Steve Selwood’s name is already well known to many readers of Yamaha Club Magazine thanks to his regular contributions to our pages. ‘A Taste of Honey’ is his second recording in association with Yamaha Club and it includes eighteen well known tunes expertly performed on Yamaha Clavinova digital piano and the Tyros4 arranger keyboard.
Steve first came to the attention of Yamaha way back in 1989 when he won the UK final of The Electone Festival – going on to represent the country in Hong Kong.
Deciding to follow a musical career Steve took up the position of Musical Director for the Weststar Holiday company during the 1990s – and stayed for what he describes as “twelve glorious summers”. In 2002, now with a young family, Steve decided it was time to return home to a more ‘normal’ lifestyle.
Ten years down the line he lives in Staffordshire where he produces music for radio stations, theatre shows and other locally based productions.
Last year he set up the ‘Yamaha Keyboard Owners’ (YKO) forum and website – thus filling the gap left by the closure of James Woodcock’s enthusiast site. This venture has led to some rewarding encounters with other like-minded musicians and the track list of ‘A Taste of Honey’ reflects this with the inclusion of a couple of duets featuring Steve performing alongside guest players Paul Brooks and Judy Short – both whom Steve has met via the YKO website.
1) A Taste Of Honey 2) Just The Way You Are (duet with Paul Brooks) 3) Folks Who Live On The Hill 4) Don’t Sleep In The Subway 5) The Impossible Dream 6) Radetzky March 7) Jerusalem 8) Leave Right Now 9) Theme From “Moulin Rouge” 10) Never Can Say Goodbye 11) Nessun Dorma 12) A Swingin’ Safari 13) The Candy Man 14) Sleepy Shores 15) The Way We Were 16) The Entertainer (duet with Judy Short) 17) Theme from a Summer Place 18) This Masquerade (duet with Paul Brooks).