Born in 1957, Steve has lived in and around east London all his life. After finally leaving school in 1972 with no qualifications whatsoever, Steve had a variety of jobs in supermarkets and warehouses. In 1978, Steve met a few people that would change everything, Iron Maiden. He became a roadie for the band, and travelled the world until 1984, when he left the band and worked as a stage hand in London.
After various other tours and doing some of the oddest things that came under the music banner, Steve quit the business in 1995, when he was offered a job with Royal Mail, and eventually retired in 2016 to pursue a career in writing. Steve has six children and six grandchildren, and he currently lives in Romford, Essex with his wife Sharron.