Producer/Musical Director for Kylie, Westlife, Steps, Louise, Marisha Wallace, Leona Lewis and 80s Classical
Perhaps best known as the long term musical collaborator for Kylie Minogue , Steve began his career at DMC studios as one half of remix/production team Brothers In Rhythm who went on to work on artists including Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Sting and Paul McCartney . This led to production for the Pet Shop Boys ,Take That (including the No.1’s ‘Never Forget’ and ‘Sure’). and Kylie Minogue’s debut album for deConstruction including ‘Confide In Me’ which he co-wrote and produced.
Steve has been Kylie’s Musical Director for over 20 years of live appearances including The Queens Diamond Jubilee, The Sydney Olympics, Proms In The Park, A Kylie Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall and her incredible groundbreaking tours including “Aphrodite Les Folies” and her 2019 Legends performance at Glastonbury. He has also worked with Kylie as co-writer and produced tracks on her albums (including the critically acclaimed “Impossible Princess”) the hugely successful “Fever” , the single “100 Degrees” on which she duetted with her sister Dannii and her magical duets with Frank Sinatra on “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and James Corden on “Only You”.
As a producer alongside the many Kylie albums including “The Abbey Road Sessions’ and “Kylie Christmas” he’s produced for artists such as Susan Boyle (4 albums including her duets with Elvis Presley, Michael Ball and Nat King Cole), Ella Henderson, Westlife, Luke Evans, Marisha Wallace, Mark Feehily, Harriet, Claire Richards, Christophe Willem, Louise Redknapp and the film soundtrack to the Kylie documentary “White Diamond” as well as all of her live albums. His most recent production for Marisha Wallace came after they recorded a version of “Tomorrow” in lockdown which became a viral hit with support from Michael Ball at Radio 2 and resulted in her signing to Decca Records.
Steve has also written songs for many artists including Britney Spears (the song “Breathe On Me” appearing on the 9 Million selling “In The Zone” album and was used for Spears “Fantasy” perfume ad campaign for Elizabeth Arden), Kylie, Westlife, Mark Feehily and Christophe Willem.
As a Musical Director outside of the Kylie shows he has been responsible for West End and touring successes with burlesque extravaganza “The Hurly Burly Show” , the London production of “Rent” starring Luke Evans and Siobhan Donaghy , the hugely successful “Viva La Drag’ starring the Supreme Fabulettes and the widely acclaimed “Some Girl I Used To Know’ starring Denise Van Outen. Also speciality shows including the circus themed “Orchid” in Miami and two high end production shows for Celebrity Cruises ,”Elyria” and “Chandelier”. He is currently working on the new Jerry Mitchell directed show “Becoming Nancy”.
He’s also been the Musical Director on tours for Steps, Westlife , Leona Lewis, Louise Redknapp, Mark Feehily and Christophe Willem as well as one off performances including Delta Goodrem’s spectacular Mardi Gras headline set in Sydney and BBC Radio Live Lounge sessions for Kylie, Claire Richards, Louise, Little Mix and Leona Lewis. Also Following on from the groundbreaking and triumphant success of their orchestral shows mixing the best of dance music with brand new symphonic arrangements for orchestra (Lush Classical and The Symphonic Sounds Of Back To Basics), Steve and Cliff Masterson’s show “80’s Classical” showcasing the most iconic voices and songs of the 80’s in breathtaking new orchestral versions and performed by the original artists has been a huge success featuring artists including Jimmy Somerville. Belinda Carlisle and Kim Wilde.
Most recently Steve has completed work on Westlife’s “Wild Dreams” Tour including their groundbreaking show at Wembley Stadium, Steps arena tour and summer shows, Louise’s summer shows and the live performances from groundbreaking new act Bimini