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Steve Bolton

Steve Bolton
Also known as Boltz Bolton
Born 1949 (age 65–66)
Manchester, England
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Atomic Rooster
The Who
Paul Young
Website My Space page

Steve Bolton (born 1949 in Manchester, England), also known as "Boltz" Bolton, is an English rock musician who, since the start of his career in the 1960s, has played guitar on video, film and television and recorded as well as toured with a number of well-known artists.

Music career

A native of Manchester, Steve Bolton played with Puzzle..Jimmy Powell and The Dimensions in the sixties.[1] In 1971 he was recruited into the band Atomic Rooster, part of a new line-up for a tour supporting the band's third album In Hearing of Atomic Rooster and their No. 4 charting single "The Devil's Answer". The tour was successful, and included a charity gig where the band supported The Who. The band was also recording their third LP Made in England which was released in 1972 with a more funky sound replacing their original progressive rock leanings. Bolton also appeared on Devil's Answer: Live on the BBC released in 1998, and on the release of In Satan's Name: The Definitive Collection.

Bolton left Atomic Rooster at the end of 1972 and joined the band Headstone, appearing on their albums Bad Habits in 1974 and Headstone in 1975. After leaving Headstone, he played with 20th Century and then continued working as a musician, recording and touring with a number of different artists. In 1982, he joined the band Vampire Bats, also in the 80s he was a member of Paul Young band The Royal Family and played on some of his albums including No Parlez, in 1984 he played with K4, and in 1988 Richard Strange and the Engine Room.

In 1989 Bolton went on tour with The Who, playing lead guitar as one of twelve supporting musicians on the band's 25th Anniversary tour. A performance of the rock opera Tommy at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre, including special guests Elton John, Billy Idol, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Steve Winwood, was broadcast on television and later released as a video.

In the 90's 'Boltz' formed his own band 6Foot3 with Jim Kimberley(kit) and brother Bob Kimberley(bass) as well as session work/tours with Belinda Carlisle,William Sheller(French classical composer),Scott Walker and many more taking in Rainforest Alliance concerts in New York and Santa Monica ...etc.

Steve is currently recording a solo album,as well as gigging incessantly with TheNewWhiteTrash and solo. Also touring his one-man show charting his life as a guitar slinger to the famous 'An Evening With Steve 'Boltz' Bolton' He is being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Galaxy Entertainments(Soho) on Friday 22 November 2014

Discography

Steve Bolton has recorded with a number of well-known artists. His discography includes:[2]

The Who

Other

  • Made in England with Atomic Rooster (1972)
  • "High on You" (7", promo) (1974)
  • "International Language" (single) (1981)
  • The Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange (LP, album) (1981)
  • "Come Back and Stay" (single remix version)/Yours (single) (1983)
  • Love of the Common People (Extended Club Mix) (maxi, single) (1983)
  • No Parlez (album, comp) (1983)
  • Wherever I Lay My Hat (1983)
  • I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (maxi, single) (1984)
  • The Secret of Association (Album, Comp)(1985)
  • Tomb of Memories (Maxi, Single)(1985)
  • Going, Gone (LP, Album)(1986)
  • Inside (CD, Album)(1986)
  • My Place (Album)(1989)
  • Other Voices (Album) (1990)
  • Engelberg (Album)(1991)
  • Privilège (CD)(1992)
  • Rock Legends (4xCD, Comp + Box)(1992)
  • Diggin' On You (Maxi) (1995)
  • Broken China (Album) (1996)
  • Other People's Lives (CD)(2006)
  • Other People's Lives (CD, Promo)(2006)

Filmography

Steve Bolton has appeared in musical films and videos, including:[3]

Associated musicians

Steve Bolton has also worked with Keith Richards, David Bowie, Paul Young, David Gilmour, Belinda Carlisle, Joe O'Donnell, Pino Palladino, Mark Pinder, Laurie Latham, Matt Irving, Mark Ashton, Bill Smith, Bad Habits, Graham Prekett, Carl Palmer, Dominic Miller, Tony Lukyn, Kim Lesley, Ian Kewley, Manu Katché, John Otway and The Who.[4]

References

  1. ^ Brumbeat.netProfessional career of the band Jimmy Powell and the 5 Dimensions (photograph included) at
  2. ^ Steve Bolton discography
  3. ^ Steve Bolton at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ MySpaceSteve Bolton at

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