Steve Payne & Paul Hobday are a powerful roots/blues/boogie duo, playing original compositions, currently appearing throughout Europe and the UK.
Variously described as one of the UK’s most unique and versatile guitarists, Steve Payne is also feted as a talented and non- predictable singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, wordsmith and story-teller.
In 2010, Steve teamed up with Paul Hobday, a Westcountry “gun for hire” guitar player to form a powerful duo who have toured extensively in Europe and Ontario, Canada.
After recording a new studio album, “Raise A Glass” Payne and Hobday are returning to tour the US, both as a duo and also as SP3, with Yardbirds and Nine Below Zero harpman Billy Boy Miskimmin.
Steve Payne's Bio: Steve has been described by many as one of the most unique guitarists, multi-instrumentalists and singer/songwriter/performers of the modern day Blues/Roots genre.
He has joined the ranks of the “almost legendary” in the Roots/Blues community, and has shared the stage and bill with many of the greats of the Blues and Folk world, including BB King, Dr John and countless others.
Starting off in the UK Blues and Folk clubs in the mid 70’s Steve P has swerved, never bypassed, contributing musically through decades of musical trends. Throughout he has managed to retain his fresh and unique style as a player performer and composer.
In 1986, he moved to L.A. and played on the West Coast scene for three years, before returning to the U.K. to form The Candy Run. In the early ’90’s he toured Europe extensively and appeared at the legendary Glastonbury Festival. The ’90’s saw Steve begin to move more heavily into slide guitar and jazz styles. After a successful, televised tour of America’s East Coast in 1998. Payne returned to Toronto.
Steve began to focus more on his Roots leanings in the late nineties, leaving the electric side of his music alone, and releasing a succession of acoustic albums. “Six” was released in 2000, followed by “The Kiss” a year later, and “Outlines” in October 2002.
He has toured, recorded and performed extensively on TV and radio in the UK, Europe and North America. A veteran of the club and festival circuits on both continents, Steve Payne has now teamed up with long time musical partner Paul Hobday and harmonica wizard Billyboy Miskimmin to create the trio SP3.
Another harmonious step in a unique and enduring musical career….
Paul Hobday's Bio: Paul Hobday has worked for many years as a songwriter and reknowned ‘gun for hire’ guitar player, working with bands and singer/songwriters performing live and in the studio.
He owns and runs his own studio ‘ from his home in Chepstow where he specialises in recording acoustic artists. In 2011, Paul joined Steve Payne for his regular “Easter Run” tour of Germany and the Netherlands, in 2011 and they have played together as a duo ever since, touring in Ireland and Canada as well as Europe.
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