Steo Wall is a singer songwriter from Dublin now based in Co Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. With the release of his Debut album, Where I’m From in Sept 2018, Steo barged his way onto the Irish music scene.
“Streetwise and sentimental, Steo’s gritty Dublin rap and folksy heart-on-sleeve lovesongs are definitely en vogue and the input of Luka Bloom and Damien Dempsey adds a professional polish to an uncut diamond.” – Eamon Carr, Horslips
Mixing traditional Irish folk with some contemporary Irish rap, Steo brings the listener on a journey from the badlands of Dublin working class housing estates to the beauty of the west coast of Ireland. Steo paints a picture of rebellious loved friends and adored family members, the album being an homage to those gone before him. It’s these family members which give us an understanding of the depths of his musical influences. ‘Sarah Doran’ an ode to Steo’s traveller grandmother is the third track on the album and Davey Spillanes whistle is a beautifully fitting tribute.
‘Where I’m From’ is a mix of spoken word and folk inspired melodies all woven to an acoustic groove. Having received national and international air play, spending two weeks on RTÉ Radio1 recommended playlist, ‘Where I’m From’ has been very well received and a critical success thus far. Steo was asked to perform at the Inaugural RTÉ Radio1 Folk Awards in Vicar Street in 2018.
Steo was then asked to sing, ‘Rainy Night In Soho’, as part of Ireland’s Favourite Folk song in 2019, which was aired on national television. Steo has been busy touring all over Ireland and England in 2019/2020. Playing festivals, theatres and venues both sides of the pond.
“No lies or gimmicks, no ulterior motives, he’s the real article, this is Irish soul music.” –