I Return’ – Released June 19th ISRC: USTC90940768
Available from i-Tunes, Amazon, Napster and all major download sites
ISC 2008 Finalist Blabbermouth continues to pursue the theme of death with his new release “I Return”.
In this instance the song is written from the perspective of a ghost or spirit who is desperate to return to his love.
Accompanying the track is the heart-rending “Death of a Songwriter”, taken from his forthcoming EP, narrating the life and death of a famous musician, whose compositions are continuously played on the radio years after his death, thus plaguing the love of his life with everlasting grief.
Blabbermouth, aka Steve Thompson, burst on to the UK music scene in 2008. After leaving university with a degree in Fine Art, ever the gambler, Steve struggled to be an ‘artist’ in the city and so he buried his paintbrushes when he won £250 at the casino and invested in a 12-string guitar. Despite having to trade his guitar on numerous occasions for rent, his talent, wit and love of songwriting has flourished.
Being a ‘continuous cruiser’ and travelling through his adult life from places such as Cheddington to Uxbridge, stopping off at Camden, Little Venice, Denham and the Paddington Basin, Steve spends his life living, and work travelling the UK to gigs and radio, all on his beloved narrowboat!
Word in the industry spread and Blabbermouth was signed to Hobgoblin Records for an album deal and Steve went to war against the mediocrity of the acoustic world by arming himself with a banjo, 6-string guitar, percussionist and bassist. Numerous festival performances ensued including The Crawley Folk Festival supporting Seth Lakeman and The Sidmouth Folk Festival where Steve wowed the capacity crowd with his banter and uncompromising songwriting, a performance that become the stuff of You Tube legend. Later that same year he produced one of the finest debut album’s of 2008 ‘My Dancing Heart’.
Blabbermouth has seen music from his debut album “My Dancing Heart”, which was produced by Ian Shaw, receive airplay on numerous BBC regional and BBC6 Music stations. High profile fans include BBC6’s Tom Robinson and Radio 2’s Janice Long. Other stations to quickly pick up on this burgeoning talent included BBC Wales, BBC Derby, BBC Essex and BBC West Counties radio. He has also performed numerous live radio acoustic including a BBC radio tour in late 2008.
You can catch Blabbermouth at the following venues with many more dates soon to be announced:
May 19th – Freedom of Expression @ The Green Dragon, Croydon / May 21st – The Ticket that Exploded @ The Montague Arms, London / May 29th – The Worlds End, London / June 6th – Britain’s Got Talons @ The Zenith Bar, London / June 20th – The Cidershed, Norwich / June 25th – The Camden Eye, London /
JUNE – JULY – ROAMING BUSKING UK TOUR
July 25th – Farmfestival, Somerset / August 29th – Bladnoch Folk & Blues Festival, Scotland