Having graduated with a First Class Honours from the Royal Academy of Music in1989, 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, MyFair Lady, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,The Producers and the current revival of Oliver at theLondon Palladium.

His ability to swap between genres on either instrument has led to him working withbacking groups for the like of The Moody Blues, Barbara Cook, Shirley Bassey andLesley Garrett to name but a few.

However, Stephen is equally at home with the more classical repertoire and as PrincipleBass with the English String Orchestra, a position he has held for the past 8 years, has worked with many world renowned artists including Vernon Handley, Jeremy Menuhinand Nigel Kennedy. He also works regularly with The BBC Concert Orchestra and is theBass Guitar player for Welsh National Opera.

He continues to enjoy both the classical and lighter elements of his musical career andeven 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.