Steve was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and showed an avid interest in music from a very early age. His first instrument, a Bontempi chord organ from Woolworths was bought for him at the age of 4 and within a short space of time he was entertaining pupils and teachers in school assemblies.
At the age of 7 the Bontempi was changed for a pian, and piano lessons began. Steve loved playing the piano and worked through graded exams but all the time he was developing a great interest in the electronic organ. Many happy hours were spent visiting local organ societies, demonstrations, and shows, listening to the various artists and the fabulous instruments emerging. He became a big fan of the more orchestral instruments such as Eminent, Riha, and of course Yamaha and Technics.
By the age of 16 Steve had his first electronic organ, an Eminent (because of those fabulous String sounds) and just 2 years later he entered and won the 1983 Midlands Organist of the Year Contest.
This launched him onto his professional career as a concert organist and keyboard player.
Steve extensively toured throughout the UK playing for Organ Societies, Keyboard Clubs and Festivals. He was particularly noted for his musical arrangements and orchestral style of playing. He also appeared many times on radio including Radio 2 "The Organist Entertains" and Radio WM "Keyboard Magic".
Steve found himself in constant pursuit of top quality sounds and worked with many of the leading instruments of the day, including Technics U90, Technics C700 and Yamaha EL90.
Still not satisfied, Steve began experimenting with combinations of keyboards and expanders resulting in a touring set up comprising of Kurzweil, Roland, and Yamaha sound modules midi linked to keyboards and pedals, a set-up that he became noted for wherever he played. Many players today use multi keyboard setup's, but Steve was one of the very first to do so.
In 1992 Steve was offered the opportunity to set up his own music shop which he did, quickly followed by a music school teaching organ, keyboard and piano alongside theory, guitar, singing etc. This proved to be a big success but it was also very time consuming and it became impossible for Steve to fit concerts into his hectic schedule, you simply can't be in two places at once, so reluctantly Steve had to retire from the concert circuit. He never did stop playing though as he organised concerts, demonstrations and student shows in local halls and theatres with a long term view that he would one day return to the circuit.
That day has now arrived and Steve is delighted to be returning to the professional concert circuit for a limited number of shows each year. He has a brand new instrument set up based around the fabulous Yamaha Tyros keyboards, a new Website with all his latest details including some videos for your enjoyment, and is planning the release of a new CD during 2012.
Steve is now taking bookings for Organ/Keyboard Clubs and Festivals throughout th UK and is enjoying meeting old friends and making many new ones at his concert and festival appearences. He is delighted to find just how many people remember him. Even his signature tune, Dueling Banjo's is still requested and remains a firm favourite.
Steve is particuarly pleased to have recently played live on TV on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side. As we all know it is very rare to find organs and keyboards featured on TV so it was a a great opportunity which Steve enjoyed very much.
Please visit Organfax and also stevehubble.com reguarly to keep up to date with all the latest news.
Very best wishes
Steve will also be featured at the following festivals this year.
|Concerts in 2018|
|January 25th||Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club|
|February 5th||Nottingham Organ Society|
|March 27th||Launceston Electronic Organ Club (more details)|
Eagle House Hotel. 3 Castle Street. Launceston. PL15 8BA.
|April 5th||Exeter Electronic Keyboard Club|
|April 18th||Watford Organ & Keyboard Club|
|April 26th||Kingswinford and District Organ Society|
|May 11th||Bristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society|
|June 11th||Banstead Organ and Keyboard Club|
|June 12th||Penrith and District Organ Society|
|June 14th||York Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society|
|June 27th||Regis Organ and Keyboard Club|
|July 11th||Herne Bay Organ and Keyboard Club|
|July 24th||Thanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club|
|August 15th||Abergele and District Electronic Organ Society|
|August 21st||Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society|
|September 9th||Rutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club|
|September 13th||Sleaford Organ Club|
|September 23rd||Stilton In Tune|
|September 24th||Leyland In Tune|
|September 25th||Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club|
|September 26th||St Audries Bay Organ Weeks|
|October 6th||Top Note Events|
|October 7th||Top Note Events|
|October 8th||Felixstowe Electronic Organ Club|
|October 20th||St Albans Keyboard & Organ Club (more details)|
50th Anniversary Celebration
|November 2nd||Colchester Organ Society|
|November 25th||Swineshead Charity Concerts (more details)|
|December 14th||Crawley Keyboard Club|
|December 15th||Chelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club|
|Concerts in 2019|
|March 6th||Association of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)|
|March 7th||Association of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)|
Lunchtime Duets with David Ingley
|June 26th||Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club|
|September 4th||Grimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club|
|September 25th||Verwood in Tune|
|October 1st||Musical Breaks (more details)|
Evening Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel
|October 2nd||Musical Breaks (more details)|
Informal Morning Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel
|November 19th||Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society|