He was involved in the Manx music scene (Isle of Man) since 1988 as a bodhran player at many a session or during ‘Yn Chruinnaght’ (the island music festival).
He teamed up with Dave Woodward around this time as a singer in the band ‘4 Play’.
Dave and Steve were also prominent players at the original ‘Penny Theatre’ in Canterbury.
He spent most of the 1990s as a front and backing singer (plus percussion) in one of Kent’s leading party bands ‘The Groovey Band’.
Steve had a brief spell singing with Dave Woodward again at various pub open stage nights as the aptly named ‘Dave & Steve’.
In late summer 2005, Steve met up with Bob Carling and Dave, Steve and Bob named themselves ‘Homage’, but in 2009, round about the time that Paul Upton joined the band, we renamed the band ‘The Acoustic Architects’.