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Steve Cradock

Steve Cradock (born Stephen Cradock, 22 August 1969 in Solihull, England) is a British guitarist, most notable for playing in the rock group Ocean Colour Scene. Cradock is also the second guitarist in Paul Weller's band, having appeared on all of Weller's solo records following Weller's self titled debut album.

He is a distinctive guitarist, who has a very retro, 1960s sound. Cradock's influences include The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Widely regarded (even by Ocean Colour Scene's critics) as one of the most talented British guitarists, Cradock also plays keyboards, bass guitar and drums.
Steve formed his first band called The Boys around March 1988 with school friends from Solihull. The band played at various Mod events around the Midlands with a set consisting mainly of cover songs - including The Clash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" and The Jam's "Strange Town"'. Whilst gaining popularity on the Birmingham gig circuit, the band extended links to well-received audiences in London and Bournemouth amongst others. An August Bank Holiday festival in Gorleston coincided with the band releasing their first three-track Vinyl EP, "Happy Days", on their own label. In the late 1980s, Cradock met his idol and future mentor, Paul Weller. Cradock would spend time at Weller's recording studio in Marble Arch, London, trying to pass on The Boys' music. While he was always evicted from the premises by technician Kenny Wheeler, Cradock made a lasting impression on Weller. When, in 1991 Cradock returned to the same studio with Ocean Colour Scene, the couple befriended and Ocean Colour Scene were soon invited to tour with Weller[4]. The band's plans for a six track mini-album soon after never materialised. However, the band contributed a track called Going Out to a compilation album by London-based Mod label Unicorn. This was followed by the peak of the band's career - a support slot for Steve Marriott at the Irish Centre in Digbeth. Despite catching the attention of Polydor and CBS, the band dissolved in the late 1980s and Cradock proceeded to form Ocean Colour Scene with Simon Fowler, Damon Minchella and Oscar Harrison.


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Steve Cradock Kundalini Target Signed Album Cover Limited Edition Print Signed By Steve Cradock

Steve Cradock, founder member of Ocean Colour Scene.
Steve Cradock Kundalini Target Signed Album Cover Limited Edition Print Signed By Steve Cradock

This print has been created directly from the original artwork design using both screenprint and archival giclee printing methods. The cover was designed by Steve Cradock using symbols that have influenced Steve and his music style throughout thew... More Details »

Date: Feb 2009

Signed By: Steve Cradock In Pencil

Edition: 145 prints available World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / paper 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing Ltd

Condition: New - mint condition

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 330 gsm

British Pounds£350
US Dollars$466
Euros€432
Japanese Yen¥60078

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