We Steal Flyers - An International Touring duo of Songwriters from the heart of Northumberland.
Derek and Shaggy met in 2008 while they were supporting US Rocker, Adam Bomb, both were fronting different bands at the time. They both have a real love of music and songwriting, and decided to combine their uniqueness, talents and skills to bring the best of what they had together to create the magic that is We Steal Flyers.
We Steal Flyers released and toured with their debut album Our World and sold over 1000 hard copies in the first year by hand and touring through UK and Europe and playing an impressive 250 shows a year. With radio support across the world and with the success of their online status they have followers and friends in many places. Bringing together their knowledge of the music industry, which they both have been involved in separately for many years, is a huge key to their continuing success.
Between them they have written a multitude of songs, which have been recorded and released on over 10 albums, EPs and singles. They use their knowledge of the music industry to help new up and coming artists get on their feet, this help includes, promotional work, photography and video shoots, and booking gigs and also through their online radio show – The All Acoustic Podcast Show.
There is no venue is too big or too small, We Steal Flyers will perform anywhere and everywhere to have their music heard. Performing in baths, sheds, house gigs, pubs, venues, castles, festivals, and the list goes on. So far they have played with many famous names and artists on their adventure so far, including Roy Wood, The Quireboys, Hayseed Dixie, Miles Hunt of The Wonderstuff, Adam Bomb, Jawbone, Mark Morris of The Bluetones, Christ Helme of The Seahorses, Tom Hingley of Inspiral Carpets, Half Man Half Biscuit, Sons & Daughters, Rod Clements of Lindisfarne, Nigel Clark of Dodgy, Proud Mary and many more on their travels.
They are already having major success even though they still remain unsigned. They put in the hard work of pushing and promoting their music themselves, and are taking their music wherever they can.
Proud winners of the EMA Exposure Award "Best Live Folk Act 2011"