Steve started his musical career with the Bridgenorth and District Brass Band, Telford Silver Band and the Hymac (Rhymney) Band in Wales. He has played for numerous orchestras including the Shropshire Schools Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Brass Band and Chamber Orchestra, the Shrewsbury Light Orchestra and several small jazz bands.
Steve has completed tours of Canada, Sweden, Russia and Germany, and more than 30 shows including West Side Story, Gilbert and Sullivan, and many more whilst playing in pit orchestras. It was during this time that he achieved Grade 8 percussion with tutorage from renowned percussionist James Blade (who made the actual sound of the Rank Organisation gong!). Steve has also played under the baton of some very prestigous names including Sir Andrew Davis and Nigel Kennedy, and most notably performed the Milhaud Percussion Concerto at the Moscow Conservatoire and in concert with Julian Lloyd-Webber.
After completing college, he established his business as a piano tuner and restorer which has been a success spanning four decades. His work is in demand all over the UK and his restoration portfolio captures makers such as as Steinway, Bösendorfer and Bechstein, as well as tuning on behalf of Blüthner. His vast expertise also extends to custom piano cabinet finishes for the likes of Harrods, Elle MacPherson, various London design studios and private clients.
Steve has performed with many top brass bands across the country including the famous Fodens Band and is a valued member of the section, both as a musician and also lead on the band's percussion inventory and maintenance.