Stevie McCrorie, the winner of The Voice 2015, released his debut album Big World on January 8th 2016 on Decca Records and is now getting ready to play his own songs for the audience at Boderline on 23rd March. I had a chat with Stevie about his new record, life after The Voice and future plans.
You’ve just announced a very special headline show at London Borderline on Wednesday 23rd March 2016. This date is also your birthday! I’m guessing you’re looking forward to paying this show?
Yes I am definitely looking forward to playing a headline show in London, I have played in London before in other bands I have been in over the years, but it’s amazing to headline this venue and really hope to get it busy. I will then get to show people what I’m really all about off a TV show with my live band. I hope to get a big happy birthday from the crowd ha ha.
What can your fans expect from your live show?
Expect, it to be raw/emotional/upbeat and rocking at times. This is what I have done for half of my life so I feel it’s where I belong (in music venues) soaking in real atmosphere. TV Is good to get your name out there but real gigs are what it’s all about.
You have also just released your debut album Big World via Decca Records. Tell us a bit about the album and the writing process?
I had so many song ideas over the years, so it made it easy when writing the album. I wrote with guys down in London but I made sure they were all my ideas and the guys just brought them to life like I have always done in bands over the years. I met some amazing writers/producers/musicians and it’s amazing to continue to learn after all these years… It’s also great to have released something on a major record label as opposed to me releasing them myself like before. </span >
Stevie McCrorie – My Heart Never Lies
What is your favourite track from the album?
My favourite track is all dependant on my mood but if I had to narrow it down to one I would say “Lungs”… I just feel me and the guy who produced it captured something, I had the song pretty much written before but when we sat down together I decided to let him hear what I had. We put a demo down very quick and the vocal take was pretty much done in one take, we kept that take for the finished song. The meaning in the song cheers me up and keeps me motivated when I hit a brick wall.
He probably gave me loads of amazing advice but i was so caught up in the whole TV element and my life being changed I can’t remember a lot, my brother quotes him now and again when I’m self doubting like do. Ricky always said keep my wife close as I won’t be able to continue without her. Maybe he sees how much of a wreck I am deep down haha.
What does 2016 have in store for you?
Hopefully the album will grow from strength to strength, I truly believe it deserves it. It is a great album with a lot of heart and soul in it, it flows great too. I would like people to see me as more than a talent show winner and see the songwriter and performer I have always been but at the same time I’m not too fussed, “people love people hate”. I want to do a load of festivals.
Have you got any messages for your fans?