Currently performing in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, Steve Gibb is an international sensation with over 20 years in the industry.
Born in Inverness, Scotland, Steve began teaching himself guitar at the age of 6 after being influenced by the guitar sounds of Duane Eddy and The Shadows. At 18, he studied music at Napier College in Edinburgh and went on to win a place at the highly prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London studying Classical Guitar Double-Bass & Composition with Hector Quine and Timothy Walker. In 1989, his guitar playing earned him the John Mundy prize for ‘excellence in the playing of a stringed instrument.’
Steve has worked with many of today’s leading composers and has had many works written especially for him. After a successful London debut in 1992 (in which he performed Sequenza XI by Luciano Berio, Guitar Sonata by Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich and the world premiere of 2 Motets by Michael Finnissy), and numerous recitals around the world, Steve took a break from the ‘classical’ world and became involved with the ‘theatre’ world.
After touring Europe in the Musical Oklahoma! during 1993-1994 he returned to London and joined the cast of BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story. For several years Steve was Musical Director for the London West End U.K. Touring, Toronto and recent U.S. touring productions of BUDDY and appeared in all those productions in a number of roles including the role of Buddy Holly! Steve has also appeared as John Lennon, Bobby Vee and Don Everly in Bill Kenwright’s production of The Roy Orbison Story. In 2000, The Royal Academy of Music honored Steve by making him an Associate of The Royal Academy (ARAM).
In addition to guitar and bass, Steve plays a number of other instruments including harp-guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, lute, bouzouki, oud, harmonica, drums & keyboards. He has worked in many different fields from Opera to Rock ‘n’ Roll appearing with a variety of artists, including Eartha Kitt, The London Sinfonietta, Meatloaf, Music Theatre Wales and Britney Spears. TV credits include The Big Break, National Lottery Show and Whatever You Want.
Now residing in New Jersey, Steve is currently working on several recording projects and recently completed a CD of Flamenco Music for American Music Company, Inc. His debut CD (Zig-Zag) was released in 2002 to great critical acclaim and his next solo disc is due out in 2007. Steve has written and recorded numerous production library music CD's for American Music Company, Inc. and others and his music is regularly heard on US television (e.g The Jay Leno Show). His suite for guitar trio - RANT (2005) - will receive its premiere in 2007. In much demand as a session guitarist Steve plays with a number of singers and musicians and can be seen currently performing on Broadway in the Tony Award Winning Musical Jersey Boys. Among his current projects, including a new Celtic recording, Steve is guitarizing music from Laurie Z.’s Roots, The Solo Piano Album.
The Big Break
National Lottery Show
Whatever You Want
Zig-Zag (Debut CD 2002)
RANT (2005) – Suite for Guitar Trio will receive its premiere in 2007
Library Recordings (American Music Company, Inc.):
Game of Intrigue
West Coast Drive, Vol I
“Gibb's guitar abilities are astonishing, and they will keep any fan of
guitar talent enthralled from start to finish.”
— Music Morsels
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