"Slow boat on a rising tide, takes them off to France;
Four boys in 1914; Who’d give them a chance?"
They Came Home
Released: June 2014
They Came Home
A single release from Steve’s upcoming album “Songsmith”. They Came Home is paired with Badger Hill, two deeply personal songs rooted in England.
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A remarkable story, a remarkable song.
The new single from Steve Bonham tells a remarkable story from the First World War, based upon the experiences of his own family.
At its heart is the tale of four brothers, who all served between 1914 and 1918, and, somehow, all managed to survive. Released as a single from his forthcoming album “Songsmith”, it is a powerful, moving, country-tinged ballad of survival.
“They Came Home” is paired with another of Steve’s songs, “Badger Hill”. A tribute to the English village to which he used to cycle to as a teenager and in which he now lives, it echoes a sense of a lost England that disappeared with the advent of the war.
Video edited by Matt Roberts: www.mgrphotography.co.uk
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- Steve Bonham – guitar, vocals
- Chris Lydon – piano, tuba, backing vocals
- Kev Moore – bass
- Jimmy Higgins – percussion
- Tom Leary – fiddle, slide guitar
- Pat Coyne – guitar
- David Doocey – fiddle, banjo
- Stephen Doherty – whistle
- Nicci Keeling – backing vocals
- Sammy Carter – backing vocals
- Tim Gadsby – music consultant
The Production Team
Engineered by Pat Coyne; Produced by Steve, Chris and Pat.
They Came Home was recorded and mastered at The Mountain View Studios in Cong, County Mayo in early 2014.
Released by Dr Big Love Productions (www.drbiglove.com)
Artwork painting by Dinny Pocock. Design by t34design.com