Adelaide-based singer songwriter STEVE FOSTER came to national attention in 1972 with the release of his first album Coming Home In A Jar, released on the Bootleg label which was also home to Brian Cadd and other major acts of the day. However, Steve had been a member of various Adelaide bands in the 60s as well, such as Inkase. He took his time releasing the follow-up Big Storm Comin’, however, which came out in late 1996! In an interview on R&Bs on January 16 1997, he semi-seriously explained he was just “waiting until the time was right”!
Steve was on the show to promote the Adelaide launch of the CD the following weekend; his first local gig in many years – but we got him first, for a couple of songs at least. Joined by Michael Cooper, usually on bass but here providing backing vocals, Steve performed Mersey Man from the then-new album, a song he wrote after reading a biography on Brian Epstein. He also performed one of his best known songs Forever Blue, a co-write with Graeham Goble and a big hit for the Little River Band in Europe in 1986. These are both unique acoustic versions of the tracks.