Stee has played in: Pan – Big Cat Records “Panology” (early 90s), Northern Lights – T-Leaf Records (mid 90s)
Spear of Destiny “Religion” and The Fish Brothers “Follow Thru….” (late 90s),
Dan Donnelly Band “Country & Northern” & Moksha “The In-between Us” (Naughties). 10 ForwarD – 2Right Records (Teenies & 20s)
Supporting and touring with: Jamiroquai, Suede, 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 music and get a record deal.
Pan, his early 90s 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 next band Northern Lights at the Monarch in Camden in the late 90s and that week 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 Celtic, 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, 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.
Being the natural organiser in his own bands he found himself tour managing, looking after new & established 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.