Steve Lloyd – Key figure in Manchester music scene RIP
There will be a special gig celebrating much loved Manchester music scene stalwart,the late Steve Lloyd, at the Roadhouse on Saturday July 12th featuring Badly Drawn Boy, members of Elbow and loads of other musicians- money raised will be sent to Christies…
Steve Lloyd obituary below…
The Manchester music scene is shocked by the sudden death of Steve Lloyd- one of the best sound engineers in the city and co-owner of the Roadhouse after a short and sudden illness.
We had known Steve for years and he was a genuine great person who would do anything for you and was also a brilliant sound engineer who really listened to the music he was working with. Steve was part of the glue that holds the whole Manchester music scene together- those tireless workers behind the scenes whose own creativity and enthusiasm is equal to any of the better known faces and bands in the city. Without Steve the city would have a far poorer music scene, without his tireless advice and his care for his work a lot of what you get to hear would probably not have happened.
Steve was co-owner of the Roadhouse – one of the patchwork of key venues in the city that provide the framework for the music scene and was part of the breeding ground for bands like Elbow who all worked in there.
If that wasn’t enough Steve was one of the people you always liked to bump into in town. He was always pleasant and serious about his work but always cared about what he did and on a more personal musical level he was a huge Stranglers fan and we would often talk about the meninblack when we bumped into each other.
Farewell Steve, you will be sorely missed.