Papa Steve runs Downbeat Melody Sound in Bristol UK, for the last ten years. His passion for reggae developed in the 70s when he began going to blues dances in South London and built his first sound, Sir Messenger. For awhile Steve lost contact with reggae, then some years later around ’91 his interest was rekindled and he has been hooked ever since.
He has been deejaying for over 20 years and plays across the UK regularly, including collaboration sessions with Frankie Dread from Roots Factory. He also ran a much loved Saturday morning radio show on Passion Radio Bristol.
Steve says ‘When you get a feeling for reggae music you have to go out with the old seven inch discs and express yourself through the music, it’s what I do, I can’t help myself!’.