Steve Maloney is a Newfoundland born and trained vocalist and songwriter. After a release in March of 2014 with his group Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind he has been touring eastern Canada extensively, with festival stops at Halifax Pop Explosion, the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, In the Dead of Winter, Wreck House Jazz and Blues Festival, Lawnya Vawnya, Sound of Music Festival, Writer’s at Woody Point, Harbourage, and many more. The release also saw Steve and the group on an exchange in Barbados with Flow and Aliant networks. This attention caught the ear of the east coast’s music community, with a short-list nomination for the Borealis Music Prize, and two ECMA nominations. Maloney and co. were also nominated for five MusicNL awards in 2014, taking home the Rising Star of the Year. With slots opening for well respected acts like; Wintersleep, Bahamas, Hawksley Workman, By Divine Right, Amelia Curran, Hey Rosetta!, The Wooden Sky, Joel Plaskett, Basia Bulat and more, Steve Maloney has been earning a reputation as a musical chameleon with a velvet voice. Skating around the genres of folk, classical and contemporary pop music, Maloney’s voice brings a call from the past, with a rich and soulful delivery that denies easy classification. In January 2017, Steve spent time in the Yukon as the Dawson City Music Festival’s Songwriter in Residence. A new album is currently in production with Joshua VanTassel (Sarah Slean, Great Lake Swimmers, Amelia Curran), featuring the Weather Station (Tamara Lindeman), Drew Jurecka, and members of Great Lake Swimmers (August 2017).