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 position. He continued to tour with Aynsley across the UK and Europe until January 2019 and has to date recorded two albums with him; ‘Home’ and ‘Eyes Wide Open’.

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 number of singer/songwriters including Andy Billington, Paul Riley, Jen Armstrong, Aidan Bryden and Poonam Luthra. 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 a remote-recording service from his home studio. He recently provided the bass parts on tracks by progressive-rock keyboard player Oliver Wakeman and guitar virtuoso Gordon Giltrap, for their album ‘Ravens and Lullabies’. In the summer of 2018 he recorded bass for the fantasy illustrator and rock drummer Rodney Matthews; the album features names from the world of rock and progressive rock, from bands such as Magnum, Asia and Yes.

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.