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.
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.
In 1979, he left the band to explore his spirituality, releasing music under his Hare Krishna name Jayadev.
In 2000 he returned to the Rubettes featuring Alan Williams, Mick Clarke, and Steve Etherington.
In February 2019, he left the band and formed The Rubettes with Mick Clarke and Steve Etherington.
In 2019 he released his first Dance Music Single with Jayadev's Mantra Crew entitled "Ganesh" On Sobel Nation Records. The song hit #1 on the Dance Charts.
KC’s album, PART 3, released in 1976, also went triple platinum and contained the #1 singles I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN, SHAKE YOUR BOOTY and KEEP IT COMIN’ LOVE.
The band’s string of hit singles continued with BOOGIE SHOES, which was included on the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER soundtrack, PLEASE DON’T GO.
He also received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year in 1978 for his work on the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER soundtrack.
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.
East17 are back with more punch than ever before. Original band member Terry Coldwell is joined by Artful Dodgers finest, Robbie Craig, whom himself has an impressive list of accolades, from Ivor Novello award winner to achieving a number 1 single with woman trouble amongst other hits.
Newest band member choreographer Terry (TJ) John has been on the big stage himself as one of the leading dancers in the country, performers he has worked alongside include, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Cheryl Cole and many more.
The bad boys of pop are bringing there high energy and powerful performance, full of attitude and swag as they perform to sell out audiences worldwide.
After two flop singles, Andy Kyriacou joined the band. He joined 8 weeks before the band charted with their first hit record, "Everybody Salsa". This was followed up with "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey" which made the top ten singles chart in the UK, followed by "Nothing Ever Goes The Way You Plan". The second part of this song was remixed, renamed, and released as a single, reaching No.2 on the U.S. Billboard dance charts as "Can You Move".
After another hit with "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" the band saw their highest UK chart position, with "Best Years Of Our Lives." Three more hits followed, in 1983. "High Life" followed by "Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm" and their last chart hit, "Walking In The Rain".
Andy Kyriacou continued with the band, as the only original member, and put together a new line-up, including Steve Etherington, and are ready to make hits again.
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.
Symphonic Ibiza fuses a thrilling live orchestra with high tempo beats from renowned club DJ Andy Joyce, whose credentials include residencies at Ibiza super-clubs Pacha, Amnesia, Eden and Café Mambo, directed by musical genius Steve Etherington.
Following its launch at the famous Ibiza club ‘Eden' in 2018, Symphonic Ibiza made it's UK debut at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and gained five-star reviews and winner of the Theatre Weekly “Best Event" at the Edinburgh Festival and has been resident at Savannah on Ibiza's sunset strip.
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."
She is best known for “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”, “100% Pure Love” and the #1 European hit “Destination Calabria” with Alex Gaudino. Her accolades include 6 ASCAP Songwriter Awards, three American Music Award nominations, an MTV Video Music Award nod, and four Billboard Music Awards. In 2012, “Le Bump” (Yolanda Be Cool) added another #1 on the Beatport House Chart. With DJ Chris Cox in 2013, the #1 Billboard Dance Chart Hit “Mama Hey“ was listed as one of Billboard’s “Top 50 Dance Songs of 2013″.
In November 2015, Crystal released “Synergy”, in October 2016 she released “Believe” both quickly rose to the # 1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart garnering Ms. Waters 10 #1 Billboard Dance Chart hits and 11 top 10 hits. Her new single in 2017 with Hifi Sean, “Testify” went straight to the A-List on BBC Radio and will be released by Defected Records July 21st worldwide.
With over 100 million streams on Spotify, 2.12 million followers on Shazam and her consistent tour schedule with dates around the world, Crystal continues to engage her enormous fan base.
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.
‘I’m Gonna Get You’, entered the UK National charts at #17 and stayed in the top ten for 8 weeks. Overall sales were 300,000 and in other territories around the world sales have been over 2 million.
