Has played in: Pan – Big Cat Records (early 90s) Panology, Northern Lights – T-Leaf Records (mid 90s), Spear of Destiny “Religion” and The Fish Brothers “Follow Thru….” (late 90s), The Dan Donnelly Band (2000s) “Country and Northern”, Moksha (2000s) “The In-between Us”
Supporting and touring with: Jamiroquai, Hawkwind, Levellers, The Farm, Senser, Back to the Planet….
Stee played his first covers-band gig aged 14 in Liverpool in front of 300 people after just one acoustic warm up in the local pub (scary but exhilarating). This inspired him to focus on writing original music and get a record deal.
Pan, his now Brighton based band secured the first deal on Big Cat Records. They were regulars at Glastonbury festival in the 90s, playing a dozen plus times across the site over 4 years including the Jazz Stage (now West Holts). They also signed a publishing deal with Polygram Publishing through Paul Adam who went on to be the director of A&R at Polydor Records and later a presenter on British TV series “Pop Stars”. He came to see Stee’s new Britpop band Northern Lights at the Monarch in Camden in the late 90s and immediately after, another deal was offered on T-Leaf Records. Only one single was released before the bass player jumped ship to became solo artist Indian Ropeman and signed to Fat Boy Slims label Skint Records.
Stee went back on bass to help write an album with the mystical, heavy-dub outfit Moksha who only produced one record “The In-between Us” but did return for 2 more Glastonbury Festival shows. Also playing a couple of years in both Spear of Destiny and The Fish Brothers, studio work with Bad Manners and Chungking, lots of recording, touring and crewing supporting bands including Jamiroquai, Turin Brakes, Hawkwind, Levellers, Urban Cookie Collective, The Farm, Senser, Back to the Planet, has given Stee a wide range of music business experience. He also spent a year playing with Dan Donnelly’s band for the ‘Country & Northern” album which put him in his second band with legendary fiddle player Ben Paley (genius to work with).
Naturally being the organiser in his own bands he gradually moved into tour management, looking after up & coming young acts from all over the place like ESAS (New York) Rizzle Kicks (London), Lucky Jim (Brighton), Black Lips (Austin), Chiddy Bang (Philadelphia), The Score (L.A.) Duke Spirit (London) Elin Ruth (Stockholm). This put Stee on tours and shows supporting major label acts including Basement Jaxx, JLS, N Dubz, Suede, Ziggy Marley, Little Wayne, Billy Corgan, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Lamar, Arthur Lee (Love) etc. etc. blah, blah, name drop, name drop, you get the picture.