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Steve Tyler is a hurdy gurdy player equally at home with medieval or traditional music or modern compositions. Also medieval costumed work.
Newton Abbot
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Steve co-founded medieval music band Misericordia with Anne Marie Summers in 1994, together winning the duet competition at St. Chartier festival 1999 in France, and joined Katy Marchant in Daughters of Elvin in 2001. He is well known for his inventive and rhythmic playing of the hurdy gurdy and has performed with such diverse artistes as English folk singer Jackie Oates, German industrial/electronic musician F.M.Einheit and South African puppeteer John Roberts; also performed or recorded with singer/harpist Hattie Webb, folk singer Jim Causley, Jon Swayne and Becky Price, The Wendigo, Angles and folk singer/guitarist Andy Clarke. He has played for theatrical productions at Shakespeare’s Globe, most recently for John Milton’s Comus in 2016 and The Secret Theatre in 2017, both in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. He is currently working on dark multitrack music mixing hurdy gurdies with dulcimer, reed organ and diverse instruments, inspired by patterns in nature, mathematics and the imagination.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Early music, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Folk, Experimental
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Arranger, Composer, Fluent improviser
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From customers:

Paul J, 9 years ago

Steve Tyler is blessed with virtuosic technique and imagination. He is amongst the best hurdy gurdy players on the European scene.

D'Accord!, E, 2 years ago

Many thanks to you for a fabulous set of tunes for dancing on Saturday night...you sounded great