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Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 12 Feb 2018, 09:14
by stonecoldbass
This Player Profile episode features a bona fide Aussie bass LEGEND - Steve Hunter!
I caught up with Steve early January when I was doing some gigs in Sydney but it was somewhat last minute, hence the low audio quality, sorry!
Anyone who's heard or seen Steve play knows what an absolute powerhouse of a musician he is, but my respect for the man runs deeper than just musical prowess. His unwavering devotion to writing and performing his own music has resulted in a string of 9 solo albums, packed with all kinds of musical accomplishments, and is testament to following your dream.
I present to you Sydney's own, Steve Hunter:

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 12 Feb 2018, 18:43
by NotTheFish
Nice interview Craig. I have a few of Steve's CD's here so it is good to learn a bit about the man behind them. I think I will put on Night People tonight :-)

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 08:45
by slowlearner
What a monster player he is, but so approachable. In the early 90s I saw him play "Waltzing Matilda" solo at AIM in Sydney. Couldn't believe what I was hearing. Thanks for another great interview. :)


Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 07:37
by stonecoldbass
Yeah the man has some serious chops and knows how to use them!

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 13:35
by Classic5
Note to self......."must must must watch when I get home tonight." You're a legend Craig, as is Steve :notworthy:

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 19:16
by stonecoldbass
Man it really is my pleasure to bring all these bass player stories to you guys! As long as you keep listening and watching, I'll keep making them!
Thanks :)
Classic5 wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 13:35
Note to self......."must must must watch when I get home tonight." You're a legend Craig, as is Steve :notworthy:

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 19:25
by NotTheFish
I listened to Night People last night and I have to say the words of a certain Aussie music guru with a large hat "do yourself a favour and check it out". If you like the sound of an electric bass then you will love this album. It is what I would describe as dark in mood but has wonderful depth of feeling and tone. The better your stereo system the better this will sound. For large parts of the CD it is just a single bass playing wonderful chords and melodies like the Waltzing Matilda track above. It never feels overplayed or overdone. I am not one for bass solos etc. This is music.

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 20:10
by Classic5
stonecoldbass wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 19:16
Man it really is my pleasure to bring all these bass player stories to you guys! As long as you keep listening and watching, I'll keep making them!
Thanks :)
Classic5 wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 13:35
Note to self......."must must must watch when I get home tonight." You're a legend Craig, as is Steve :notworthy:
Just watched it all. Thanks so much for bringing that to us Craig. Thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational :clap:

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 15 Feb 2018, 13:27
by aphekgreg
stonecoldbass wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 07:37
Yeah the man has some serious chops and knows how to use them!
He does, which is a rare thing.

I recorded him twice for an album, at my original studio in Sydney. Very tasteful and a great guy. Didn't overplay once, where he certainly could have. I remember suggesting he didn't take a solo on one of the pieces, which Steve agreed with. It just wasn't needed. I wonder how many people can say they did that. :shrug: Don't worry, the rest of the pieces had bass solos.

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 16 Feb 2018, 11:17
by stonecoldbass
Wow great insight! Where can we hear this album??
aphekgreg wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 13:27
stonecoldbass wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 07:37
Yeah the man has some serious chops and knows how to use them!
He does, which is a rare thing.

I recorded him twice for an album, at my original studio in Sydney. Very tasteful and a great guy. Didn't overplay once, where he certainly could have. I remember suggesting he didn't take a solo on one of the pieces, which Steve agreed with. It just wasn't needed. I wonder how many people can say they did that. :shrug: Don't worry, the rest of the pieces had bass solos.

Re: Steve Hunter Interview!

Posted: 16 Feb 2018, 13:49
by aphekgreg
stonecoldbass wrote:
16 Feb 2018, 11:17
Wow great insight! Where can we hear this album??
aphekgreg wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 13:27
stonecoldbass wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 07:37
Yeah the man has some serious chops and knows how to use them!
He does, which is a rare thing.

I recorded him twice for an album, at my original studio in Sydney. Very tasteful and a great guy. Didn't overplay once, where he certainly could have. I remember suggesting he didn't take a solo on one of the pieces, which Steve agreed with. It just wasn't needed. I wonder how many people can say they did that. :shrug: Don't worry, the rest of the pieces had bass solos.
I'm not sure actually. The composer/guitarist's name is Leon Stenning. I have a copy on CD, but not sure if it ever got a proper release. I seem to recall it was being made for ABC radio and Leon was going to the UK, not long after the sessions. It was Leon and Steve, with Nic Cecile on drums.