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Born in Cardiff, South Wales, in 1953, but now based in Tenerife, Steve Andrews is also known by his stage name as a singer-songwriter as Bard of Ely, which title he was given by Big Issue magazine in which he had a column in the '90s. He is the author of Herbs of the Northern Shaman, originally published by Loompanics Unlimited in 2000 but republished in October 2010 by O-Books with additional text and updated material, as well as new colour photographs by Katrinia Rindsberg. His autobiographical book Hummadruz and a Life of High Strangeness is published by Amazon Kindle.
Steve Andrews has written for Prediction magazine in collaboration with CJ Stone, and on his own for Kindred Spirit, Permaculture, Living Tenerife and Feed Your Brain magazines, as well as having been a columnist for the Tenerife Sun and a contributor to Tenerife News.
As a singer and musician he has performed at Glastonbury and the Green Man festivals and was a compère for the Avalon stage at Glastonbury in 2002 and 2003. As the Bard of Ely he has songs released on the Taffia EP on Crai Records in 2002 and on the Green Man Festival album in 2003. He has a new album out on DMMG Records entitled Welsh Wizard.
In the late '90s Steve worked as a TV presenter for two series of In Full View, a magazine series on BBC Choice.
Besides being a published author himself, he is written about in some detail in CJ Stone's Fierce Dancing, The Last of the Hippies and Housing Benefit Hill, in Peter Finch's Real Cardiff, in Christopher James Stone and Arthur Pendragon's Trials of Arthur and in Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe's The World's Most Mysterious People.