About Me

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Steve first picked up the guitar in 1993 and has never looked back. In 2002, he graduated from Cambridge Regional College with a BTEC National Diploma in Contemporary Popular Music, and later passed the Rockschool Grade 8 Electric Guitar Exam with Merit in 2007. Steve’s achievements in his career include working with legendary producer Pete ‘Pee Wee’ Coleman (AC/DC, Tears For Fears, Napalm Death) and recording at Division One Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other studio work includes sessions on guitar, bass and drums for The Wolves Of Avalon, a project featuring members of Hawkwind and The Meads Of Asphodel and, most recently, Steve has performed both guitar and bass on the scores for several feature length films alongside the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Steve is also the lead guitarist for Hertfordshire hard rockers Red Star Republic, North London party/covers band Missing Cat and the drummer for Essex function bands Radio Video and The Hamwahs. Steve also appears regularly in musical theatre and is one of two guitarists performing both nationally and internationally for ‘Forever Jackson’, voted the UK’s No.1 and the worlds No.2 tribute show to Michael Jackson. Steve has also appeared in theatres, holiday parks and hotels across the UK with ‘Get Ready’ (Soul/Motown), ‘WestRock’ (West Coast American Rock) and 2021 will see Steve behind the drums with ‘ZZ TOPPD’, the brand new tribute show to ZZ Top. Steve’s own musical project ‘Arise From Ashes’ released their debut album in 2015.

Steve has performed at major venues all over the UK including JB’s (Dudley), Fibbers (York), Trillian’s (Newcastle), The Garage (Highbury), The Monarch (Kentish Town) and multiple stints at the famous Camden Underworld. Other shows include Dong Open Air 2004, Krefeld, Germany (first ever UK artist to perform there), the Bloodstock Indoor Festival 2004 and the first ever Bloodstock Open Air Festival in 2005. Steve has also performed at the prestigious Weyfest, Farnham, UK for 4 consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), A New Day Festival, Faversham, UK for 4 consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), undertaken a full headlining UK Tour and shared the stage with acts such as Children Of Bodom, Edguy, Paradise Lost, Masterplan, Raging Speedhorn, Kill II This, Skindred, Evile, Jeff Scott Soto, Gizz Butt (Progidy), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), 10cc, Asia, Big Country and Limehouse Lizzy. Steve’s biggest show to date was at Global Village, Dubai, where he performed to an estimated 10,000 people, with the entire performance also being live streamed on social media.

Steve began teaching guitar in 2007 and is an RGT Registered Tutor, teaching both the RGT and Rockschool Syllabus, achieving a 100% pass rate with all his students who have taken exams. Constantly striving to improve, Steve is also a student himself, and has spent the last several years studying under the tutelage of world renowned US Jazz/Fusion virtuoso Derryl Gabel.

Aside from music, Steve enjoys reading, cooking and keeping fit.

Discography 

Humanity– 2 Track Demo– Guitars, composition (2000)
Humanity– As Humanity Fades EP– Guitars, composition (2001)
Humanity– Justify EP- Guitars, composition (2002)
Humanity– When Silence Calls– Guitars, composition (2004)
Awake– Illumination– Guitars, composition(2006)
Absynth– Luminescence– Session Guitars (2008)
Sports Instructional DVD Series– Play Modern Tennis– Composed Theme Tune (2008)
Self Inflicted– Follow Me Down EP– Guitars, composition (2010)
The Wolves Of Avalon– Carrion Crows Over Camlan– Session Drums and Guitars, Composition of the track ‘Britain Is Fallen’ (2011)
Voices From Valhalla- A Tribute to BathorySession Guitars on the track ‘Through Blood By Thunder’ (2012)
Tommy Justice– Hysteria (Def Leppard Cover)– Performed all instruments (2013)
Tommy Justice– Sultans Of Swing (Dire Straits Cover)– Performed all instruments (2013)
Tommy Justice– Simply The Best (Tina Turner Cover)– Performed all instruments (2013)
The Wolves Of Avalon– Boudicca’s Last Stand– Session Guitars (2014)
Nephilim– Motion Makers Animated Film– Session Guitars and Bass on Film Score (2014): WINNER- BEST MUSIC SCORE- SYDNEY AUSTRALIA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (2017)
Arise From Ashes– Arise From Ashes– Guitars, composition, production (2015)
The Wolves Of Avalon– Across Corpses Grey EP– Session Drums and Guitars (2015)
Tommy Justice– Rockturnal– Session Drums, Bass, Guitars (2016)
The Great Alaskan Race– Feature Film– Session Guitars on Film Score (2019)
The Meads Of Asphodel– Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing– Guitar Solo on the track ‘Recollections Of A Hand Loom Weaver’ (2019)
Breaking The PastFeature Film– Session Guitars on Film Score (2020)
DeusFeature Film– Session Guitars on Film Score (2020)
RitualEnigma EP– Session Drums (2021)
The Wolves Of AvalonY Gododdin– Session Guitars (2021)

Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Contemporary Popular Music- Cambridge Regional College (2002)
Rockschool Grade 8 Electric Guitar- Trinity/Guildhall (2007)
Guitar Maintenance Stage 1 Certificate- Chris May- Overwater Basses (2009)
Guitar Maintenance Stage 2 Certificate- Chris May- Overwater Basses (2010)