Thousands of bar gigs in the making, this beautifully crafted debut from Dunfermline’s Stevie Agnew is a feast of human-size tales of working-class struggle, war, loss, regret, love and bare-knuckle boxing.
Stevie really had little choice about his future career! Still inspired by his father, Pete Agnew of rock legends Nazareth, Stevie recalls, "Growing up, there were always guitars, basses and drums around the house. Music was everywhere, it just seemed natural”. Stevie got his first guitar for his 6th birthday and hasn't stopped playing since.
Honouring his father’s influence, Stevie said "I've gotta thank him, many sons put on their father’s shoes and go to work… I just did the same.
Stevie was hooked early on rock 'n' roll and in particular, Bruce Springsteen. “For me, Springsteen is as good and as big as it gets, he’s got it all, great lyrics, great structure, open, frank, honest and musical. He sets the standard."
For the past 20 years, Stevie has gigged relentlessly around his native Scotland, playing and singing solo and for many different bands, gripping audiences with his gravelly baritone, tellingly described as ‘a cocktail of grit and Drambuie.’