Born in the beautiful countryside of East Anglia, Steven enjoyed a tranquil and happy childhood, which turned out to be a sharp contrast to his adult years. Thrust into a demanding career in the industrial field in his twenties, Steven spent the majority of his time travelling to numerous continents whilst managing large extremely stressful projects. He soon realized that this overloaded schedule was taking a huge toll on him, both physically and mentally, and thus decided to seek out his "inner peace".
Whilst on a spiritual retreat, Steven met Will Pimlett, a musician and fellow flautist who encouraged him to pick up the flute for the first time. Initially, Steven began playing an Arabic flute, but soon became totally enraptured by the haunting sound of the Native American flute...and the addiction began!
Inspired by Mark Holland (Autumns Child) and Mark Church (Red Feather Rose Entertainment) Steven discovered his "inner peace" through the magic of the flute.
Steven produces music which truly speaks to the soul and banishes daily stress and burdens with its intertwining rhythm and soothing melodies. Steven describes his music as escapism to your inner self.
The Painted Faces album is about the masks that we as people wear each and everyday not only to strangers but our loved ones as well. It is not an album which is culturally biased but one which embraces many cultures and styles leading the listener through a variety of experiences.
It is hoped that the listener takes the opportunity to remove their mask whilst listening to the tones of the flutes.....
The majority of the album is played using Native American style flutes although there is a track using an Arabic flute and other instruments used as backing. All the instruments (apart from the guitar on Lilly Lightfoot) are played by Steven.
In our dreams we experience a variety of visual and emotional vibrations. Dream Walking leads you through those experiences using a blend of rhythms, beats and flutes.
These dreams are only limited by your imagination and are coloured by your hopes and fears. Perhaps you connect with your ancestors, friends or create your own experiences.
The Panther is your companion on this journey; your protector and your friend. He waits for you to join him and together you can walk through your dreams.
"A fantastic debut album from Steven that manages to capture an array of moods and takes the listener on a journey through the emotions. Many debut albums can often overlook the importance of different styles and tempos but Painted Faces overcomes this with a range of tones from haunting native American to mystic eastern." Pete
"Very Calming and an excellent source of Relaxation. I find the blend of accompaniment and flute very tasteful and entertaining. Thanks Steven for an Excellent First Album." Mohican Flute
"Fabulous music. Calming, inspirational and amazingly good." Marianne
"Love, love, love this CD!!! In our crazy world that has us all running around like headless chickens, this can bring a little quality time back to your life. The flutes are haunting, intriguing and hypnotic. Maliks Mystery (track three) have truly captured my heart and I often listen to it on loop just to relax and find myself." Cherry Scrabble
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|30/01/2016||Beccles NR34 9TF||7.30pm|
|07/02/2016||Norwich Chapelfield North NR2 1NY||6.30pm|
|14-19/02/2016||Circle of Feathers Spiritual Retreat 2016 - Cober Hill, Scarborough YO13 0AR||All Week|
|27/02/2016||Peterborough - Harris Street PE1 2LZ||7.00pm|
|05-06/03/2016||Workshop - Trance (Cambridgeshire) Postcode TBC||10.00am - 4.00pm|
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|26/03/2016||Peterborough - Cambridge Avenue - Table Tilting PE1 2JF||7.30pm|
|27/03/2016||Leicester Progressive LE1 3RE||6.00pm|
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|09/04/2016||Firewalk - Clophill Postcode TBC||3.00pm|
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|20/04/2016||St Neots - Church Walk PE19 1JH||7.30pm|
|24/04/2016||Northampton SNU NN1 3JT||6.00pm|
|07/05/2016||Huntingdon - Special Evening PE29 3PG||7.30pm|
|15/05/2016||Garston WD25 9PS||6.30pm|
|21/05/2016||St Albans Trance Demonstration AL1 5BQ||7.00pm|
|28/05/2016||Garston - Trance Workshop WD25 9PS||10.00am - 4.00pm|
|29/05/2016||Kettering NN16 0ES||6.00pm|
|04-11/06/2016||Shamanic Week at the AFC Stanstead CM24 8UD||All Week|
|02/07/2016||Firewalk - Clophill Postcode TBC||3.00pm|
|09-10/07/2016||Bison Pow Wow - Wiltshire BA12 6AE||All Weekend|
|22-25/07/2016||Harmony Festival - Suffolk IP14 6AT||All Weekend|
|06/08/2016||Barnet - Clairvoyant Evening EN5 4HY||7.00pm|
|03/09/2016||Trance Demonstration - Garston WD25 9PS||7.00pm|
|11/09/2016||Royston SG8 7DA||6.30pm|
|18/09/2016||Newmarket CB8 8HZ||11.00am|
|25/09/2016||Peterborough - Harris Street PE1 2LZ||3.00pm|
|02/10/2016||Garston WD25 9PS||6.30pm|
|09/10/2016||Northampton SNU NN1 3JT||6.00pm|
|15/10/2016||Leicester Progressive - Trance Demonstration LE1 3RE||6.30pm|
|22/10/2016||Firewalk - Clophill Postcode TBC||12.00pm|
|29/10/2016||Royston - Trance Demonstration SG8 7DA||7.30pm|
|06/11/2016||Huntingdon PE29 3PG||6.30pm|
|12-13/11/2016||Workshop - Cambridgeshire - Subject TBC Postcode TBC||10.00am - 4.00pm|
|20/11/2016||Hitchin SG5 1PZ||6.30pm|
|25-28/11/2016||Netherlands Workshop Postcode TBC||TBC|
|03/12/2016||St Ives - Trance Demonstration PE27 5AY||7.00pm|
|18/12/2016||Carpenders Park, Watford WD19 5HD||10.30am|