Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Good Earth Collective

Good Earth Collective
Holmfirth Picturedrome 
Box Office Bar.
Thursday 27 Feb

We also have a new website and facebook page.


Friday, 19 February 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream

stage@leeds, Leeds 
18 - 20 Feb
£10.00 (£7.50)
Box Office 0113 343 8730 

Directed by Steve Ansell and performed by the stage@leedscompany

The production was inspired by the work of sculptor ad Artist Mitzi Cunliffe whose 'Man Made Fibers' sculpture adorns the man made fibres building at the University of Leeds which celebrates it's 60th anniversary this year.

Photo by Victor Harris

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

National Brothers Week

I read today that its national brothers week so I thought I would post Luca (aka Mena's older brother) rocking out when he was five with his pops.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Download the 'Sick Room EP' 
and support the victims of the Calderdale floods.
All profit from the EP will be donated to Calderdale flood relief.

The Sick Room EP
by Steve Ansell

1. Believe, Believed
2. Hostile
3. The Legendary Jumping Man 

Download here

On Boxing Day 2015 devastating flooding occurred in Calderdale, West Yorkshire affecting 2700 homes in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Sowerby Bridge, Copley, Elland and Brighouse. This is my local area, the place I call home and it could easily be my family currently trying to put our lives back together. 

Calderdale Flood Relief information

Last week I made the 'Sick Room EP' recorded with members of 'Magoo' available as a 'pay what you feel it's worth' download on Bandcamp. I will be extending this offer until the end of March 2016. ALL PROFITS from sales of the download will now be donated to Calderdale Flood Relief Appeal. I don't expect to raise a fortune but every little helps and I will post updates of any and all money received.

If you like the songs, please support Calderdale Flood Relief.

Saturday, 6 February 2016


Sylvie by Dan Seidan
arrangement by Steve Ansell
Performed by Steve Ansell & The Truth
Recorded at Sick Room Studios, UK
Produced by Owen Turner

I have been playing Dan Seidans track for many years and it remains one of my favourite songs of all time. I finally had a chance to record it last year with 'The Truth' at my good friend Owen Turners (Magoo) studio in East Anglia.

Sylvie audio 

The Sick Room

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Ashleyhay Festival

Good Earth Collective
Ashleyhay Festival
Fri 1 - Sat 2 July

The Good Earth Collective will be playing the Ashleyhay festival this July. I played the last one in 2014 and it remains one of the best festival experiences of the year. Great people great cause and it's zero waste vegan event.

Live in Crozon, France

Steve Ansell with special guest Mike Curd (star|man|crow)
Saturday April 2nd
The a l'Ouest
(Salon de thé, épicerie fine, boutique et petite restauration gourmande.)

Really looking forward to playing this gig with Mike in Brittany this Easter. If you are in the area it would be great to see you. It's free entry leaving you with spare euros to buy cake..

If you find yourself in Brittany This Easter I will be playing at a lovely little cafe (superb cakes and coffee) with my good friend Mike Curd and the 'Good Earths' Jan Wilson. The gig is free so drop in if you are in the area.