Steve Chrisanthou
Steve Chrisanthou

All About Steve Chrisanthou

Steve Chrisanthou is a very talented Grammy Award nominated writer/producer who sprung to success with his work with Corinne Bailey Rae. Not only did he produce most of her debut album, he also co-wrote the hit ‘Put Your Records On’. Steve has also enjoyed recent success with Eliza Doolittle, Simon Webbe and Charlotte Church and is currently working with artists including Newton Faulkner, Rebecca Ferguson, Rumer, Bebe Black, Seye and Aiden Grimshaw.

Steve Chrisanthou set up a company called Bigsmallnoise and is an internationally renowned record producer, writer and composer. Steve and his team deliver premier music opportunities to students. With a wide range of applications in song writing and recording, Bigsmallnoise is a mobile recording facility, offering students a chance to write, perform and record ideas with industry professionals. This is a bespoke service tailoring to the dynamic needs and unique input of the student. It’s an invaluable insight into the mechanics of the music industry.

The team consists of Steve Chrisanthou, Dan Chrishanthou and Chris Bussey.

Boasting one of the most elite and contemporary discographies including working and releasing songs with:-

Newton Faulkner
Dragonnette
Michael Bolton
Lisa Mitchell
Simon Webbe
Charlotte Church
Corrine Bailey Rae
Eliza Doolittle
Will Young
Emma Bunton
Leanne Le Havas
Ashford and Simpson
Bobby Mcferrin
Rebecca Ferguson

Steve also co-wrote the song “Put your records on” which appeared in the 2009 smash movie – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel which grossed $220 million US dollars.

 Steve’s School Visits

An Incall session would consist of the team visiting the school for a days writing and recording.
A mobile studio would be set up in the music room/available space and one to one sessions/small group sessions would be arranged.
The school will receive 5 tracks of music prior to the visit. The school/college would distribute to willing and talented pupils so that they can work ideas to bring to the session. The team would then work with the student/small group on song writing structure, lyric ideas, melody, tone and record. The recording process would also be covered.

Out Call visits would mean the students joining us at our brand new studio based in Hebden Bridge. Here we would work with 1 – 5 promising students on writing, arranging and recording. Again the students will have access to music beforehand so they can arm themselves with excellent ideas. The studio has private parking and a member of staff or chaperone is more than welcome on the session.

Music Styles
For both in call and out call options the schools will be issued with backing tracks a week before the session. This is an important feature as it gives the students a choice of style they would like to work on. The styles will range from Rock, RnB, Pop, Hip Hop and Folk. Each idea can be tailored for the pupil in real time during the creative process and this too is an important learning skill.

Let’s Get Started
Dependant on numbers, each session will consist of:
Show and Tell
An opportunity for the student and team to talk about influences, listening habits, experiences, goals, dreams and aim
Writing Approach
Stylistic analysis and planned writing approach
Nuts and Bolts
Putting pen to paper, singing, rapping, expressing ideas and forming the ideas fluently
Let’s make a hit !
Record the idea, with constant guidance and standard recording techniques
Listening
Evaluation. Did we achieve our goals? What have we learnt? Can we do anything better next time? Let’s enjoy what we have done.

The Bigsmallnoise experience is unique, fun and invaluable to any student interested in making music. It’s never been more paramount that young people learn the art of music recording, writing and production in this highly competitive business.

We can offer a comfortable, engaging and challenging opportunity to students that want to showcase themselves and work with the best.

To Make a Booking

To make an enquiry about Steve, or any of the other authors, poets & illustrators listed on this website, please phone Trevor Wilson on +44 (0) 1535 656015, or email him at trevor@caboodlebooks.co.uk