Inny is set to sell 100,000th album while on furlough from the Wisteria Hotel in Oakham
A musician is hoping to sell his 100,000th copy of his current album - and is now writing the sequel.
Steven Inwood released ‘Inny’ last year, showcasing his talent for instrumental music.
The assistant supervisor at the Wisteria Hotel in Oakham became interested in the piano when he was a young boy and began composing when he was seven. It was at that young age that he lost his mother to cancer.
“I think my interest in music may have been part of the grieving process,” said Steven. “I loved music while I was at school and wanted to pursue it further.
In 2001 he released an album for charity and over the years, Steven has used his music to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and Children in Need.
Having spent the past decade living in Dublin, the former pupil of King Edward VII Upper School in Melton Mowbray now lives in Rutland and, since releasing ‘Inny’, has 4.9 million people following him online. The majority of his fans are in America.
“I’ve been gobsmacked by the sales of the album,” said Steven, who is currently furloughed from his hotel job and is writing a new album, ‘The Rest of My Life’, which will be out in June. “It would mean the world to me, getting to 100,000 album copies sold by Christmas,” he said. “It’s just snowballed.”