Welcome to the Fantasy World of Stephen Vaughan Williams (1943 – 2021)

 An open mic night will be held in his memory on Friday 4th March from 7pm at the Derby Irish Association on Beckett Street, Derby, DE1 1HT
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Stephen Vaughan Williams

Stephen Vaughan Williams (also known as Stevie Lonestar) sadly passed away in January 2021. Steve was a performance poet, singer and songwriter who first moved to Derbyshire in the mid 50s. His work is full of tales of local characters and haunts and Stephen was a long-standing supporter of the performance arts in Derby. Known throughout the city and beyond, he was a true local legend known by many in the music and poetry scene especially.

This website is being maintained in his memory on behalf of his family and all sales of his music will now be donated to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association at their request. A cause that Steve was keen to support.

Rest in Peace Stephen Vaughan Williams (Stevie Lonestar)


“It was very rare to have someone who was so generous with his time, he’d always be smiling, waving and making conversation” – Simon Jones, City-Zen

“He was always very complimentary on my playing and he really helped boost my confidence. Whoever was playing, after every song, you would hear him shout, ‘That was lovely!'” – Harriet McDonnell

“Some people are just larger-than-life and he was definitely that, he had a really engaging presence. He was a very nice guy and was always supportive of acts. He’ll definitely be missed.” – Paul Herron, The Herron Brothers



“Prairie dogs can’t catch her, she’s a shimmering, flicker of light. Curving, moving, dancing on a golden moonbeams light. Like a wisp of neon, Neptune’s daughter, prancing out of sight. Gliding, swerving, swaying at a silver, starry height.”

Stephen Vaughan Williams, excerpt from Quick Silver Queen

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