SOEMUSIC embodies the music creation of singer, songwriter, composer and producer, Steve Marshall.
Notably, Steve produced three classic albums with Jamaican legend Lee “Scratch” Perry. Two of these received Grammy nominations. Working with Lee led to projects with Rolling Stone Keith Richards and Godfather of Funk, George Clinton, including mixing Keith Richards' cover of the Gregory Isaacs classic, Love Overdue.
As co-founder of Pyramid Arts Development in East London, Steve performed, recorded and wrote with artists from around the world, including Clifford Jarvis (USA), Alan Weekes (UK), Clive Roper (Jamaica), Ernest Mothle (South Africa), and Jimmy Scott (Nigeria). He was also involved in the development of British hip-hop at grass roots level. These associations with jazz, reggae, soul, RnB, hip-hop, Afro-fusion, rock and electronic music have proved to be a great foundation.
Out of Pyramid, he set up State of Emergency with Deborah Baddoo, which marked the beginning of a long association with dance theatre. His score for Desert Crossings achieved critical acclaim, and the show toured in South Africa, Canada, Germany and the UK. He also composed the score for dance theatre productions Love&Sex, Choices And Consequences and most recently Where Is Home? which toured in the UK, South Africa and the USA.
Recent visits to Los Angeles, Tokyo and Johannesburg have helped to build his reputation as an original artist.
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