Little Steve & the Big Beat

Sat 7 September 2013 - 17:00

Based in the Netherlands and formed around 'Little' Steve van der Nat (the Backbones, Dede Priest) on guitar and vocals, Little Steve & the Big Beat started playing their blues in late 2012. After a handful of gigs in just a couple months the band has already received raving crits, often describing Little Steve & the Big Beat as a topband and a possible closing act for festivals.
Little Steve & the Big Beat take the blues, with maybe a hint of jazz or soul, and play it the way they feel it's supposed to be played; fiery guitar playing and emotional vocals on top of a solid, groovin' rhythm section. Staying true to tradition while not merely imitating, but adding their own voice to this expressive style of music. In both their original songs and covers you hear influences of blues and soul artists such as Freddie King, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Jimmie Vaughan and Clarence Carter.

In May 2013 the band released their first EP, consisting of 3 original tunes (Working Overtime, Hard Times and Count On You) and 2 covers (Feel So Bad, Slip Away).

Next to Little Steve on vocals and guitar the band consists of Tinez (Tinez Roots Club) and Evert Hoedt (the Electrophonics) on saxophones, Bird Stevens (the Big Four Quintet, Different Tacos) on bass and Guido Willemsen (Mike & the Mellotones, The Backbones) on drums.

Band members of Little Steve & the Big Beat have individually played with internationally known artists such as: Big Jay McNeely, Otis Grand, Mark Hummel, Al Copley, Matt Schofield, Rj Mischo, Teddy Morgan, Sax Gordon, JW Jones, Gene Taylor, Enrico Crivellaro, Nico Backton, Monster Mike Welch, Jason Ricci, Karen Carroll, James Harman, Mitch Kashmar, Sean Carney, Omar Coleman, and many others.

DATE; September 7, 2013
TIME: 17:00