Stephen is a career vocalist & guitarist. Playing Solo in Hotels around Newcastle in the mid to late 70s, he led the way for following generations of Soloists.
Moving to Queensland in 1980 to play at Surfers Paradise Beer Garden for 2 shows a day in the house band for 2 years & then being vocalist & rhythm guitar on 9 Network’s Lee Conway Show in Brisbane for 2 years touring Australia backing ‘every country act around’.
Back in Newcastle in 1986, Stephen played every Sunday at the Beaches Hotel with Mumbo Jumbo for 18 months before teaming up with Newcastle’s premier guitarist Steve Cowley along with Karl Hoffman to front Strikes Twice for another long stint as the ‘Beaches’ Sunday band.
In 1996/97 Steve put 2 albums ‘NightShade’ & ‘Distant Atmosphere’ of original material together, went to University, bought a house & started playing with Al Robert’s ‘Joe Cocker Show’ on the Sydney circuit.