Steve Martin is an award winning composer of music for film and TV with a successful 30 year career.
Steve is well known for writing and producing music in many different genres.
This is a selection of music he has made in Vintage styles.
A special thanks to Henrik Wikström and Mats Schubert who have collaborated on so many great tracks with Steve.
In the studio with Smartsongs.
Steve started his musical career at school, forming a band at the age of 14. After leaving school he got a job as an assistant sound engineer at CTS studios in London and worked on films such as: Let It Be, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Lindsay Anderson’s If and Husbands with John Cassavetes.
In the mid-70s he played in various bands in Germany before moving to Sweden where he settled down and started a music production company. During the next 10 years Steve established himself as one of the top composers for advertising and TV production in Scandinavia. Amongst his credits are commercials for: H&M, Carlsberg, Ecco shoes, Coca Cola, SAAB, Volvo, Läkerol, Åhlens, Ikea, Cadburys and Pripps as well as TV drama and entertainment series for: SVT, TV3, TV4 & DR.
He was one of the founders of the MATCH PRODUCTION MUSIC label which as part of the UNIVERSAL GROUP is still one of the leading suppliers of music to television, video & radio producers all around the globe. Steve moved to London where he continued to compose/produce for Match Music and to work on special commissions like the 5.40 ITN News theme. In 2008, ‘London The Musical’ premiered in Stockholm featuring music by Steve.
These days Steve splits his time between Europe and his home in Antigua where he writes and produces for ADDICTIVE TRACKS, a new production music label created by Steve in 2014. Sensing the need for high quality, customisable music Addictive is one of very few labels worldwide to offer Stems for every single track allowing editors to customise the music to perfectly fit their pictures.
Over the years Steve’s music has been included in countless international TV & film productions. Here are just a few:
Friends, Neighbours, Cold Feet, Coronation Street, Cosby Show, Hollyoaks, ITN News, CNN, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Very Graham Norton, Late Show With David Letterman, American Idol, Eurotrash, Saturday Night Live, Smack The Pony, American Journal, Blind Date, Access Hollywood, 60 Minutes, Shirley Valentine, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Ladybird Ladybird, Frankie’s House, The Jacqueline Susanne Story, Seaquest, Law & Order, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Birds of A Feather, Father Ted, Little Britain, Thin Blue Line, Bargain Hunt, Trading Up, Escape To The Country, Live & Kicking, Masterchef, The Price Is Right (France), Homes Under The Hammer, Richard & Judy, GMTV, Wifeswap, Come Dine With Me, What Not To Wear, Fear Factor, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wild At Heart, Miss Congeniality 2, Taken 2, The Wedding Video, Inbetweeners Movie, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The One Show, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The World Series (USA Baseball), Midsomer Murders, Torchwood, Tanked, Hairy Bikers, Art Attack, Flog It, Svenska Hollywood Fruar (Sweden), Doctors, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Antiques Roadshow, Wife Swap USA, Jamie Oliver.
Schnapps Fenders & Flares
For the past 30 years Steve has been a successful composer of music for TV and film all around the world. In the mid-70s he toured Europe with several bands, one of which this autobiographical story is based on.
In 1972 two young musicians from Slough are invited to join an international dance band touring West Germany. Schnapps Fenders & Flares is the hilarious account of their adventures during a ten month period.
The journey takes us from US air bases at the time of the Vietnam war as the band are variously presented as the fighting Irish, saucy French females and a black soul band to some of Europe’s most exclusive nightclubs.
From gritty industrial cities in the north via picturesque wine villages on the Rhine to the Bavarian alps and Munich during the Olympics, it’s a coming of age story as the boys learn very quickly about the seedier side of the entertainment business. It’s also a nostalgic look at Germany of the early 1970s and the musical soundtrack of that era.