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
|04/11/2017||Beccles Spiritualist Church, St Johns Ambulance Hall, 42, Blyburgate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9TF - Clairvoyant Evening||7:30pm|
|11/11/2017||Huntingdon Spiritualist Church, Huntingdon, Cambs PE29 3PG - Shamanic Journey Evening||7:30pm|
|12/11/2017||Northampton Spiritualist Church, 89, St Michaels Road, Northampton NN1 3JT||6:00pm|
|19/11/2017||Elstree Spiritualist Centre, The Manor House, Room 4, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree, Herts WD6 3PT||7:00pm|
|25/11/2017||1 Day Trance Workshop - Hitchin Spiritualist Church, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1PZ||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|03/12/2017||Newmarket Pioneer Centre, Newmarket, Cambs CB8 8HZ||11:00am|
|10/12/2017||Royston Spiritualist Group, Market Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 9JL (situated behind the Tesco Express shop)||6:30pm|
|14/01/2018||Harris Street Spiritualist Church, 104, Harris Street, Peterborough PE1 2LZ||3:00pm|
|21/01/2018||Royston Spiritualist Group, Market Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 9JL (situated behind the Tesco Express shop)||6:30pm|
|11-16/02/2018||Circle Of Feathers Spiritual Retreat 2018 - Cober Hill, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0AR||All Week|
|03/03/2018||1 Day Trance Workshop - Rushden Spiritualist Church, 1A, Moor Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 9SP||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|11/03/2018||Chapelfield North Spiritualist Church, 10, Chapelfield North, Norwich NR2 1NY||6:30pm|
|24/03/2018||*Daytime Flute & Drum Meditation and Evening Trance Demonstration* - Simply Spiritual, 50, The Basement, Clarendon Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4PE||TBC|
|08/04/2018||Welwyn Garden City Spiritualist Church, Marsden Green, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6UZ||6:30pm|
|14/04/2018||Happy Goblin Events Firewalk - Clophill, Bedfordshire||3:00 - 9:00pm|
|15/04/2018||Hitchin Spiritualist Church, Whinbush Road, Hitchin, Hertfordhire SG5 1PZ||6:30pm|
|21 & 22/04/2018||2 Day Weekend Workshop - Trance and Altered States Of Consciousness - St Ives, Cambridgeshire||10:00am - 4:00pm both days|
|29/04/2018||Northampton Spiritualist Church, 89, St Michaels Road, Northampton NN1 3JT||6:00pm|
|19/05/2018||*Drum & Flute Shamanic Special* Elstree Spiritualist Centre, The Manor House, Room 4, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3PT||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
|27/05/2018||Barnet Spiritualist Church, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 4HY||6:30pm|
|02/06/2018||Mediumship Demonstration - Rushden Spiritualist Church, 1A, Moor Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 9SP||6:30pm|
|09/06/2018***||1 Day Trance Workshop - Wings of Light Well Being Centre, 9, East Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9HJ (Free carpark on Sundays)||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|14 & 15/07/2018||Bison Pow Wow, The Bison Farm, West Knoyle, Wiltshire BA12 6AE (No dogs allowed as working farm)||All Weekend|
|01-05/08/2018||The World Flute Society Convention, Wisconsin, Eau-Claire, USA||All Week|
|18/08/2018||1 Day Trance Workshop - Northampton Spiritualist Church, 89, St Michaels Road, Northampton NN1 3JT||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|02/09/2018||Chapelfield North Spiritualist Church, 10, Chapelfield North NR2 1NY||6:30pm|
|08/09/2018||Trance Demonstration - Garston Spiritualist Church, First Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 9PS||7:00pm|
|15 & 16/09/2018||2 Day Weekend Workshop - Beginners Mediumship and Spirit Guide Connection Workshop - St Ives, Cambridgeshire||10:00am - 4:00pm both days|
|23/09/2018||Elstree Spiritualist Church, Elstree Spiritualist Centre, The Manor House, Room 4, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3PT||7:00pm|
|06/10/2018||Happy Goblin Events Firewalk - Clophill, Bedfordshire||3:00 - 9:00pm|
|14/10/2018||Heartsease Spiritual Group, 47, Frere Road, Heartsease Estate, Norwich NR7 9UT||6:30pm|
|20/10/2018||*Flute & Drum Meditation Special* St Ives Spiritualist Church, Free Church Passage, Off Market Hill, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5AY||7:30pm - 9:00pm|
|04/11/2018||Northampton Spiritualist Church, 89, St Michaels Road, Northampton NN1 3JT||6:00pm|
|10 & 11/11/2018||2 Day Weekend Workshop - Trance and Altered States Of Consciousness - St Ives, Cambridgeshire||10:00am - 4:00pm both days|
|25/11/2018||Royston Spiritualist Group, Market Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 9JL (situated behind the Tesco Express shop)||6:30pm|
|02/12/2018||Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 0HD||6:00pm|