Steven Severin

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Steven Severin

English musician, composer, bassist and co-founding member of Siouxsie and the Banshees add

Category: Music

Born in 1955.

Countries: United Kingdom (83%), United States (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Derek Jarman, Arban Severin

Linked to: The Cure, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lumberton Trading Company




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Steven Severin was born in 1955 add something


Musically close enough to the differing Cure and Banshee styles to attract large sections of both sets of fans, the more experimental nature and references to 1960's psychedelia and pop-art attracted a more eclectic audience add something


Siouxsie and the Banshees - Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin met at a Roxy Music concert in September 1975, at a time when glam rock had faded and there was nothing new coming through with which they could identify


Siouxsie and the Banshees - "'Siouxsie and the Banshees"' were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin


In 1982, he produced, and played bass on, the Lydia Lunch EP "The Agony Is the Ecstasy" and in 1983 co-wrote the song "Torment" with Marc Almond on the latter's LP "Torment and Toreros" add something


The album reached number 35 in the UK charts in 1983 and the single "Like an Animal" peaked just outside the UK top 50 add something


This 1989 sensual fantasy film remains unreleased, as it has been refused a certificate on the grounds of blasphemy - the only film so banned by The British Board of Film Classification add something


The origins for this instrumental album were as far back as 1993, when Severin wrote some tracks for Brazilian Theatre Company "Os Satyros" production of Lautremont's "Chants of Maldoror" add something


After the split of Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1996, Severin began a solo career and created his own label "RE" add something


After losing and regaining contact with the group, Severin composed further pieces for the 1998 production "Os Cantos des Maldoror" add something


It premiered at the ICA in the summer of 2000 add something


In 2002, the band reformed with Severin for a dozen dates in the US and the UK. It was announced that the entire Banshees back catalogue was to be re-released with additional tracks in a remastered format add something


Severin returned to composing soundtracks, and in 2003 film director Robert Pratten approached Severin to compose the soundtrack for his first film, a British independent supernatural thriller called "London Voodoo" add something


Edinburgh Film Festival - London Voodoo was followed by a soundtrack for "The Purifiers", the second film feature by Richard Jobson, which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2004 add something


The band's remastered debut album, "The Scream", was released in late 2005, in a deluxe double CD format, featuring some sessions recorded before securing a record deal, as well as the singles released during the same period as the album but not included on the original release add something


A single-disc version of this album was released in mid 2006, together with the second tranche of Banshees re-releases; "Join Hands", "Kaleidoscope" and "Juju" add something


This film score recording was released on 16 October 2006, again under the Subconscious Music label add something


Arban Severin - Arban and Steven Severin's soundtrack for the film "Nature Morte", was released on their Subconscious music label on 16 October 2006


Derek Jarman - Jarman's surviving muse Keith Collins and Siouxsie and the Banshees founder Steven Severin both participated in the making of the film, which had its world premiere at the 2009 Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland, its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London, and its California premiere at the 2010 Frameline International Film Festival in San Francisco


In 2010 Severin released his debut album for Cold Spring titled "Blood of a Poet" add something


Severin would be performing it live during all the year 2012 add something


In March 2017, he released a 6-track album "The Vril Harmonies" add something