Steve graduated in 1980 and became a session musician, working mostly for the BBC. As well as working in studios he made many appearances on television with Lenny Henry, French & Saunders, Kirsty MacColl, Rik Mayall, Helen Lederer, Raw Sex and as the bass player for the pop band Red Box. He also made regular appearances with the Latin Jazz band Cayenne in Ronnie Scott's Club in London. Having moved north, he now writes production music for five different companies, based both in the UK and the USA. His music can often be heard on British television, mostly on documentaries such as Horizon, Equinox, Watchdog, Crimewatch and QED as well as reality TV shows such as The Apprentice, Masterchef, Coast & Springwatch.
In the States his music is used by programmes such as Sex in the City, Mad about You & The Oprah Winfrey show. His music has also been used on Eddie Murphy, Sandra Bullock and Kurt Russell films. Steve works from his recording studio in the North West Highlands of Scotland, but records his orchestral music in London.
Steve has over a thousand published works and his music is currently used in over 100 countries worldwide.
Scroll down to select some more music to hear, or videos to watch...
|Guitar / Gypsy compilation|
|Atmospheric / mood compilation|
|Jazz & Salsa compilation|
|Watch 'Into Winter' being recorded|
|Listen to 'Echoes' (choir & strings)|
|Watch / Listen to extracts from LIFE TIMES|
|Listen to a full track from the above CD|
|Listen to a clip from one of Steve's 2011 tracks|
|Listen to a clip from one of Steve's 2010 tracks|
Listen to Steve's Baroque composition: 'Counterpoint'
...or listen to some clips from past albums:
for Strings, Voices, Piano
& Tuned percussion(click on the album cover to hear Warner Brothers 'digital booklet')
Some photos from recording sessions HERE
all compositions: Steve Carter
Drums & Percussion: Ian Thomas, Neil Wilkinson, Robin Jones, Hernan Cortes, Miguel Diaz, Roberto Garcia, Paul Clavis, Phil Crabbe, Julian Fairbank
Piano: Alastair Gavin, Rolando Baro, Robin Aspland
Brass: Martin Shaw, Gerard Presencer, Snake Davis, Alesandro Pichardo, Jesus Ramos, Antonio Leal, Javier Zalba, Steve Dawson, Fayyaz Virgi, Phil Todd
Guitar: John Parricelli, Antonio Forcione, Edwardo Niebla, Stuart Hall, Steve Carter
Bass: Steve Carter, Paul Morgan
Keyboard programming: Steve Carter
Many string players from the London & Prague based orchestras... but including:
Alexander Balanescu, Chris Laurence, Rolf Wilson, Gillian Findlay, Jonathan Rees, Pauline Lowbury, Nick Ward, Paul Willey, Phillipa Ibbotson, Chris Clad, Lorraine McAslan, Magnus Johnston, Julian Tear, James Shenton, Yuri Kalnits, Gillian Findlay, Patrick Kiernan, Vicci Wardman, Rusen Gunes, Donald McVay, Jonayjan Tunnell, Katherine Jenkinson, Sophie Harris, Paul Willey, Nick Cooper, George Robertson, Gustav Clarkson, Donald McVay, Nick Holland, Roger Garland, Kath Jenkinson, Steve Williams.
Conducting: Alastair Gavin
Harp: Hugh Webb
Voices: RSPV voices
Albums recorded at Mark Angelo Studios, London - Battery Studios, London - Egrem Studios, Havana, Cuba
Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, London - Smecky Studios, Prague, Czech Republic, Angel Studios, Islington, London
Steve's studio in the West Highlands of Scotland.
Produced by Steve Carter, Jez Poole, Roberto Borzoni
Mixed & Engineered by Steve Price, Paul Golding, Jerry Peal, Brian New
all music copyright Universal Publishing Production Music Ltd, Warner Chappll Production Music Ltd, or Zone Music Ltd.