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.
“Blabbermouth has a hell of a voice and writes a hell of a song…an absolutely impelling single…..and absolutely original sound….the song of a man who might just be the next great thing.”
5 ***** Music News
“Pretty darn impressive”
Simon Williams – Fierce Panda
Being a ‘continous 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’.
“Very nice indeed”
Mike Joyce – The Smiths
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.
Janice Long – BBC R2
Blabbermouth releases his second album ‘Me and The Metronome’ on the 26th September and it promises to be a very fine piece of work.