"Steve writes the most amazing stories and what is astonishing is how he turns them into songs. His observational writing is probably the best there is." Simon Birds, Country Music UK / ARC Radio
Who is your hero?
What were their circumstances (job, relationships, where they lived, their character etc.)
What was the specific challenge they faced?
What did they do that was special?
What happened afterwards?
Anything else Steve should know
They Came Home
The story in Steve's words:
"It all came together on a remarkable evening with my 90-year-old uncle and my brother searching out very old photographs of the family.
"My uncle showed us a family photograph, taken in 1914, of my grandfather, his three brothers and four sisters. All the boys are in uniform.
"'They joined up in 1914,' said my uncle, 'and come 1918, they were all still alive. We call this picture 'They Came Home'.'
"I stared at the photograph in surprise. With so many families losing their fathers, sons and brothers, I wondered, 'How could this be?'"
A single taken from the album "Songsmith" by Steve Bonham
Don't Call Me An Angel
Nell Carter served as a front line nurse at Gallipoli and the Western Front. She survived shelling and being torpedoed. Resigned with traumatic stress, then withdrew her resignation 12 hours later - and went back to the front!
This song is written by Steve Bonham, her great nephew, and sung by Sammy Carter, her great, great niece.