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Driven by a passion for music Steve’s career has taken him around the world and onto the recordings and stages of many leading artists. Although his career has mostly been in the pop domain he received classical training on piano and violin, and when a few years ago he was asked to write a string section arrangement for a pop production he found it came naturally to him, and that with a head for both pop and classical he was able to achieve a uniquely fresh sound. Steve has also toured with many major bands and artists including Sugababes, Allsaints, Anastacia, Kylie Minogue, Jay-Z & Beyoncé. He’s performed live on many TV shows including The Tonight Show (Jay Leno), The Late Show (David Letterman), and Later with Jools Holland. A love of electronica led him to producing House music with internationally acclaimed production team Uno Clio remixing singles for, amongst others, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and Mary J Blidge, as well as producing numerous albums for the UK hip-hop label, Ninja Tine. Recent events include world tours with Jeff Wayne's 'The War Of The Worlds', award winning folk band Clannad and the legendary Jeff Lynne's ELO. Steve was also a member of the house band for BBC's The Voice UK series 3 & 4 and as a string arranger has numerous film credits including ‘Property Of The State’ (dir. Kit Ryan), Penance (dir. Tom Collins), Yar Ivargal (dir. Balaji Shaktivel) and the landmark RTE documentary 'The Irish Revolution'
My name is Steve Turner, a string arranger & composer based in London. I write beautiful, emotive string arrangements, for clients ranging from unsigned singer-songwriters to international artists. I also regularly compose for films, documentaries and adverts. I put my heart and soul into every production and work closely with all my clients. Over the last twenty years I've been a busy session musician, touring and recording with many international artists; from remixing Brownstone, Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson to touring with Kylie and ELO and concerts with Jay-Z & Beyonce. Although my career has mostly been in the pop domain I was classically trained on piano and violin. About 15 years ago I was asked to write a string section arrangement for a colleague. I found it came naturally to me and was incredibly rewarding. With an ear for both pop and classical I was able to achieve a uniquely fresh sound. I make my compositions a vibrant part of the track, innovative, contemporary and distinctive yet unobtrusive. I achieve this through beautiful counter-melodies and distinctive harmony, making the strings sing out whilst sitting comfortably in the mix. Stylistically versatile, I've arranged for genres from pop, soul and R&B to gospel, country and folk, urban and rock, and even Indian & African The whole job can be facilitated online, with mp3 for demos, pdf for scores and Broadcast WAV for audio. There'll be plenty of opportunity for you to tailor the arrangement until you're completely happy. If your budget is restricted I'm also a skilled keyboard player & programmer, and using top-level VST samples recorded part-by-part with human emotion, amazingly realistic results can be achieved.