Steve Roberts 'It Just Is' CD-007

Steve Roberts It Just Is CD-007

Released: Out of Print

Described by The Guardian as an ‘acoustic troubadour’, this acoustic driven album stakes out classic singer/songwriter territory and was co-produced by Martyn Campbell (Lightning Seeds).lt features a rich mix of instruments and textures ( from acoustic guitars to Mellotrons and bass clarinets ) and contributions from guest musicians such as Sister Stubbs (Clint Boons, ex- Inspiral Carpets new band), Paul Hemmings ( The La’s ) and Angie Pollock (Lightning Seeds). Much in demand mixer Mike Hunter,( who has worked with Embrace, Monaco and Mansun works his magic also.Steve Roberts was previously the singer/songwriting with the Liverpool band The 16 Tambourines whose album for Arista called ‘How Green is your Valley’ was highly praised. All their singles received extensive radio play and the band toured Europe.Since the bands demise, Steve has been supporting the likes of Ron Sexsmith, lan McNabb and Martin Stephenson as well as playing in his own right. He appeared at ‘In the City’ in Dublin recently. He has also started ‘The Acoustic Engine’, a vehicle aimed at presenting singer songwriters nationally.The albums theme is based loosely on Steves life experiences over the past few years, themes such as marrige, birth, murder and injustice to name a few!. If you enjoy thoughtful lyrics and memorable melodies, you will love this album. Fellow singer/songwriter Martin Stephenson (Newcastle based/The Daintees) described this album as a must. ‘lt Just is’ has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.


1. Pushed Far, Held Near
2. Sunny One
3. Silver Sun
4. Don’t Look at the Sun
5. Cruel Dark Place
6. Looking Through Your Eyes
7. Beautiful Girl
8. Mothers Crown
9. From Speke to Waterloo
10. Easily Read
11. Prince, Pope or the People?
12. Go to Bed

  • ‘Roberts sings deeply personal tails of good times and bad.Firmly in the singer-songwriter tradition. How did I live without it?’ The Big Issue in the North April 2001
  • ‘Acoustic origins incorporating trumpets, violins and cello. Classic songwriting’ Crosby Herald June 2001
  • ‘Intensely personal, written from life’ The Daily Post April 2001
  • ‘Roberts has fashioned a fine, largely acoustic debut out of recent experiences, welding the creepy, folk-pop noir of love’ Uncut, Aug 2001
  • ‘Steve’s album arrived in the office and we all fell in love with it. A beautiful record’ Janice Long BBC Radio 2
  • ‘An assured troubadour, dealing out intelligent, eliquent crafted songs, each blessed with its own distinctive flashes of beauty’ Musician Magazine September 2001