City Baby, the autobiography of GBH bassist Ross Lomas, has been getting rave reviews. Why post them here? Because I helped write it, and I’m very very proud to have helped Ross tell his story. You can read reviews from websites and magazines in full here, and from Louder Than War here Excerpts from all the reviews are below.

‘Unmissable. An uplifting story of the survival of friendship, principles, and a whole way of life against sometimes overwhelming odds. Ross Lomas and Steve Pottinger have combined to produce a fascinating and essential read.’ Louder Than War

‘Always compelling.’ Record Collector

‘Absolutely captivating.’ Vive Le Rock

‘Fits perfectly on my bookshelf next to White Line Fever.’ Trust (Germany)

 If you need still more reasons to buy it, you’ll find reviews from readers here

Meanwhile, my third collection of poems Island Songs was reviewed by both the author and musician Boff Whalley, and by the writer and artist Joolz Denby.
Here’s what they had to say:

In so many of these poems there’s hope, a grinning grinning grinning hope that lasts longer, much longer, than the hopelessness of stasis, the fear of getting stuck. A hope in escape, love, friendship and a hope in a laugh that’s ‘a benediction on a belt-tightened town’. The hope, and that laugh, last long after you’ve closed the book, lasts longer when you begin to feel glad for Steve’s sense of simply being alive.

Boff Whalley

 Steve’s poetry is a valuable thing and something you’ll want to return to again and again. 

Joolz Denby