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Steven Hicken


From:
Leeds, United Kingdom
Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 11:11 am     Reply with quote

Well, it is finally here!

Here is my new video which is a humble rendition of Oasis' famous song "Stop Crying Your Heart Out".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwE_UjZDCLQ

If you're a hardcore country music fan and don't know who Oasis are, they were a huge British pop band. Although they are no longer together, they are still vastly sort after today.

I decided a while back to change my approach and get pedal steel into pop music (whilst keeping the original "country" steel sound). This has been a huge learning curve for me but with this video I have finally done it. Obviously the original song is amazing but I think playing it as an instrumental sits very well with the pedal steel, and the alternate chording compared with country is a refreshing change to my repertoire.

Hopefully this can be the start of something new for me and I also massively hope this gets a lot of younger faces into the pedal steel. (At least to the point where it's known as a pedal steel and not a keyboard guitar).

If you enjoy it please show your appreciation and smash the like button, also if you want to be first in line for future content please subscribe.

Please share this video for the love of steel guitar, whether you play tin top, non pedal or pedal steel.

Big shout out to Show Pro Steel Guitars for this amazing piece of machinery.

Also comes a big thanks to Perfect Touch Finger Picks (of which I am now sponsored by). These are amazing picks which not only make the strings sound great, but are so comfortable and easy to play with.

This isn't b****cks from an endorsee...these picks really are this good. Light but bite.

Many thanks again!

Steven
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Edward Rhea


From:
Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 1:08 pm     Reply with quote

I enjoyed your video...you’re sounding great on your ShowPro and appear to be very comfortable playing it! Thanks for sharing, Steven
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Wayne Baker


From:
Bridgecreek Oklahoma
Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 2:33 pm     Video Reply with quote

Outstanding man. Superb tone. Keep up the good work!
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Steven Hicken


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Leeds, United Kingdom
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 1:45 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks so much guys! I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was a big risk for me to do a pop song.
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Paul King


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Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 8:02 pm     Reply with quote

You are improving more and more Steven. Keep up the good work and keep the videos coming.
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Walter Stettner


From:
Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 11:49 pm     Reply with quote

I'll second everything that has been said. Very impressive!

Well done, Steve!

Kind Regards, Walter
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 2 Dec 2017 4:21 am     Reply with quote

Very nice, Stephen. Pop music is fertile territory for steel, the only way you can get 'that sound.'
I like the 'alternative' chords. You may be accused of 'ambient country.' The video setting echoes that feel.
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Steven Hicken


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Leeds, United Kingdom
Post Posted 26 Jan 2018 4:26 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks so much for compliments guys!

More country, rock and pop to come.

I've got to admit, this could have gone down like a lead balloon as most on here are hardcore country traditionalists (of which I am to be honest).

Your comments encourage me to go further up other avenues whilst keeping country street open.
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Mathew Jut


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Netherlands
Post Posted 28 Apr 2018 1:59 pm     Reply with quote

Great playing buddy! Keep it up and make some more videos haaa Cool
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Chris Walke


From:
St Charles, IL
Post Posted 30 Apr 2018 7:15 am     Reply with quote

Nice!

I'm with you on putting pedal steel in rock/pop music. I have friends that invite me to play with them and always ask what country songs I'd like to sit in with them on. I always tell them not to feel obligated to learn country songs to play with me, let me add pedal steel to the rock & pop they already play.
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Bishop Ronnie P Hall


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Detroit, Michigan, USA
Post Posted 8 May 2018 2:33 am     Reply with quote

Hi Steven,
You have got it going. Keep up the good work.
Bishop Ron Hall
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Ken Byng


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Southampton, England
Post Posted 11 May 2018 7:36 am     Reply with quote

Steven
You really must play at one of the English steel guitar festivals this year. Very Happy Winking
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