Interview with Lee Michael Stevens: Part-Time Rock ‘N’ Roll Star!
Written by Clare Care on August 21, 2021
My special guest this week was Lee Michael Stevens. Frontman of Britpop band The Swagger, he has now branched out as a solo artist and boasts a new album, Part-Time Rock ’N’ Roll Star, set for release next year. His album was recorded at Sunshine Corner Studios in Fleet. It was produced by The Alarm drummer, Steve Smiley Barnard. It shows variety and soul, with a mellow and an uplifting vibe. The overarching message is of hope. Hope for the future, hope for the children and hope for love. This is evident on the ear worm ‘Broken Hearted Britain’ as he belts out, “Anyone Can Reach The Sky”. The album combines a flavour of Britpop/Indie with a fusion of folk, country and dreamy moments.
His latest single, ‘I Miss U Now’, is an acoustic and energetic track which feels like a nod to The Verve, certainly as the strings resonate to bring the song to its finish. His album is due for launch on 9 April next year. It was great to chat to Lee about his musical journey, his experiences and future dates and plans.
Lee is supporting Toyah at Cambridge Junction on October 29 and plans to tour the UK in summer 2022. You can keep up to date with his news by visiting www.lms-music.com