Steve’s first bass came from a second-hand shop in the Lanes at Brighton when he was 14. He taught himself by playing along to early Pink Floyd songs, such as Atom Heart Mother. Joined his first proper band at 18 when he met a couple of other budding musicians at the Ordnance Survey in Southampton. Having got the “bug”, he quickly started moving up the ladder, and was eventually asked to join a band called Refugee, who were (at the time) the best Rock band in the Southampton area. They even used to regularly fill two large coaches with their fans for gigs along the south coast and London; which in those days was quite a feat. A sad, but true claim to fame, they supported Slade in 1979 . . and a very nice bunch of lads they were.

Most of his previous bands have been mentioned in a book charting the history of a famous pub venue called The Joiners Arms in Southampton. Even bands like Muse have played there.

He also recently recorded two concept albums of completely original work with a band called Möbius Strip.

Steve’s favourite bands are Rush, Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Alter Bridge and Yes. Favourite book is The Lord of the Rings which he’s read at least 14 times over the years. He loves horror films, fantasy and the original Terminator. Asta la Vista baby. He’s a Capricorn but not superstitious. Steve would love to own a VeeDub Camper Van to go with his Harley, or a Black Escalade with those spinning wheel hubs – Show off. He has also just finished a music degree course at Plymouth University (at his age too) . . . well done Steve

Affectionately known as Mr D# – although we won’t go into the reasons here . . .