LIMF TV: We chat with Grammy Award winning Producer and LIMF Academy Judge, Steve Levine
He’s worked with everyone from The Clash and Culture Club to 911 and The Honeyz and picked up more gongs than we can count on two hands and the best bit of all, he absolutely LOVES Liverpool. LIMF TV chats to Grammy Award-winning music Producer, Steve Levine.
Steve has developed a love for Liverpool and it’s people since coming to work here more than 10 years ago. LIPA as a ‘companion’ hosting master classes for a new wave of music producers. Steve quickly fell in love with our humble city and has worked closely with a number of scouse artists too, including China Crisis and our fave red head, Sonja.
Chatting to our Jay at his private studio space at the Baltic Triangle, Steve said: “(Liverpool) is a fabulous place to base yourself, its a great hub, I love the city.”
Steve plays a pivotal role as a LIMF Academy Judge and his passion for creating original music and mentoring new talent from the Merseyside area has helped to launch the career of previous LIMF Academy place winners such as 17 year old Eleanor Nelly who signed her first record contract with Decca, earlier this year.
Having relocated to Liverpool to share his experience, extensive knowledge and producing skills, its safe to say Steve is regarded as music industry royalty. Never mind the Grammy, Brit or Sony Radio Award, the title of Honorary Scouser beats the lot!
Here’s 7 things you probably didn’t know about award-winning Music Producer, Steve Levine…
1 – We’re starting off with a seriously impressive fact. Did you know that Steve Levine produced all of Culture Club’s classic hits and the bands’ three multi-platinum albums. All together now…..karma karma karma karma karma chameleonnnnnnn
2 – Steve doesn’t just produce hit records, he’s also written a number of tv and film scores too. ‘Mr Frost’ starring Jeff GoldBlum and ‘Eversmile New Jersey’ starring Daniel Day Lewis are just two of many!
3 – We’ll bet you didn’t know Steve produced a track that came second in the Eurovision contest!?
4 – As a regular guest speaker for tonnes of pro-audio companies such as Yamaha, Harman Audio and Apple, did you know Steve has hosted master-classes at the Apple store in London?
5 – Steve has curated two stages for LIMF, ‘The Assembly Point Sessions’ in 2014 and ‘Routes Jukebox’ in 2015 with Dave McCabe, Mic Lowry, The Farm and more.
6 – The Deniece Williams album: “Water Under The Bridge” was produced by Steve and won a Grammy for the track “I Believe in You” for Best Gospel Performance.
7 – Steve has worked with a huge variety of artists including , Mis-teeq, 911, The Honeyz, Gary Moore, David Grant, The Beach Boys and many, many more and we’re incredibly lucky to have his expertise right here in our amazing city.
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