Taken from “Do Not Walk Under Wing”, new album by The Great Park out May 2017 via Woodland Recordings.
Stephen Burch is an English songwriter currently based in Germany.
He began making music whilst living on a remote farm in rural Ireland – using acoustic guitars, the family’s piano, brooms and chains. His lyrical, narrative songs bear the influence of the fields of County Cork and the old streets of Berlin. Images of persecution abound, songs of urgent travel and a search for home – the unifying theme is that of grave drama within ‘The Great Park’.
Stephen has played over 150 concerts each year for the past several years – touring Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Denmark and the UK. He has released over 14 albums on the DIY label Woodland Recordings, a compilation through the German label Timezone, has provided music for several films and his songs have been covered on releases by Liz Green, Fee Reega, Kristin McClement, Squalloscope, Aaron Dall, The Sons of Noel And Adrian, Thirty Pounds of Bone and others.
He likes rooms with echo, train journeys, trams and girls on bicycles.