Steve began his musical career working for a well-known music publisher in Tin Pan Alley, where he became involved in the business of 'song-plugging'. He became acutely fond of jazz and formed a quintet, with which he travelled all over the country, playing and broadcasting, and securing work at prestigious places, such as The 100 Club, The Latin Quarter, Churchills, and numerous jazz clubs, including the ultimate London jazz venue, The Ronnie Scott Club.
There came a change in the jazz scene and Steve decided to put his suitcase away and do something different. He turned to 'pop' music and decided to turn his hand to studio 'session' work; but he became very frustrated with the repetitive demands on his musical skills and he was soon yearning again for the concert platform
He went into the music trade, where he became European Concert Artiste for the mighty Yamaha organisation. This took him all over the Continent, where he made a reputation for himself, not only as a jazz musician, but of an all-round performer and entertainer. Through the results of his highly-successful tours, he was given his own programme on Icelandic Television.
Today, as a freelance musician, Steve, together with his Technics PR902 Piano, Orla GT8000 and Ketron XD3 keyboard, not only plays, but entertains, delighting his many audiences at the Music Festivals and Club concerts all over the country. He is well-known and respected throughout the country, and on the continent for his highly-personalised, easy style of music. He is a concert artiste who is equally at home playing electronic organ, piano, synthesiser or keyboards and his music ranges from classics, ballads, pop, boogie woogie and, of course, jazz!
Over the last year Steve has been working the cruise ships, playing and entertaining with his unique style of humour and truly amazing playing technique at the grand piano. Certainly nobody goes to sleep while this man is on stage, even other musicians are delighted to spend time listening to the many styles and forms of music creations that he intersperses with humour and anecdotes well into the early hours of the morning. An artiste certainly not to be missed.
New Style Disks for the Orla GT Range...
There are now five new style disks available and these are suitable for use on the new range of Orla organs & Keyboards GY8000, GT9000, GT3000, GT5000 and KX 1000.
They are of a medley kind of software, which means in short that they encompass all kinds of musical tastes from the rousing strains of the Theatre organ to the more dulcet tones of the George Shearing Quintet, or the relaxing style of the Country Ballad featuring the Accordion in the background. These disks not only contain Registrations, but some fabulous styles produced by true professional players. Each one contains not only the various styles & registrations, but also they have files dedicated to those of you that want to play automatic chords with memory, the same but with your own pedals, without memory if you wish, another option is playing with one finger accompaniment. You can even play the styles with the original factory presets instead of the 16 new ones.
They are available from UNISON RECORDS at £11.00 each with P & P extra at £1.00. Please contact Steve direct for more details of what is on each of the disks. If the set of five is purchased at the same time no extra P & P will be charged above the initial £1.00. Unison Records can be contacted at the address above.
New CD's from Steve...
Country Music including vocals by Steve... Catalogue number USLCD1026
I Love Country Music including vocals by Steve... Catalogue numebr USLCD1027
CD's £11 each + (£1 p£p) Cheques/postal orders made payable to S. Lowdell