Little Steve & the Big Beat are a high-energy Rhythm & Blues outfit; fiery guitar playing and strong vocals on top of a solid rhythm section, while the horns add a groove that will get your hands clapping and your feet moving! Little Steve & the Big Beat stay true to tradition: not merely imitating, but adding their own voice to this expressive style of music.
Within just 2,5 years, Little Steve & the Big Beat have played major festivals and clubs in their home country and abroad, such as De Zwarte Cross, Blues Peer, North Sea Jazz Club, Breda Jazz Festival, and many more. Their single Brand New Man (Dec 2014) still receives regular airplay on Belgian national radio. The band and its musicians have been nominated by the Dutch Blues Foundation for “Best Band”, “Best Vocalist” and “Best Drummer” for the Dutch Blues Awards 2015.
Based in the Netherlands and formed around Steven van der Nat on guitar and vocals, Little Steve & the Big Beat started playing in January 2013. After just a handful of gigs. within just a couple months, the band already received raving crits, often describing Little Steve & the Big Beat as a top-band and a possible closing act for festivals.
In May 2013 the band released their first EP with 3 original tunes (Working Overtime, Hard Times and Count On You) and 2 covers (Feel So Bad, Slip Away) to critical and public acclaim. In 2015 the band successfully toured with Texan guitar-ace Mike Morgan.
In November 2016 their highly anticipated debut CD “Another Man” will be released. The CD contains 11 songs, 10 of which are Little Steve originals.
Next to Little Steve (the Backbones, Dede Priest) on vocals and guitar the band consists of Martijn van Toor (Tinez Roots Club) and Evert Hoedt (the Electrophonics) on tenor and baritone saxophones, Bird Stevens (the Big Four Quintet, Different Tacos) on bass and Jody van Ooijen (Rootbag, Qeaux Qeaux Joans) on drums.
released September 27, 2016
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