"As a young boy Stevie had a traditional working class childhood in a town called Denny, growing up on a council estate where everyone knew each other. The kind of place where you could borrow a cup of sugar from the neighbours and be welcomed in while they put the kettle on.
Music was not a focus in the McCrorie household. Mum Sandra and dad Michael don’t sing or play instruments. Stevie’s siblings – sister Nadia and brothers Paul and Michael (his partners in typical childhood mischief) never showed any aspirations to be musicians either. Yet somewhere along the way Stevie felt a pull to write and sing his own songs.
“I never took music at school but liked being in a pop-punk band jumping about,” he recalls. Self-taught guitar player Stevie gigged through his twenties while working an office job “mundane with no creativity” and avoided karaoke: “I thought my singing was meant for something better.”
In 2015 he realised what that was when Stevie won the fourth series of BBC 1 talent search The Voice. He immediately became the show’s biggest success story when his debut single – a cover of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s Oscar-nominated track Lost Stars – hit No 6 in the official UK charts and No 1 in Scotland. His album "Big world" was released Jan 2016, it entered the iTunes chart at No. 6 in the U.K. Peaked at No 4 in the Scottish Charts and 35 in the U.K.
Stevie continues to push forward with his own style, playing festivals and his own headline shows and Planning a new release in 2017.« back
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