About Steve

Bass Player and Teacher

Bass guitarist and double bass player Steve Amadeo has been touring and recording since 1998, playing at music venues and festivals in the UK and Europe for a variety of original artists.

After a move to Birmingham to study on the jazz course at Birmingham Conservatoire, Steve filled in as part of blues/rock guitarist Aynsley Lister’s band before beginning a long association with blues/roots singer/songwriter/guitarist Ian Parker, touring widely and recording six albums and two live DVDs. As well as full-band electric gigs with Ian, Steve played double bass in Ian’s acoustic trio. In early 2012 Steve was once again contacted by Aynsley Lister to fill in temporarily but a change in his band members’ circumstances resulted in Steve being offered the full-time bass p

osition. He continues to tour with Aynsley and has recently completed parts on his new album, due for release in the Spring of 2013.

Steve is a member of several studio production teams and regularly works on recording projects for a wide roster of clients.

Other recent musical associations include album work for a range of singer/songwriters including Sefton, Paul Riley, Abby Scott and Jen Armstrong. Steve can also be heard on the debut album of folk/pop/roots band ‘The Musgraves’. Steve recently toured Germany with Bluegrass band ‘The

IMG_8925Toy Hearts. In 2010 Steve featured on recordings for Dutch artist Martin van der Starre and a Netherlands television special for Dutch pop legend Jan Smit.

Steve offers remote a remote-recording facility from his home studio and has recently provided the bass parts on an album for progressive rock keyboard player Oliver Wakeman and guitar virtuoso Gordon Giltrap, for their Spring 2013 release ‘Ravens and Lullabies’.

As a bass teacher, Steve maintains a teaching schedule from his home near Liverpool, UK. His concept for teaching is based on the student’s need to learn to play intelligently and with awareness in order to develop strength, confidence, and authority as a musician.