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Born in London England but raised in Canada. Stephen first stumbled into performing back in high school when he was helping his friend audition for the school play which he ended up getting cast in instead.... From there Stephen was addicted and committed to acting and the theatre. He studied at LAMDA and went on to do theatre, film and tv in Vancouver for more than 15 years. 
 
Meanwhile he was always writing and playing songs in his bedroom and then he slowly made it to the living room and eventually out the door to his first heart pounded open mic in Vancouver.

ABOUT ME

Born in London England but raised in Canada. Stephen first stumbled into performing back in high school when he was helping his friend audition for the school play which he ended up getting cast in instead.... From there Stephen was addicted and committed to acting and the theatre. He studied at LAMDA and went on to do theatre, film and tv in Vancouver for more than 15 years. 
 
Meanwhile he was always writing and playing songs in his bedroom and then he slowly made it to the living room and eventually out the door to his first heart pounded open mic in Vancouver.
 
 
Then help form a backer he was able to record his first ep back in 2006 and then his music ambitions started to become his main focus.
 
Since then he has recorded three full length studio albums 2 with Juno with nominated producer Dave Meszaros.
 
In 2016 Stephen moved to London to shake things up where he is now writing, performing and growing. 
 
You can often see Stephen playing at his day job busking at Greenwich or at the Tate Modern.

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Artist Bio: Stephen Spender (250 Words)

With an insatiable desire to create and inspire, Indie-Folk singer/songwriter Stephen Spender combines his signature gruf yet melodic vocal stylings with playful lyricism. Often armed with just an acoustic guitar, Stephen is carving out a name for himself for his ability to convey lust, reflection, tenderness and nostalgia.

Stylistically, it’s a strong nod to roots music, with his compositions often pivoting around quintessential folk themes of letting go and hardship. Though, this is not without a positive undercurrent often instilling hope into the listener.

Born in London but bred in Canada, it was choirs, musicals and theatre that propelled Stephen's life into a series of musically dictated chapters. A narrowly missed big break in his acting career inspired Stephen to focus on his solo music career, which led to the artist working full time as a busker in Vancouver. From these humble beginnings, Stephen has had time to refine both his craft and live performances, which have been likened to a cathartic experience for both him and his listener

Despite these modest beginnings, Stephen has risen to the occasion, landing himself notable gigs and film sync placements in recent years. He’s played all over western Canada, UK, Europe and even the Maritimes, and has even opened for the Arkells in Saskatchewan, Canada. He’s also had several songs used in short films and features (Galveston, Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story, Rabbit), and is sitting on a discography of three studio albums, two of which were produced by Juno-nominated producer, David Meszaros.

Stephen is placing the final touches to the release of his fourth album, 'Somewhere Near Everywhere', which is set for release in the fall of 2020.

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Born in London England but raised in Canada. Stephen first stumbled into performing back in high school when he was helping his friend audition for the school play which he ended up getting cast in instead....

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