Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life
Entry Requirements: All Ages
The return of CRASS frontman Steve Ignorant!
2 years ago we were blessed with a brilliantly passionate show, as Steve ranted, raged and spat lyrics in his trademark style. It was a clear highlight of 2017, and we're so pleased to get this fine gent back for another superb show.
“Crass has a huge legacy and their importance can’t be overstated, but Steve was always just an ordinary, if intelligent, punk who happened to become the singer. He didn’t ask to be cast as some sort of ‘Voice of a Generation’. This album is his chance to move on and he has succeeded in making an interesting album full of honesty and gritty charm.” – Louder Than War
Having cut his punk teeth in infamous CRASS, Steve Ignorant’s latest project – Slice Of Life – allows for the more contemplative side of his song-writing to reveal itself. Like musical depictions of a British kitchen-sink drama, the songs on the debut album Love and a Lamp-post (Overground Records, 2014) provide vivid vignettes of the everyday.
Both personal and universal, Slice of Life present ruminations from the bar stool honed on the late-night walk home. Musically, the band is built on an acoustic arrangement of piano, guitar and bass. Having shed the punk noise that defined Crass, Slice of Life retain the emotional impact and compassion that has long distinguished Steve’s work.
“Years ago I read a book called Brighton Rock, for days the atmosphere of that story stayed with me and I’ve always wanted to create an album that would have that same effect on people.” — Steve Ignorant