Having graduated with a First Class Honours from the Royal Academy of Music in 1989, where he studied double bass and guitar, Stephen began his career working in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's musical, Aspects of Love. This led to an association with London’s West End that continues to this day and has seen Stephen's involvement in shows as popular as Sunset Boulevard, Company, Martin Guerre, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Producers and the current West End successes, Oliver, Sweet Charity and Love Never Dies.
His ability to swap between genres on either instrument has led to him working with backing groups for the like of The Moody Blues, Barbara Cook, Shirley Bassey and Lesley Garrett to name but a few.
However, Stephen is equally at home with the more classical repertoire and as Principal Bass with the English String Orchestra, a position he has held for the past 11 years, has worked with many world renowned artists including Vernon Handley, Jeremy Menuhin and Nigel Kennedy. He also works regularly with The BBC Concert Orchestra and often plays Bass Guitar for Welsh National Opera.
He continues to enjoy both the classical and lighter elements of his musical career and even finds time to do a small amount of teaching to pass on his experience and to encourage not only the players of the future, but, possibly more importantly, the future audience.