In the Photo...(from left to right) “Reluctant Friends of Steve” consists of...
Steve Mann (lead guitarist and vocals).
Steve Stockton (12 string acoustic guitar).
Glynn "Eckles" Owen (Our webmaster and bass master).
Ian "Spike" Price (Spikey hair and the voice of Tom Jones).
and finally, Dave Alexander (..a little shorter on this day, silly glasses and drums).
Where we came from...
Spike ~ A natural born entertainer.
Dave played with the wonderful “Flaming Barstools”.
Eckles and Steve S. from the fantastic “Thumping Buzzard”.
Steve M. from another sometimes sober band, "The Blue Swimmers".
The Reluctant Movement began in 2002,
however our new line up found themselves even more so, in late 2006.
Reluctant Friends of Steve: John Butler Trio meets Steely Dan and Paul Kelly after a double shot espresso!
Residing in the Blue Mountains NSW, Australia. The "Reluctant Friends of Steve", are proud to announce their new CD "Death By Alice".
In their discology, you will also find three other releases, "Come On Down
Under", "Mirrors of the Past" and “You Mist It”.
If this is your first taste of the
world of the RELS, welcome to the feast that is Death by Alice. Come along
for an eclectic musical journey, filled with high energy songs, genuine Aussie
ballads, catchy hooks and meaningful lyrics. Here you will find the RELS
interpretation of the meaning of Life, Death, love lost and found, and the
pursuit of a good cup of coffee.
Well, on some tracks you can have beautiful Celtic melodies, on others, something sounding like James Brown from the Mountains, and then out of the blue, 12 string reggae.
Incredibly hard to categorise, a very unique version of crazy, damn fun, folk.
Hey, it's fun and there's nothing like it !!