Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello Drills Into The Heart Of The Song
Steve Nieve, Deni Blues 2014, Photo, Ros O'Gorman

Steve Nieve, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello Drills Into The Heart Of The Song

by Paul Cashmere on September 15, 2014

in Live,News

Elvis Costello keyboard player Steve Nieve is in Australia performing the songs of Elvis Costello in their most stripped down form ever.

Nieve is touring the country playing instrumental piano version of Costello classics and taking the music of Elvis to its rawest level ever.

“People think of Elvis as a lyricist and I wanted to show the beauty of the melody within the songs to the fans,” Nieve told Noise11.

Steve Nieve also tells stories about his time with Elvis over the past 35 years. With the exception of a period in the late 80s, early 90s, Steve Nieve has played on nearly every Costello album including the collaborations with Allen Toussaint and Burt Bacharach.

Steve Nieve setlist

Muriel on Main Beach
Shipbuilding
The Birds Will Be Singing
I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea
Almost Blue
Veronica
Accidents Will Happen
Veronica
God Give Me Strength
Loved Ones
Confident
Long Honeymoon
Temptation
Shot With His Own Gun
Alison
Oliver’s Army
Welcome To The Working Week
What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding

Steve Nieve remaining tour dates

September 17, Perth, Fly By Night Fremantle
September 19, Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre

Steve Nieve is touring Australia for Tombowler. Tickets details here.

Steve Nieve Noise11 interview

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