Steve Vickers’ Career
Steve Vickers has been an active entertainer in South Australia for forty seven years, starting back in 1971 as a Drummer. Then in 1974, Steve was the drummer for a popular local 60’s style band – ‘Jarvis’. He then went on to become a Rhythm Guitarist for ‘Parallel Lines’ in the early 80’s. He then later fronted one of Adelaide’s most popular tribute bands ‘The Beatmakers’, with their impersonation style tribute to The Beatles. In the early 90’s, Steve embarked on a career as a Disc Jockey and MC working in many of Adelaide’s top night spots as well as many local clubs. During this period he also found time to perform as a solo guitarist. By 1998, he was performing as a solo tribute act to the late John Lennon. His act was a retrospect of John’s later years before his assassination. Following this, he performed in a musical duo – ‘Double Fantasy’, for thirteen and a half years.
To our knowledge, Steve Vickers is the only fully-sequenced solo Bass Guitarist/Vocalist in Adelaide. This is a title that makes him very proud. With his experience and a great mix of foot tapping music, you are guarenteed to have a ball watching him perform.
Steve has had the pleasure of performing with some very well-known local, inter-state and international artists.
- Tony Curtis (The actor)
- Burt Bacharach
- The Baron Nights
- The Bachelors
- Gloria Loring (Days of our lives)
- Denise Drysdale
- Tod Mckenney
- Col Elliott
- Johnny Pace
- Chunky Custard
Steve’s musical career has taken him all over Australia as well as overseas. Performing, not only in high profile venues, but also in smaller, more cosy public venues that puts Steve closer to the people. Where he loves to be.
- Main Stage at The Festival Theatre, Adelaide
- The Hilton International, Adelaide
- Burswood Casino, Perth
- Star City Casino, Sydney
- Adelaide Convention Centre
- Brisbane Convention Centre
- Crown Casino, Melbourne
- The Sheraton Hotel (Auckland, NZ)
Performing a variety of songs from the 50’s through to the 80’s, Steve prides himself on the mix and style of music that he performs and loves so much. Much of his repertoire brings back some countless memories providing a great atmosphere and the chance to help you re-live the years gone by. If you’re looking for a fun, but a mature approach to your next function, then make it one to remember, with an entertainer you won’t forget.
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