Steve Brockley

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6:30 PM Waterfront Stage

“Twangy roots with sonic touchstones including JJ Cale and Bob Dylan” -Exclaim

Looking at the stage, it’s not the usual place to find the singer and the songwriter. Singing from behind the drums, you’ll find Steve Brockley leading the band, building the songs from the bottom up.

In Brockley’s third studio album, Is Not Was, Brockley opens with the seriously laid-back groove of the title track and the record maintains a steady and grounded soulfulness even through two stripped down acoustic tracks. Marking the complete transition back to his first instrument, the drums, and teamed up with Producer John Raham (Frazey Ford, Be Good Tanyas), Is Not Was showcases a ‘less is more’ approach to making music with emphasis on the song and capturing a great performance, resulting in a natural, uncontrived, and complete statement conjuring sounds and feels compared to JJ Cale and The Band. Listeners hear the influences of folk/roots blended with soul, with a tip of the hat to old school country music throughout the album.

Although a multi-instrumentalist on the record, Steve Brockley is joined by 3 like-minded musicians for the live show. Based out of the West Kootenays, together they play music that feels genuine and integral to life. After living and performing out of Montreal, Brockley now chooses to find meaning in art and life based off of his acreage nestled deep in the mountains of British Columbia.