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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

Steven Wilson (born Steven John Wilson on November 3, 1967, in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England) is a self-taught producer, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. Under his own name, Wilson has released a series of singles, titled Cover Version (released between 2003 and 2010; released as a compilation in 2014), and the albums Insurgentes (2008), Grace for Drowning (2011), The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) (2013) and Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015). Wilson’s solo projects can also be found attributed to monikers of his, such as Bass Communion and Incredible Expanding Mindfuck.

He is perhaps best known as the frontman for progressive rock band, Porcupine Tree, for whom he was the sole member during the 1980s and early 1990s. His projects are numerous however, including collaboration with Aviv Geffen as Blackfield; a long-running partnership with Tim Bowness, known as No-Man; teaming up with Dirk Serries in Continuum; as well as a joint album with Opeth’s frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt in Storm Corrosion.

Wilson employs synthesizers and programmed music along with live instruments to create a unique atmosphere for each song he works on, including otherwise-simple pop tunes. In addition to his prolific musical output, Steven has crafted a reputation for the high production quality of his music, and has undertaken production duties with such high-profile artists as Opeth, Dream Theater, Jim Matheos of Fates Warning, Anathema, Orphaned Land, Marillion, Fish, Pendulum, Yoko Ono, and friend Robert Fripp. He is also part way through remixing the albums of King Crimson and other classic artists’ back catalogues into surround sound and new stereo mixes.


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  • DDevilized

    Wow. What a humble guy. Even showed me his signed rectum! <3

    27 Jun 8:21pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR


    26 Jun 8:28am Reply
  • neiker234

    Hand. Cannot. Erase is fucking gorgeous!

    25 Jun 3:16pm Reply
  • Dogger_Dog


    25 Jun 3:13pm Reply
  • Kitten-of-love

    Steven please sign my ipod! <3

    25 Jun 1:52pm Reply
  • highonfaleros

    Went for his gig in Vancouver last weekend, met him and hung out with the whole band. Wow. What a humble guy. Even gave me his signed plectrum! <3

    25 Jun 7:42am Reply
  • Kitten-of-love

    vvvv After playing that song, SW spent one hour whining about how destructive society is nowadays, and then he also said "if I see you filming I will get off the stage and smash your f***in' cameras"

    23 Jun 7:45pm Reply
  • lewwatt

    [CREDIT CARD NUMBER] Why am nike shoes1

    23 Jun 4:11pm Reply
  • shivaki07

    POLISH REVIEW Wywiad-rzeka ze Stevenem Wilsonem – o nowej płycie, o karierze muzyki, o życiowej filozofii, kontaktach z fanami i planach na przyszłość. #breakthroughofthoughts #przełommyśli #stevenwilson #handcannoterase

    23 Jun 8:36am Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    v Also, eating meat is not prog enough.

    23 Jun 4:18am Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    vv He also said was causing the downfall of society and stop downloading torrents "you little shitheads I don't steal your stuff so don't steal mine" and he also said Blackfield was an experiment and that "joke's on you morons!" and then he played Hand Cannot Erase

    23 Jun 2:34am Reply
  • Kitten-of-love

    Steven is a faggot anyway, it's not surprising he prefers shoegayz over manly rawk bands.

    22 Jun 9:59pm Reply
  • onthewall2983

    D_D: I'm not too sure they could have been very palatable to mainstream American tastes anyway. But good on SW for saying that anyway. I like Pearl Jam myself, but I can understand any antipathy towards American alternative music he might have since it was so mainstreamed by the end of the 90's.

    22 Jun 7:34pm Reply
  • dupiruka

    SW at Wiltern Theatre, LA.

    22 Jun 7:01pm Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    vvv In Boulder he said it was because of those "rotten Seattle bands" that shoegaze didn't take off in the US. I think allusions to his rip on Pearl Jam in FoaBP are pretty solid. He hates grunge.

    22 Jun 6:24pm Reply
  • AniShelly

    Fantastic show in LA ♥ Hope to see him again!

    19 Jun 10:49pm Reply
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  • onthewall2983

    I don't know if he's lectured that point to the European audiences, but practically nobody knows what shoegaze is in America. And it wasn't really being hyped at the time either. Catherine Wheel or Slowdive might have gotten some play on college radio, or a spot on 120 Minutes but that's about it. No mainstream press at all either.

    19 Jun 9:45pm Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    V More like shoegayz, amirite guize

    18 Jun 11:10am Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    But he kept saying shoegazeR and lectured the audience about the genre like nobody ever heard about it. And Harmony Korine being shoegaze, well, if that was his intention he kind of failed with that.

    17 Jun 6:30am Reply
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