Steve commenced employment in the music products industry at aged 17, retiring at 60 years of age. Over those 43 years he worked for Rose Music, Yamaha Australia, Yamaha Japan, Innovative Music, in Retail, Wholesale, as Importer, Sub-contractor, performed as Product Demonstrator, Product Specialist, International, Domestic, NAMM presenter, Session Musician, Producer, Music Director, Performer, Touring Artist, Jingle Writer…
Steve has been considered an innovator, and a champion of music technology in Australia.
Steve is a classically trained pianist with an appreciation of the full orchestral landscape including a keen knowledge of string arranging. His first temptation away from the classical world was for the sounds and texture of the Hammond Organ in combination with the Leslie Speaker but it was synthesisers with their many varied sounds and unlimited possibilities that changed his musical direction.
Today Steve says he is really a “classical musician with a decided bent toward Rock, Soul, Jazz and Funk”. It was this passion for using new musical tools that has allowed Steve the freedom to create works in almost any style. His knowledge and deep understanding of the technology behind the music is also key to his ability to shine above other players.
At one point in his musical career Steve was a sought after session musician working in the studio on major releases, some of the more well known artists included John Farnham, The Little River Band, David Hirschfelder, Kids in the Kitchen, Dear Enemy, Alias Smith and Jones and the incredible Jazz Artist James Morrison.
For many years Steve has been the Musical Director of a well-known Melbourne Advertising and Jingle production house while also building up a large music technology company which forged new paths for the industry and encouraged new genres of music to flourish in Australia.
Now, in a new chapter, Steve returns to his love of music as a player and composer, writing works for film and TV along with a range of commissioned and personal projects and a Husband, Father and Grand Father.