Mon 6th April 2020
As we're all locked down, I realised an idea I had a while back to catch up with Steve Hawkins, one of Lincoln's most interesting residents.
Steve moved to Lincoln in the mid-90s following several tours of the globe with the likes of SWANS, Dinosaur Jnr. Spotting a gap in Lincoln's live music scene (there wasn't one) he decided to set up The Bivouac, a venue within the now-closed Duke of Wellington pub on the city's Broadgate.
Steve went on to run the venue for another 9 1/2 years and not only helped many start their music careers and forays into performing, but also booked bands from across the world to come to the small, but welcoming city.
Here we talk about memorable times there, Steve's booking and touring past and some of the people integral to the scene as it developed, as well as some of the bands that played the venue before they were world-famous.