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Steve’s first public appearance, during Folk Night at the Black Horse Public House, near the family home. While studying at Hammersmith Art College (now the Chelsea College of Art & Design), he begins to make frequent appearances at the campus pub and at folk clubs in nearby Soho. Although painting and cartooning will remain a lifelong passion, Steve leaves the art college before graduation and devotes himself to music. Equally moved by musical theatre, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, jazz, and blues artists (particularly Leadbelly and Muddy Waters) he begins writing his own songs.