Welcome to the official homepage of Steve Ellis.
Steve Ellis first began singing in a band at the age of 15. The band were called Soul Survivors, initially gate crashing weddings, youth clubs and barmitzva`s in north London on the pretence that they were booked to perform. When the band improved substantially they began to play venues such as The Marquee, The Flamingo, Tiles and Mod clubs in Brighton, Clacton and Soul clubs in Manchester, Stoke etc.
After the bands first release on Decca Records, they moved on to CBS and became one of the most successful British pop acts of the late `60s, under their new name "Love Affair", and had a string of hit records.
New Article in The Strange Brew:
New review of Time Hasn't Changed Us, from theartsdesk.com:
New interview with Steve on The Strange Brew:
Sensational 60s Experience
|Friday 2nd||White Rock Theatre Hastings||Tel: 01424 462288||www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk|
|Saturday 3rd||Civic Theatre Chelmsford||Tel: 01245 606505||www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres|
|Wednesday 7th||Playhouse Theatre Weston Super Mare||Tel: 01934 645544||www.theplayhouse.co.uk|
|Thursday 8th||Opera House Manchester||Tel: 0844 8713018||www.atgtickets.com/manchester|
|Friday 9th||Theatre Severn Shrewsbury||Tel: 01743 281281||www.theatresevern.co.uk|
|Saturday 10th||Victoria Theatre Halifax||Tel: 01422 351158||www.victoriatheatre.co.uk|
|Sunday 11th||The Philharmonic Liverpool||Tel: 0151 7093789||www.liverpoolphil.com|
|Monday 12th||Richmond Theatre Richmond||Tel: 0844 8717651||www.atgtickets.com/richmond|
|Tuesday 13th||Theatre Royal Brighton||Tel: 0844 8717650||www.atgtickets.com/brighton|
|Wednesday 14th||Hall For Cornwall, Truro||Tel: 01872 262466||www.hallforcornwall.co.uk|
|Thursday 15th||New Victoria Theatre Woking||Tel: 0844 8717645||www.atgtickets.com/woking|
|Friday 16th||Waterside Theatre Aylesbury||Tel: 0844 8717607||www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury|
|Saturday 17th||Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone||Tel: 0844 8713015||www.atgtickets.com/folkestone|
|Monday 19th||Cadogan Hall London||Tel: 0207 7304500||www.cadoganhall.com|
|Friday 23rd||Sands Centre Carlisle||Tel: 01228 633766||www.thesandscentre.co.uk|
|Saturday 24th||Corn Exchange Kings Lynn||Tel: 01553 764864||www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk|
|Tuesday 27th||Churchill Theatre Bromley||Tel: 0844 8717620||www.atgtickets.com/bromley|
|Friday 30th||The Cresset Peterborough||Tel: 01733 265705||www.cresset.co.uk|
|Saturday 31st||Victoria Hall Stoke||Tel: 0844 8717649||www.atgtickets.com/stoke|
|Monday 2nd||Princess Theatre Torquay||Tel: 0844 8713023||www.atgtickets.com/torquay|
|Friday 6th||Southport Theatre Southport||Tel: 0844 8713021||www.atgtickets.com/southport|
|Saturday 7th||City Hall Newcastle||Tel: 0191 2778030||www.newcastlecityhall.org|
|Monday 9th||The Grove Dunstable||Tel: 01582 602080||www.grovetheatre.co.uk|
|Tuesday 10th||St Davidís Hall Cardiff||Tel: 02920 878444||www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk|
|Wednesday 11th||The Opera House York||Tel: 0844 8713024||www.atgtickets.com/york|
|Thursday 12th||The Hawth Crawley||Tel: 01293 553636||www.hawth.co.uk|
|Friday 13th||The Pavilion Bournemouth||Tel: 08445 763000||www.bic.co.uk|
|Saturday 14th||The City Hall Salisbury||Tel: 01722 434434||www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk|
|Sunday 15th||The Wyvern Swindon||Tel: 01793 524481||www.wyverntheatre.org.uk|
|Monday 16th||Town Hall Cheltenham||Tel: 08445 762210||www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk|
|Wednesday 18th||The Royal Concert Hall Nottingham||Tel: 0115 9895555||www.trch.co.uk|
|Thursday 19th||Alban Arena St Albans||Tel: 01727 844488||www.alban-arena.co.uk|
|Friday 20th||Ferneham Hall Fareham||Tel: 01329 231942||www.fernehamhall.co.uk|
|Saturday 21st||The Embassy Theatre Skegness||Tel: 0845 6740505||www.embassytheatre.co.uk|
|Sunday 22nd||The Guildhall Preston||Tel: 0845 3442012||www.prestonguildhall.com|
|Monday 23rd||New Theatre Hull||Tel: 01482 300300||www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre|
|Tuesday 24th||Opera House Buxton||Tel: 0845 1272190||www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk|
|Wednesday 25th||Palace Theatre Redditch||Tel: 01527 65203||www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk|
|Thursday 26th||Venue Cymru Llandudno||Tel: 01492 872000||www.venuecymru.co.uk|
|Friday 27th||The City Hall Sheffield||Tel: 0114 2 789 789||www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk|
|Saturday 28th||Fairfield Halls Croydon||Tel: 0208 6889291||www.fairfield.co.uk|
|Sunday 29th||Marina Theatre Lowestoft||Tel: 01502 533200||www.marinatheatre.co.uk|
|Monday 30th||New Theatre Oxford||Tel: 0844 8713020||www.atgtickets.com/oxford|
|Wednesday 2nd||The Forum Theatre Great Malvern||Tel: 01684 892277||www.malvern-theatres.co.uk|
|Saturday 5th||Woodville Halls Gravesend||Tel: 08442 439480||www.woodville.co.uk|
