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.

Theatre and Comedy

I do some work in the theatre and comedy worlds. Bit of acting, bit of left field comedy, y'know. I've done two 60 minute solo shows which were really well reviewed at the Edinburgh Fringe, I do some comedy bits and pieces at friendly nights like The Distraction Club, I'm resident music bloke at the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and for Robin Ince and Brian Cox's shows, and my acting bits include getting brutally murdered in a production of Mr. Kolpert and getting brutally murdered in a zombie-based short film which has yet to see the light of day (probably because my getting brutally murdered acting was too good, I guess). 

In 2015, I co-created the frankly awesome kids show Annabelle's Skirtingboard Adventure with all-round comedy and writing legend Howard Read, which was described as 'a show which is unlikely to be outdone on originality anywhere else on the Fringe' by The Scotsman in a glowing 4 star review.

Here's a little teaser of the show, which we still tour a bit from time to time.

In 2017, I was part of Ugly Chief, a new show by performance artist/theatre maker Victoria Melody. We toured it around the UK in the spring on a development tour, then played for three weeks at the Battersea Arts Centre in London in October/November.

I will write a proper thing here when I have a minute. 

Meanwhile, I should tell you that I am working on a very exciting new solo show, and that my acting agent is Royce Management.

I'm on Spotlight, too, but I can't link to that here as you need to work in casting to see it.

Look, here's an ad I shot in Hamburg in mid 2016 for the local (and very popular) Astra Bier. It was a lot of fun to shoot, over three days (!), using all sorts of mad robot arms, high speed cameras and curry sauce in the eyes. LARKS.