NAME: STEPHEN BURROWS
D:O:B: SOMETIME IN DECEMBER WHEN IT WAS COLD WET AND MISERABLE
BIRTHPLACE: DEEPEST DARKEST CORNWALL, SOMEWHERE DOWN A BIG HOLE EATIN' A PASTY
A Sexton by trade or a turkey plucker come Christmas Stephen has a wide a varied interest in life in general and his entry into music was no different. As a child his first record was David Bowie's "The laughing Gnome" (give us a minute to stop laughing ourselves here) Thankfully his parents were on hand to steer his musical tastes in a better direction.
Stephen recalls Rock 'n' Roll being constantly played at home which initially got him hooked.
aged 14, whilst laying in a hospital bed recovering from an ear op ( cue the tone deaf jokes lol ), he stumbled across top of the pops where a trio from America appeared. that band was Stray Cats the song was Runaway Boys thus sparking his love affair with the Double Bass and of course that Rockabilly slap bass sound.
aged 17 he bought his first double bass but struggled to teach himself and lost heart. A few years later Stephen acquired the desired lessons from Kingbeats Bass Player, Lenny Harris, this led to the formation of his first band "The Fairmont Flyers" with Kevin Hammil (rhythm guitar) and Pete |Crowley (lead guitar). Upon leaving the band in 92 he took a sabatical from playing for a couple of years until being asked to join a local hillbilly band "Hicks From The Sticks" but this was short lived and it wasnt until 15 years later that local blues band " Me & The Devil" sparked his interest once more.
In 2011 Stephen picked up the bass once more, joining the afore mentioned band from there Stephen has played for a few different bands, including The Black Diamonds, Play it Cool, and The Crazy Combo.
2020 saw the start of a new project in which he could explore another side of his vast interest in the music he loves - The Rhythm Hepcats _ as the founding member orchestrating the coming together of the musicians before you today.
Stephen, to this day, enjoys a wide variety of music from the sub genres of the scene from Blues and Rockabilly to Rock n Roll and Psychobilly. he is a breath of fresh air enjoying what he enjoys no matter where it stems from.