Steve joined Carl’s “Twist of the Wrist” tour for the US leg, handling sound and general crew duties for the tour. Steve has worked with Carl for a number of years, notably with Asia, who have recorded several albums at Liscombe. Steve has also handled front of house sound duties for Asia on all their recent world tours.
March 2013 – Billed as more than a concert cruise, this is an interactive experience with some of the giants of Progressive Rock. The liner Poesia sailed around Grand Cayman and Jamaica with YES, Steve Hackett, UK, Carl Palmer Band, Tangerine Dream, Saga, Nektar, Zebra, Glass Hammer, IOEarth, and Heavy Mellow. Steve handled sound engineering for Carl Palmer, and also (on the previous Moody Cruise), for Greg Lake. More here>
February 2013 – Family Reunion
Steve handled sound for the reunion concert of Roger Chapman’s Family at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London in February. Family, whose hits in the early 70’s included The Weaver’s Answer, Burlesque and In My Own Time, had not played together for 40 years. Both the Empire gigs were a great success.(Video)
“Chappo” has recorded several tracks with Steve at Liscombe, including the “One More Time for Peace” album in 2006.
June 2013 – Harley Davidson 110th anniversary festival, Ostia, Rome, Italy
Once again Steve was in charge of sound on the Main Stage -7 years running, now!
Stars featured for this extra special event included Bonnie Tyler and Mike and the Mechanics headlining a 5-day bill.
July 2013 -Silverstone Classic
A return to the races for a superb weekend – Steve running Front of House for the 3-day event, headlined by the Hollies this time.
Sept 2013 – European Bike Week- Harley Davidson Main Stage
The Anniversary year comes to a close with the biggest bike festival in Europe. Steve in charge of the main stage once again, for this 5-day music party.
Sept 13 Asia recordings
Back in Liscombe Park Studios for the Asia Gravitas tracking sessions.
Jan 2014 Uriah Heep
Still in the Studio!
Uriah Heep – the Outsider tracking sessions, with Mike Paxman producing
Feb 2014 Carl Palmer UK tour!
20 shows round Britain!
March 2014 Sound of Contact
U.S. tour, Cruise to the Edge, European Tour….all cancelled….
March 2014 Lifesigns Cruise to the Edge
Hugely successful American debut for Lifesigns.
Voted ‘sound of the cruise’, along with Steve Hackett and Marillion.
June 2014 Hekz Caerus
backing tracks for Hekz’ new album
June 2014 Harley Davidson Croatia
The 30th HOG rally went off in style, in Biograd, Croatia. Steve at FoH once again.
July 2014 Silverstone Classic
This time Bonnie Tyler and Canned Heat headlining
August 2014 Chris Norman
A smattering of European festival dates
Sept 2014 European Bike Week- Harley Davidson Main Stage
Back to Faak am See! Another 5-day band bonanza, including The Jones Gang, Deborah Bonham, Jim Stapley..
Sept 2014 Lifesigns tour
Wales, England, Holland…strength to strength!
Oct 2014 Asia Gravitas Tour
The UK leg…
Nov 2014 Lifesigns live dates
Club shows throughout the land, and the DVD pledge campaign is looking close to complete!
Dec 2014 Lifesigns DVD fully Financed!
The DVD pledge campaign is now complete!
All we have to do now is make it!
Jan 2015 Tim Jones blues band
New album very well received!
Jan 2015 – Lifesigns DVD shoot, At Under the Bridge, Chelsea FC.
A great 2-day shoot, directed by the Shamasien Brothers
Feb 2015 -UK rehearsals
With Eddie Jobson, John Wetton
Feb-March 2015 – Carl Palmer
20 date tour of UK, with Strawbs and Martin Turner.
March 2015 – Steven Wilson Band rehearsals for European tour
March 2015 – Lifesigns
Live in Europe!
Zoetermeer, Verviers and Port Zeelande
April 2015 in the studio with Nathan James. Inglorious!
Fantastic new album!
May 2015 The Skys
A week in Vilnius recording the new album- a 20 years retrospective
May 2015 – Lifesigns
Mixing the audio for the new DVD!
The last month of Liscombe Park Studio, due to the landowner relocating. Carl Palmer Working Live volume 4, Inglorious and The Sky’s finishing off.
Live with the Bogus Brothers for Ernst and Young, in Monte Carlo.
Also Hey!Hello! And LoveZombies at Download Festival,
And Harley Davidson 31st HOG rally, Jerez, Spain. Busy!
July The Walled Garden Festival, at Brightling Park, E Sussex, followed by The Silverstone Classic 2015
August Rye Jazz Festival, plus finishing the Lifesigns DVD
September Harley Davidson European Bike Week, at Faak am See, Austria, then straight into the Ben Portsmouth British tour.
October Ben Portsmouth, The Skys in Vilnius, Bogus Brothers in Croatia
November Lifesigns on the Cruise to the Edge, Miami, Florida
December Lifesigns UK tour
Ben Portsmouth tour
February Ben Portsmouth, John Lawton vocals for Lucifer’s Friend album
March Mixing Asia Symfonia, live in Plovdiv, with Niko Tsonev.
April vocals for Alan Simon /Excalibur
June Ben Portsmouth in Ireland
Lifesigns at Trading Boundaries
July Lifesigns supporting Marillion through Germany,
August Burnt Out Wreck sessions with Gary Moat
Carl Palmer at Cambridge Rock Festival
September Burnt out Wreck mixing
Ben Portsmouth Tour
October Hekz backing tracks
November Ben Portsmouth, Lifesigns
December Family at Shepherds Bush Empire,
Never the Bride Xmas party, Greg Lake’s Funeral
Lifesigns Guitars, Hekz drums
February Ben Portsmouth, Lifesigns, John Wetton’s Funeral
March Ben Portsmouth
April Lifesigns Cardington sessions
May John Lawton vocal sessions.
June Lifesigns Cardington Mixing
July Walled Garden Festival, Brightling Park, Silverstone Classic.
August-September 2017 Yestival North American Tour, with Yes
October Chris Norman Russian Tour
Ben Portsmouth- Elvis
Roger Chapman shows,
Cruise to the Edge- Yes and Lifesigns
Ben Portsmouth- Elvis Shows
Yes – British tour
Ben Portsmouth – Elvis tour of Ireland
Lifesigns – Trading Boundaries, Talking Heads
Yes -Tour of North America
FOH for Roger Chapman at Werner festival, Kiel.
Lifesigns shows- Milton Keynes, London, Southampton, Bilston, Manchester,
Showcase for Downes-Braide Association at Trading Boundaries
SpokenWord recording with Terry Carter from Battlestar Galactica
Monitors for Bonnie Tyler in Katowice
Mixing Album for Bernie Shaw and Dale Collins.