Steve Harrison was at university when he heard the Jethro Tull track 'Bourée'. Glenn Cornick's brilliant melodic bass line inspired Steve to take up the Bass Guitar. While at University he met Simon Taylor (later to join The Dayglo Pirates) and they formed the ill-fated folk-rock band 'Tamberlaine and The Stonkers'. When the 'Stonkers' folded, Steve teamed up with Jon Wood to form 'Altogether Elsewhere'. This band (contemporaries of the Levellers) went on to enjoy nationwide success with its brand of hard-hitting roots-rock. Altogether Elsewhere disbanded after 6 years but Steve and Jon went on to form The Fold. This band continued Altogether Elsewhere's 'folk-with-attitude' approach but has embraced dance music styles to produce a very eclectic style of dance-roots music with fiery violin playing from virtuoso Linda Game.
Steve formed The Dayglo Pirates with Tom Andrews (drummer from The Fold) and Simon at a very drunken Christmas Party. The sheer audacity of attempting a Jethro Tull tribute was the initial motivation but soon the pleasure of playing some of rock's most challenging and inspired music (and fantastic audience reactions!) has turned the project from an occasional novelty into a serious venture that has exceeded all expectations. The highlights have been meeting and performing with the musicians of Tull and playing international fan conventions. It was a particular pleasure to meet Glenn Cornick himself on a number of occasions; especially when he stayed at Steve’s house for a few days where he taught him the pukka version of the Bouree solo!!
Steinberger Synapse 4 string Bass
Wal JG Custom Bass (1975) (bad back permitting)
Ashdown Superfly Head
Ashdown Superfly 2 x 8 cab
Ashdown Superfly 1 x 15 cab
Boss ME-8B Bass Multi Effects Unit