Cash in Hand

from by Mr Steve

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I have very vivid memories of writing this song. It came to me in a field somewhere in the New Forest, in the pouring rain, on my stag weekend in May 2008. In the 24 hours beforehand I had been skinny-dipping under Bognor Pier, received a police caution, crashed a quad bike into a tree and drunk beer out of a frisbee. As you do. It was pouring with rain and I popped back to my tent to find a torch, and suddenly I had a flash of inspiration. The funny thing is that I wrote the riff specifically for a harpsichord. There was no way it would have worked with any other instrument. Had I ever played a harpsichord before? No. The mind works in very mysterious ways (especially when you're walking around inebriated wearing a sash saying "Groom to be" and sporting a ball and chain on your ankle, as I had at the time).


from Zero to Thirty in 60 Minutes, released June 17, 2013



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Mr Steve Bognor Regis, UK

Just who is Mr Steve? The best word to describe him is "unpredictable". When not singing with eclectic rock duo Last Chance To Escape, Mr Steve creates music from anything he can find - guitars, children's toys, cutlery, piano, African drums, pots and pans, synthesisers...even cat litter. With influences as diverse as Eels, Puscifer, Nick Drake & Roxette, Mr Steve brings tasty food to the table. ... more

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