s he founded Acoustic Engine songwriting gig promotions before leaping back in to the musical swamp himself in the naughties with his debut solo album It Just Is, recorded with friends from The Lightning Seeds, The La’s and other great Liverpool musicians.
Since then he’s recorded two more solo albums, a band album with Captain Pop, a song based show about the Cold War, written for television and theatre, and the reformed 16 Tambourines played a sold out show in Liverpool just prior to lockdown.
All Power to the Bookshop, his latest album, began as an Arts Council project about our relationship with books and reading. He explores how our memories, our hopes and dreams, our thoughts and emotional responses can be formed by the books we read and share. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that acts as propaganda for bookshops and reading.