Steve Rispin

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Steve Rispin work log so far...

Winter 2022

On tour with Steve Hackett in Italy, the US & Canada. (Tech for Craig Blundell and Jonas Reingold).

Autumn 2022

Supporting Steve Hackett on UK Tour (Tech for Craig Blundell and Jonas Reingold).

August 2022

Supporting Lifesigns on their UK Tour.

June 2022

On UK tour with Yes as Keyboard tech for Geoff Downes.

May 2022

Lifesigns : Cruise To The Edge but also ended up doing a couple of shows for Simon Phillips!

April 2022

Supporting Lifesigns on their UK Tour.

March 2022

Steve Hackett Seconds Out tour of Europe as tech for Craig Blundell and Jonas Reingold.

November 2021

In the studio with Gary Moat, tracking for the third Burnt Out Wreck album. Off to Scandinavia with Steve Hackett, then Lifesigns tour the UK.

October 2021

Steve Hackett Seconds Out tour of the UK.

September 2021

Got a call from Steve Hackett’s management. Can I help out with Craig Blundell and Jonas Reingold on the UK tour? Well of course!

I’m not generally known as a Drumtech, but I’ve done a fair bit, including Carl Palmer and Dylan Howe live, and loads of studio work.

September 2021

Prep for the November Lifesigns shows starts

July 2021

Working with Geoff Downes on a rock project... TBA

May 2021

Mix of “Going to California” for Inzeption

Feb 2021

Lifesigns album ‘Altitude’ is released. Four Asia albums remastered for BMG

Jan 2021

Lifesigns – mastering with Robbie Bronnimann.

Oct - Dec 2020

Yes Tour of USA/Canada- cancelled. Watch this space for more cancellations near you! Lifesigns Altitude album is looking great though!

July - Sept 2020

Festivals UK – Cancelled. Lifesigns sessions for ‘Altitude’ instead.

May - June 2020

Yes Tour of EU/ UK – cancelled. Liscombe Park Studios finally closed.

March - April 2020

Rehearsals at Clair Bros, 6 shows on the E coast, then Cruise To the Edge! - Cancelled

June-July 2019

Yes “Royal Affair” Tour of North America, featuring Yes, Asia, John Lodge, Carl Palmer band.

May 2019

Chris Norman!

April 2019

Back in the studio again! – A second album with Burnt Out Wreck, crazy schedule but sounding very good! Also Drum, Bass and Guitar tracks for Paradise9 – old friends back for the fourth time.

March 2019

Lifesigns Tour of Germany, plus Boerderij!

February 2019

Cruise to the Edge-Yes, Yes50th Anniversary tour of Japan. Looking after keyboards for Geoff Downes.

December 2018

Finish off mixing for Bernie and Dale. Never The Bride Xmas show

November 2018

Lifesigns shows - Hull, South Shields, Kinross, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oxford, Tavistock, Guildford, Swindon.

October 2018

SpokenWord recording with Terry Carter from Battlestar Galactica. Monitors for Bonnie Tyler in Katowice. Mixing Album for Bernie Shaw and Dale Collins.

September 2018

FOH for Roger Chapman at Werner festival, Kiel.

Lifesigns shows- Milton Keynes, London, Southampton, Bilston, Manchester,

Showcase for Downes-Braide Association at Trading Boundaries

May-August 2018

Lifesigns – Trading Boundaries, Talking Heads

Yes 50th Anniversary Tour of North America

Looking after keyboards for Geoff Downes.

April 2018

Ben Portsmouth – Elvis tour of Ireland

February 2018

Cruise to the Edge- Yes and Lifesigns

Ben Portsmouth- Elvis Shows

March 2018

Yes 50th Anniversary- British tour

Looking after keyboards for Geoff Downes.

January 2018

Roger Chapman shows, Lifesigns rehearsals

November- December 2017

Ben Portsmouth - Elvis

October 2017

 Chris Norman Russian Tour

August-September 2017

 Yestival North American Tour, with Yes

July 2017

Walled Garden Festival, Brightling    Park, Silverstone Classic.

June 2017

Lifesigns Cardington Mixing

May 2017

John Lawton vocal sessions.

April 2017

Lifesigns Cardington sessions

March 2017

Ben Portsmouth

February 2017

Ben Portsmouth, Lifesigns, John Wetton’s Funeral


January 2017  

Lifesigns Guitars, Hekz drums

December 2106

Family at Shepherds Bush Empire, Never the Bride Xmas party, Greg Lake’s Funeral

November 2016

Ben Portsmouth, Lifesigns

October 2016

Hekz backing tracks, Lifesigns sessions

September 2016

Burnt out Wreck mixing, Ben Portsmouth Tour

August 2016

 Burnt Out Wreck sessions with Gary Moat, Carl Palmer at Cambridge Rock Festival

July 2016

Lifesigns supporting Marillion through Germany, Loreley Festival, Silverstone Classic

June 2016

Ben Portsmouth in Ireland. Lifesigns at Trading Boundaries

April 2016

Vocals for Alan Simon /Excalibur

March 2016

Mixing Asia Symfonia, live in Plovdiv, with Niko Tsonev.

February 2016

Ben Portsmouth, John Lawton vocals for Lucifer’s Friend album

January 2016 Ben Portsmouth tour

On the road again!

