Guitar / Vocals
Steve was one of the original founding band members when what was to become TAPFS formed in 1988 in Adelaide, South Australia. He has performed on guitar and vocals continuously through to the present day. He has enjoyed seeing the band grow from the early days through to headlining at the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Apollo, and the London O2 Arena for a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” in 2013.
He is a huge fan of Pink Floyd and is passionate about the authenticity of the band's sound - “Pink Floyd created their own universe of sound, no other band has ever sounded the same. It’s so important to capture not just the sound but also the feel and the emotion of their amazing music”. Steve is a perfectionist and has carefully built up an elaborate replica guitar rig that incorporates much of the same equipment that David Gilmour uses. Steve's favourite guitar is his late 70’s blue Fender Stratocaster which David Gilmour has actually played! He’s endorsed by Hiwatt, Fender, Ernie Ball, Jim Dunlop, MXR pedals and AKG microphones.
Steve has also written for 'Guitarist' magazine and other music magazines worldwide on David Gilmour's technique and playing. He cites playing at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday party as one of his career highlights and he has also played with other Pink Floyd band members including Guy Pratt.