Steve became a fixture at Billy Hyde Music in Blackburn for 10 years. Introducing people to new 6 string friends and things you play them through. Opening a world of great creative experiences to young would be music stars and making good friends along the way.
He was and still is a big advocate for Weekend Warriors and introduced the program to as many people as he could and encouraging them to do something for themselves. Bands that started in the program became new friends, some kept playing together, got a rep together and started doing gigs and now they’re old friends.
What could be better than that?
Steve's been writing and performing for a large part of his Life. There have been more rough patches than smooth but that's all part of the ride I guess.
Highlights have involved having John Farnham record 2 of Steve's songs "Take You Back" and "Sometimes"
Steve has won numerous songwriting awards for a song called "Way Down Homeless Blues" including the ISC and Billboard awards in the blues category. Blues performer, band and song of the year in 2007 for the same song at the Tasmanian/Victorian blues awards. Also the Joe Bonnamassa blues song of the year in the same year. All the above songs can be found in his music catalogue.
In 2011 he appeared on Australia's Got Talent and got through to the 2nd Semi-Final singing his own song "Silent Wonder". Steve's enjoyed some notoriety as a result and numerous hits on Youtube. Steve has recorded and co-produced 3 of his own CD's with Mike Kelly, Doug Brady and various others.
He has also played slide guitar on Glen Shorrock's acoustic CD.
Also co-producing and playing various instruments on Jim Keays Resonator CD.
Recorded produced, played nearly everything and did most of the backing vocal on Twyce Daily's CD Simple Things.
And was the Black backing vocal group on Russell Morris's first blues Cd Sharkmouth.
He also produced an Album with his 82 year old Mum Olive Nilsson, called Mama Blue & Son.
Outa Cash, Outa Luck and Outa Booze