BalsamoDeighton to perform at The Met in Bury

Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton

Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton - Credit: Archant

Folk/country duo, Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton have been singing together for over 10 years and are currently touring the UK to promote their beautiful album ‘Unfolding’.

Steve Balsamo became famous in the late 90s for playing, to great critical acclaim, the title role in the West End revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, for which he won a Variety Club Award. He is also a prolific singer/songwriter, touring and writing with many artistes, including Santana, Celine Dion and Jon Lord. Signing to Columbia Records, his debut album, ‘All I am’, reached the UK top 40 and he won Best Male Solo Artist at the Welsh Music Awards. Steve formed the country/rock band, ‘The Storys’ in 2004, whose amazing debut album was so loved by Elton John that he asked the band to tour Europe with him, for 3 summers. Members of ‘The Storys’ will be joining the duo on stage in Bury on the 8th February.

Rosalie Deighton comes from a musical family and The Deighton Family recorded a number of albums together. Rosalie signed a record deal at the age of 19 and, with 3 solo albums to her name, is a respected songwriter in her own right. She also provided backing vocals on Paddy Casey’s album ‘Living’, the second highest selling Irish album of 2004. She supported ‘The Storys’ on their tours, eventually joining as a full member of the band. As BalsamoDeighton, she and Steve have toured and performed in venues across the world. They have recently been touring with Colin Blunstone and performed with Jane Siberry.

Both Steve and Rosalie are supportive of up-and-coming songwriters. Steve is an established judge for the song writing contest element of the Last Choir Singing, the North-West’s premier choir competition, organised and sponsored by True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners. Speaking about the contest on BBC Radio Lancashire’s ‘An Intimate Afternoon with John Gillmore’, Steve said: “Some of these songwriters had never written a song before and yet I felt I was learning from them. That’s the great thing about song writing; the fresh, new ideas. The music world is changing; everything’s in revolution, but a great song is a great song.’

There’s no shortage of great songs on BalsamoDeighton’s album ‘Unfolding’. With elements of folk, rock, and country, the songs are beautiful and evocative, with perfect synergy between the lyrics and melody, but the real uniqueness of BalsamoDeighton lies in their voices and the magic that is created by their harmonies. Intimate, ethereal and mesmerising, they draw you in to whatever story is ‘Unfolding’.

To experience a true masterclass of harmonic performance, accompanied by a large dose of humour, come and see them at The Met in Bury on Wednesday 8th February, starting at 8pm. Tickets are £12 and can be booked here - themet.biz/event/balsamo+deighton/2593/