Steve Hopkins

Steve’s Bass playing career started in Late 96 after a brief stint as a drummer, answering an advert and eventually joining emerging Swindon Originals band ‘Kramer’

Steve played for Kramer for a number of years and the band achieved many successes along the way including recording of 2x EPs and a Full album “Get Laid”, The 2nd EP was recorded by Marco Migliari who was involved in the early Stereophonics Albums, This EP was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios.
 
Following the successful release of the album the band were invited to write and record the theme music for Swindon Town Football club and this was used during the 98/99 Season. A live performance of this was played at the opening match of the season to well over 15,000 people. The band were subsequently asked to play the Wiltshire festival as support to Bonnie Tyler 

Following several line up changes a third EP was recorded and released, but the band eventually came to an End

 

Steve then joined newly formed originals band “Stig”, once again the band achieving notable success both with their live performance and their recorded work 
After several years this band also came to an end due to family commitments, although reformed to perform 2x special one off gigs some years later.

 

More recently Steve has worked as a session Bass player applying his bass lines to 2x Albums currently available on iTunes and also playing the Swindon Summer Sessions festival at the county ground in the summer of 2013 along with the likes of Peter Andre, Atomic Kitten and Liberty X

 

Steve joined Alter Chaos a Swindon based Rock covers band in August 2014 shortly after they formed, this band has since gained a loyal following around the local areas and was described in the local music news as one of the best rock cover bands in the South West.

 

In October 2015 Steve formed the Britpop boys along with Jon Harris with a view to providing a fitting tribute to the 90s Britpop movement, which had paid a key part to his musical influences

 

Amongst his other many influences Steve Lists Hugh Macdonald (Bon Jovi), Sting, Duff McKagan (Guns and Roses, Velvet Revolver) and Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) 

Steve uses his Fender Precision Lyte and Musicman Sterling and currently plays Aquilar Bass Amplification 

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