Stephie started playing bass at the age of 14 in a school band playing folk music. She then drifted into the pop music of the day playing in 2 or 3 different bands. In her mid-20s she moved to the Shetland Islands and gave up playing bass in favour of guitar. Back in England, a couple of decades on, she joined a blues band, Sweet Hove Chicago, playing at many of Brighton’s music venues, including the Brunswick, the Prince Albert and the Island. In 2009 she did a two-year full time jazz course at Chichester College. Since then she has met many fine musicians.