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Hunter, Steve (Stephen John Aterall)

Hunter, Steve [Stephen John Aterall], bass; b. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, 25 June 1960. He migrated to Australia at age 15. His mother, Valerie Pamela Atherall (b. 1939), was born in London. His father, John Brian Roger Atherall (b. 1937), was born in Kent. He has four siblings, David Anthony Hunter (born Atherall), 1961, Michael Robert Hunter  (born Atherall), 1962, Alison Joy Hunter  (born Atherall), 1963, and Joanne Elizabeth Hunter, 1971, all born in Tunbridge Wells Kent, England.

He's self-taught except for one private lesson with John Pattitucci and one lesson with Jeff Berlin both in 1987.

He has two children, a girl and a boy born 13/06/1986 and 17/03/1992 respectively.

Recordings:
Visa (1986); Homebase (1988); Night People (1994); Nine Lives (1999); Local World (2001); Playdiem: Playdiem (1993); Tree: Tree (1996), Love & Logic (1998); Hong Kong Meeting: Hong Kong Meeting (2001)

As sideperson:
Indra Lesmana: No Standing (1983); Guy Le Claire: Guy Le Claire (1990); Bubeca: Africa Island (1992); Robyne Dunn: Spindrift (1997); Guy Strazzullo Trio: The Riddle (1997), Blue Phoenix (1999); Peter Dickson: Talking to God (2000); Robyne Dunn: Live at the Basement (2000); Dale Barlow: Where we Live (2000); Dwiki Dharmawan: Nuansa (2001); Robyne Dunn: Songs From the Belfry (2002); Various artists: Jazzology II (1997), Jazzology III (1998, 1999); Wangarratta Festival of Jazz 2000 (2000); The Melbourne Jazz Festival 2001 (2001)

Radio and television broadcasts:
3PBS Melbourne Radio special on Jaco Pastorious including Hunter's music;
ABC Radio:      Jim McLeod's JazzTrack (live to air), The Steve Hunter Group, "Local World" (S.H quintet), "Tree" (trio Kevin Hunt, S.H., David Jones), Guy Strazzullo group;
Radio National: Live on Stage, Robyne Dunn, Andrew Ford's The Music Show, Steve Hunter solo bass;
Ray Martin T.V. Show: Robyne Archer, Robyne Dunn;
Bass Workshop Video: as presenter and clinician;
Bass Strait Instructional Video: as clinician and composer

Film and television soundtracks:
"Labour of Love" documentary on natural childbirth - composer and musician
"Late Night Oz" TV show - theme music - composer and musician
"Heart of Fire"- theme music for Paralympics - musician
"TWT" TV News / current affairs program - musician

Unissued recordings
1982 to the present - Various private tapes in various parts of the world - Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia and U.S.

Bibliography:
Articles in:
Australian Jazz Blues Magazine
Jazz Magazine
Global Bass Magazine
Sonics Magazine
Drum Media
Chaos Music
All About Jazz
Sydney Morning Herald
Australian Financial Review
The Telegraph
The Melbourne Age
Newcastle Post
Glebe and Western Weekly
24 Hours Magazine
Liquid Magazine
Beat Magazine
Cyber Jazz

Websites:
http://www.stevehuntermusic.com
http://www.chaosmusic.com/shop/artist.asp?artistID=55057
http://www.globalbass.com/archives/june2001/steve_hunter.htm
http://www.cdnetportugal.com/News.asp?Ver=240702160032
http://www.cyber-jazz.com/default.cfm?page=1677
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/articles/down1002.htm (interview and review on same page)

Awards:
Australian Jazz Action Society composition competition (1987 and 1994)
Several ARIA Award nominations (final 5) for "Best Jazz Album
APRA Award nomination(final 5) for "Most Played Jazz Composition "titled "Reason"
APRA Award winning song titled "Mandela" by Guy Strazzullo - featured soloist

Contact information:
Website: http://www.stevehuntermusic.com
Email: admin@stevehuntermusic.com

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