Brand New Man is a brand new single by Dutch roots / blues / soul / R&B band Little Steve & the Big Beat. This Little Steve original is release on youtube only! In 2015 Little Steve & the Big Beat will release their first full album, so you can see this single as a warm up to the full CD release. Turn up your volume and enjoy! http://www.littlesteve.nl
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Little Steve & the Big Beat are:
Steven van der Nat - Guitar / Vocals
Martijn van Toor - Tenor Sax
Evert Hoedt - Baritone Sax
Bird Stevens - Bass
Jody van Ooijen - Drums
Video by: Hannemijn de Grood
Steven plays McDee guitar strings: http://www.mcdee.eu
Based in the Netherlands and formed around 'Little' Steve van der Nat (the Backbones, Dede Priest) on guitar and vocals, Little Steve & the Big Beat started playing their blues in January 2013. After a handful of gigs in just a couple months the band has already received raving crits, often describing Little Steve & the Big Beat as a topband and a possible closing act for festivals.
Little Steve & the Big Beat take the blues, add some soul, and play it the way they feel it is supposed to be played; fiery guitar playing and emotional vocals on top of a solid, groovin' rhythm section. Staying true to tradition while not merely imitating, but adding their own voice to this expressive style of music. In both their original songs and covers you hear influences from blues and soul artists such as Freddie King, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Jimmie Vaughan and Clarence Carter.
In May 2013 the band released their first EP, consisting of 3 original tunes (Working Overtime, Hard Times and Count On You) and 2 covers (Feel So Bad, Slip Away). More positive reviews followed, just to quote only a few:
"Now we will have to wait for a full album. If that will be on the level of this EP then it will be a gem. This EP tastes like more, much more."
“..this EP turned out to be a pleasant surprise and definitely measures up to the good reviews their live gigs have been receiving."
Next to Little Steve on vocals and guitar the band consists of Tinez (Tinez Roots Club) and Evert Hoedt (the Electrophonics) on saxophones, Bird Stevens (the Big Four Quintet, Different Tacos) on bass and Jody van Ooijen (Rootback, Qeaux Qeaux Joans) on drums.
Band members of Little Steve & the Big Beat have played with the likes of R.J. Mischo, Teddy Morgan, Sax Gordon, Gene Taylor, Enrico Crivellaro, Nico Backton, Jason Ricci, Karen Carroll, Big Jay McNeely, The Strikes, Duke Robillard, Alex Schultz, Dede Priest, Monster Mike Welch, Mitch Kashmar, Guitar Ray, Hook Herrera, Scott McKeon, Memo Gonzalez, James Harman, Gene Taylor, Oscar Benton, Debby Lee, Matt Schofield, Brian Templeton, Jim Jones Revue, Nick Curran, JW Jones, Matt Schofield, Nikki Hill, Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh, and many more.
Brand new man was written by Little Steve & the Big Beat. Registered under BUMA.
Lyrics by Steven van der Nat
Music by Steven van der Nat, Martijn van Toor, Bird Stevens, Evert Hoedt en Jody van Ooijen
Recorded by Bird Stevens at Tub Thumper Studios. Mixed and Produced by Bird Stevens and Little Steve & the Big Beat