Billed as STEViE SIMPSON – One Bloke One Mandolin, Stevie Simpson has been playing regularly at motorcycle rallies and festivals all over the UK since 2000 receiving some great reviews and picking up new fans at every gig.
STEViE has released six studio albums: ‘…. a little further down the line’, ‘Too Poor For Trailer Trash’, ‘Ride’ ‘Garage Songs’, ‘Some Days Are Diamonds’ and ‘Fair Travels & Fine Times’ released in September 2017, between them containing seventy-three original recordings. In 2013 he put out a live CD, recorded at The Assembly Rooms in Derby when supporting Simon Friend’s Seismic Survey.
‘…. a little further down the line’ is STEViE’s Nebraska – Blue, Back Street Heros custom bike magazine
He has headlined at The Clarence Park Free Music Festival and appeared at The Acoustic Festival Of Britain, The Bulldog Bash, Americana, Weyfest, Beautiful Days, Off The Tracks, Watchet, Wickham Festival, Bearded Theory, Blissfields, Something Else In The Dean, Westport’s Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Ireland, Pullman City Country Music Festival in Bavaria, Germany and the Akaciju aleja bard festival near Kaunas in Lithuania along with many gigs around the UK and Germany.
For a good few years he has, amongst many gigs, regularly played/compered marquees for the National Association for Bikers with Disabilities (NABD) at their rallies and became a patron of the NABD in 2010.
Stevie is a Gold Tone Music Group Artist, playing their OM-800+ Octave Mandolin and GM-70+ Mandolin.
‘Probably the hardest working musician on the biker circuit’ – Rick Hulse, Chairman of the NABD
He has shared billing with Status Quo, Jethro Tull, Dave Edmunds, Dr Feelgood, Kathy Mattea, The Levellers, Breed 77, The Answer, The Damned, Fun Loving Criminals, Wilko Johnson, Hawkwind, Asleep At The Wheel and John Otway, The Stranglers, Leatherat, Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts, The Bad Shepherds, Focus and Ricky Warwick to name but some.