A fond tribute to a legend
In the 1980's & 90's, Steve Marriott played regular UK pub gigs with a variety of line ups, each one paying homage to his love of the blues and his musical past with bands such as The Small Faces & Humble Pie. Initially called Packet of Three, Marriott changed that
name to Steve Marriott & The Official Receivers, due to the fact the tax man was still chasing him for a large sum of unpaid tax!
No gig is complete without hearing the crowd singing along to All or Nothing,a high point of an evening and always performed with emotion and respect. "If you like your RnB live, loud and full of energy then you need to see The Official Deceivers.
Later Steve would join forces with the now legendary Leicestershire based band The DT's. The Official Deceivers song list pays homage to this period of Steve Marriott's musical career, focusing heavily on numbers played with The DTs. Front man Malc Watson, a huge fan of both Steve Marriott and the DTs, has had the pleasure of playing with members of Marriott's bands on a number of occasions and considers himself fortunate to have not only had the pleasure of witnessing him play live numerous times but also chatting to him after several gigs in the 1980's. Keeping the memory of Steve Marriott alive and bringing this part of his musical history to audiences across the UK is what The Official Deceivers is all about.