Sat 11th August Queen Vic South Sheilds

11 Aug 2018 South Sheilds

Details

Time : 7.00
Venue : Queen Vic
Address : 78 Victoria Road
Zip : NE33 4QQ
Phone : 01913401370
Contact Website : https://www.facebook.com/thevic.southshields

Blue Nation will be supporting Steve Conte & his Flying Dutchmen. The Queen Vic in South Shields

Steve Conte has been one busy musician over the past few years. His most recent album, International Cover-Up is a collection of songs written by some of his favorite writers; Tom Waits, John Lennon, Willy DeVille, Jagger/Richards and more. ICU has been described as “high energy and tough” by Elmore Magazine and has spawned for Conte, a second “Coolest Song Of The Year” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Radio. Richard Marcus of BlogCritics writes: “It takes a special calibre of rock and roll musician to pull off an album of cover tunes – somebody whose love of the material and love of the music allows that person to throw his or her body and soul into the songs. Steve Conte is one of those rare musicians who can do this.”

Besides a rich solo-career, Conte has recently been instrumental in helping some legendary artists get their groove back. After 6 years, 4 albums and a never-ending World Tour with the infamous New York Dolls, he joined up with former Hanoi Rocks front man Michael Monroe as guitarist, songwriter and backing vocalist to release 4 albums, most recently, the critically acclaimed Blackout States. On the Horns And Halos album (2013 Spinefarm) he wrote the lion’s share of the songs and it was nominated for both “Album Of The Year” by the Finnish Grammys and The Nordic Music Prize. In the summer of 2011, in between touring with Monroe he began work on what was to be his first official solo album, naming the project “Steve Conte NYC”.