Steve Cradock is a Singer/songwriter formerly of The Boys with
lads from school. We released an EP, Happy Days, in 1988 on our
own label and sold it at gigs. Was hailed one of the best
songwriters in Birmingham by Derby-based fanzine 'Empty Hours'.
Record labels became interested in signing The Boys but just a
year later, they no longer existed. After meeting Damon
Minchella, Oscar Harrison and Simon Fowler at a Stone Roses
concert Ocean Colour Scene was formed. After to signing to Phfftt
in 1990, in which the critically acclaimed single Sway was
released the label was bought by Fontana Records, a debut album
followed in 1992. Many wrangles with record company later we
signed to MCA releasing the single Riverboat Song followed by the
album Moseley Shoals to great success. During this time was
playing with Paul Weller along with Damon Minchella. After
another 13 album releases and collaborations with Paul Weller and
Noel Gallagher in the bag well, you know the rest....