Steven Wicks

The project

About the project

The idea to make a "solo" album was born out of necessity and reading this page or listening to any one song on the album you'll see that it is anything but a solo effort. In fact some of the songs on this album were due to be recorded with the band Supacow and added to those already recorded at Bleach studios in 2015, but circumstance - distance, work and other commitments - played their part in ensuring it was not to be, so the Supacow LP became the Supacow EP, Holidays in Gittana. 

Following the release of the EP in April 2016, I had these 3 or 4 songs that really needed to be recorded so I got round to arranging some others and proposed the idea of recording an album in summer 2016. With just a bass player at hand it seemed like a tall order, but soon drummer and co-producer Meme agreed to play the drums and Producer Andrea Maglia provided a couple of his trademark licks on one or two tracks. 

The opening track, You're a man, man, was co-written by my lifelong partner in rhyme, Nick Mars, who, since Supacow has traded his sticks for a microphone and is now fronting a new project with former Supacow guitarist Steve Fitzgerald. 

An acoustic part was performed by Francesco Luzzi on Stand up, which will soon be released as a single.

So, like I said, not solo at all really.

The LP itself will be released in Spring 2017, so sign up to the mailing list and pre-order your copy now - we may even do vinyl!

Steven Wicks - Author, Vocals, guitars, kazoo and beatbox.

Singer/songwriter. Born in London and grew up on Madchester, Shoegaze,  hip hop, Jungle, Stax and Britpop. 

Wrote, recorded and performed for Mr Lawrence, Cortina, Secret Smoker and Supacow.

Mattia Bottà - Bass guitar and additional guitars

Bassist and guitarist for Oi!/street metal group Gradinata Nord, songwriter and general musical know-it-all.

Hails from Morbegno, Italy

Meme Gerace - Drums, percussion and co-producer

Bad-ass drummer, seriously talented sound engineer and tour backliner for Italian group Tre allegri ragazzi morti.

Andrea Maglia - Producer, additional guitars

Singer/songwriter and frontman for Manetti! not to mention touring guitarist with Italian group Tre allegri ragazzi morti

Andrea has produced several EPs and LPs at his studio in Gittana on Lake Como "Bleach studios".