Steve WILKINSON

 

WORKING THE STAGES AND STUDIOS IN PORTLAND AND THE GREATER PACIFIC NORTHWEST OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES, SINGER/SONGWRITER STEVE WILKINSON HAS CEMENTED HIS POSITION AS ONE OF THE REGION’S MOST HONEST AND CONSISTENT VOICES IN ROCK.

 

Wilkinson’s career started with Gravelpit on the American label Schizophonic Records (I-5 Killers compilation with Everclear, The Wipers, Supersuckers), which released two singles and 2 full-length albums worldwide. Gravelpit later signed acclaimed American psychedelic label, Rockadelic Records, which released their third and final album. Wilkinson then formed Portland’s Mission 5, who released two full-length albums and toured the Northwest and Europe to support their releases. He now fronts Portland mainstays Wilkinson Blades, who have released two critically acclaimed LPs. Steve is currently working on a third Blades record as well as his debut solo release.

 

 
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Songs

by Steve Wilkinson

Scared of You

Music Video

Press

 

“Wilkinson possesses a rich bass-baritone, and does something rare in music — he enunciates his lyrics. His band also kicks major fanny, as evidenced by the Green on Red-like number “Highway Sign,” which rolls in just the manner its title implies. Meanwhile “What Could Go Wrong” is sort of like what might have happened if The Clash covered a Joe Walsh tune when he wasn’t half in the sauce. Mmmm. Good fixins!”

Rob Cullivan - Portland Tribune

 

"Dripping with psychedelic overtones and trippy, ethereal vocals, Wilkinson sounds as if he could be the long lost brother of Jim Morrison. " "Wilkinson said he wanted to make a record that he could be proud of and play for his friends, and that goal was reached with 4 AM.  You get a good vision of his life, where he is from and where he is going, and by the end can’t help rooting for Steve Wilkinson."

Zach Jones - Mountain Weekly News

 

“Wilkinson is an undeniably talented songwriter and musician in the Americana mould...As his new band begin to gel even more on the road and refine which aspects of their sound work best, it bodes very well indeed for future releases.”

Charles Agar - Musika UK

 

"Steve Wilkinson is quite the shape shifter and an impressive song writer to boot. He’s had a good deal of practice, traveling and playing with other bands and working on other projects. This time Wilkinson takes centre stage and shows his practice has damn near made perfect. His music is subtle and lovingly formed."

Johnny Sixstring - We Love Rock-n-Pop

 

"In keeping with the diversity factor, the remainder of 4:00A.M. speaks well for Wilkinson’s capabilities as both composer and vocalist, with the straight ahead country of Holding Me Down, the irony of Sunshine Now and the matter of fact self-depreciation of Crippled Mind each contributing with equal impact to the proceedings....To be certain, with 4:00A.M., Wilkinson has produced a collection that stands on both its own merits and its creator’s terms, with just the right balance of accessibility and distance to at once sustain interest and challenge both the hardcore and casual observer."

Michael McDowell - Blitz: The Rock & Roll Magazine

 
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Booking

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