Steve Sullivan and the Factory

Steve Sullivan and the Factory

 Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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Steve Sullivan is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. His music combines the Electric Blues of Muddy Waters and classic R&B – think Ray Charles – to a blend of heartfelt Americana. For a memorable night out, go see Steve Sullivan and the Factory at one of their energy-filled live shows

Biography

Steve Sullivan was born in New Mexico in a wasteland railroad town on the dried up banks of the Rio Grande River. With the ghost of Billy The Kid hanging in the desert air, Sullivan started playing guitar, writing songs and recording at age twelve. To this day he has released five solo albums (available on iTunes). In 2010 he released the Steve Sullivan and the Factory debut, Last Night.

Their latest studio releases - two full-length CDs titled I Did a Bad Thing and Love Is a Hit Parade - both hit the street on December 23, 2011.

On I Did a Bad Thing backup vocalist Holly Ann Latcham sings the sultry title track: it tells the dark story of a romance gone bad. Other highlights include “Just Wanna Be With My Girl” or “Tell Me”, both inspired by 1950s upbeat R&B. Love is a Hit Parade is more rocking overall, but with a stomping Motown rhythm section (Matt Blake on bass/upright, Jason Sweet on drums, Bill Hart on keys). Adding to the band’s allure, both CDs feature the sound of Trumpet Goddess Jessica Lynn Gates. Front man Sullivan himself can't help but sing and play with his entire soul. His remarkable - and versatile - voice is reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen or Tom Waits, as he sings his songs about love, life, music and family.

For a memorable night out, go see Steve Sullivan and the Factory at one of their energy-filled live shows.

Discography

I Did a Bad Thing (Album, 2011)
Love Is a Hit Parade (Album, 2011)
Last Night (Album, 2010)

Set List

I Did a Bad Thing (Album):
- I Just Wanna Be With My Girl
- Tell Me
- I Did a Bad Thing
- Do You Wanna Lay Down With Me?
- Typical Saturday Night

Love Is a Hit Parade (Album)
- Love Is a Hit Parade
- End of the World
- Magic
- Kansas
- Yesterday Is Gone

Last Night (Album)
- Last Night
- Heart Breaker

Cover Versions:
- Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
- Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix)
- John the Revelator (Son House)
- Death Letter Blues (Son House)
- Crawlin' Kingsnake (John Lee Hooker)
- I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
- Never Picked Cotton (Johnny Cash)
- and many more