With the success of this track Angie was able to launch her professional career. She still performs live, and releases new dance songs every few months.
Angie has appeared as a TV personality on many numerous prime time TV shows including ‘Good Morning’, ‘GMTV’, ‘The Lottery’, ‘Top of the Pops’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’.
The single became a Top 10 hit in many European countries soon afterward and reached the Billboard Top 40 the following year. It was later included on her dance-heavy debut album Everybody’s Free, which peaked at number 20 in the UK Albums Chart and went silver.
The album spawned two more sizeable hits in Faith (In The Power Of Love) and Are You Ready To Fly, reaching number 11 and 14 respectively in the UK Singles Chart.
After touring with Michael Jackson, opening all of his performances on the European leg of his Dangerous tour, and several other charting singles.
Rozalla sang on the Sony album Look No Further, on which she worked with music legends Diane Warren, Frankie Knuckles, and Jellybean Benitez.
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.
Dwayne’s signature sound of funky, uplifting house led to DJ sets in Vancouver, at Miami’s White Party and in famed London UK clubs Pacha and The End. Meanwhile, he became a mainstay of Toronto’s gay scene through regular residencies at Fly nightclub, lüb lounge, and his current stint at Pitbull.
Dwayne approached Canadian soul veteran Billy Newton-Davis to write and perform the vocals on his first solo production, “When You’re This Big,” released on Daddy Funk Records, while Fritz Helder and artists like Amanda Morra sought him out for remixes. While he continues to be the resident DJ at a number of venues, Dwayne also spins at the club nights he now promotes himself, as the creator of popular parties Mr. Big and Daddy Next Door. His career may have been launched almost by accident, but in venues big and small, Dwayne’s infectious love of house music has made him a favorite of club-goers.
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.
Throughout 2016, K-Syran has enjoyed collaborations with big pop names, global producers and some of the worlds most in-demand DJs. In the summer of ’16, her cheeky pop single ‘Hello’ smashed into the US Billboard charts, where it stayed all season as she embraced the newly emerging ‘social’ era by delivering a Snapchat video to keep in touch with her fans.
‘Hello’ later became the anthem for World Hello Day in the Autumn of that year – proof that K-Syran’s music has the power to connect with the masses on every level.
The Nigerian born entertainer has done series of major collaborations, support performances and productions with great artists like Ras Kimono, Beenie Man, Anthony B, Tito Jackson ( Jackson Five 5 ) Sean Paul, Ce'Cile, Edu Casanova, Aclass, Vito Lavita, Kat Deluna, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Julian Marley, DJ Tomekk, DJ BO, Rico Bernasconi (Ex - Master Blaster), DJs Frommars, DJ Mario C just to mention a few.
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.
Peyton is a singer with a message. Called by a higher power to inspire others, he channels his message through his soul-stirring vocal gift, weaving elements of gospel and soul with a current sound to uplift people and by supporting causes he believes in.
Peyton supports causes such as the All Ways Up foundation in the US, which helps first-generation, low-income youth get through college. He is also an ambassador for anti-bullying in the UK.
Peyton has performed in over 200 cities, in over sixty countries, across six continents. Large international events include the Sydney Mardi Gras and the official Beijing Olympics after-party.
Her career jumpstart was the unique double hitter featuring on Avantgarde’s “ Get Down." She was the lead singer of 2 Eivissa, reaching the #1 spot in Spain and top #10 in the US Billboard Dance charts with Oh La La La. She also charted with Henrik B! ft. Terri B! killer, Soul Heaven, took clubs by storm, reaching no. 3 on the World Dance charts and smoked club radio worldwide from the UK to the United States.
Her release Heaven, reached more than 100 weeks on the Russian top 100 radio airplay charts in 2010, with more than 450,000 spins. She continues to sign on to cutting edge productions penning and performing all over the globe.
