Stephen started singing and performing professionally at the age of 16, over 20 years ago, he trained as an actor, performing in touring theatre and pantomimes. He started singing on the circuit in 1997 and soon became a popular act, in holiday parks, hotels, weddings and many many private bookings. In 2000 Stephen decided to look further afield and embarked a cruising career that was to span 13 years, he started as a production singer but quickly impressed and became a cruise director for the first time in 2001 and then senior cruise director for Thomson from 2003 to 2012 still performing his own one man show as well as in the evening team productions, in 2009, 10, 11 and 12 Thomson cruises were voted the best cruise entertainment in the world by the cruise.co.uk.
Over the years Stephen has worked with and interviewed in live shows some very prestigious names including Peter Sallis, Charlie Dimmock, Derek Redmond, Lord Steele, Sir Bernard Ingham, Darren and Lilia (strictly come dancing) Mike Reid and Jim Bowen to name a few, so compering and presenting is something that comes naturally too, the perfect Master of ceremonies.
In 2010 Stephen was chosen to be a judge/mentor on the sky 1 TV programme ‘showboaters’ filmed in the Caribbean over 8 weeks, another great achievement. Stephen still keeps his hand in when it comes to TV presenting and works for the Cruise Channel as a guest presenter.
Stephen’s passion is singing and performing, and is a new face to the North West Scene ‘a big man with a big voice’ his vocal range is outstanding and dynamic styles suit any occasion, don’t miss out as this man is in demand!