December 2015

Lifesigns UK tour

November 2015

Lifesigns on the Cruise to the Edge, Miami, Florida

October 2015

Ben Portsmouth, The Skys in Vilnius, Bogus Brothers in Croatia

September 2015

Harley Davidson European Bike Week, at Faak am See, Austria, then straight into the Ben Portsmouth British tour.

August 2015

Rye Jazz Festival, plus finishing the Lifesigns DVD

July 2015

Supporting The Walled Garden Festival, at Brightling Park, E Sussex, followed by The Silverstone Classic 2015

June 2015 - All Sorts

The last month of Liscombe Park Studio, due to the landowner relocating. Carl Palmer Working Live volume 4, Inglorious and The Sky’s finishing off.

Live with the Bogus Brothers for Ernst and Young,  in Monte Carlo.

Also Hey!Hello! And LoveZombies at Download Festival,

And Harley Davidson 31st HOG rally, Jerez, Spain. Busy!

May 2015 The Skys

A week in Vilnius recording the new album - a 20 years retrospective from Lithuanian classic/prog rock band The Skys.

May 2015 – Lifesigns

Mixing the audio for the new DVD!

April 2015 in the studio with Nathan James. Inglorious!

Fantastic new album from Nathan James.

March 2015 – Lifesigns

Live in Europe!
Zoetermeer, Verviers and Port Zeelande

March 2015 – Steven Wilson Band

Rehearsals for Hand. Cannot. Erase. European tour

Feb-March 2015 – Carl Palmer

20 date tour of UK, with Strawbs and Martin Turner.

Feb 2015 - UK Rehearsals

With Eddie Jobson, John Wetton.

Jan 2015 – Lifesigns DVD shoot, At Under the Bridge, Chelsea FC.

A great 2-day shoot, directed by the Shamasien Brothers

Jan 2015 Tim Jones blues band

New album very well received for acclaimed blues guitarist Tim Jones.

Dec 2014 Lifesigns DVD fully Financed!

The DVD pledge campaign is now complete!
All we have to do now is make it!

Nov 2014 Lifesigns Live Dates

Club shows throughout the land, and the DVD pledge campaign is looking close to complete!

Oct 2014 Asia Gravitas Tour

The UK leg of ASIA's 2014 Gravitas World Tour, where the band took to the road and introduced its newest member, guitarist Sam Coulson.

Sept 2014 Lifesigns Tour

Wales, England, Holland…strength to strength!

Sept 2014 European Bike Week- Harley Davidson Main Stage

Back to Faak am See! Another 5-day band bonanza, including The Jones Gang, Deborah Bonham, Jim Stapley..

August 2014 Chris Norman

A smattering of European festival dates with the one time lead singer of Smokie.

July 2014 Silverstone Classic

This time Bonnie Tyler and Canned Heat headlining

June 2014 Harley Davidson Croatia

The 30th HOG rally went off in style, in Biograd, Croatia. Steve at FoH once again.

June 2014 Hekz Caerus

Backing tracks for Hekz’ new album "Caerus"

March 2014 Sound of Contact

U.S. tour, Cruise to the Edge, European Tour….all cancelled….

March 2014 Lifesigns Cruise to the Edge

Hugely successful American debut for Lifesigns. Voted ‘Sound of the Cruise’, along with Steve Hackett and Marillion.

Feb 2014 Carl Palmer UK tour!

20 shows round Britain with Carl Palmer' Twist of the Wrist tour

Jan 2014 Uriah Heep

Still in the Studio! Uriah Heep – the Outsider tracking sessions, with Mike Paxman producing.

Sept 2013 – European Bike Week- Harley Davidson Main Stage

The Anniversary year comes to a close with the biggest bike festival in Europe. Steve in charge of the main stage once again, for this 5-day music party.

Sept 13 Asia Recordings

Back in Liscombe Park Studios for the Asia Gravitas tracking sessions.

A return to the races for a superb weekend – Steve running Front of House for the 3-day event, headlined by the Hollies this time.

A return to the races for a superb weekend – Steve running Front of House for the 3-day event, headlined by the Hollies this time.

June 2013 – Harley Davidson 110th anniversary festival, Ostia, Rome, Italy

Once again Steve was in charge of sound on the Main Stage -7 years running, now!
Stars featured for this extra special event included Bonnie Tyler and Mike and the Mechanics headlining a 5-day bill.

April/May 2013 – Carl Palmer Band Tour of USA/Canada and Latin America

Steve joined Carl’s “Twist of the Wrist” tour for the US leg, handling sound and general crew duties for the tour. Steve has worked with Carl for a number of years, notably with Asia, who have recorded several albums at Liscombe. Steve has also handled front of house sound duties for Asia on all their recent world tours.

March 2013 – “Cruise to the Edge” with Yes

March 2013 – Billed as more than a concert cruise, this is an interactive experience with some of the giants of Progressive Rock. The liner Poesia sailed around Grand Cayman and Jamaica with YES, Steve Hackett, UK, Carl Palmer Band, Tangerine Dream, Saga, Nektar, Zebra, Glass Hammer, IOEarth, and Heavy Mellow. Steve handled sound engineering for Carl Palmer, and also (on the previous Moody Cruise), for Greg Lake.

February 2013 – Family Reunion

Steve handled sound for the reunion concert of Roger Chapman’s Family at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London in February. Family, whose hits in the early 70’s included The Weaver’s Answer, Burlesque and In My Own Time, had not played together for 40 years. Both the Empire gigs were a great success.(Video)

“Chappo” has recorded several tracks with Steve at Liscombe, including the  “One More Time for Peace” album in 2006.