"Since 1993, working in the creative arts has brought joy and paid the bills
- both of which I am thankful for!"
Steve on Steve in 90 Seconds.
When I completed my first paid sequencing job in 1993, I did what most musicians do - ploughed most of the money back into my setup; in this case, an expansion card for my Roland keyboard! I was 13 years old and had, through trial and error, found a temporary but lucrative niche - making karaoke tracks of 90s power ballads. Aspiring teenaged divas (and their paying parents) couldn’t get enough of them!
My childhood of hanging out in my Dad’s home studio had moulded me into a proficient musician and engineer. From that upbringing came a variety of jobs in studios, bands, choirs, education and entertainment...some TV and radio...touring...years of hard work and great memories.
In 2012, feeling a little spent, I moved to the Canary Islands to slow down. Instead, the opposite happened! I landed a residence at one of the area’s busiest entertainment venues - an opportunity too good to miss, especially after giving up a solid career in the UK.
One dull day in 2013, I was flippantly going through some of my past school musicals. I sent them off to a few publishers. My first attempt at getting noticed as a singer-songwriter had been a modest success, so I didn’t expect much this time.
One publisher got back to me. 7 months later, with that one publisher, Musicline, I had a hit children’s musical - “Shakespeare Rocks!”
These days, I still live in the Canary Islands - where I met my partner, Sarah, and now have a loving family of cats! I write songs and musicals, run a small media company, do voice overs, host videos and occasionally go windsurfing. Provided that the pandemic passes, I’ll hopefully be back to gigging too.
Thank you for getting to know more about me!
Steve Titford is known to thousands of people worldwide for many different things. He writes musicals, records his own songs, performs in shows and likes windsurfing!
Steve grew up on Canvey Island, Essex, in the UK. Amongst other exciting things, he became a school music specialist in 2000. He is now probably best known as the writer of “Shakespeare Rocks!”, a musical for young people which has been performed all over the world.
In 2012, music and windsurfing took Steve to his current home on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. In the town of Caleta de Fuste, he works in his home studio. He can often be seen on stage (or sometimes on the water when it’s windy!)
Steve’s work can be discovered on his website and also at Musicline Publications.