Taking inspiration from classic Pop, Blues, Jazz, and Funk, writer- producer- singer Steve Appleton crosses genres to create a sound that is totally distinctive, fresh and original.
Born in Surrey 21 years ago, Steve started playing piano aged 7, and with the help of his family, quickly discovered a talent for music.
By his teens Steve was playing guitar as well, and started to write and record his own music at home in a bedroom studio. “I had a low budget setup, but enough to master the basics of production,” says Steve.
Aged 15, Steve got a job in a restaurant in London’s Soho, playing jazz piano for four hours a night, twice a week as diners ate fine French cuisine. “This was where I discovered my love for playing live music, and getting paid for it was a bonus. I used to improvise a lot and made sure a song never sounded the same twice” says Steve.
Steve’s influences come from all genres. “I like Bob Marley to Shy FX, Stevie Ray Vaughan to Nas and most things in-between, I don’t discriminate” says Steve.
Steve has recently taken his music onto the live circuit, where he is winning audiences from across the country.
One listen to Steve Appleton would dispel any notion that he is ‘just another singer-songwriter’.