About Steve Benham

Steve Benham began his music career in 1977, at the age of 20 in the Surrey and London based band The Pleasers. Two self-written major record releases as Bo with Steve McNerney – ‘Lies’ ‘Stay With Me’ and more recently ‘Troublemaker’- became big hits across Europe. After which he went on to form his own record label, Jumper Music, and produced well-known artists like Tom Jones, Suzie Quatro and Reg Presley of The Troggs.

 At various times, Steve has sessioned and performed alongside many major names like Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, ELO, Vangellis and The Troggs.

In 2000 Steve wrote the theme music for Enrico Lando’s film ‘It’s A Goat’s Life’, voted best UK movie at the Venice Film Festival. He subsequently wrote the opening & closing title theme music for the ITV Network’s New Music Television series presented by Marc Almond (of Soft Cell), which was seen in over 48 territories around the world.

Steve has written themes for over 200 TV commercials, including Gillette, British Gas, BT, London Electricity, Fiat and Norwich Union. He was the first Western composer to be invited by a major Chinese broadcaster (SMG) – based in Shanghai – to compose, perform and produce the music for their on-screen channel Idents.

Steve continues to work with new and challenging projects that demand the best in composition and sound design.

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  1. Kevin Cavinder Reply

    Hi Stephen.
    I have just been talking to one of you old teachers, from William Edwards school in Gray’s. He tells a story about you being ‘useless’ at school and you invited him to watch you play the organ at State cinema in Gray’s.
    His name is John Price.
    He is a real character, and tells lots of stories from his days as a teacher. He remembers you. He wanted to know what pop group you were in at that time. And we found a lot of things on the internet.

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