My Music DNA: Stevie Westwood of Bad Touch

Bad Touch have rescheduled their Nationwide UK tour (originally to take place last month) to November and December 2021. Bad Touch consist of Stevie Westwood (Vocals), Rob Glendinning (Guitar), Daniel Seekings (Guitar), Michael Bailey (Bass) and George Drewry (Drums) and are looking forward to performing live for their UK fans in November and December.

“While we are sorry to move the tour dates a third time, the health and safety of our fans is important to us,” says frontman Stevie Westwood. “We are looking forward to seeing all of you on one of the new dates and to rock out together once again.”

Bad Touch will tour the UK in November and December, 2021 Photo by Rob Blackham

The 15-date tour includes Newport’s The Patriot on Sunday 28th November 2021 and Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on  Monday 29th November 2021, plus many more dates across the UK.

Bad Touch will perform songs from their critically acclaimed current studio album Kiss the Sky, as well as songs from their vast catalogue.

Stevie Westwood recently discussed his music influences with Andy Howells.

What was the first song that made an impact on you?

Growing up listening to lots of soul and Motown, one of the first for me that really hit home was Superstition by Stevie Wonder; the pulsing groove of that song is undeniable, and it really awakened something within me. To this day I can’t hear that song without nodding my head and singing along!

What was the first single or download you bought?

I don’t think I’ve ever bought a single, I’ve always been an album guy. I’d hear a song by a band on the radio or on Kerrang TV and I’d go and by the album… Call me old fashioned! Haha!

What was the first album you owned?

It’s a distant memory now, but I know that one of the first albums I had was Big Willie Style by Will Smith… Don’t judge, it’s a great album. I then swiftly moved on to the likes of Led Zep and Guns n Roses… But I didn’t want to lie to you!

What’s your constant go to track?

It’s so hard to answer questions like these, as I genuinely love so much music. But, for me, one song that never gets tired is Go Faster by the mighty, Black Crowes, a huge influence on Bad Touch as a band.

What’s your constant go to album?

Following from the previous question, By Your Side by The Black Crowes is up there with THE albums that have helped make Bad Touch’s sound and will forever hold a very special place in my heart as a musician.

Who’s your latest music discovery?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Humble Pie recently, an amazing band with a legendary frontman (Steve Marriott). I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find them. I’ve also been enjoying the likes of Mr. Frank Turner, and the awesome Sister Sparrow… My playlist never gets dull, there’s so much amazing music out there to draw influence from… I love it!

What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?

Well at the minute we’re all about our latest album, Kiss The Sky (please check it out on all platforms wink wink) and what better song to describe our sound than the title track off of that album. We want to Kiss The Sky with you all, and we can’t wait to see you on our newly renamed Better Late Than Never Tour coming up this November! See you down the front!

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