Steve Wickham is recognised as Ireland’s premier rock fiddler since the mid-1980s. His distinctive playing has been a major contribution to the Waterboys groundbreaking records over the years.
Steve became a member of The Waterboys in 1985 shortly after playing on their seminal album “This is The Sea”. Wickham continues to tour and record with Mike Scott and The Waterboys Steve has recorded and performed with U2, Elvis Costello, Sinead O’Connor, Bob Dylan, Sharon Shannon and many other artists in the worlds of rock and traditional folk music.
Wickham made his recording debut with U2 on their break through album, War, playing on “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Drowning Man” in 1982. Writing songs and music has always been part of his musical life. He continues to explore new musical territory composing for Film and Theatre
and other eclectic projects. For example a crossover suite of music with Sligo Baroque Orchestra and Congolese soukous band ‘Tropicana Musica’.
He also writes and records with world music group NoCrows. The ‘Crows’ have made many recordings and continue to tour extensively Steve composed the scores for Tom Mc Intyre’s plays for the Abbey Theatre ‘The Midnight Court’ and ‘Caoineadh Art O’ Laoghaire’. He also collaborated with Michael Harding on his plays ‘Bog Dances’ and ‘Sleeping a Lovesong’.
Wickham scored the Music for Johnny Gogan’s Film about Hubert Butler ‘Witness to the Future’ the documentary ‘Prisoners of the Moon’ and the Documentary ‘Groundswell’. An electric violinist, songwriter and composer, Wickham is an award winning Irish artist.
Steve’s website is www.stevewickham.ie