She earned gold records for multiple European pop projects including gold for Dance diva Medina’s International English LP, Welcome to Medina, and her songwriting for acts like Sean Finn, Rene Rodriguez, and David Puentez.
Later she released the single "Showdown" under the name No Sovereign on Geffen Records in 1987.
Later she signed with 10 Records; a sub-division of Virgin Records, and released one album.
In 1994, she went solo and signed with Columbia. Her debut song 'All Cried Out!" reached No. 60 on the UK Singles chart. Her follow-up "Everday Thang" hit No. 38.
Melanie released an updated version of "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)" in 2017 which featured a mix by StoneBridge.
These videos spent weeks on the Top 10 countdown show The Click List on LOGO causing Brian to be voted one of the Top Artists of The Year on their end of the year special. This allowed Brian to make a name for himself internationally and tour the world, opening for such artists as Taylor Dayne, Kristine W., Crystal Waters, and Martha Wash.
Kent’s evolution across multiple genres has earned him multiple nominations and an OutMusic Award for Best Dance Song as well as being awarded a finalist in The USA Songwriting Competition for “I’ll Find A Way”.
Jay Cee's first single with Sobel Nation Records hit the iTunes UK top 200 Dance Charts.
Soraya’s hit ‘When You’re Gone’ was introduced to the world in 2003 by AATW who masterminded some of the most prevalent vocal dance hits ever recorded.
Lifted House approached Soraya with an invitation to write and record with them, with the end product being released by Warner Music.
Interest from leading artists continued and soon resulted in collaborations with individuals such as Marc Maris, Eric Cupper, Digital 96, Dave Ramone, Studiopunks, Jason Herd and Esquire.
Having become a part of the highly acclaimed Fire Angel family, Soraya is enjoying touring the globe with Mark Doyle and his angels.
In the 80's he toured with a band on Capitol/EMI records and wrote two of the songs for their album.
I dropped out of music and got a real job. However, the music never left me and I am back.
I released my first single "Stand Up," an LGBT Anthem with Sobel Nation Records and am working on my follow up.
He has performed live for brands and venues such as Hed Kandi, Stereo Sushi, Ministry of Sound, Pacha London as well as countries such as Dubai, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy, and Russia! He has hosted parties & been interviewed for Miami Fashion Week TV as well as Russian MTV!
Amrick has records signed for release on labels in the USA, UK & Europe. His track with the Cookie Monsterz, which is featured on the Ministry of Sound/Hed Kandi compilation CD.
Amrick's collaboration with Italy's Black Legend/Jackie Reverse on the track "In The Heat Of The Night" made it onto Pete Tong's Essential Selection on BBC Radio One. That track along with Hindu Summer was broadcast on Kiss FM amongst others and were hits all across Europe!
The name 'San Pedro' comes from Rikki's love of Charles Bukowski, it's where the late, great poet and writer passed away back in 1994, the project is a collaboration of creatives, musicians, poets, and artists.
The story so far has included vocalists Sarah Bouchier Millie Macbean, Suddi Raval ( Together - Hardcore Uproar), Simon Wolstencroft (The Fall, The Stone Roses), Keith Higgins, Justin Leonard, Martin McClaren, poet Karl Hildebrandt and Antnee Egerton (The Winachi Tribe).
In 2015 Nature of Wires reformed and joined forces with Californian vocalist CountessM.
Capretta topped ‘The Music
Behind the Worst Album Covers Ever’ in 2015 with his album ‘Who’s Lookin Back’ on LSA Records and his album was featured on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Do Not Play List’ in 2015.
A provoking documentary featuring Capretta in drag produced by Univision Television went viral in South America and the Caribbean in 2018 riling millions of viewers.
Vincent Covello won the 2009 JPF Music award for Best Dance Album “Body Soul and Mind” with Hit Singer-Songwriter Fawn®. A Berklee College of Music Alumni, Vincent has worked with numerous Grammy and Emmy winners. His voice and compositions can be heard in commercials, jingles, film and TV projects all over the world.