Richard Hawley: ‘Seasick Steve is fucking brilliant’

Sheffield crooner hails blues singer at Oxegen

Richard Hawley praised Seasick Steve during his show at Oxegen this evening (July 12).

The Sheffield crooner gave a shout-out to the American blues singer who played on the Pet Sounds Stage before Hawley.

“Can you do us a favour and give Seasick Steve a shout-out?” he said. “He is fucking brilliant.”


Hawley played a smooth set which leaned heavily towards his last two albums ‘Lady’s Bridge’ and ‘Coles Corner’.

As he launched into ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, the singer joked: “Anybody pissed? This one is for you.”

Later, after he introduced the rest of his band, he quipped: “My name is Susan and I’m a cross dresser from Dublin.”

Richard Hawley played:

‘Hotel Room’

‘Born Under A Bad Sign’


‘Tonight The Streets Are Ours’

‘Dark Road’

‘Coles Corner’



‘Just Like The Rain’

‘Oh My Love’

‘I’m Looking For Someone To Find Me’

‘The Ocean’

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