Steve - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Steve is the joker in the pack. The band member with all the banter, who loves to provide the links between the hits. However, first and foremost, he’s a mighty fine bass player, whose solid but swinging style gives the band its foundation. Steve is well versed in rock, blues, jazz, folk and pop and lists the fluid bass playing of Paul McCartney amongst his influences.
Steve’s raucous voice delivers many a good rocker but he also possesses a well-developed and rather tender falsetto which the band use extensively in their harmonies.
He’s the only member of the band who has his own shoe horn for getting into those tight, winklepicker Chelsea boots!
A consummate all-round musician, Steve also plays harmonica, mandolin, upright bass and guitar.
Steve has a wealth of experience; having played bars, clubs, theatres and festivals across Europe and the UK since the 70s; one highlight being a UK tour with Fairport Convention. One of the movers and shakers of the Mansfield Folk Festival, Steve co-founded Ready Steady 60s with Chris in 2008.
Favourite artists: Beatles, Stones, Hollies, The Who
Favourite instrument: Epiphone Rivoli bass (sunburst)