Stephen studied Music at the University of Southampton before going onto teach guitar, bass and music theory and perform as a bass player in a number of UK bands. His work as a performer has taken him around the UK, the French Alps and the UAE with memorable gigs including support for Calvin Harris and shows at The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and Hyde Park. In 2013, his band won MTV’s UK Best Band in the House though, sadly, they didn’t win best band in Europe!
Stephen joined the British Council in 2015 as the Music team’s Communications Manager, combining his love of music and writing. He enjoys the challenge of finding new ways of communicating the work of the music team to the widest possible audience and discovering the variety of arts work the British Council is engaged in around the world.
His musical heroes include Jeff Buckley and Ben Folds; he’s also a Beatles buff.