Steve Sidwell – brother of Neil Sidwell – studied trumpet, piano, composition and orchestration at The Royal College of Music and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Steve performed with many international artists including George Michael, Amy Winehouse, Snow Patrol, Lily Allen, Cheryl Cole, Muse, Dizzy Rascal, Mika, Take That, Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, Tom Jones, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Mark Knopfler, The Feeling, McFly, Will Young, Bryan Ferry, Joss Stone, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, The Who, Ian Dury, Wet Wet Wet, Charlie Watts, Henry Mancini and Michael Nyman. He played trumpet on Kate’s songs Rubberband Girl, Constellation Of The Heart, Eat The Music, and Why Should I Love You?
Theatre credits include orchestrating the latest Broadway & West End show ‘Beautiful’. He also orchestrated the West End shows ‘Made In Dagenham’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Our House’ and ‘Daddy Cool’. Television commissions include the composition of ‘Elements & Motion’ for the 79th Academy Awards, which received an Emmy nomination. Other credits include arranging and conducting the VE day 70 concert, the London Olympic Games closing ceremony, Robbie Williams Live at The Palladium, Bruce Forsyth’s Hall of Fame, BBC The Voice Series 1 & 2, Victoria Wood’s ‘Christmas Special’, Ant & Dec’s shows and the opening of The Dubai World Cup.
Steve has also contributed to film including tracks for Baz Lurhman’s Moulin Rouge and Romeo & Juliet, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Teachers Pet Spongebob Squarepants, Finding Nemo, Mona Lisa Smiles and 101 Dalmations 2.
Recent projects include recordings with Fayrouz, Sarah Brightman, Helene Fisher, Jack Pack, Jeff Beck, Seal, Dame Shirley Bassey, McFly, Joey Niceforo and Bradley Walsh.