Influences: Muse, Avett Bros, U2, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Ed Sheeran, Michael Kiwanuka, Hudson Taylor
Steve is a fantastic Entertainer, guitarist, lead/backing vocalist and songwriter. With over 20 yrs of playing experience on the world wide stage, TV, Radio and in the Studio. He is available for Touring, Studio Recording & Writing sessions, Corporate Entertainment and Mentoring/Teaching. Steve has a current US O-1 Visa
Musical Director/Guitars/Vocals – Ramin Karimloo
In Jan 2012 Steve began working as Musical Director for Ramin Karimloo. A leading west end actor (Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, Miss Siagon) Ramin has a huge international following. Ramin’s self titled debut album Songs Of The Human Heart was released in the UK, CAN, Asia and in the USA. In addition to playing guitar on this album Steve, with Ramin, has performed on UK TV, Radio Shows and a 10 Date Theatre Tour with Conductor David Shrubsole and his 22 piece Orchestra.
Steve’s first major role as MD was to arrange and organise Ramin’s home coming show at Peterborough’s Little Lake Festival. Hiring local Canadian musicians to join them on stage and perform to a 10,000 strong audience.
In September 2012 Ramin took his Tour to the US for 12 Dates on the East Coast/New York area, Georgia, Chicago and Toronto. Steve joined Ramin in America as MD, Guitarist and Vocalist. The shows were a huge success by any artist’s standards for a first time tour of the USA. These have been closely by further tours of the USA including the Award Winning Broadway-to-Bluegrass show and three dates in South Korea.
Guitar/Vocals – Darren Hayes
From 2007 to 2012 Steve has been a full time band member for Darren Hayes- a world-class pop star since his days with the pop duo Savage Garden. As guitarist for Darren, Steve has written, recorded and performed in Australia, America, Canada, Russia, Europe and the UK. Both with the full band and also a handful of ‘Acoustic Specials’ as a duo with Darren playing on TV shows, News networks, Radio stations, Record & Book stores, charity events & theatres in New York & Philadelphia.
The 2008 Live DVD of Darren’s acclaimed Time Machine Tour hit the UK No1 spot on the week of its release
In 2011 Steve accompanied Darren on his current campaign to promote his album ‘Secret Codes & Battleships’ released OCT 2011. As co-writer on the album and guitarist on many of the tracks they have performed in Australia and the UK where the tour concluded with a sold out show at London’s Wembley Arena supporting the Swedish band Roxette. The band have also performed on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show, The Legendary Terry Wogan show, ITV, The Blackpool ‘Switch On’ Concert and the Bournemouth International Centre.
Steve is an artist in his own right performing sets of original songs, co-writes and covers. In this role he has sold out shows in Malta, Nine dates in Saigon and has travelled all over the world inc France, Sweden, Poland, Malta, Greece, Vietnam & the USA as a corporate entertainer. He has also played in Nashville and New Orleans as a guest singer. In Apr 2012 Steve recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis Tennessee.
Steve is endorsed and kindly supported by Orange Amplifiers, Gibson UK Guitars and the Playsomething Rock Academy in Hertfordshire.
Steve has also performed with other established artists such as Lizzy Pattinson (IOW Festival 2010, O2 Wireless 2010, Ronnie Scotts), Lionel Richie, Peter Andre, Delta Goodrem, Gareth Gates, James Walsh, Adam Ant and Danielle Spencer to name a few.
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