Steve Pretty is the bandleader of Hackney Colliery Band, as well as a HotHouse composer and brass arranger. This week, Steve and HCB curate ‘a diverse mix of music, performance, chat and more’ at Wilton’s Music Hall (well loved film location). He has also previously curated previous Wilton’s solo show ”Origin of the Pieces’, which combined a unique mix of music technology and innovation. Steve’s passion for collaboration made him irresistible to the HotHouse composer agency. Steve Pretty and HCB will collaborate with guests across the week including Mark Thomas, Grace Petrie, The Last Skeptik, Dizraeli, Danny Keane, Nicole Cassandra Smit, and Howard Read.
Steve’s ongoing other work includes Musical Director at Shakespeare’s Globe (2019-present), and composed and MDed Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince’s live shows at the Royal Albert Hall and Hammersmith Apollo since 2013, which has included working with everyone from Apollo astronauts to The Cure, and often incorporated unusual music technology including laser harps and remotely-triggered robot timpani. Commissions include Royal Albert Hall (Sea Shambles, 2020), Wilton’s Music Hall (Music 4All, 2020) and Imperial War Museum (2018).
Following their eclectic audiovisual Barbican Hall show in 2019, Hackney Colliery Band have been much celebrated for ‘reinventing the brass band format for the 21st century’ (Times). The band return to Wilton’s for a unique collision of music and performance. Tickets for Steve Pretty’s residency at Wilton’s are available here.
Hackney Colliery Band’s new track Flood features the combined vocal talents of Yvette Riby-Williams, Selena Seballo and Joanna Christie.
Watch Steve introduce his work as a composer for Film, TV and immersive experience.