Steve Amadeo (Aynsley Lister)
Bass guitarist and double bass player Steve Amadeo has been touring and recording since 1998, playing at music venues and festivals in the UK and Europe for a variety of original artists.
After a move to Birmingham to study jazz at Birmingham Conservatoire, Steve began a long and continuing association with singer/songwriter Ian Parker, touring widely and recording five albums and two live DVDs. As well as full-band electric gigs with Ian, Steve currently plays double bass in Ian´s acoustic trio.
Steve is part of a production team lead by studio veteran and ex-Paul McCartney producer/engineer Matt Butler and regularly works on recording projects for a wide roster of clients.
Recent musical associations include album work for a range of singer/songwriters including Sefton, Paul Riley, George Montague and Jen Armstrong. Steve can also be heard on the debut album of folk/pop/roots band ´The Musgraves´. He recently toured Germany with Bluegrass band ´The Toy Hearts´ and in 2010 featured on recordings for Dutch artist Martin van der Starre and a Netherlands television special for Dutch pop legend Jan Smit.
As a bass teacher, Steve maintains a teaching schedule from his home near Liverpool, UK. His concept for teaching is based on the student´s need to learn to play intelligently and with awareness in order to develop strength, authority, and confidence as a musician.
As of May 2012 Steve is happy to announce that he is now a full-time member of guitarist/songwriter Aynsley Lister´s band and is looking forward to touring and recording with him.