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Steve Case

Steve Case was a little shocked and bemused when, after rocking the house at one of the nation’s biggest and best known Country Music Festivals, the feedback he received from organisers was simply “Your jeans aren’t country enough”.

At blues festivals he wasn’t bluesy enough, at folk festivals not quite folky enough and so after years of trying to fit in, Case changed tact, quit his 9 to 5 job, bought a van and began life as a travelling troubadour - playing his songs, his way to his kinda people.

This travelling eventually landed him in the Kimberley - one of the most beautiful and remote parts of Australia. And it is little wonder that after years of not knowing where he belonged or fitted in, he found his home amongst the red dirt and salt of the earth characters in the Australian outback.

Case is no pretender - his honesty coupled with an easy going and engaging stage persona has endeared him to audiences throughout the country. He is in his element playing to fellow travellers, grey nomads, tourists and vagabonds with songs that are true to his personal experiences yet widely relatable.

He humbly describes himself as a songwriter first and a singer and performer second despite Rhythms Magazine editor Martin Jones proclaiming:

“Case even has one of those pure, blue-eyed '70s voices that presents anything he sings as unflinchingly sincere.”

Audiences take from a Steve Case show a feeling similar to that of seeing a Cat Stevens or James Taylor. While some performers dazzle and distract with their musical chops, Case is the master of simplicity with great songs performed from the heart and with respect to the initial feeling in which they were created.

He is now a musical veteran having released 2 singles, 6 Eps and two albums with music critics as complimentary as live audiences:

“This first taste of Case shows he’s a burgeoning talent when dealing out folk-country pop.
Soft and sensitive at times, tracks like Home Town and Hell or High Water are winners with simple melodies, carried along by country guitar riffs and piano.
Earnest yearning in the vocals is very easy to like and conveys experiences universal enough, never mind what pigeonhole it’s in.” Sam Hagaman - Rave Magazine

2017 marked Case’s first foray into genuine comedy territory with the release of “Double Dick Derek” which he reckons is really just a love song wrapped up in comedic clothing. The character of Double Dick Derek was born after a fireside yarn with mates and was an overwhelming hit with live audiences when he first started performing it last year.

Case’s latest release “Living the Dream” is a compilation of his best songs and spearheaded by smash-hit new single “Man In A Van”.

“Man In A Van” is inspired by those care-free days of travelling around with no worries and with only the open road and promise of adventure in front of you.

Originally written as a celebration of van life, the song unfortunately became a tribute to Case’s beloved van which he rolled and wrote off in late 2017. The vehicle had been a constant and reliable companion for the singer-songwriter over the years and will be missed.

The “Living the Dream” album is the perfect addition to your next road trip featuring 13 songs including the hilarious “Fittest Fat Toe in Australia” and “Kimberley Casanova”, singalong choruses of “Campfire Song” and “Somewhere Where I’m Not” and the rousing road trip anthem title track.

It also contains the fan favourite “Ballad of Joe” available through digital retailers for the first time.

Steve Case is very much looking forward to another year of travelling around, playing music, telling stories and continuing to "Live The Dream”.