Steve Cradock

Million selling songwriter, accomplished musician, sharp dresser and all round top bloke, Steve Cradock is familiar to most as the long-serving guitarist in Paul Weller’s band. Recruited by Paul Weller for his band in 1993 (Weller recalling Cradock from his days in The Boys), the guitarist’s  infectious enthusiasm soon kick-started OCS back into life, with second album Moseley Shoals spawning four Top Twenty hits including ‘The Riverboat Song’ .Follow up Marchin’ Already, meanwhile, knocked Oasis’ Be Here Now off the number one spot, the band’s place at Britpop’s top table confirmed with an appearance at Oasis’ Knebworth mega-gig.

Alternating between OCS and a role as The Modfather’s musical consiglieri ever since, Steve only got round to making his solo debut, the splendid Kundalini Target, two years ago.   Chatting about in the show.. his latest album,  Peace City West was recorded over a fortnight at Deep Litter Studios in Devon with a revolving cast of musicians including drummer Tony Coote, multi-instrumentalist Fred Ansell and actor James Buckley on guitar and vocals, it’s as richly melodic as you’d expect from someone with such an established musical pedigree.

“Travel Wild -Travel Free” His 3rd solo album is due for release September 2013 Cradock’s side projects have included 2 solo albums Kundalini Target and Peace City West which he has also taken on the road with the Steve Cradock Band since 2008, supporting the likes of Amy Mcdonald, Beady Eye and Miles Kane. Many great musicians have joined him on stage during these gigs including Mani from the Stone Roses, Andy Crofts from the Moons/Weller Band, and James Buckley from the Inbetweeners.
Sally Cradock / Kundalini Music

 

Steve Cradock

07 THE MODCAST – Episode 7 with Steve Cradock & Mark Baxter – July 2011 by The Modcast

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