2022- Halifax Concert Band Trumpet
2017-2021 Dartford Concert Band Principal Trumpet
1999-2020 Timepeace Brass Quintet Principal Cornet
1990-2010 Romford SA Band Principal Cornet
1990-2000 Romford SA Band Bandmaster
1980-1990 Romford SA Band Principal Cornet
Growing up in a musical Salvation Army family, and learning the basics from a cornet playing father, Steve played in the Junior Band and Divisional Youth Band before joining the Senior Band at Romford SA in Essex, where he spent his Brass Band playing career prior to moving to Yorkshire. At Romford SA Steve also led the Folk/Soul group “Soul Purpose” composing many of the songs and playing bass and acoustic guitars. In 1999 Steve formed the Brass Quintet “Timepeace”, making their first performance at the Romford SA millennium concert, the combination continued playing together virtually unchanged for over 20 years.
Best brass band moment(s):
Playing the cornet solo “Allelujah (Mozart)” at the Royal Albert Hall with the East London Youth Band at the age of 17. Conducting Romford SA Band in the song arrangement “Calon Lan” with the Llanelli Male Voice Choir in Llanelli Wales.
Favourite brass band piece to listen to and to play :
Tone Poem “The Present Age” Leslie Condon
Interesting fact :
Steve is a qualified Pilot and flies Light Aircraft based at Sherburn airport.