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).
Since its formation in 2000, 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.
“Molly Bloom have succeeded in combining the seemingly incompatible influence of folk, metal, punk and prog to produce a rather special and immensely original album” (Prog Magazine)
Steve has also been a very important part of the Manning recording and live line-up since 2012.
He also helped joint friend Phideaux out on his much acclaimed "Doomsday Afternoon" album
"When we needed flute, there was only one person I wanted to call really!
The flute arrrangement that I wrote for "Madison Blue" is beautifully rendered by Steve.
It is always fun and a great working relationship, I want it to continue!" (Guy)