Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie folk music steeped in warm-hearted melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Elliot Smith as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy’s songs have been described as ‘absolutely brilliant’ by BBC Radio 2’s Justine Greene.
Steve created his Handmade Music Club on Kofi in March 2021 as a way of people supporting this music. He has been sharing exclusive live videos and downloads of live tracks and covers. ‘The idea of the Handmade Music Club comes from the fact I make all my CDs sleeves by hand as well as writing and recording my music in my home studio, I also put my heart and soul into each one of my songs’ says Steve.
Stylusboy’s sound of ‘arresting melodies and poignant lyrics’ (Right Chord Music) has received praise and accolades from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. Champion of independent music, Tom Robinson from BBC 6 Music, has described Stylusboy as:
“A leading light among today’s new generation of DIY digital troubadours”
Performing all over the UK including sell-out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry, Stylusboy is an enchanting live performer. He has supported the likes of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Philipps, Megson and Lucy Ward. As befitting a modern-day troubadour he’s performed one-to-one shows for Emily Barker’s Folk in a Box and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire’s All the Wrong Music in all the Right Places as well as pioneering online gigs (well before Facebook live was a thing) to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house gigs.
Recently Steve was commissioned by Coventry City of Culture 2021 to create a piece of work by one of the Universal Human Rights as well are being the opening act for TEDx Coventry 2020.
You can find more information about Steve, as well as showing support, by going to his page.