I am a singer and guitarist based in Surrey, England. I perform in a variety of settings with a large repertoire that takes in Rock, Pop, Contemporary Folk, Jazz and Crooning standards. In short, any classic song that has a great melody and has undergone the filtration of time can end up in my repertoire! My original songs take in lots of these influences.
I perform at community organisations, clubs, parties, fetes, WIs, U3As, pubs with a ‘listening clientele’, rehabilitation groups, care homes and respite care centres where people enjoy a wide variety of music. In care environments chatting before and after my gig is very much a part of what I do and I love to ‘chin wag’, especially with people who were musicians themselves. I’m also happy to consider ‘unusual’ requests and I have played up trees, on boats and trains and dressed up in silly costumes – for a suitable fee of course!
I can tailor my programme to suit your needs. Popular themes include The Great American Songbook, Vintage 50s R & R, Cheesy 60s, Classic Crooners, Acoustic Rock and singer/songwriter contemporary Folk.
“Thank you so much for coming to Pirbright to sing to the Rawlins Club. You did a wonderful job and engaged with our members. They don’t often join in!” (Denise, October 2023)
“Thank you so much for coming to the Trefoil Guild 80th Birthday celebration at Paxmead on Wednesday and giving such an excellent performance. Everyone enjoyed your singing. It was great that you engaged with the ladies, singing familiar songs that they were all happy to join in with and even getting many of them on their feet to dance! It was a great day!” (Chris, Surrey West Trefoil Guild, June 2023)
“Thank you so much Steve for another wonderful performance. You really know how to get people singing! I really appreciated the fact that you played the music so that people could join in - not too high! I had a great time belting out the songs. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and we’re already looking forward to the next event.” (Heather, Sutton Hello Club)
I also perform my 'Songs of the Sea' show in aid of the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a fantastic charity that enables people of all physical abilities to sail together on tall ships. See my Jubilee Sailing Trust show page.