Steve Roberts has been a musician for more years than he can remember… As the singer and songwriter with Liverpool’s 16 Tambourines he signed a major record deal and toured and recorded throughout Europe in the late 80s and early 90s grazing the lower reaches of the uk charts and securing a reputation as a songwriter of some renown.
In the mid 90s he founded Acoustic Engine songwriting gig promotions before leaping back in to the musical swamp himself in the naughties with his debut solo album It Just Is, recorded with friends from The Lightning Seeds, The La’s and other great Liverpool musicians. “A beautiful album, we fell in love with it” Janice Long. “The creepy folk pop noir of Love meets Crowded House” Uncut Magazine. Since then he’s recorded more solo albums, a band album with Captain Pop, a song based show about the Cold War, written for television and theatre and songs for an arts council supported project, The Life of Books. 16 Tambourines played a sold out show in Liverpool in November 19 and would be recording a new album now if not for the pandemic. He enjoys painting, reading and running after Reg, his springer spaniel.