Take a Look at . . .
BIRTHDATE:29.08.58 HOMETOWN: Hull, England HEIGHT:6' 3" HAIR/EYES: Dark Brown After being captivated at an early age by the sound of The Beatles it became his greatest desire to create music so Steve started to think about guitar playing and song writing. Soon he was working on sound and light with local rock bands and playing gigs which helped him onto a debut single release on J.S.O. Records with his first band The Crack featuring his songs Easy Street and Making The Effort. The band split after about 4 years. Steve then turned to studio engineering and record production. He established and started producing music in the now legendary Angel Music Recording Studio in Saltend. As well as working with Howard Gray (who produced U2, Orchestral Manoeuvres, UB40, Van Morrison, The Cure and many others), Steve also worked alongside Dave Bowie's legendary guitarist Mick Ronson who was also from Hull. Later Steve moved onto various production projects notably in Amazon (Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Icicle Works, Ian Broudie), Mayfair (Elton John, George Michael) and Townhouse (UB 40, 10cc, Simple Minds) Studios. Then at Trevor Horn's (aka "Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star, Pop Music") Sarm West Studios in Basing Street where the first Band Aid single was recorded and at it's sister studio Sarm East (Ann Dudley, Art of Noise) in Osborn Street, London and with Engineer Bob Kraushaar (Jennifer Ellison, Robbie Williams, Marc Almond, Pet Shop Boys). After many years working in recording studios making quality recordings with some great acts Steve released his first solo album Tearjerker in July 2003. This record received extensive radio play and very fine reviews and was followed by a second album The Start Of The End Of The World in mid 2004. Both these albums together with the singles Chasing Rainbows (released April 2004) and Saved By Rain (released January 2005) are continuing to achieve some success. Next, during a series of acoustic dates from October 2005-May 2006 Steve recorded Acoustic Takes a 13 track album of his songs stripped down to guitar and vocals from which the acoustic version of Chasing Rainbows was selected for inclusion on the Mi5 Recordings Q Sheet CD. Steve's next single Rockin' Up The World (July 2006) achieved many radio playlistings. His November 2006 single She's In Love went onto TM Century's HITDISC alongside The Beatles, Justin Timberlake, Pussycat Dolls, Razorlight, BabyShambles and McFly. The HITDISC is an industry standard compilation CD which predicts future hits. During late 2006 and early 2007 Steve worked with Jeffrey Kruger MBE, the CEO OF TKO Records to produce another album Word Games (Steve's only release featuring cover versions) which emerged in 2007 to fine reviews and some radio success.Then in April 2008 Forever Records released Steve's album Love, Hope And Glory which included the remixed single version of Chasing Rainbows as a bonus track. Now there is a new release called Take A Look At ... a sparkling new sixteen track CD containing beautifully edited and remixed versions of some of Steve's finest works so far.