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|Occupations||Composer, Musician, Arranger|
|Associated acts||Michael Nyman Band|
Renowned arranger and composer Steve Sidwell has featured on numerous albums, television shows, advertising campaigns and films with his distinctive and innovative orchestrations and compositions.
Television commissions include the composition of "Elements & Motion" for the 79th Academy Awards with the Hollywood SFX Chorale, which received an Emmy nomination. Other credits include Robbie Williams Live at the Albert, The Robbie Williams TV Special, Children In Need Rocks The Albert Hall, the BBC Olympic Handover Concert, Victoria Wood’s Christmas Special, Victoria’s Empire, Chris Moyles' Big Quiz Night, Ant & Dec’s Christmas Show and the opening of The Dubai World Cup.
Advertising campaigns include the award winning Honda Choir (in which Steve is the feature conductor), Stella 4%, M&S Christmas featuring Dame Shirley Bassey, Virgin Holidays featuring Charlotte Church, Nokia Navigator, Heineken, Orange, Bounty, Dulux, Lotto, Walkers, McDonalds, Supernoodles, Coca Cola, Capital Radio and Guinness.
Theatre credits include orchestrating the West End smash hit show We Will Rock You, Our House and Daddy Cool. Other theatrical credits include Viva La Diva with Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins, Dancing On Ice Live Tour and Katherine Jenkins’ acclaimed Believe Tour.
Steve has also contributed to film including tracks for Baz Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge and Romeo & Juliet, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Teachers Pet, Spongebob Squarepants, Finding Nemo, Mona Lisa Smile, and 101 Dalmatians 2.
Album credits include the orchestration and conducting of Robbie Williams’ multi-platinum selling album Swing When You're Winning. Recent projects include recordings with Sarah Brightman and the LSO, Paul Young, Jeff Beck, Seal, Dame Shirley Bassey, Kerry Ellis and Paul Carrack.
Steve has also performed professionally with many international artists including George Michael, Amy Winehouse, Snow Patrol, Lily Allen, Cheryl Cole, Muse, Dizzy Rascal, Mika, Take That, Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, Tom Jones, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Mark Knopfler, The Feeling, McFly, Will Young, Bryan Ferry, Joss Stone, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, The Who, Ian Dury, Wet Wet Wet, Charlie Watts, Henry Mancini, Michael Nyman, Todd Rundgren, The Metropole Orchestra and Joan Armatrading.
Steve Sidwell also conducted the score for Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade, the daily parade at Disneyland Paris which was the centrepiece of the resort's 15 year anniversary in 2007. The music was performed by the 100-strong Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, and is a "little bit jazzy" in its style.
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