the age of eleven whilst routing through his parents
wardrobe looking for hidden Christmas presents,
Steve discovered an old wooden flute that belonged to
unplayed for years he managed to blow a few notes on
and took it to school the next day to show his music
teacher. She took it out of his hands and replaced
it with a shiny
new metal flute!
things then afterwards with school band and orchestras
until the age of 19, where he tended to find himself
improvising during rehearsals.
interests at the time where bands like Black Sabbath,
Iron Maiden, AC/DC etc.
discovered Jethro Tull and was blown away by the cool
bloke who played the Flute. He later joined a Tull
tribute band called Seismic Ring and toured the clubs
and pubs and once in the USA .
also toured with Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull,
Blodwyn Pig) recreating the music from the first
Tull album "THIS WAS" (the only one that
Mick played on).
the last ten years, Steve has performed in Molly Bloom
where he writes, sings, plays Flute and Tenor Sax.
four piece rock band that play their own self
played on Classical Guitar, Flute/Sax, Bass and Drums.
Manning introduced himself to Steve on MySpace with
interest to him recording some flute for his latest
album (at the time this was Ansers Tree)
did so and has since appeared on all later
releases and joined the live band full time as well.
enjoys the movement between the two bands and the differences
between his roles within them.
walks with a good pub at the end of it.
to do before I die:
rebuilding my Triumph motorbike, its been in
bits for 13 yrs and it needs to live again.
it weve heard - Ed.)
FOOTNOTE: Steve did go on to finish building his Triumph!!