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Musician, Artist, Author, Philosopher
Musician and artist
Steve Jolliffe (born 28 April 1949), second eldest, is an English musician and artist.
Steve was a member of the blues-rock band Steamhammer between 1969 and 1970, playing saxophone and flute on their "Mk II" album, the band's second album release.
Jolliffe had been a member of the German band Tangerine Dream before their recording career started, playing a huge range of wind and electronic instruments and singing, he returned to the band in 1978 to work on the album "Cyclone". Following the 1978 tour, he and drummer Klaus Krieger left. Jolliffe worked on a number of media music projects and a long series of solo album releases, performing in the USA and Europe as well as the UK.
Steve was an early user of the keyboard instruments released by Ensoniq and has performed with their ESQ1, SQ80, and VFX in addition to flute, saxophone, Yamaha wind synthesizer and other instruments. Steve Jolliffe has released many solo albums, mostly available on CD including The Bruton Suite, Journeys Out Of The Body, Alien, and Zanzi.
Note from Steve: I am always open to questions and discussion, so if you would like to know that bit more about my journey and music production, by all means, have a read through my book, or send me a message. I have also provided a great selection of images you to explore within my Gallery.
This well presented 138 page A5 Portrait book contains details about Steve's life journey to date and some of his experiences with Tangerine Dream and Steamhammer, along with his tails that took him on to his Solo career.
1984: After years of being a musical gipsy, moving from one style to another without any apparent logic or planning, Steve Jolliffe re-emerged during 1983 with the release of his first solo album. "Journey out of the Body"
Electrons & Music Maker
1996: Some people will get all excited when reading Steve's biography: He was the first student of the "Berlin High School for Music" to be accepted without being able to read music, he
founded a band which was later to evolve into star act Supertramp, he played to huge crowds with electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream and collaborated with some of the world's finest artists, such as Klaus Schulze. The only one who doesn't seem to comprehend the fuss is Jolliffe himself: Leading a quiet life, he has released a string of fantastic albums, awaiting discovery by a larger audience. His combination of natural and
electronic instruments is as unique now as it was in the early days of his solo career and both deep and accessible. There's still a lot to be said about a man who is still as passionate today as in his youth and who, despite his relative commercial failure, has never become bitter. But it was about time that you let his records do the talking!
Open Interview exploring Steve as himself.