|Sunday 17th||Cliffs Pavilion Southend||Tel: 01702 351135||www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk|
|Saturday 30th||Grand Theatre Wolverhampton||Tel: 01902 429212||www.grandtheatre.co.uk|
|Thursday 25th||Beck Theatre Hayes||Tel: 0208 5618371||www.becktheatre.org.uk|
|Friday 26th||Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells||Tel: 01892 530613||www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk|
|Saturday 27th||The Grand Theatre Swansea||Tel: 01792 475715||www.swanseagrand.co.uk|
|Friday 4th||The Regent Ipswich||Tel: 01473 433100||www.ipswichregent.com|
|Saturday 5th||Alexandra Theatre Birmingham||Tel: 0844 8713011||www.atgtickets.com/birmingham|
|Wednesday 9th||Belgrade Theatre Coventry||Tel: 024 7655 3055||www.belgrade.co.uk|
|Thursday 10th||The Hexagon Reading||Tel: 0118 9606060||www.readingarts.com|
|Friday 11th||Assembly Hall Worthing||Tel: 01903 206206||www.worthingtheatres.co.uk|
|Saturday 12th||The Concert Hall Stevenage||Tel: 01438 363200||www.gordon-craig.co.uk|
|Friday 18th||West Cliff Theatre Clacton||Tel: 01255 474000||www.westcliffclacton.org|
|Saturday 19th||The Auditorium Grimsby||Tel: 0844 8713016||www.atgtickets.com/grimsby|
|Sunday 27th||The Spa Bridlington||Tel: 01262 401400||www.thespabridlington.com|
|Friday 1st||De Montfort Hall Leicester||Tel: 0116 2333111||www.demontforthall.co.uk|
|Saturday 2nd||Queens Theatre Barnstaple||Tel: 01271 324242||www.northdevontheatres.org.uk|
|Friday 8th||The Forum Theatre Billingham||Tel: 01642 552663||www.forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk|
|Saturday 9th||The Forum Theatre Billigham||Tel: 01642 552663||www.forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk|
|Saturday 11th||Central Theatre Chatham||Tel: 01634 338338||www.medwayticketslive.co.uk|
New Box Set Out 29th June
New Releases coming soon...
COW & Steve Ellis coming soon......
Double A side vinyl 45 single Limited edition
"Rise" and "Up"
Mark and Maxine from the band COW met Steve Ellis (voice of the love affair) in a clothes and record shop in Brighton in the summer of 2013.
We started gassing about various interests, mainly music, and we struck up an instant friendship.
Steve mentioned that he was thinking of putting together a new solo LP of his own material and songs from other writers too.
We sent Steve half a dozen of our own songs waited for a bit, then Steve suggested we record two of the songs together, we spent a few days at Black Barn studio in Ripley Surrey, and the job was done !
Engineered by Sir Charles Rees and with a little help from some of our mates.....including Kenny Carrol on keys, Paul Weller on guitar and piano, Tom Heel on drums, Andy Lewis on bass guitar and Kev Wallbank on tuba....the double A was in the bag!
The single is due for release soon with "Rise" going on Steve's new album and "Up" being put on COW's new album both due out later this year.
Enjoy the sneak preview
Love and more love
Mark, Maxine and Steve
For pre-orders please contact
Be happy and soulful but most of all Keep The Faith...
CHERRY RED Records are set to release the Definitive Steve Ellis and Love Affair collection on a three C.D. BOX SET scheduled for release in June. More details to follow including Catalogue number and how to order in due course.
Disc 1. Love Affair the complete Recordings + Rare BBC sessions never released before.
Disc 2. Love Affair. New Day with Gus Eadon.
Disc 3. Steve Ellis. The Lost Masters remixed and containing over twenty classic tracks.
Widowmaker - Widowmaker
1976 saw the launch of a new rock super group fronted by two of rocks most inflammable and provocative artists, Steve Ellis and Ariel Bender. Steve Ellis had fronted Love Affair and enjoyed 5 top 20 hit singles from1968 to 1970 including 'Everlasting Love' and 'Rainbow Valley' before he left the band to pursue with some success a solo career. Ariel Bender had started life in Spooky Tooth before joining Mott The Hoople and then Stealers Wheel. Signed to Jet Records (owned by the infamous Don Arden) Widowmaker produced an album of hard rock to almost acoustic blues. A classic album now Remastered with bonus tracks recorded live at The Paris Theatre, London in 1976.
1. Such A Shame
2. Pin A Rose On Me
3. On The Road
4. Straight Faced Fighter
5. Ain't Telling You Nothing
6. When I Met You
7. Leave The Kids Alone
8. Shine A Light On Me
9. Running Free
10. Got A Dream
11. Come On Up (Live)
12. Too Late (live)
13. El Doomo (live)
New Album "10 Commitments" released on Angel Air, Monday 3rd October.
Click Here to Buy
Click below to buy the album online:
To view the Press Release for this album, click here.
To read a recent interview with Steve, click here.
Live DVD and Bonus 1977 album available
now from Angel Air.
Copies of this, now unobtainable, concise anthology
will be available in our new shop - coming soon.
Great Studio - if you can find it!
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