He also has a plethora of qualifications with the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College & The British College of Accordionists.
The bands & artists that Steve has worked both live and in the studio with include: The Rubettes, Hot Chocolate, Modern Romance, The Drifters, The Temptations, The Tramps, Shane McGowan, Leee John, Glen Matlock, C&C Music Factory, Beenie Man, Angie Brown, Rozalla, & Jackie Graham to name but a few.
Steve is ‘One half’ of “Symphonic Ibiza” (Orchestra) with DJ Andy Joyce.
Steve left the Rubettes on Feb 15, 2019, with Alan Williams and formed a new band The Rubettes with Original band members John Richardson and Mick Clarke.
The Official Rubettes with John, Mick, and Steve will be performing as a ‘Powerhouse Trio’ or with members of Steve Etherington’s Symphonic Ibiza.
The band’s live sound will keep the flavor and sounds of the songs everybody knows and loves. Original Music will keep the Rubettes feel with an updated twist.
The Rubettes with original band members John Richardson, Mick Clarke, and Steve Etherington are keeping it 70’s ‘GLAMTASTIC.’
Between 1974 and 1979 The Rubettes enjoyed chart success including their number one signature song “Sugar Baby Love” which sold worldwide over 30 million records.
He was signed to Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Denise Rich's production company and had two deals with Virgin in the '90s.
He released four full-length albums, “Tug of War,” “Under the Covers,” “The Way I Am”, and “GlennSoukesian.” and the EP, “Next Chapter”
Too many singles to mention, collaborating with Frankie Knuckles, Chris Willis, Nervo, Wawa, Redtop, Larry Peace, and Erik Griggs (Jordan Sparks, Chris Brown) to name just a few.
He had several hit singles and videos, including Billboard charting, “The Way I Am,” “That’s Me,” “Let Me Live Again,” ``Losing My Religion” and the top 10 “Signed, Sealed,
Soukesian was named in AfterElton.com Top 50 Gay Male Musicians.
Since their chart hits in the early 1980s, the past 30 years have been busy for the band, including:
Steve Grant returned to his roots in musical theatre, appearing in a number of musicals (such as Miss Saigon in the West End), before losing most of his sight which led to a focus on recording studio work instead.
Julie Harris, who became a professionally qualified Chef, as well as a mum of three, has been in a number of successful bands such as Julie and the Gems playing live to audiences everywhere and performing lead vocals with the “Back To The Eighties” band.
Denise Waterman (nee Gyngell), who became a mum of two during her marriage to Pete Waterman, had a band with her two brothers following Tight Fit. She has worked as a TV presenter and professional entertainer, as well as founding her own theatre-camp school based in Wimbledon.
'International Rescue', 'Pink Sunshine' and 'Self' were all big UK hits – each supported by memorable videos (the former directed by and featuring Ade Edmondson). Fuzzbox – clad in an array of eye-catching outfits – were now regulars on 'Top Of The Pops', not to mention a major talking point in school corridors and college canteens. Bright, exciting and intoxicating, the band's stellar trajectory took it to just about every radio station, magazine and TV show imaginable, from 'Smash Hits' to 'Cannon And Ball'
Antoinette, a mega-producer, prolific songwriter and phenomenal singer that has been praised by Luther Vandross as being one of the most extraordinary talents of her generation. Further, she was titled as the number ``eight`` songwriter in the world by Billboard Magazine. “Antoinette is a triple threat! She’s the truth,” said the legendary Gerald Levert. Antoinette has performed with international artists such as Cher, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, D’Angelo, Dr. Dre, Maxwell, Earth Wind and Fire, Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert, Shannon, Busta Rhymes, Janet Jackson, Paula Cole etc.
Her considerable vocal skills impressed producers and remix masters R.K. Jackson and Marcus Schulz, who eagerly recruited AMBER as the vocalist on the Plastik Records release ``Do You Want Me``.
AMBER has provided backing vocals for an array of notable entertainers including Roberta Flack, KC & The Sunshine Band and A&M recording artist Malaika.
As a Guest Vocalist of the classic group Sister Sledge, Amber has traveled extensively in the US and abroad.
Amber has also appeared on BET, VH1 and has sung the National Anthem at numerous major televised sporting events. Her exotic blend of talent and beauty won her a spot as a former Miss Black USA finalist representing the state of Arizona.
Following her musical destiny, she developed the persona Blackwood, where she went on to have the number one dance album, beating out Madonna with her smash hit ``Peace`` from the album entitled ``Friday Night``. She then became known as Amuka, and released her 2003 anthem, ``Appreciate Me`` a hit that marked her with the number 1 song for the Top 200 Dance Songs of the year. Her second single as Amuka is ``U Ain't That Good`` which charted up to the number 3 position on Billboard.
She released another huge song entitled ``I Want More`` that also went number 1 on the Billboard Dance charts. Amuka then signed a Recording Contract with Ultra Records for her radio smash hit ``Craving.``
Fawn won two 2009 JPF Music awards for Best Dance Album “Body Soul and Mind” & Best Dance Single for “Wish U Love.” She was nominated for Best Dance Single for the 2010 HMMA’s. Fawn won the VH-1 Save The Music Song Of The Year award for “Into The Light” (2011), “Miami” (2016) & “Christmas Time” (2016) Fawn won The 2013 EOTM Award for Artist Of The Year, was nominated for Best Pop Music & Best Pop Song. Fawn won the Great American Song Competition for “Ghoulish Ghosts”(2018) & “Monster House”(2019). Fawn currently has 7 song nominations & 2 album nominations this year for the JPF Music awards airing in November.
A Berklee College of Music Alumni, Fawn has worked with numerous Grammy winners & her voice, songs & compositions can be heard in commercials, jingles, film & TV projects all over the world. She is also a published book author. You can find her on Armada, Silk Sofa, Proton, Hades and Stonedef Records.
An accomplished talent with national appeal, Pollo has shared the stage with Katy Perry, Iggy Azaelia, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Jessica Alba, Wendy Wiliams, Robyn, Ross Mathews and more -- and once opened for Britney Spears on 'Good Morning America.' She has performed throughout California, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, and the Big Apple. As an emcee, Pollo has headlined Pride events across Northern California and twice produced Pride Night at California's Great America.
Named ``The (Drag) Queen of All Media`` by The Huffington Post, Pollo Del Mar is a Bay Area celebutante, emcee, GLOSS Magazine celebrity journalist, activist, and recording artist.