Steve Balkwill is an award-winning 23 year-old guitarist based in Guildford, Surrey with 13 years of experience in music, and a BMus(Hons) degree in Guitar Performance from Guildford’s prestigious Academy Of Contemporary Music. He is endorsed by the legendary Marshall Amplifiers and Faith Guitars.
With his rock band ‘Sons Of Icarus’, Steve has played to thousands of people across the country, and has enjoyed festival slots at Download and Sonisphere (on the same bill as the likes of Metallica, Def Leppard and Linkin Park). In 2010, Steve was awarded ‘Guitarist Of The Year’ when his band won Marshall Amplifier’s ‘Ultimate Band Contest’ (beating hundreds of other bands all over the world). The band released their debut 4-track EP in 2011, which peaked at No.4 in the rock charts. Since then, they have toured the country and received rave reviews from the big names in the press for their energetic and enigmatic live shows.. They plan to release their long-awaited debut album in early 2014.