Little Steve & the Big Beat are a high-energy Rhythm & Blues outfit; fiery guitar playing and strong vocals on top of a solid rhythm section. All the while the horns add a groove that will get your hands clapping and feet moving! Little Steve & the Big Beat stay true to tradition while not merely imitating, but adding their own voice to this expressive style of music.
Within just a couple years, Little Steve & the Big Beat have played major festivals and clubs in their home country and abroad, such as De Zwarte Cross (NL), Blues Peer (BE), North Sea Jazz Club (NL), Breda Jazz Festival (NL), Seven Nights to Blues (FR), Nuit Du Blues (FR), and many more. Their single Brand New Man (Dec 2014) receives regular airplay on Belgian national radio while their album ‘Another Man’ was in the top 3 of most played albums in the UK (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association, Jan 2017). And they have been nominated by the Dutch Blues Foundation for “Best Band”, “Best Vocalist” and “Best Drummer” for the Dutch Blues Awards 2015.
Based in the Netherlands and formed around Steven van der Nat on guitar and vocals, Little Steve & the Big Beat started playing in January 2013. Shortly after the band already received raving crits, often describing Little Steve & the Big Beat as a top-band and a possible closing act for festivals.
In May 2013 the band released their first EP, consisting of 3 original tunes (Working Overtime, Hard Times and Count On You) and 2 covers (Feel So Bad, Slip Away).