In late 2015, regular Shedder Steve Faggotter brought his long time friend Steve England into The Shed.
Steve England, who hails from the Blue Mountains, began strumming away on a song he wrote called 'Gone Too Soon'.
We liked what we heard and asked Steve what the song was about. He told us it was a tribute to his close friend Graeme Nelson, who was killed in a skiing accident at Mt. Feathertop ( Victoria ) in August 2011. Graeme was a well regarded GP who served the Pambula and Eden communities for many years. He had many good friends in the local medical, surfing and High Country skiing communities.
Steve and Graeme shared many Australian and international ski trips over a fifteen year period before Graeme's untimely passing. Steve wrote Gone Too Soon in the weeks following Graeme’s accident, in an attempt to come to terms with his loss.
When we heard all this, we realised that Neil knew the Nelson family through his work as a school counsellor, that Mick knew Graeme through his work as a paramedic, and had shared many a wave with Graeme.
It was obvious that we ought to have a crack at recording Steve's song. So we did. Click on Gone Too Soon to listen to Steve's poignant song about a good friend gone too soon.
Steve wrote the song, sang it, and played acoustic guitar. Mick Nadin played the harp. Neil Porter played bass and did the lion's share of the production work Pete played the drums
Sad though the story behind Gone Too Soon is, we are very happy to have made friends with Steve, and we look forward to his return to The Shed. Welcome to the PBGB Family Steve !