musical career started at an early age where he was an accomplished
cornet and clarinet player. His
talents where soon spotted and and he soon found himself spending much
of the 70’s touring the UK and Europe performing in Jazz and Dance
this period Steve spent sometime in the studio recording and even
taught himself to play the guitar, which further expanded his musical
horizons into becoming a singer songwriter.
touring Steve would take the opportunity to take his guitar and
perform his own songs at local open mike nights and during one such
event he was invited to compete in a live radio singer songwriter
competition judged by Des O’Connors Orchestra leader Geoff Love.
missing out a verse and playing a very long acoustic solo in the
middle of his first song Steve still managed to come second, and only
because Geoff liked the second song better than his first !
went on to form his own Rock Band Sid Mana which toured extensively in
the UK. It wasn’t long
before Steve returned to his first love, the sounds of the Big Band
and the Rat Pack and once again found himself back recording in
Strawberry Studios in Manchester, recording Jazz and Dance
numbers once again.
late 80’s Steve returned back to the South to spend more time with
his family and concentrate on his career outside of music, although he
continued to perform as a solo artist and as part of a duet.
music is in Steve’s blood and he couldn’t stay away for long and
he was invited to join Heat as vocalist and spent many years touring
the resorts of the South Coast enjoying much success.
in 2003 Steve’s fortunes and direction where to change again whilst
on a family cruise in the Mediterranean.
The Ships Karaoke was not going well and never one to shirk a
challenge Steve grabbed the Mike and belted out a Sinatra number and
brought the ship to life. The
Ships Entertainment Director was so impressed he asked Steve to Star
in the Ships All Star Finale at the end of the week, and although a
fare paying passenger he agreed.
performed a Sinatra set to 1,000 passengers that night and brought the
house down, Steve Getz was back where he wanted to be, back with the
Big Band, back with the Rat Pack, and he hasn’t stopped performing
once said may the last voice you hear be mine,
I would like to think the that the last great performance of a
Sinatra song you hear, be mine”
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