All Power to the Bookshop!  Steve Roberts

All Power to the Bookshop! Steve Roberts

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George Street Community Bookshop

14-16 George Street


SK13 8AY

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Steve Roberts plays and talks about the songs from his album All Power to the Bookshop.

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Steve Roberts has been a musician for more years than he can remember… As the young singer and songwriter with Liverpool’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 more solo albums, a band album with Captain Pop, a song based show about the Cold War and written for television and theatre. The reformed 16 Tambourines played a sold out show in Liverpool just prior to lockdown, and have been recording a new 16 Tambourines album to be released later this year.

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.

“This is great!” Frank Cottrell Boyce – bestselling author and screenwriter

“Brilliant” Stephen Booth – bestselling author of Cooper & Fry police procedural novels

“Steve Roberts is a voice against barbarism” Edward Wilson – bestselling author of the Catesby series of spy novels

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