Steve Cradock

Musician — Birmingham

Describe your style in three words?
Borrowed, Beaten, Beautiful

What's the best gig you've ever been to?
Stone Roses, 1989, Birmingham Irish Centre.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Bob Marley and The Wailers with The Barrett Brothers. The band were the best with amazing important songs.
James Brown circa '72. The funkiest!

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Anything smart, mod, mohair and tonic suits.
Anything casual, Fila, Adidas, Fred Perry, Wunderteam Wien boots, white belts and Zeah Berlin trainers.

Of all the venues you've played which is your favourite?
Glasgow Barrowlands on a Friday/Saturday night. 'The' loudest and greatest people.

Your greatest unsung musical hero?
Steve Grizzell - a great songwriter that didn't make it as one.

First track you played on repeat?
'Lollipop' - The Chordettes

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Thick As Thieves' - The Jam
'Too Much Too Young' - The Specials

One record you would keep forever?
'Signing Off' - UB40

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Redemption Song' - Robert Nesta Marley

A song you wish you had written?
'Better Use Your Head' - Little Anthony And The Imperials

Best Song to turn up loud?
'Take Me To Church' - Hozier

A song people wouldn't expect you to like?
'Mary's Prayer' - Danny Wilson
'Moonlight Shadow' - Mike Oldfield/Maggie Reilly

Best song to end an all-nighter?
'Long After Tonight Is All Over' - Jimmy Radcliffe

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
Yasmin Kiddle - an amazing singer-songwriter from London.

Describe your style in three words?
Borrowed, Beaten, Beautiful

What's the best gig you've ever been to?
Stone Roses, 1989, Birmingham Irish Centre.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Bob Marley and The Wailers with The Barrett Brothers. The band were the best with amazing important songs.
James Brown circa '72. The funkiest!

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Anything smart, mod, mohair and tonic suits.
Anything casual, Fila, Adidas, Fred Perry, Wunderteam Wien boots, white belts and Zeah Berlin trainers.

Of all the venues you've played which is your favourite?
Glasgow Barrowlands on a Friday/Saturday night. 'The' loudest and greatest people.

Your greatest unsung musical hero?
Steve Grizzell - a great songwriter that didn't make it as one.

First track you played on repeat?
'Lollipop' - The Chordettes

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Thick As Thieves' - The Jam
'Too Much Too Young' - The Specials

One record you would keep forever?
'Signing Off' - UB40

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Redemption Song' - Robert Nesta Marley

A song you wish you had written?
'Better Use Your Head' - Little Anthony And The Imperials

Best Song to turn up loud?
'Take Me To Church' - Hozier

A song people wouldn't expect you to like?
'Mary's Prayer' - Danny Wilson
'Moonlight Shadow' - Mike Oldfield/Maggie Reilly

Best song to end an all-nighter?
'Long After Tonight Is All Over' - Jimmy Radcliffe

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
Yasmin Kiddle - an amazing singer-songwriter from London.

Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song

Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile High City

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