Bands To Watch #54 – Stephen Long

By on Thursday, 11th December 2008 at 2:06 pm

Stephen Long has one of the most complete sounds I have heard for ages. It is safe to say that at the moment he is not the biggest star on the planet but I’m sure that it is only a matter of time before this guy is eating up the charts. If you like Newton Faulkner you’ll love Stephen Long with his witty lyrics and astonishing acoustic playing.

It is hard enough to create the standard of music Stephen produces but doing it all by yourself shows the talent he has to give. At this moment in time, he has precious little material to show off but listening to songs like “On and On” are unmistakably spell binding. It really is a wonder of the world that he is still an unsigned act but it highlights that not everyone who deserves it, gets there in the music industry.

Influences like the Beatles and Rod Stewart may not show themselves directly in his music but the quality of these professionals is there and Stephen’s music seems to have a truly unique dynamic to it. I suppose that phrase is a cliché these days for new artists but from the moment you listen to any of the tracks from the acoustic guru, you know that a musical genius is in your presence.

So if you’re looking for an artist to fill the gap in your music collection between James Blunt and Newton Faulkner then look no further than Stephen Long.

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[…] other news, Stephen Long (pictured top right, who we introduced here) got in touch to offer us a free download of song “Passport Photographs”, which is […]

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