Steve is an exciting
and versatile bass guitar and double bass player born in Sheffield UK
sometime in the last Milllennium. Musical grounding in school/county
orchestras and bands with tours in Denmark and The Netherlands. Development
of skills in cover and function bands in UK and Europe then further
at The Musicians' Institute, California, USA. Steve is a sought after
bass player due his excellent sight reading and musical adaptability
- he has completed a 2 years tour with the musical 'CATS' throughout
UK and Europe [2006-2008 tour].
Musicians' Institute, California, USA (graduation with honours)
Double Bass grades 3,4 & 5 Associated Board.
All styles. Steve is experienced in all of them...
Interpretation and improvisation of bass lines from rock,
soul and jazz to show and folk. Emphasis on quality
of sound, groove and time keeping in both live
and recorded work
All styles. Favourites are jazz - Latin - Rockabilly Slap.
to advanced in all styles and playing techniques.
Steve emphasises live performance skills in addition to music theory,
reading and bass playing technique. In addition to extensive one-on-one
tuition, Steve has taught the Rockschool curriculum
to school groups and has been guest lecturer at the Academy
of Contemporary Music in Guildford.(Click
on tuition page)
Excellent sight reading skills and click track friendly.
Computer skills including E-Magic Logic and CuBase.
Hartke amplification, G&L and Warwick 5 string basses, acoustic bass.
own transport. Travels World Wide. Up to date passport, single.
Deps, sessions, tours, recordings in the UK and abroad.
Too long to list. 60s to present chart
hits, Acid Jazz, funk, dance, soul R'B, jazz standards, fusion etc.
Original bands - from Acid
Jazz to Rock......
Urban Dwellers at the
Hammersmith Apollo in support act to Chaka Khan,
The Jazz Cafe, The Borderline. Regularly
featured on Sky TV in 2001 with
Ten Foot Tall and playing at original live venues: The
Hope & Anchor, Dublin Castle, Riverside Bar. The Cobdon CLub, Corks
Wine Bar, Kashmir Klub etc. With Lloyd at 2002 London Mardi
Private and corporate
functions at Mezzo, Meridien Waldorf Hotel, Hilton Park Lane, Grovenor
House Hotel. HMS Ark Royal etc. with Top London function and tribute
bands...... Denny Wise Band, Jack Hawkins Band, The American Drifters,
La Vida Santana, Freespirit,
Showbands and pit orchestras on cruise ships, touring shows such
as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and pantomimes for Qdos
Entertainment, Jazz FM Summer Festival 2003 with the Val
Kelly jazz Quartet...
Since 2006 touring with the musicals 'CATS' and ‘FAME’ throughout the UK and Europe. Now available for gigs and tuition in the Northwest and Midlands.
You can E-mail
or call Steve any time
for more info.