I do music and performance and stuff

Hello. I am Steve Pretty. This is my website, on which I attempt to explain my confusing 'career' to you. I do mostly performance,  music composition, arranging and production, and sometimes photography and writing.

If you're confused, think how I feel.

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Brian and Robin's Compendium of Reason 2017

Another year, another amazing December gig at the Hammersmith Apollo. Thanks to these gigs, I am now on first name terms with at least one astronaut, and have played my own weird brand of melodic electro jazz freakery (or something) to 4500 unsuspecting science and comedy fans on a yearly basis.

This year, I brought the full HCB along again, and we closed the show with a rendition of No Stars  from Twin Peaks then Murder on the Dancefloor with the absolutely lovely Sophie Ellis Bextor. I thought it'd be fun to march out through the crowd, so that's what we did...

Here's a video of the last bit; spot the cameos by some of the world's leading scientists and comedians.

Ugly Chief

In November 2017 I was in Ugly Chief at the Battersea Arts Centre, after a successful preview tour in the spring.

It's a really interesting show by Victoria Melody and her dad, Mike Melody. I was part of a small band, playing trumpet, percussion, singing and doing a tiny bit of what could loosely be described as 'acting'.

It got universally glowing reviews from all over the shop, and we're touring more in Spring 2018. It's a pleasure working with Vic and Mike, and look forward to getting out on the road with the team again soon.