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
The Birds Will Be Singing
I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea
Accidents Will Happen
God Give Me Strength
Shot With His Own Gun
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 Noise11 interview
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