Glynde place, east sussex 4-6th July 2025
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Steven Bamidele is a London-based singer, songwriter, and producer. Born in Nigeria, he spent
his formative years in Suffolk, before moving to Brighton. This upbringing is reflected in his lyrics,
which often explore themes of racial identity, family, and self-reflection. With influences ranging
from Marvin Gaye and Radiohead to Lianne La Havas and Solange, Steven crafts his own unique
and intricate sound, combining synth textures, syncopated beats, and reverb-drenched falsetto
to create psychedelic forward-thinking soul.
With fond memories of his early childhood, Steven’s move to the predominantly white county of
Suffolk led him to experience paradoxical feelings around his mixed-race heritage. He
explains, “there were very few people of colour and because of this I felt like I stuck out, as if a
spotlight was on me. However, simultaneously, I felt invisible.” Steven adopted his mum’s unused
acoustic guitar and began teaching himself Green Day and Fall Out Boy songs. Eventually, he
found solace and comfort in music as a creative output, especially in his most introverted and
lonely moments. As time went on, he joined various bands at school and played in the worship
band at his church, all of which built his live performance skills and musical language. In 2011,
after discovering James Blake, Modeselekor and the creative potential of electronic music, Steven
began to pair his introspective style of song writing with production styles rooted in curiosity and
exploration

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